Partnership with Parents

Parents visiting the school

Parental consultations are scheduled termly where you can discuss your child’s work, the targets that have been set for future learning and share ideas on how you may support your child at home. If you have any concerns regarding your child we would be pleased to discuss these with you. However, we would be grateful if you contacted the school office in the first instance so that suitable arrangements can be made.

How you can support your child

Children throughout the school have homework. This may be learning words, making something with a parent or working in their Learning Log, where a variety of activities are offered. Some activities in Learning Logs are compulsory, others are voluntary. These activities are aimed at allowing the children to use their literacy and numeracy skills across a wide range of tasks. This is in line with the new Literacy and Numeracy Framework for Wales recommendations.

Your support and encouragement is vital when your child is given homework. We encourage the children to learn spellings and times tables through a variety of methods.

We also ask that you support your child’s reading either by sharing a book with them, or as they become more fluent, by encouraging them to read independently. These are a valuable way to share your child’s progress with the teacher on a regular basis.

As your child progresses through the school homework tasks will become more frequent and will increase in volume. These tasks will be given to support and supplement the work undertaken in the classroom. Parental help and support is invaluable here.

This policy has been adopted in line with government guidelines. It is our aim to prepare your child as far as possible for their future learning at Key Stage 3, by developing a positive attitude towards learning and self-discipline. Your encouragement with these varied tasks will benefit your child’s education.

“Remember that your child’s character is like good soup- both are homemade!”

Further support that you can provide:

In order to help and support your child the following points may be considered:-

  • If your child is ill, please keep him/her at home but let the school know on the first day of absence. Notification MUST be made by the parent/guardian.
  • Support your child’s learning at home. Encourage tasks to be completed on time. (Home/school tasks and homework are given according to age.)
  • Support our discipline policy. Negotiation is encouraged. Please do not encourage your child “If s/he hits you, hit back”. This causes great confusion for your child.

Revenge is not a substitution for negotiation.

  • Please do not approach another child if there has been a problem. Inform the class teacher or headteacher who will be able to help. It is strictly forbidden for parents to approach other people’s children in the school yards. Help us to keep all our children safe.
  • Please make sure that your child is able to tie his/her shoelaces.
  • Help your child to use a knife and fork correctly.
  • Above all praise and encourage your child. Please make sure that your child has enough sleep. Lack of sleep equals lack of ability to concentrate in school.

Please make sure that your child has enough sleep.

Lack of sleep equals lack of ability to concentrate in school.

How you can help all children

Helping Hands Support

Our “Helping Hands” supports a variety of tasks ranging from running the library sessions, backing walls with poster paper or accompanying children on school trips. In order to comply with LA guidelines parents will not be left alone with pupils. Your support in our school is welcome and always appreciated.

All help is gratefully received!

If you are interested in giving an hour – or more – of your time, Mrs McDonald (Deputy Head) or Miss Langley ( Infant Department ) would be pleased to welcome you

“Remember that a good example is the best sermon”.

Class Assemblies / Coffee Mornings

We are pleased to invite parents, grandparents and friends to join us in collective worship, usually on Friday mornings when one class will perform an assembly. This is generally followed by a coffee morning. Even if your child is not performing you are always welcome.

Language and Play/ Number and Play/ Outdoor Language and Play.

We currently offer LAP and NAP family learning sessions in the school. Parents are invited to come into school and work with their child participating in fun and engaging activities that promote early literacy and numeracy skills. Nursery parents receive invites throughout the year and sessions take place in school during afternoons. Nursery parents keep an eye out for the invites!

Tremains Primary School Friend of Tremains (FTA)

Tremains Primary School F.T.A works in partnership for the benefit of all of our children. Parents and teachers (and grandparents!) help to raise funds to support new initiatives in our school. The F.T.A is the main fundraising body for the school and aims to provide a fun time for all those who participate in the events organised.

In order that the F.T.A. is successful we need your help and support.

We would like to welcome all new parents and children to Tremains Primary School and hope that this will be a fruitful experience for all concerned.

Please remember that the F.T.A. belongs to us all and your support is required if it is to continue to be successful. We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you for your support.

Diolch am eich gefnogaeth.

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