Supporting High Performance Learning At Home
At Parkhill Junior School, we feel that the home environment is vital in the quest for High Performance. Homes where there is conversation between adults and children, books to read and games to play, help with character development and this translates seamlessly into learning at school.
In order to promote High Performance Learning at home:
* Talk together. Make time for meaningful discussion and debate. Discuss topical and global issues and listen to each other’s opinions, encouraging wider thinking and develop an understanding that differing opinions are welcome.
* Ask. ‘Why do you think that?’ and let your child explain their reasoning behind thoughts. Use open questions and encourage detailed and developed answers.
* Read. Encourage reading for pleasure, it doesn’t matter if it is online, a book, a newspaper or a hobby magazine. Let them see you enjoying reading and they will too.
* Feed curiosity. A child with natural curiosity will constantly engage in discovery, learn, be creative, think outside the box, and unravel something new, even in ordinary things. Encourage hands on exploration, asking open-ended questions and modelling that you don’t have all of the answers- but you can ‘find out’ together!
* Limitless Learning. Believe in your child that they can do well and they will. By instilling confidence and self-esteem in them, you’ll be amazed how far they can go!
* Build empathy. Encourage your child/ren to talk about their feelings as well as your own and others around you. Try to validate your child’s emotions, ‘I know you’re feeling frustrated right now’ rather than shutting them down. Read stories together about feelings and complex situations so they develop an awareness of why other people feel the way they do and how their experiences influence this.