Curriculum Information For Parents

Each term, teachers prepare an information sheet for parents/carers detailing the curriculum for the term. These sheets are being sent home with children today and can also be accessed by clicking the link below. As well as the information about what is being taught in school, there are also ideas for how you can support your child at home.

Please contact your class teacher should you require additional information.

Information for Parents Autumn Term Lower School

Information For Parents Autumn Term Upper School

Scholastic Book Fair

On Thursday 29th September – Friday 30th September from 3:10pm – 3:40pm, the Scholastic book fair will be in the school hall. If parents are planning to buy books for their children, we urge them to use the book fair as we receive commission based on the number of books we sell. This money will be used to re-stock our school library.

Parent Teacher Consultations

Parent teacher consultations will be on Wednesday 12th October and Thursday 13th October.  Letters will be sent home to parents/carers within the next week. The school makes every effort to provide an appointment time which matches the parents’ initial request.  Can I stress the importance of attending the parent teacher consultation – these meetings are an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making in school.

Parent Teacher Consultations

Parent teacher consultations will be on Wednesday 2nd March and Thursday 3rd March.  Thank you to everyone who has already returned their letter requesting an appointment.  The school makes every effort to provide an appointment time which matches the parents’ initial request.  Can I stress the importance of attending the parent teacher consultation – these meetings are compulsory and provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making in school.

Parent Teacher Consultations

Thank you to everyone who attended parent teacher consultation last week. Teachers really appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you your child’s start to the year. If you were unable to attend last week, please contact Mrs North in the school office who will be more than happy to arrange an alternative appointment.

Parent Teacher Consultations

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their letter requesting an appointment.  The school makes every effort to provide an appointment time which matches the parents’ initial request.  Can I stress the importance of attending the parent teacher consultation – these meetings are compulsory and provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making in school.

Please contact the school office if you have not yet made an appointment.

Learning at Home – Hwb/E-Safety

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the nightly mathematics homework tasks that have been set by class teachers over the last few weeks.  They have had a huge impact on lessons and have helped the children with their multiplication tables and number bonds.

The Hwb is an interactive tool, which allows pupils to access class information and complete online tasks linked to lessons completed in school. The Hwb also allows teachers the opportunity to communicate with parents/carers about weekly homework tasks and upcoming activities in class. The Hwb can be used by parents to access curriculum information, links to other educational sites and general class information such as P.E days/reading at home information.

Upper school children will use the Hwb this year to complete a blog post to reflect on lessons completed in class. Online homework in upper school will be set once a fortnight on a Wednesday and is expected to be completed by the following Monday. Lower school children will use the Hwb at home to reply to a discussion post set by their teacher on a fortnightly basis.

If your child does not have access to the internet at home, the school laptops are available after school every day until 4pm. This provides opportunities for parents to support and supervise their children in the completion of homework tasks.

Children will be receiving lessons in school on how to use the Hwb.  However, it is always helpful when parent are able to support at home if necessary.

The school would like to invite all parents to an E-Safety/Hwb workshop on Monday 5th October at 5:30pm.  E-safety is an aspect of safety which is an increasing concern to parents/carers. The session will provide information on the latest issues around social media and the Internet, as well as tips for helping children stay safe online.

In addition to the talk on e-safety led by PC Winfield, the session will include a workshop on how to provide support for parents in the use of the Hwb;

School Book Fair

On Monday 28th September – Tuesday 29th September from 3:10pm – 3:40pm, the Scholastic book fair will be in the school hall. If parents are planning to buy books for their children, we urge them to use the book fair as we receive commission based on the number of books we sell. This money will be used to re-stock our school library.

Parents Volunteers

The school is very interested in inviting parents into school on a regular basis to volunteer and support pupils’ learning.  Regular support for individual pupils can make a huge difference to the level of progress a child would make over the year.  If you are interested, please contact our Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Bodenham.  It doesn’t matter if you do not have experience of working in a school.  Teachers will offer friendly, helpful advice to help you get started!

‘Water is Cool in School’ Competition

This week in assembly the children will be learning about the benefits of drinking water. Therefore we would like the children to create a poster about the benefits of drinking water on a regular basis. We would encourage children to complete some research to support their posters, information, ideas and links to other sites can be found on the ‘Water Aid’ website. We are asking all children to complete their poster on an A4 piece of paper (available from school if required).  The poster must be informative and attractive and children should use coloured pencils but not felts.  For this activity, we are also asking that children do not use a computer to create their poster. The top three posters in each class will win a prize and be displayed in the school hall.  Everyone who enters will also earn five house points for their house.

Tastebuddies – Healthy Eating Advice for Families – Reminder

On Friday 12th June at 9:00am, the school has arranged for Gaynor Jones from  ‘Tastebuddies’ to speak to parents/carers about nutrition and healthy eating.  Although everyone is aware that children should be eating more healthily, it can sometimes be quite stressful putting this into practice.  Gaynor Jones will be providing advice and support and will be available to answer any queries which parents/carers have.  It would be fantastic to have as many parents/carers as possible attend the talk.

Hwb Information – Reminder

As children are aware the Hwb is an interactive tool, which allows pupils to access class information and complete online tasks linked to lessons completed in school. The Hwb also allows teachers the opportunity to communicate with parents/carers about weekly homework tasks and upcoming activities in class. Parents are able to access curriculum information, links to other educational sites and general class information such as P.E days/reading at home information.

The Hwb has also recently introduced the use of new exciting features. These include Encyclopaedia Britannica, which can be used for research, Just2Easy, which has a range of typing, drawing and coding programmes and Office 365. These features can be accessed using your child’s Hwb log in details via https://hwb.wales.gov.uk and clicking the links on the right hand side of the page.

Upper school children will continue using the Hwb during the summer term to complete a blog post to reflect on lessons completed in class. Online homework in upper school will be set once a fortnight on a Wednesday and is expected to be completed by the following Monday. Lower school children will continue using the Hwb at home to reply to a discussion post set by their teacher on a fortnightly basis.

Multiplication Facts – Expectation by Year Group

A frequent question from parents/carers concerns the multiplication tables which children should know by the end of each year. Information can be found in the table below. Parents who would like further support helping their child at home are very welcome to arrange an appointment with their child’s class teacher.

Year Group Expectation by end of year.
2 Good recall of multiplication facts: X2, X5, X10
Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘times’, ‘multiplied’, ‘lots of’ Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.
3 In addition to the above:
Good recall of multiplication facts: X3, X4, X6

Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘divide’, ‘how many ____ in ___’.

Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.

4 In addition to the above:
Good recall of multiplication facts: X7, X8, X9
Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘product’
Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.
5 Consolidation of the above with increasing speed and accuracy.

Apply all multiplication and division facts to whole numbers which are multiples of ten; e.g. 30 x 7 = 210, 810 ÷ 90 = 9.

Multiply and divide numbers by ten and hundred (including decimals) e.g. 76 ÷ 10 = 7.6, 1.3 x 100 = 130, 92 ÷ 100 = 0.92

Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘square root’, ‘squared’

6 Consolidation of the above with increasing speed and accuracy.

Apply all multiplication and division facts to whole numbers and decimals which are multiples of

hundred and thousand; e.g. 500 x 7 = 350, 810 ÷ 100 = 8.1.

Multiply and divide numbers by hundred and thousand (including decimals) e.g. 0.23 x 1000 = 230, 6157 ÷ 1000 = 6.157

Multiplication of decimals with whole numbers; e.g. 0.4 x 7 = 2.8

ICT/E-Safety Workshop for Parents – Reminder

In connection with this week’s focus on ‘Healthy Living’, the school would like to invite all parents to an ICT workshop on Thursday 12th February at 5:30pm.

E-safety is an aspect of safety which is an increasing concern to parents/carers. The session will provide information on the latest issues around social media and the Internet, as well as tips for helping children stay safe online.

In addition to the talk on e-safety led by PC Winfield, the session will be an informal discussion to provide support for parents in the following areas:

  • Use of the Hwb;
  • MyMaths software.

Half-term ‘Eisteddfod 2015’ Homework

This year we will be celebrating St. David’s Day on the afternoon of Friday 27th February.

Our competition theme for this year is ‘Welsh masks’. We are asking all children to create a Welsh themed mask, which they will wear during the celebrations. The mask can incorporate one theme or a range of Welsh themes, for example, dragon, rugby ball, daffodil, leek, welsh cake, love spoon etc.

We are asking that all children take part in this activity and the completed masks are brought into school by Tuesday 24th February.

Each class will also be learning a Welsh poem, which they will recite during our Eisteddfod celebrations. All words and a recording of each poem can be found on the class hwb.

If you have any further questions about St. David’s Day, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Parent Teacher Consultations – Week beginning Monday 2nd February – Reminder

Parent teacher consultations will be on Monday 2nd February and Thursday 5th February.

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their letter requesting an appointment.  The school makes every effort to provide an appointment time which matches the parents’ initial request.  Can I stress the importance of attending the parent teacher consultation – these meetings are compulsory and provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making in school.

Family Learning Sessions for Parents

Every Thursday afternoon, Miss Bodenham runs sessions to help parents/carers support their children with their weekly homework. The sessions, which are informal, provide an insight into how children are taught different topics in school. The sessions focus on English and Maths and are catered around the topics that parents feel they need support with.

This is the second year of running the sessions. The pupils of the parents involved last year made considerable improvements in their day-to-day school work and end of year national tests. The sessions run every Thursday between 1:15pm and 2:30pm.

This week, the session will be led by our ICT coordinator, Miss Slater. This will be an informal session which will focus on the school ‘hwb’ and look at the types of activities which children are expected to complete as homework.

Do not worry if you lack confidence with ICT – this will not be a test of your ICT skills but a friendly, informative meeting to help you support your child at home.

If you would like any further information, please contact our Deputy head teacher, Miss Bodenham.

ICT/E-Safety Workshop for Parents – Reminder

The school would like to invite all parents to an ICT workshop on Thursday 12th February. This session will be an informal discussion to provide support for parents in the following areas:

  • Use of the Hwb;
  • MyMaths software;
  • Wider e-safety issues.

E-safety is an aspect of safety which is an increasing concern to parents/carers. The session will provide information on the latest issues around social media and the Internet, as well as tips for helping children stay safe online.

Parent Teacher Consultations – Week beginning Monday 2nd February

Parent teacher consultations will be on Monday 2nd February and Thursday 5th February.

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their letter requesting an appointment.  The school makes every effort to provide an appointment time which matches the parents’ initial request.  Can I stress the importance of attending the parent teacher consultation – these meetings are compulsory and provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making in school.

ICT/E-Safety Workshop for Parents

The school would like to invite all parents to an ICT workshop on Thursday 12th February. This session will be an informal discussion to provide support for parents in the following areas:

  • Use of the Hwb;
  • MyMaths software;
  • Wider e-safety issues.

E-safety is an aspect of safety which is an increasing concern to parents/carers. The session will provide information on the latest issues around social media and the Internet, as well as tips for helping children stay safe online.