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.
SDP: Maths Information Evening
On Tuesday 13th November Mrs McCullough held an information evening for all parents to inform them about what developments we have been making in mathematics this term and how parents can support with this at home. discuss the upcoming SATs later this academic year. If you were unable to attend, please find the slides below and do ask if you have any further questions.
SATS: What to expect.
On Wednesday 7th November Mrs McCullough held an information evening for Year 6 parents to discuss the upcoming SATs later this academic year. She discussed what is involved in each paper and the areas that we are focussing on as a school to prepare them for the assessments. If you were unable to attend, please find the slides below and do ask if you have any further questions.
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: