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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, we aim to invite parents to join us for a number of 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. We always upload our presentations for parents who cannot make these.

2021-2022 workshops:

  • Year 6 SATs information evening (Y6 only) 1 March

This session was designed to inform parents what they need to know about the upcoming end of KS2 assessments and to ask any questions they had. We also be shared some suggested revision materials which you can order to support your child and about our plans to offer the children breakfast during SATs week.

Our previous workshops to take place were:

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

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

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

These sessions looked 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. There was 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?” this workshop aimed to answer this. As part of the writing workshop, we also explored how to balance the necessary grammatical features with creativity.

  • Safeguarding           onine safety - 4 February

The focus of this safeguarding workshop was 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.

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