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Parents As Partners

Parents as Partners
Parents are children's first and most enduring educators.

As such, we believe that parents have an important role to play in the education of their child.

When parents and school work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on a child's

development and learning.


How can I help my child?
You can be there in many ways for your child to support their learning at home and school.

At home

Prepare them to be ready, willing and able to participate fully in activities each day,

          I Through a good sleeping routine.   

          I    Healthy eating.

          I    Arriving on time for school.

Spend time

I Sharing books, to foster interest in reading and an enjoyment of books.

I Singing songs and nursery rhymes together.

I Playing games together

Give them the opportunity to

I Explore with paint

I Engage in pretend play.

Take them to

I Visit the local library.

I Explore the outside together.


Develop Their Thinking Skills

Give your child time and space to experiment with the knowledge and skills they already have. Help your child to discover things for themselves and see mistakes as part of their learning. Give your child lots of praise and encouragement, and value their efforts.


Spend Time Talking and Listening to Your Child

Children need lots of opportunities to talk with others, as they develop and practise their speaking and listening skills. This helps to build their confidence and improves their ability to communicate with other people.


In order to make a good start in reading and writing, children need an adult to talk to and listen to them. Everyday activities such as preparing meals, tidying up, putting shopping away and getting ready to go out, offer you chances to talk to your child, explaining what you are doing. They hear the way language is put together into sentences for a purpose.


At School

Attend parent-teacher consultations and family workshops, to find out first hand how your child learns and to explore ways in which you can support them at home in achieving their targets.


Developing a Partnership

We believe that parents have an important role to play in the education of their child.

In the Foundation Stage we value your opinion and welcome you to share your knowledge of your child.




Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545