Working with Parents

Opportunities to find out how your child is doing in school:

Parents are invited to three parent consultation meetings each year in addition to other opportunities to attend school events.In the Autumn Term these take place in October with appointments during the school day that your child will attend with you. These are 'Assertive Mentoring' meetings at which you and your child will be shown the targets for the year and your child will be asked to think about what they could do to reach their targets. Their performance the previous year will also be discussed, including attendance and attitude, as this can have a huge impact on their performance in class.

In the Spring Term there will be a meeting after school in March. You will be offered a meeting to discuss the progress that your child is making and how you can help them further.

In the Summer Term we will have an open afternoon where you can visit your child's class and see what they have learnt over the term. This takes place in July during the school day. Each half term your child will bring home a progress report.

Opportunities to help your child with their learning

Every child from nursery to Year 6 will be given homework every week:

  • Reading - please find the time to read with your child every day at home. This only needs to be for 5 minutes, but will really help them to improve their reading. Children who read to an adult at home make much faster progress than children who don't. Younger children will bring home a reading book from our reading scheme and a card for you to sign to say how well they have read or if there are any problems. Staff will change the reading book at least once a week.
  • Learning Log - this is the homework book that children are expected to work in every week. Your child's teacher will set a task to be completed. Although your child may need some help to do this work (especially younger children) please encourage them to do the writing or drawing themselves.
  • Spellings - all children will be given a set of spellings or letters to learn every week.
  • Times Tables / Maths skills - from Year 2 to Year 6 children should be learning their tables.

Family Learning Events

Throughout the year we hold a number of family learning events. These are opportunities for parents/carers/grandparents to work alongside the children on fun activities. Over recent years these have included:

  • Technology day - building towers and bridges. Great fun though we do suspect that some of the dads were more competitive than the children!
  • Fun maths day - maths games, puzzles and problem solving in a fun way (you don't need to be good at maths to enjoy it)
  • World Book Day - activities related to books
  • Pirate and Princess Day - a chance for nursery and reception parents to join in with some role play and exciting activities