Links with Class Teachers
Welcome Meetings - at the start of each school year we have a ‘Welcome’ meeting - held in the first couple of weeks in September to provide an opportunity to meet the class teacher and find out about classroom routines and expectations - including PE days! It will also provide a chance for parents to ask any questions.
Parents’ Evening - in the autumn and spring term there will be an appointment where parents and their children will meet with the class teacher on a one to one basis to talk about learning and progress for all areas of the curriculum, particularly reading, writing and maths.
Curriculum Knowledge Organisers - at the beginning of each term class teachers will send home information outlining what the children will be learning in class during the term and some key knowledge they will be expected to remember. Parents are asked to support their children in learning these facts and children will take part in quizzes to help them re-visit and retain their learning.
Inspire sessions - over the course of the year we invite parents into school to work alongside their child and find out more about our school curriculum. We endeavour to cover the whole range of subjects. Our most recent sessions have involved Healthy Lifestyles, sports and PE; Maths and E safety and computing.
Sharing and Supporting Learning
Class Assemblies - All classes will lead an assembly twice a year which parents will be invited to share. This enables parents to have a snapshot of the work and learning opportunities their children are experiencing during that specific term. These assemblies are usually at the start of the school day (around 9.10 am) and last for about 15 minutes. The dates for these are sent out at the beginning of the year and are on newsletters.
Workshops and Inspire Sessions - at appropriate points in the year we deliver workshops for parents to learn how we teach various concepts within school such as phonics, calculations and reading. For foundation subjects, we invite parents to work alongside their child on one particular area. Look out for the letters!
Home Learning - we ask parents to read with their children regularly, practice their child’s multiplicaation tables using Times Tables Rockstars and work on their knowledge organisers. Children in Reception and Year 1 can earn prizes for completing their pre maths challenges. In Year 6 pupils receive more formal weekly homework.
End of Key Stage One to Ones - parents of pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 have a one to one meeting with the teacher after Christmas in which revision material is shared as well as progress to date and information on how they can support their child.
Thanksgiving - In autumn term we have a harvest or thanksgiving event to which parents are asked to contribute something towards a charity. We will also invite parents to celebrate this with us in an Early Years event and key stage concerts.
Christmas - There is always a Christmas Concert in December to which parents are invited - we usually have separate concerts for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children.
Easter - in the week before we break up for Easter we ask parents to help their children at home to decorate a hard-boiled egg or decorate an Easter bonnet for our Easter Parade in school.
Summer Spectacular - At the end of the Summer term we hold a Summer Spectacular concert in which the children perform songs around a theme.