‘How We Teach Reading’ parent workshop

We have had a fabulous morning showing all our amazing work in reading!

Over 90 parents and carers attended our ‘How We Teach Reading’ workshop this morning. Thank you so much to all who could attend, and thank you for your overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Some comments from our parents and carers:

“I think it was brilliant being able to see what my child is learning and understanding what she’s doing.”

“It was very useful and I learnt new ways of looking into a story.”

“Everything went well because I have seen that the teachers are very dedicated in their jobs and help children understand when they are struggling.”

“The event was very informative. Very impressive teaching and I can see that everyone (the kids) is very attentive and could tell they enjoy learning. (Well done Oxford Grove.)”

“It gives you an idea how your child performs in the class and their learning skills.”

“Everything was perfect. Very nice event which explains a lot to parents.”

“It was nice to see my daughter in a well behaved learning environment. I was very impressed with the paired work.”

NSPCC

Today, we have taken part in assemblies with the NSPCC. We have learned about how to speak out about things that are upsetting or worrying us so we can stay safe. We talked about our rights and why it is important to keep telling an adult until something changes.

Year 5 and Year 6 have also had workshops to help them understand how to keep themselves safe.

A Life

The whole school enjoyed some amazing workshops with A Life this week!

We learned lots about healthy living, include how to eat healthily, how much water to drink, how to eat less sugar and why smoking is bad for us.

We all also took part in fitness workshops and learned how to keep our bodies healthy with exercise.

Smiley Reward – Military Boot Camp

The whole school has had an amazing time at our Spring 2 smiley reward! 

The Military Boot Camp returned and we enjoyed the huge inflatable obstacle course outside on the astro turf!

We also took part in team building games.

Check out the individual class blogs for more photos and information.

Summer 1 Smiley Reward – the Circus

On Friday, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Year 6 took part in their Smiley reward, and today it was Key Stage 2’s turn. The children have all enjoyed learning a variety of circus skills, including plate spinning, scarf waving, balancing, juggling and even riding tiny bicycles!

Well done to all the children for earning their smileys!

Please visit our individual class blogs to see more photos and comments from each class.

Parent Reading Workshop

This morning, our school has invited parents in to take part in our second learning workshop, ‘How We Teach Reading’.

Parents listened to a short presentation from Miss Harvey and Mrs Calland, and then were able to spend time in their child’s classroom to see the different ways in which reading is taught throughout school.

Each class from Reception to Year 6 took part. Here is some feedback from our parents:

“Really enjoyed the workshop this morning. It’s nice to spend time in class with Amber. 🙂 ” – Amber’s mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyed seeing how the children used the Bug Club.” – Nicholas’ mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyable morning watching children learn and also learning a few things myself!” – Daniel’s mum, Year 3T

“Really enjoyed seeing the class and the way that they teach them. Really happy with this school.” 

“We both enjoyed the session and learned about the school website.” – Paul and Joan

“Good to see how all the children work and how well behaved they all are. Excellent. Thank you.” – Alfie’s mum,  1B

“Really information-packed and helpful resource.” – Jacob’s  (3K) and Joseph’s (1B) dad

“Watched Alex in class reading and doing comprehension. Good to see how all the children were focused and paying attention to Mrs White. Really enjoyed it.” – Alex’s mum, 5B

“Really enjoyed to work with my children in the classroom.” – Noah’s (1M) and Oliver’s (4S) mum

“Lovely session which explained how to work with my child at home.” – Shan’s mum, 4L

Author and Poet Jane Clarke’s Visit

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Author and poet Jane Clarke visited our school today! All of the KS2 classes enjoyed workshops with her, where she read her books, talked about the process of writing and getting books published and shared some of her writing tips and ideas.

Everybody really enjoyed Jane Clarke’s visit. What was your favourite thing about your workshop, Key Stage 2?