Parents at School

Throughout the year, parents play a full and active part in the life of the school. They are a great help with activities such as swimming and baking, and are eager to support their child's learning through attending meetings and helping with homework.

Parents working with the school
Staff, parents, governors and pupils worked together on our mission statement and aims.
  Parents working with the school
Mrs Lobo lending a hand in Class 1.
Parents working with the school
Mrs Rowe helping with some pink play dough.
  Parents working with the school
Mrs Bartlett making some toffee apples with Class 1. Yum!

In February 2010 the Sports Hall was a hive of industry when some parents came in to make costumes for our Pantomime, 'Robina Hood'. Mrs Herring, Mrs Ford, Mrs Williams, Mrs Persona and Mrs Onyett had a very busy day. The Hall floor was covered in brightly coloured felt and we are all looking forward to seeing the end result.

Parents making costumes at school   Parents making costumes at school
Parents making costumes at school   Parents making costumes at school

Parent Homework and Help Sheets

Some parents may wish to support your child with extra practise at home. The sheets below show some of the key assessment criteria for different levels in the area of 'number', along with examples of questions your child may be expected to answer in this area.

Teacher Assessment Grids

The documents below are the Teacher Assessment Grids used for assessing pupils' progress in reading, writing and maths.

Parent Forum

The Forum was set up two years ago, following requests from parents to be more involved in their child's learning.

Meetings alternate between evenings and mornings, depending when parents can attend and usually take place at least termly, sometimes half termly. All parents and Governor's are invited to attend and all are involved in setting the agenda.

Hot topics are discussed, eg. school meals, sports, homework and general day-to-day procedures. Policies are reviewed together, with parents offering valuable contributions, for example the behaviour and discipline policy, sex and relationships education. Workshop sessions enable parents to gain a valuable insight as to what and how their child is learning at school, eg use of the interactive whiteboard, viewing videos to be used with children.

Not all meetings are minuted, as some are quite practical in nature, but a sample of the work we do can be found by following the links.

Parent Survey 2008

Our annual survey is sent to parents in order to help us to plan ahead and ensure the performance of the children and the school continues to improve.

Each parent is asked to indicate the extent to which they agree with a series of statements relating to a different aspect of the school: learning, involvement, staff and governors and general impressions. As well as these questions, parents are also invited to give details or suggest specific ideas where they feel the school can improve.

Family Fun Days

Parents like to have lots of fun, too, and sometimes there's no stopping them...

Family Fun Days
Family Challenge: Task - design and make a flying object to stay airborne for as long as possible.
  Family Fun Days
Family Challenge: Pupils, parents, grandparents and toddlers all wanting their hands on the trophy!
Family Fun Days
Winners of The Family Challenge Trophy 2008.
  Family Fun Days
Family Fun Fete: Mums n Dads picnicking, whilst the children provide the entertainment.
Family Fun Days
Family Fun Fete: Dads getting in to the competitive spirit.
  Family Fun Days
Family Fun Fete: Mums showing the Dads how it's done!
Family Fun Days
Bridge Building Competition: Families working together.
  Family Fun Days
Bridge Building Competition: Look what we made with the help of our parents!

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