Home Learning

The school has a specific Home Learning Policy which follows the guidelines issued by the Department for Education. Parents will be advised of the school arrangements at the beginning of each term, but homework in Years 1 and 2 would normally include reading, spelling and setting tasks which reinforce and enrich the work your child is doing in class.

Supporting your child’s learning

We realise the importance of parental support in the enrichment of the children’s education and encourage their involvement in the life of the school. To this end, we have Family Learning Time sessions every half term, where parents come into the classroom to work alongside their children, monthly reading sessions in class and also parent information sessions. Parents are encouraged to contact the class teacher at any time to discuss their child’s learning and progress.

Parents’ evenings

Parents’ evening appointments are offered in the Autumn and Spring terms to give parents the opportunity to meet with their child’s class teacher and discuss their child’s progress. Parents of children receiving extra support in school may also have the opportunity to meet with the learning support co-ordinator and/or the Headteacher. Naturally, if parents wish to meet with any of the staff on any other occasion then they are most welcome to make an appointment. A comprehensive annual report is published in July each year and parents are encouraged to discuss this with their child’s teacher should they wish.

Parent helpers

The staff and children always appreciate any help parents and friends are able to offer. If you are able to give a little of your time to the children, please contact the class teachers directly or the school office. All regular helpers complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and obtain satisfactory enhanced clearance with the local authority before working at the school.