We believe that children learn best when there is a strong relationship between home and school. For this to be effective we want to be able to equip our parents with the knowledge and understanding of how we teach, what the curriculum involves, as well as any key areas of keeping our children safe. We understand that life can be busy and so we will be updating this page with the presentation slides and useful links.
Please do let us know if there is an area of the curriculum that you would like us to cover.
Continuous Improvement: The School Development Plan
On Tuesday 2nd October Mrs Clements, our SLT and the Co-Chairs of Governors gave a presentation to parents reflecting on the previous year as well as looking ahead and our plans for further school improvement. Thank you to all who attended and asked really good questions and gave some useful suggestions. If you were unable to attend, please do see the PowerPoint presentation below which will give you a flavour of all that was discussed.
Early Year Parent Workshop: Phonics
On Thursday 27th September Mr Hooley and Mrs Meiklejohn held an information evening about phonics in school. It covers terminology used, how we teach phonics, how parents can support at home as well as the journey from Nursery through to Year 2 in this area. If you were unable to attend the presentation, please see the PowerPoint below:
Parent Presentation regarding Our Ofsted Report and Next Steps
On 10th and 11th January the school had a visit from Ofsted. The final report was released to the school two days before the half term. As a school we wanted to share the report with you as soon as possible but also provide an opportunity to discuss the school's actions in response to the findings as well as give parents the chance to ask questions. If you were unable to attend the presentation, please see the PowerPoint below for more details.
Maths Information Evening - supporting your child with maths at home.
On Wednesday 17th January Mrs Akers held an information evening about how to support our children at home with their maths. Mrs Akers covered the different aspects of maths lessons within school, focussing on the idea of Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract maths and how by using all of these approaches with our children builds a confident mathematician who is fluent within mathematics. If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the points covered, please see the PowerPoint below:
Mrs Akers also provided copies of parent support sheets from Berkshire County Council. We hope you find these useful:
Early Years Workshop
On Wednesday 8th November Mrs Akers and Mrs Clayton provided an information evening about our Early Years Foundation Stage. They talked about the provision at our school and how it supports our youngest pupils to learn. They displayed what you can expect from each area of the curriculum and most importantly, the things that parents can do at home to support their young learners. If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the points covered, please see the PowerPoint below:
Year 6: SATs Preparation
Mrs McCullough and Mrs Thompson-Nash provided an information evening about what to expect from the SATs at the end of the Year. They discussed what we do to prepare our children for the tests; experienced what the tests look like for reading, spelling and maths as well as talking about how to support their children at home. This was an extremely well attended session so a huge thank you to our Year 6 parents for their support. If you were unable to attend or would like a recap of the points covered, please see the PowerPoint below:
The Kimpton Journey: Continuous Improvement
To begin our new academic year, Mrs Clements held an information evening for parents. At this meeting we summarised the developments and improvements made last year in relation to our School Development Priorities and then discussed the Priority Areas for this year. If you were unable to attend, please see the PowerPoint below:
As part of the meeting, parents requested a glossary of term and more support in understanding the terminology taught in English lessons. We believe that the two documents below will be helpful in supporting parents in this area:
Supporting Children with their Emotional Wellbeing
As part of our Feeling Good Week, Mrs. Meiklejohn arranged for Breda O'Neill to come in and talk to parents about how to support their children with their emotional well being. If you were unable to attend, please see the PowerPoint below:
We invited Richard Maskrey in to provide our parents with a workshop about how to keep their children safe online and the dangers they may encounter. If you were unable to attend, please see the presentation below:
During the presentation, Richard mentioned the following key websites:
Early Years Workshop
Mrs Hairon and Mrs Dunk gave a presentation at the beginning of the term covering Early Years. This involved: the areas of learning in early years, how we teach it and what parents can do at home to support their children.