Top Tips


  1. Quiet Space
    Try and find them a quiet place or time to do their homework.
  2. Pens & Equipment
    Keep pens, paper, rulers etc handy.
  3. Dictionary
    Have a dictionary on hand so words can be looked up. Maybe you could buy one from the voucher we gave you.
  4. Help
    Help your child but do not do the work for them.
  5. Talk
    Talk about academy work and look in their books often. Ask questions. How does that work? What’s the difference between? It can be about anything, but keep talking. Explaining things reinforces their understanding.
  6. Everyday Activities
    Use everyday activities as learning opportunities e.g. at the supermarket, writing a shopping list, organising a birthday party, choosing a mobile phone and comparing the best tariffs.
  7. Learn Together
    Learn together, visit a local museum, library, countryside, use the internet together, attend family learning courses and get hints and tips on how to best help your child.
  8. Watch Programmes
    Watch TV and videos that are relevant to what your child is learning in school e.g. Biographies, documentaries, news, etc.
  9. Breakfast
    Make sure your child has a good breakfast. This is important as it will help with their concentration and give energy needed.
  10. Play Games
    Play educational games together e.g. scrabble, cards, dominoes, hang man, trivial pursuits, cludo, internet games, etc
  11. Create a home where learning is encouraged.
  12. Set high expectations for completing homework.
  13. Take the time to encourage your children's strengths and find ways to support them when they struggle.
  14. Encourage exploration and discovery.
  15. Build a strong home-school partnership.