Parents

'I never thought he would
ever do as well as he has done. It's wonderful and he was so excited when he realised he had done so well.'

Year 6 parent discussing her son's achievement 2011

Parents

Contact between home and school is an important part of your child's education. We are always pleased to discuss problems relating to your children. The Headteacher will always try to be available, especially if the matter is urgent, but please telephone the office to make an appointment before coming in to school.

Home School Agreement

hands shakeThis agreement outlines the commitments from school, pupils and families which will ensure an effective and supportive partnership.

The School - We will:

  • encourage the children to do their best at all times
  • encourage children to care for others and their surroundings
  • inform parents of their child's progress
  • inform parents about what the teachers aim to teach the children
  • endeavor to provide a safe, secure and happy learning environment for all pupils
  • inform parents of future school-based events.

The Family - We will:

  • make sure their child arrives on time - by 8.50am
  • make sure their child attends regularly and provide a note of explanation if their child is absent
  • attend Open Evenings, Parent Consultation meetings and Open Days whenever possible
  • support the life of the school whenever possible, for example by attending class assemblies
  • make sure their child has appropriate equipment, clothing, uniform and P.E. kit
  • encourage regular time for homework.

The child - I shall try to:

  • come to school every day and on time
  • keep the school rules
  • follow the school code of conduct
  • take responsibility for my own behaviour
  • treat others with courtesy, consideration and kindness
  • do all my classwork and homework as well as I can.

Together - we will:

  • work on any special needs
  • encourage the children to keep the school rules
  • support each child's learning to help them achieve their full potential.

Home School Communication Book

Good communiation between home and school is a vital part of our partnership.

This communication book should be kept in the pupil's bag and brought to school from home, and back again everyday.

We ask that you check it daily and that your child informs the teacher of any messages sent from home.

Teachers will:

  • Record your child's reading
  • Let you know of any special achievements for your child
  • Update you on how they are getting on at school
  • Tell you about any problems or worries that your child may have
  • Ask to speak to you.

Parents can:

  • Record reading at home
  • Acknowledge any special achievements in school or share any from outside school
  • Tell us about any problems or worries
  • Ask to make an appointment or speak with the teacher
  • Please inform the office staff of any medical appointments or absences.

Homework

Each week the children are set homework. The amount varies from year group to suit the age of the children.

All children will be set a weekly Learning Log challenge, which goes home on a Friday and is due back into school by the following Wednesday. Class teachers will also set weekly spellings for the children to learn, ready for a weekly spelling test.

Children should also be reading at home each day to an adult. It is important that the children practice and learn their times tables too.

Helping your child become a successful reader

homework1Set aside 10 to 15 minutes each day to read with your child. It will make all the difference!

Make reading an enjoyable and positive experience:

  • Talk about the book
  • Encourage you child to 'sound out' words that they do not recognise
  • Use picture and context clues to help them
  • Maintain the flow of their reading - allow them time to 'self-correct', read along with them and expalin difficult words first
  • Talk about the book and ask questions of what is happening and why
  • Success is the key, praise your child and build up their self confidence.