Helping Your Child at Home
Helping your child at home can have a huge impact on your child’s ability to understand, retain and develop their learning at school. At Nightingale, we not only ensure that homework is set on a weekly basis, but we also encourage our children to read regularly and use online learning sites for 15 minutes each day. Your child will know which sites their teacher has asked them to usee. If you are unsure, please ask your teacher or visit the class page.
We believe that parents and carers must foster their child’s love of learning by regularly listening to their children reading aloud and by checking in with what their children are learning at school on a daily basis.
We use Class Dojo to share your child’s work and also to set homework.
Here you will find a number of resources to help you enhance your child’s education in the comfort of home, as well as suggested support and guidance during Covid-19.
Online Learning Resources, Class Dojo and Google Classroom
Please visit ‘For Children’ to view our extensive list of suggested websites, resources and links to Class Dojo and Google Classroom.
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
Sometimes it isn’t enough to protect children from online harms by simply banning sites or installing firewalls and filters, as such at Nightingale we encourage our parents and carers to maintain an open and ongoing discussion about online safety at home/as a family/with their children.
If you’d like to find out more on how you can support your child online, please view our suggested guidance below:
If you need further advice, please contact Andy Wicks via the School Office.
Royal Borough of Greenwich Grants, Benefits and Advice
At Nightingale, we understand that parents may sometimes struggle to keep up with school payments, though we pride ourselves on keeping down the cost of school trips, we are aware that many parents may benefit from seeking financial advice and aid from their local authority.
If your child has additional learning needs, you may be entitled to benefits, please visit Royal Borough of Greenwich Benefits and Financial Advice for more information.
If you receive benefits and you have a child in primary or secondary school you may also be able to receive free school meals, school clothing grants or a school journey grant, please visit Royal Borough of Greenwich FSM, Clothing and School trip Grants for more information.
From the beginning of the autumn term, the DfE will expect all pupils, in all year groups, to return to school full-time. It is vital for all children to return to school for their educational progress, for their wellbeing and for their wider development. Please view the resources below for more information.
Secondary School Transition
Moving from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time of life, but for many children it can also be a daunting prospect. At Nightingale Primary School, we aim to support both our children and parents alike during this transitional period. As such, we host parental workshops detailing all aspects of the application period and transition to ensure that practical advice and emotional support is provided to our families. Information regarding these workshops will be released to parents during the final primary academic year.
For additional support and guidance:
- Visit your chosen school websites. Most Secondary schools have transition information on their websites to help Year 6 prepare for starting at their school.
- Starting Secondary School with BBC Bitesize features a hub of video resources and content from teachers and children detailing aspects of Secondary school life. Please visit this website with your child to continue the discussion.