Learning at home

Last updated: 13/12/2023

Supporting your children’s learning at home is important. Not just for their academic success but to enable them to become confident, inquisitive and able learners. Learning doesn’t need to mean sitting with their head in a book. There are so many opportunities for learning at home and it is a great way to bond with your child.

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Learning at home

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Children learn so much from the world around them. They learn by observing, listening, exploring, experimenting and asking questions. Focusing on learning based on their interests can help them to stay motivated and ask questions. Play can be a great source of learning and can be easier to engage children of all levels and abilities. Cooking, gardening and many other activities you do round the home can become learning experiences.

Why not get your child involved in cooking dinner? Measuring and counted ingredients is a clever way to incorporate some maths without sitting with a maths book. Playing schools is a great way to get your child engaged in classroom learning while having fun. Nourish your child’s creativity and language and writing skills by creating some menus for their new restaurant. Crafts can be a fun way of talking about the things you are creating as well as helping motor skills.

Learning doesn’t need to be boring. It is about finding out what motivates your child and using that as a basis to let them develop their own learning. Ask them what they would like to learn about and see what areas they are interested in. Watch how they learn. We all learn differently. Some learners benefit from visual learning others learn through doing and participating.  As well as learning through play, you may want additional resources to help support what your child is learning at school, nursery or at home. We have put together a few websites that may help consolidate what your child is learning.

Learning at home guidance and resources

Preparing for learning at home

Routines, suitable space, and regular breaks all help when working and learning from home. Parent Club has lots of tips and resources including:

General learning

Literacy and English

Numeracy and maths



Social studies