‘The quality of the home learning environment is more important for a child’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.’ Sylva et al 2004
At Muriel Green one of our key priorities is to develop strong partnerships between school and home. As parents you are a child’s first, and most important, educator.
You are an expert on your child; we are experts in delivering early education. We will listen carefully to the information you share about your child. In return we will support you with developing the home learning environment through sharing what we have seen in school, suggesting activities and sign posting resources. Effective collaboration will ensure that we maximise the achievement of your child.
We will provide the following to support home learning:
Catch ups: Your child’s key person will contact you regularly and let you know what your child has achieved in school and how to support and promote achievement in the home.
Parent Workshops: Recorded Zoom information sessions will be sent out each half term. They are designed to:
- Share what we do in school to support your child.
- Give suggestions for ways to support at home.
- Identify key vocabulary.
- Respond to parental questions regarding provision.
Do let us know if there is a particular area of learning or school life that you would like further information about.
Weekly Newsletter: We will keep you up to date with what is happening in the nursery and we always endeavour to include a suggested activity for home and give ideas for a home learning activity for your child to try.
Story Sacks: We provide a large number of story sacks that can be borrowed to take home. These sacks contain a high quality text, props and resources to enrich reading and encourage storytelling and a guide to how to use them effectively.
Remote Learning: Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at Muriel Green Nursery. We have prepared a menu of remote activities that we hope will support your child to access learning from home. There will be no obligation to join every activity but it would be great to see your child engaged in a range of these as it will ensure that they are continuing to develop and consolidate skills. We will send you the resources in bold and the links to the zoom sessions.