Supporting Home Learning

To support home learning please find some resources which we hope you will find useful.

Routines at home have changed significantly. Supporting daily routines and planning is important to ensure that your child is best prepared to learn. They can be helpful in supporting positive behaviour and general well-being and help your family to find a new daily routine.

Watch this clip for a guide on how to maintain daily routines. You could watch it with your child and use it to talk about the day ahead.

Try the checklist below to help you and your child to plan your new routines. You may come up with your own list together!

Supporting home learning routines -planning the day-checklist

Talk with TRUST

We wanted to share a tool with you to help your child think and talk about the world around them. The TRUST approach can be used when you are talking with your child, such as when you are reading, doing jobs together or playing:

Take turns to talk about what you are going to do. Say things like: “I’m going to wear my red jumper today. What colour jumper would you like to wear”

Recap the plan as you are working. Say things like: “Why do you think that happened?”

Use lots of encouragement.

Say things like: “What great ideas… Let’s see what happens!” Share what you know to help your child. Say things like: “Have you learnt about…at school?”

Tune-in and be interested. Say things like: “I didn’t know you knew so much about…!”

Find out more about the TRUST framework here and check out these examples of how you can use this in your home while enjoying a meal or while reading together

Tips on helping your child read

We know reading regularly with you child can make a massive difference to their progress. But it isn’t always easy to fit it in day-to-day. Here are some easy ways you can make reading a part of every day:

1. Don’t worry about how long you read for. Every minute spent reading makes a bigger difference than you realise!

2. Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets, Argos catalogues…it’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by.

3. Reading to children of all ages is helpful. If your child isn’t reading by themselves yet, read with them.

4. Ask lots of questions: Who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.

Find out more here and check out these other resources:

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home for Key Stage 2

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home Translations

These resources have been produced by the Education Endowment Foundation and are based on evidence-based recommendations