Happy Friday everyone!
It is pleasing to hear that so many of you have made appointments to speak with class teachers this week as part of our first parent consultation events of the year. It is vitally important that we can work with you to support your child in all aspects of their learning and development. We know that parental engagement and support is one of the main determiners for academic success in school, as well as critical to the emotional wellbeing of children.
I hope that you were able to raise any particular concerns and queries you have, and to hear about your child’s current presentation in school and the targets for this coming year.
I also trust that you were given some information about our curriculum and how your child will be given increased opportunities to revisit key aspects of learning, to ensure that more can be remembered. Our key focus for school development this year is for children to know and remember more of what they have learnt. Parents can help us with this in a wide variety of ways:
• Using the Knowledge Organisers for each subject (stored on Purple Mash) as a tool for quizzing children or talking about learning at home;
• Helping children practice their reading and comprehension skills through daily reading to an adult and chatting about the text;
• Quizzing phonics sounds/ spelling words and the quick recall of key number facts;
• Showing a genuine interest in homework and using it as a stepping stone to wider learning and research at home;
If you wish to know more about our curriculum please speak to your child’s teacher. We will also be providing opportunities through the school year for you to get involved with learning in school. You can always attend our weekly ‘Good Work’ assemblies, which give a brief snap-shot of the in-class learning from the week.
Have a lovely weekend,