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Parent curriculum workshops

At Loughton School, we recognise that children’s education is an ongoing partnership between home and school. Parents are their children’s first educators and together we can share in the educational development of each child and build a secure and happy environment in which learning flourishes. Close contact with all of our families is crucial for our children to achieve personal and academic success.

  • Research continues to inform that when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.
  • Students with involved parents get higher ‘scores’, enroll in higher-level programs and have good attendance, stronger social skills and better behaviour.

Therefore, you are invited to join us for a number of parent workshops during the school year. All workshops are FREE and specifically designed to support pupil learning.  We firmly believe that it is the best interest of our children that we share with you the knowledge and skills of how we teach as this will ultimately benefit pupil learning.

Our 2019-20 workshops were:

  • Maths                        addition - 16 October
                                        subtraction - 13 November
                                        multiplication - 20 November
                                        division - 8 January

These sessions will look at our school calculations policy for each operation so that you can mirror these methods to support your child’s learning at home. You will also see elements of our maths scheme, ‘Powermaths’ which I am sure you have heard a lot about already.

  • English                       reading – 27 November
                                         writing (including spelling) – 22 January

These sessions will look at what the age-related expectations are for both reading and writing in each year group and how we assess your child against these expectations. They will have a particular focus on what greater depth in English looks like. Lots of parents ask in key stage 2, “my child can read – what’s next?” come along to the reading workshop to find out. As part of the writing workshop, we will also be exploring how to balance the necessary grammatical features with creativity.

  • Safeguarding           onine safety - 4 February

The focus of our safeguarding workshop will be online safety which we know is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We want to help parents and children improve their own understanding of current e-safety issues so they can learn how to support their child to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

  • SATs information evening   (Y6 only) – 26 February

If your child is in year 6, please come along to find out how best to support your child with their SATs. We will also be sharing some suggested revision materials which you can order during the evening.

  • Healthy lifestyles                  Thursday 26 March

Being physically healthy helps you to have a healthy mind. This workshop will focus on helping your children to become more active and eating healthily. It will inform you how we are promoting physical activity at Loughton School outside of our PE and games sessions and we will share ideas of 10-minute physical activities. We will also share with you information about clubs that your child may be interested in.

If you are interested in attending any or all of these workshops, please sign up via ParentMail so that we know how many parents we are expecting to come. Please note these are adult only workshops and children are not invited on this occasion.

If you'd like to see the presentations which were shared during these evenings, please have a look at the attachments below.