At Christ Church Primary School we value strong relationships and endeavour to work closely with parents and carers so that all children flourish and reach their full potential.
We believe that parents and carers are an important influence in a child’s life; they are their child’s’ first teacher and we acknowledge that learning begins, and continues, in the home environment. At Christ Church Primary School we seek to work in partnership with parents and carers building on what children already know and are able to do, encouraging them to be the best that they can be!
From the outset, as soon as children begin their time with us, we warmly welcome parents and carers into school for a wide variety of activities that support children to develop and flourish. We value the contribution that parents and carers make to school life and the positive influence they have on all children.
Opportunities throughout the school year for families to learn more about school life and learning include:
Parents and carers of nursery children are invited to come and ‘be active’ with their children. Music and moving are the key themes of this session and all children with a family member in attendance receive a bag of musical instruments and ideas for fun activities to borrow.
Parents and carers of reception children are invited to come and ‘be funky’ with their children. Fine motor control and movement are the key themes of this session and all children go home with a bag of resources including scissors, threading and pencils to support them with their developing skills.
Stay and Learn
All parents and carers with children from reception to year six receive an invitation to our ‘Stay and learn’ sessions. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to spend time in class, alongside their child, seeing what they get up to every day!
In years’ reception and year 1, there is a one hour session each half term. Sessions are focussed on learning and offer ideas for parents and carers to support at home.
From year two onwards, parents and carers receive an annual invitation to spend a whole morning in school. The timetable and learning activities run as usual and family members join the headteacher and deputy headteacher for coffee and a chat mid- way through the morning.
INSPIRE workshops are held every term for all classes from year two onwards. During these workshops, children and parents work in partnership, spending quality time together, and learning and having lots of fun! Themes vary from term to term and have recently included the following topics:
- Staying safe online
- Reading stars
- Good mental health
- Maths whizz
- Sugar swaps