Parent Workshops

We are delighted to return to providing face to face workshops for our parent community this term! These workshops are tailored to the needs of individual year groups and include explanations of key concepts as well as ways you can support your child at home. Please see below for a brief explanation of what the workshops cover., as well as any resources that have been made available after the workshop has taken place. If you have ideas for future Parent Workshops, please get in touch.

Phonics                                                                                   

We have planned for two phonics workshops the Autumn term, on the following dates:

The sessions will cover:

  • What are the key things my child needs to know in relation to their phonics learning this year?
  • How can I support my child’s phonics and reading development at home?
  • How is phonics taught in school? What resources and schemes are used?
  • Phonics for Nursery children - Tuesday 22nd November 2022
    • This session is now over, and the resources, including the slide deck, can be found here.
  • Phonics for Reception and Year 1 - Wednesday 23rd November
    • This session is now over, and slide decks, can be found here, with additional resources for Reception parents available here.

Maths

Our Maths Lead and Maths Mastery Specialist, Mr Elliott, will be leading three Maths workshops this year, designed to address the following:

What are the key things my child needs to know in their year group.
How can I support my child’s Maths learning at home?
How is Maths taught these days? It seems so different from when I was at school!
How can I make best use of the online platforms that the school uses to support my child’s learning?

They are aimed at parents and carers from the following year groups:

Years 1 and 2 - Wednesday 16th November 2022

This session has finished. Please see below for the resources made available after the session:
Slide deck
Link to White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning used by the school

Years 3 and 4 - Tuesday 29th November 2022

This session has finished. Please see below for the resources made available after the session:
Slide deck
Lesson slides used in the session

Years 5 and 6 - Wednesday 8th March 2023

• What are the key things my child needs to know in Year 5 and 6?
• How can I support my child’s Maths learning at home? What about the SATS?
• How is Maths taught these days? It seems so different from when I was at school!
• How can I make best use of the online platforms that the school uses to support my child’s learning?

Sign up here.

Reading and Grammar

Two sessions in the Spring term addressing the teaching of Reading in Years 2-4, and Grammar in Years 5 and 6 and how you can support at home will take place in the Spring Term. Please see details below:

Reading in Years 2-4 - Wednesday 1st March 2023

  • How is reading is taught at school?
  • How can you support at home?
  • What books should I be reading with my child?

Sign up here.

Grammar in Years 5-6 - Wednesday 22nd March 2023

  • What are the key grammar skills taught in Years 5 and 6?
  • How are these taught at school?
  • what is expected of the children in their Grammar SATS test?
  • How can I support at home?

Sign up here.

Mental Health

Our Workshop for around Mental Health in children will also take place in the Spring Terrm:

Mental Health in Children - Date TBC

  • Understand what we mean by ‘mental health’
  • Understand factors that can influence mental health
  • Recognise what good and poor mental health look like in children
  • Advice and ideas on how to support your child’s mental health
  • Know what we do as a school to promote good mental health

Readiness for School

We will be running a Readiness for School workshop in the Summer term. Date TBC.

 Inclusion and SEND

The following two workshops will take place later in the school year. Watch out for an email with sign up details nearer the time.

EHCPs - The Application Process - Wednesday 15th March 2023

  • What are EHCPs and who are they for?
  • The steps towards an application.
  • The application process - what to expect.
  • How we implement EHCPs in school.

Autism 101 - Understanding Autism - Wednesday 21st June 2023

  • What is Autism?
  • How is Autism diagnosed?
  • How does Autism present differently in different children?
  • Strategies to support children with Autism.

What Parents Have Said

"It was really helpful - thank you! I’ve always wondered why the fluency tasks seem so straightforward compared to the maths sheets, but actually it makes a lot of sense to have an ongoing focus on the ‘building blocks’. Much appreciated session."

"The training session was very useful. It was great to understand more about school's approach to teaching maths and also to learn how can we at home support our children. Mr Elliott used great examples to bring us closer his teaching methods."

"It was a really useful and engaging session, thank you!"

"I found it really interesting and insightful - thank you."

"I found the session really useful. It covered all of the key points I was looking to understand better, especially the language and methods used in class. Thank you Mr Elliott."

"I was impressed by how much knowledge the teachers have and how they put it into practice."

"So grateful that you ran this workshop, thank you so much."