Keeping Parents Informed
At Throston, we are committed to keeping parents/carers informed about all the different aspects of school life. We do this through a variety of ways:
1 Newsletters and Notice Boards
School newsletters are sent out each month to keep you informed of everything that is happening in school. In addition to this we have parent’s notice boards, an external one situated outside the Early Years entrance and an internal one situated just inside the Village, where information and weekly planning is displayed. Regular texts are also sent out to keep you updated with events and information.
2 Website and e-mail
We update this website weekly to inform you of homework (Reception) and learning for the week. Please view our class pages as they are constantly changing and there are lots of photos to view of your child’s learning within the village. www.throstonschool.org.uk/topic/class-pages
3 Learning Journeys
Your child has a learning journey which is a written record of their learning achievements within Early Years. The learning journey book begins in Nursery and will continue through Reception. At the end of Reception they will be shared with Year 1 teachers to aid transition and enable the Year 1 teachers to have a good understanding of your child’s progress. They will then be sent home during the Autumn Term after your child has moved into Year 1. Learning journeys are updated regularly and are always available for parents to view. Please ask your child’s key worker to share your child’s learning journey with you. A learning journey will contain a whole host of evidence including photographs, written observations, examples of work, ‘shining stars’, key pieces of homework, prior learning sheets etc. We also welcome photos, writing, mark making, creative models etc which your child has done at home.
All of these examples will help us gain a more informed picture of your child’s development and outside interests. This information can then be used to form part of our ongoing assessments.
4 Open Evenings and Parental Consultation Evenings
We aim to have a meeting with parents each term. This may take the form of an open evening where parents and children are invited back into the village to share learning that is taking place within the different areas or a more formal parental consultation evening. During parental consultation evenings parents are invited to make an appointment with their child’s Nursery/class teacher.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CHILD YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER AT THE END OF THE SESSION/SCHOOL DAY