There are lots of different ways for you to find out what is happening in school.
Here are some of them:
Parents’ Notice Board
This is located by the Poolsford Road Entrance and one can be found in the Parents’ Room in the school.
Screen in the Main Entrance
This will tell you what is happening this term. It will show you information about clubs and images of things happening in school such assemblies and school events.
There are three Parents’ Evenings in one academic year. You will be given a 10 minute appointment to see the teacher where he/she will discuss your child’s progress.
You’ll be able to find out about how we teach and how you can help your child at home in subjects like English and Maths.
Every term we have Open Lessons where parents and carers can come and see how teaches teach a particular area of the curriculum and how children learn in their own classes, such as phonics and handwriting. It is an opportunity for you to be given direct advice on how to support your children at home, as well as ask any questions you might have.
Questions are sent our regularly to find out parents’ views on school life. We value your responses and where a lot of parents have commented we take action. For example at the moment we are setting up an after school club.
Your child will be involved in two assemblies every year. Please refer to the school calendar for the dates.
We use a text message system to update you throughout the year, including if we are closed for a snow day.
The children can get involved in a variety of performances throughout the year such as Musical Evenings, Street Dance, Choir, Christmas plays and lots more. In the past the children have performed in some exciting venues such as the O2 Arena and the Arts Depot.
Every year there is an opportunity for you to learn alongside your child to see what exciting things they are learning in school in Science.
Every child has a reading diary which they bring home so that you can see some of the areas your child is working on in reading and support them at home. If the teachers have any messages they may use these as a link book and you can do the same.
Well Done Certificates
These are a good way of finding out when your child has been doing well. Everyone will be given a chance to share their good work.
These overviews tell you about the topics and all the areas your child will be working on, on a termly basis.
Visit the Curriclum Overview page in the Learning section of our site to find out more.
These Overviews tell you what is taught each term in every year group.
Visit the Subject Overview page in the Learning section of our site to find out more.
Book Reading Mornings
During Book Week all parents are invited in to school to join in with a reading session in their child’s classroom. This gives parents the opportunity to see their child in their classroom environment. Every Friday morning, we hold our Everyone Reads session, where all parents and carers are invited from 8:30 to 8:50 to come into their child’s class and read. The junior children also have this soft start reading session on Friday mornings but without their parents.
Children in Nursery and the Reception classes will bring books home to read and share with you. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 will bring homework home every week as well as a book to read.
All the senior members of staff are on the school gates morning and afternoon and so if you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask, they are there to help.