At Sound and Primary school, we believe that a strong and effective school-home partnership is crucial. Each year we plan in a Curriculum Evening, where we can show the parents what strategies we used to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding In a variety of subjects. Please see below some of our events so far and resources we share.
Primary Writing Project Event
Our first curriculum evening was a great success, lots of parents turned up for the event. Please see additional materials below which were shared with parents.
Primary Writing Parent Handouts
- Curriculum Evening powerpoint-PWP 201715
- things you can do with a story
- Pie Corbett actions
- Summary of typical ingredients of non
Reading and Phonics Event
Our second curriculum evening was based on phonics and our new initiative accelerated reader. This gave the parents a flavour of what techniques and strategies we use in school to support our children in their learning.
Feedback on our Event
Curriculum Workshop – KS2 Reading
“The curriculum workshop was particularly useful in providing different techniques and strategies on how to support my child’s reading comprehension at home. Rather than discuss the events of a story like I once did with my child, I learnt simple comprehension exercises that specifically focus on word meaning and understanding of text. Techniques such as predicting what happens next in a story, analysing a character in a picture with no text, or simply discussing how a character feels at a certain point, really help add variety to the guided reading at home. During the workshop we also had the opportunity to complete a Star Reading test which provided parents with a good insight into what the children have to complete in school and a greater understanding of the output of these tests.
Overall, I felt that the workshop really helped align my parental support with the learning provided in class. “
Year 6 Parent
Phonics and Reading Handouts