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How To Help Your Child

There are a number of ways in which you can support your child at home.

Homework: We have a homework schedule for each year group which is shared with parents at the beginning of each school year. This includes reading and spelling; children may also be asked to do some research for their class IPC unit , learn their times tables, or to practise a maths concept they have been taught in class. This provides opportunities for children to develop the skills of independent learning. We hope that the homework we set enables you to be actively involved in your child's learning. If you would like a summary of our Homework Policy, please ask us for one.

Family Learning Session

They are an opportunity for parents to learn alongside their child, take refreshments with their child's teacher and learn about what the class will be doing during the year. The teacher will also explain how you can support your child.

Parents' Evenings

We plan three parents' evenings, one each term, when parents and teachers can meet to discuss each individual child's progress and to set appropriate targets for future learning. The teachers are also happy to meet with you after school if you have any other questions, but please remember that they are often in meetings and you will need to make an appointment.

Volunteers in School

All learning experiences are richer for the children if there are adults involved and so we welcome any parents who would like to help the teachers in the classroom, in lunchtime clubs or on school visits. All adults helping in school work under the guidance and supervision of members of staff. If you would like to volunteer please discuss it with your child's teacher in the first instance.

Supporting our Policies and Rules

Our Home/School Agreement sets out the principles we emphasise to the children both in the classroom and in the playground. We hope that you will support these principles if we need to speak to you about your child's behaviour.

Parents and Teacher Association (PTA)

All parents of children at our school are members of the PTA. We have a group of hardworking committee members who organise a number of activities throughout the school year including book fairs, a Mother's Day gift sale, the Summer Fair and a Christmas gift sale. These activities are not just for fundraising for the school as we also support many charity events. Children and their families have great fun getting involved in these events.

Please let us know if you would be interested in joining the committee or you have any good ideas for fundraising.