Resources for Parents

YEAR 2 SATS INFORMATION SESSION – 16TH MARCH 2017 (TO BE REPEATED 31ST MARCH AT 2.30PM)

At the end of KS1, Year 2 children take part in National assessments, which include tests in Reading and Maths.  At Finstock School we try to ensure that these do not place any undue pressure on the children, and are done as part of our normal assessment cycle.  However, it is important that parents are aware of the  Click on the link below to see the presentation to parents, which includes links to see example papers and a video of expected level reading:

Key Stage 1 SATs information for parents

 

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OUTDOOR LEARNING INFORMATION EVENING – 19th APRIL 2016

Outdoor Learning is a key part of the way we learn at Finstock School.  This year we have been working hard on embedding Outdoor Learning across the curriculum, developing a wider understanding of the benefits and impacts, and ensuring children make connections and apply their learning experiences outdoors.  Click here for: Outdoor Learning Information Evening presentation.

 

HOMEWORK CONSULTATION EVENING – 29th FEBRUARY 2016

Throughout the year we have been trialling different sorts of homework, and worked teachers and pupils to assess their impact.  Click here for: Homework Discussion Evening presentation where we shared this information, and collected parent’s views ready to develop a new ‘Home Learning Policy’.

 

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION EVENING – 1ST FEBRUARY 2016

There have been significant changes to the way that assessments are reported this year, with a focus on assessing children against their age-related expectations.  Click here for the  How do we know how well your child is doing? presentation, which supported an evening discussing how and why we assess progress at Finstock School.

 

MATHS INFORMATION EVENING – 25TH JANUARY 2016

Over the last academic year, we have been working hard with a new teaching team to develop a consistent and progressive approach to teaching calculation at Finstock School.  Click here for Maths Information Evening Presentation where we were able to share the new policy with parents, and model the importance of the key concepts of place value, partitioning and number lines when teaching calculation.

Click here for: Calculation Policy Jan 2016

 

 

PHONICS

At Finstock School we use the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ scheme as the basis for our Phonics teaching.

Click here for more information on Ruth Miskin Phonics – Read, Write, Inc  

Click the links below for parent tutorials – we will add to these as new ones are released:

Parent Tutorial 1: Understanding Read Write Inc. Phonics

Parent Tutorial 2: Storytime at home

Parent Tutorial 3: Preparing to teach your child reading

Parent Tutorial 4: Teaching a Set 1 Sound

Parent Tutorial 5: How to review a group of sounds

‘Parent Tutorial 6: How to teach ‘two letters one sound’

 

MATHS

See below for a link to a PowerPoint shared by Rachel Green (Leading Maths Teacher) at our ‘Helping your Child with Maths’ workshop held on Monday 25th March 2013:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Online booklets for supporting your child at home with maths: