St Louis Catholic Primary School

To love, wonder and achieve together.



Helping your child at home

Helping hand: at home

  • Help your child to have all the equipment they need for learning
    • Ask your child what they have learnt at school and take an interest in these topics
    • Allow your child to help you with shopping, cooking and other jobs around the house
    • Be patient when your child is helping
    • Make time for regular reading with your child including books, magazines, newspapers and online

Helping with homework:

  • Provide a quiet place for your child to work
    • Help your child develop a routine and set dedicated time aside
    • Give encouragement and support to help your child complete their homework
    • Help your child to learn the basics such as spellings and tables
    • Take time to answer your child’s questions and address their concerns

Helping your child to learn in and out of the home:

  • Link your child’s learning to family activities.
    • Look for things in your local area that will help your child to learn such as nature reserves and museums
    • Spend time playing outside and talk about the world around them
    • Get to know what your child is learning and ask the school about it
    • Take time to listen to your child and explain things carefully, developing their understanding and vocabulary

Helping hand: at school

  • Offer to help out with educational trips, visits and clubs when you can
    • Ask your child’s teacher how you can help in class e.g. with reading and practical activities
    • Attend as many parents’ meetings as you can, especially ones that are about learning
    • We all want the best for our children so don’t be afraid to ask questions
    • Read the information the school provides – letters, leaflets, emails, texts or online
    • Keep the school informed about family changes that might affect your child’s learning, however small
    • Respond promptly to school communications and let school know if you change your contact details

Helping with school life:

  • Join the PSA and get involved with fundraising to support your child’s school
    • Give constructive feedback to your child’s school about what is working well

Exciting things to do together:

  • There are lots of fun activities you can do as a family to help your child with their learning and to support the school curriculum
  • Visit a museum or historical site
  • Go shopping and use real money
  • Walk in a woodland
  • Plant seeds and watch them grow
  • Visit the library and choose a book
  • Make a tent, indoors or out!
  • Plan a route using maps, compass or GPS
  • Search for mini beasts or go pond dipping
  • Look at the stars at night and find out about the planets
  • Make a model, picture or collage with everyday household items
  • Find time to sit together and think and dream
  • Have a look at ‘My Activity Passport’ for more ideas.