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Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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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 Hook Lane, we not only ensure that homework is set on a weekly basis, but we also encourage our children to read regularly and online learning sites for 15 minutes each day. 

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. 

Your child’s School Diary and/or Contact Book is also regularly updated with information regarding your child’s education, home work as well as information regarding the school. Remember to regularly check your child’s School Diary to ensure that you receive all relevant communications from Hook Lane.

Here you will find a number of resources to help you enhance your child’s education in the comfort of home:

Ready for School

It is important to help children to be as ready for school as possible through the interactions that they have from birth onwards. The following document gives advice about helping children to develop well during their earliest and most formative years. 

Born Ready School Ready Bexley Ready

Parent & Carer Strategies Leaflet for Children with SEND

parent carer strategies leaflet.pdf



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 Hook Lane 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: 


NSPCC Online Safety 

NSPCC E-Safety, Supporting Parents and Carers 

Parent Workshops

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Online Learning Resources and Google Classroom

Please visit ‘For Children’ to view our extensive list of suggested websites, resources and links to google classroom.


Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is so important for the emotional, social and physical development of your child. 

Now more than ever, during this period of ‘new normal’ and changes to their learning, your child may be experiencing anxiety, changes in their behaviour and attitudes towards learning, normal tasks and routines. 

Likewise, you as a parent may also feel pressured to ensure that your child undertakes significant learning at home, or perhaps even anxious or worried that your child may have regressed educationally. With that being said, we’d like to reiterate that there is no need to worry. Hook Lane Primary School employs educational experts who will continue to work hard to meet your child’s needs in the classrooms and at home. 

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your child remains happy and keen to learn, is to promote positive feelings and emotions at home. Please browse the following resources for tips and tricks on well-being support:

Mentally Healthy Schools

Anna Freud, National Centre for Children and Families

WHO Coping with Stress During Covid-19

Young Minds