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Parent meetings

All parents are invited into school for an induction meeting prior to children attending their first session. This meeting is an opportunity for staff to introduce themselves and our Early Years provision and for parents to ask any questions they may have.

As part of the settling in process, home visits are carried out for all nursery aged children.

All parents of reception children are invited to a ‘Welcome to Reception’ meeting on the first day of the new school year. This meeting welcomes any new parents to our Early Years and discusses the transition from nursery to reception. Again, parents have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

All parents of reception children will receive a Pupil Progress Report towards the end of the Autumn and Spring terms. These reports outline the progress a child has made in relation to age-related expectations. If staff feel that a child is not making appropriate progress and requires additional support, parents will be invited to a meeting to discuss their child’s progress.

Reports

All of our Early Years children will receive a written report at the end of each academic year.

 

Reading workshops

When our nursery aged children are ready to be introduced to our Read, Write, Inc phonics programme, parents are invited into school to explain what Read, Write, Inc is; what the children will be doing in their sessions and what parents can do to support their child in developing early reading skills.

Before children are given a reading book to take home, parents are invited to attend a workshop with their child. This workshop explains the strategies we use in school when supporting a child with their individual reading and what parents can do at home to support the progress children make. Parents then have the opportunity to share their child’s first reading book with them before taking it home. This allows time for any final queries and questions to be discussed. During this workshop, parents are given a copy of ‘Help your child to read with phonics’ which is a book that explains the Read, Write, Inc programme and also offers advice on supporting children at home.

Photograph updates

All photographs, observations and assessments are carried out using an electronic system which, when collated, are emailed out to parents. These updates are sent out after your child’s first week and then at the end of every half term. Parents can reply to these updates and we have received very positive feedback from parents.

 

Thank you all so much. What a great way to be kept updated on Bryony's progress. Really like being able to both see pictures & read all about what she gets up to in school time. Plus like the fact the events are so recent. Even included an update from today! Allows us to further discuss with Bryony events from school which can only enhance her development. Really fantastic idea! Can't wait for the next update! Regards Lynn & Ali McGaw

 

Hi love to see what Lawson gets up to and very happy with his progress. He’ll be very sad to be leaving his foundation stage and will miss all his teachers and carers. And me and my wife would both like to thank all the staff personally for what you have done and achieved with Lawson.

 

Hi This is brilliant!!! Great to see what Dylan has been getting up in his first week. We especially liked the last picture; the boy does eat sometimes ha ha :-) Thank You Kathryn & Joe

 

If a parent does not have access to email, we can provide facilities in school to share these updates.

Talking Telling and Finding Out

Our three to five year old children will receive a Talking, Telling and Finding Out book which will be sent out each week with an activity. This activity aims to give parents an insight into what their child has been learning about. Children are then encouraged to share their books with their key worker group.

Home/School diary

Children accessing our two year old provision will be given a home/school diary which gives details about their child’s day in school and has space for any notes from home. Staff will ensure that this is completed and sent home with your child after every session. Please make sure that your child has this book with them every session.

Family Support Worker

Our school has a Family Support Worker, Mrs Joanne Gilmour, who works throughout the school. She provides support for parents and carers with many issues which may impact upon a child’s ability to learn such as attendance, health and special educational needs. She works closely with our Early Years staff to ensure that all children have a smooth admission into school.

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