We believe that children achieve their best, as a result of a strong partnership between the academy and parents. We value the encouragement that parents give their children and the interest they show in the work their children do. We have produced a Home/School Agreement which summarises the expectations and responsibilities of the child, the parents and the academy, which all parties are asked to sign.
We know that children do not stop learning at the end of a school day; and that when parents get involved in exciting 'learning activities' during the evenings, weekends and school holidays; children's skills are developed quicker.....therefore we have included some information on this website to help you know how best you can help your children:
- Here is some general information on Maths, Reading and Writing
- Here is some information on helping your child with Maths
- Here is some information on helping your child with English
- Here is some information about "Understanding your child's progress"
You can find more information in the 'Children' section of this website; on the separate 'Maths Support' and 'English Support' pages.
Your child will receive English (spellings plus reading and/or writing) and Maths (times tables plus some maths activities) homework on a Wednesday and be asked to return it to school the following Monday. All homework is linked to the work that the children have been carrying out in school.
Each child is given a 'Reading Diary' and we ask that you support your child by reading with them (particularly if they need to develop their reading fluency and accuracy) or discuss the what they have read, with them and make appropriate comments in the Reading Diary. Information such as 'finding specific words difficult to read' or 'finding hte text too easy' etc, are particularly useful to the class teacher.
We appreciate that yoru child may well participate in a range of exciting activities and hobbies out of school, so we recommend that time spent doing homework should not exceed 30 minutes per subject for Year 3/4 pupils and 45 minutes per subject for Year 5/6 pupils. If yoru child is having to spend much longer than this on their homework, please let the class teacher know by writing in their Homework Book.
Each term the academy is open to parents to come along to see their children’s work and to discuss their child's progress with the class teacher. We hope all parents will use these evenings to visit the school. Such visits are of great importance to the children and help strengthen the feeling of partnership between school and parents.
Academy contacting Parents
The academy uses texting to contact parents in case of emergencies, and email for letters. If you wish to use these systems, please ensure the school has an up-to-date email address and mobile phone number.
The teachers at the academy are always very glad of extra help in the classroom, particularly in practical activities or in accompanying the children on school visits. If any parent is interested in such activities and can spare some time each week on a regular basis, please contact the headteacher or the appropriate class teacher.