Tips for maximising learning potential.
So much change has taken place in the previous year; the classroom is no exception to that rule. In fact, I would say that now more than ever it is vital that your child has a good relationship with their teacher/s. Your child’s teacher has to really understand how your child learns, how they work best, how to motivate them, encourage them and bring out the best in them and this can only be done when there is a good working relationship between student and teacher.
With the prospect of internal assessments carrying much more gravitas than at any other time in education’s history, your child needs to enhance/change the way they think about the work they do within the classroom and their homework, coursework and any smaller in-school exams or tests. All of the aforementioned can now be used to give evidence for an assessment grade. This will impact most year groups, most importantly noting that instead of the usual external marking in Year 6 for the SATs in Maths, English Reading, English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, GCSE’s and A-level’s will this year also be marked internally. However even down to the youngest year groups internal assessments play an important role with the end of Reception being assessed on their Early Learning Goals and Year Two SAT’s for Maths and English. These are to name but a few; there will be many other forms of yearly assessment throughout their school career.
Here are some tips to help support your child’s learning so they can thrive in their assessments!
Ensure your child has a quiet, uninterrupted space to do school work at home
Encourage your child to read through and make amendments to enhance their work
Instigate discussion about your child’s school work and give ideas
Show your child how to plan their work schedule giving them the time to get done all they need to
Suggest that your child puts their work to one side and has a break of a day or so, to then go back and add to their creation maximising their offering
Help to work through any little or large issues that your child is having in the classroom
Maintain good communication with your child’s school
Create a triangulation of communication between your child, their teacher and yourself
Participation is a great way to learn and to embed what has been learnt, give your child the confidence to participate