“How was your day today?”


“What did you do today?”


Sound familiar? That’s because it happens to so many parents at the end of the school day. As a parent, of course you want to find out about what your child is learning at school and even more importantly, whether they are happy there! However, this task can often prove to be extremely challenging.

The solution to this is simpler than you might think……effective questioning. Altering the type questions that you ask your child can have a massive impact on the response you get back. We have selected our top 10 questions that we believe will make a difference to the end of your school day.

Give them a try tonight!


our top ten questions


What made you smile today?
Can you give me an example of kindness that you showed?
What did you do that was creative?
Who did you sit with at lunch?
Was anyone in your class away today?
Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
What was the hardest rule to follow today?
If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
What made your teacher smile?
What made him/her frown?
If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would it be? Why?
What kind of person were you today?

We genuinely hope that these strategies prove to be effective for you child at home. If you have any questions or need any extra support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to make a difference to your child’s learning.