Parent Workshops

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Supporting Behaviour at Home

Last week’s workshop focused on behaviour. We talked about positive strategies to use. It is important to have routines at home and these can be supported by visuals. Visual packs and reward charts were given to parents to use. We also discussed the importance of play to build relationships.

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Parent Workshops

After the success of our Parent Workshops last year, we are looking forward to running new workshops during this academic year.

It is important for you to understand what is happening at school and for you to support your child at home.

We will be holding a number of morning workshops during this term. They will be focused on a number of things to support you and your child. If you attend 3 or more over each term you will be invited along to a coffee and cake morning and to evaluate the impact the workshops have had on you and your children.screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-22-00-56


Our Parent Workshops have started for this year. On Friday we looked at Special, Educational Needs. We talked about the four main areas of need; CI, SMEH, COG/L and Sensory. We shared the provision which we offer, as a school, to support each individual child.


Please come and join us for our first SEND drop in sessions with Miss Harriman starting on Friday 7th October.

Early Years Reading Workshop

To encourage our youngest children to start reading we held a Reading Workshop to support parents in Nursery and reception.

In this session we looked at:

• The importance of reading and developing a love of reading.
• The importance of storybooks and sharing stories with children.
• The importance of looking at pictures in stories and talking about. the pictures and what is happening and predicting what will happen in a story.
• The skills children need before they can begin to read words.
• How parents can use home readers and story sacks to support reading at home.
• Parents were also offered the opportunity to sign their child up to the local library.

Parents received information packs and questions card that could be used when reading with their child at home.

Click on the link below to see the session presentation –

Phonics Workshop

Our first workshop this year was Phonics to support Early Years children.

During the session Miss Dean looked at:

  • The importance of phonics.
  • What is phonics?
  • The six basic skills to phonic progression.
  • Basic phonic terminology.
  • How children learn letter sounds.
  • How children form letters (handwriting)
  • How children learn to blend and segment.
  • How parents can support phonics at home.

Parents were given packs that included a whiteboard and pen; information packs; a cd containing phonic songs and a list of useful websites and apps.

Click on the link below for the session presentation

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Parent Workshops

Thank you to all of the parents who have attended our workshops this year. We look forward to seeing you at the next one.

Blog Workshop

This week’s workshop was all about our school blog. Parents were shown how to access their child’s class page, leave comments and look at parent information. Some of the parents then went on to leaving comments on their child’s work.




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Maths Through Games 1/5/15 8/5/15

During these workshops, our parents were given the chance to work alongside their child and their LSA. The parents were shown different games to play with their children at home. At the end of the second workshop they were given packs to take home to use.

Here are some of the games to try at home
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Summer Term Workshops

After speaking to parents and collecting evaluation forms, we are looking forward to running a new set of workshops this term. Our parent and pupil voice exercises have shown us that the workshops are having an impact on our children. Parents feel more confident to work with their children at home. We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshop Evaluation 1/4/15

As a school, we want to ensure we are supporting our parents as well as our children. In order to do this, we asked our parents to complete some evaluations to help us decide on our next set of workshops.