Parent Partners/Supporting Learning at Home
Regular workshops are held on Numeracy, Literacy, ICT and Storysacks.
Numeracy workshops are held for parents of children in Year 1. The parents enjoy learning first hand about the teaching strategies used in the daily Mathematics lessons eg Mr Stick. We are fortunate to have a County recognised Leading Mathematics teacher on our staff, who leads the workshops.
The objectives of these sessions are as follows:-
- To inform parents of the structure of the daily mathematics lesson.
- To share some of the approaches used when teaching the children.
- To share some of the resources used within the daily mathematics lesson.
- To discuss ways in which parents can support their children.
Photographs are shown on the Gallery .
The Computing workshops have two main objectives:-
- To familiarise parents with the software and equipment in school. This includes programmable toys, CD ROMs, and the microscopes.
- To show parents ways in which they can help their children at home.
For example, they are given addresses for a number of good websites, e.g.
http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/ and http://www.boowakwala.com/.
At Literacy workshops parents are given tasks which not only demonstrate the strategies that are used to develop children’s reading and writing skills but also give parents a real insight into how young children learn.
Resources are shown to parents and strategies discussed to help them support their children at home. The feedback from these workshops, as for the others, is very positive.
Storysack workshops are held to celebrate the new sacks that have been made and encourage new teams. Storysacks are an exciting way of bringing books alive for children and building an enthusiasm for literature. They are used in every class and in assemblies to develop vital reading skills.