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Elaine Primary School

Helping Your Child

Home School Agreement

All children and parents/carers are given the school's Home School Agreement when joining the school. This outlines expectations that should be adhered to by the school, children and parents/cares. Please find our Home School Agreement below.


Please click here to find out about our homework.

  • Encourage and support your child and value their efforts and achievements
  • Become involved with the task but allow your child to develop independent learning
  • Use the Homework Book or Contact Book to give feedback to the Class Teacher on how your child has tackled the activity.  For example how long the task took and how enjoyable it was.

How you can help

Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child’s education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning.

There are other things you can do, depending on the age of your child:
  • Times table practice (from year 2)
  • Learn phonetic phonemes
  • Learn spellings
  • Ensure homework is completed and handed in on time
  • Take your child to the library, to choose books but also to research topics
  • Talk to your child about what they are learning! As well as giving you information, the process of “explaining” what they’ve learned to you will help fix that knowledge in the child’s mind

Read some tips how you can help your child have a better experience at school.