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Supporting your Children’s Learning

The more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively he or she will learn at school.

Children can achieve well at school when family and friends take an interest in their school and school work.

Growth Mindset

We recently launched an exciting and new initiative within our school which is designed to improve our learning and attitudes in life through adopting the principles of Growth Mindset. The aim is to encourage ourselves to embrace a challenge and to remain positive even when something becomes difficult.

For example – rather than say “I can’t do this” say “I can’t do this yet”

For more information please click on the link


In these early years, the best way you can help your child (and the school) is to read with him or her regularly.  Hear your child read each day and discuss the pictures in the book or the meaning of words.  And read to your child.  The power of the bedtime story can start a love of reading that will last a life time.

Our Phonics and Reading page includes Merry Hill’s booklets that will help you to understand how we teach Reading and how you can support your child at home.

Phonics and Reading


To help with Maths, look for opportunities to count in every day situations and make time to play simple board games.  Our booklet on calculation will explain to you how Merry Hill pupils learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  You will probably find things have changed from when you were at school!

Safer Internet Day

This year’s Safer Internet Day is all about images – the pictures, photos and videos we take of ourselves, and the ones we can see online.  With this in mind Miss Honnor led a whole school assembly to talk about the ways in which we use the internet at home and school, and the eSafety rules we follow to keep us safe.  The presentation, which included the story of the Three Little Monsters and the school competition, is attached for you to discuss with your child.

For more eSafety resources and advice click on the link below.