Supporting your child at home

Parent Phonics and Reading Workshop (R and Year 1) – Monday 27th September 2021

We would like to invite parents and carers of our Reception and Year 1 children to attend a phonics and reading workshop on Monday 27th September from 2.45pm to 3.15pm in the School Hall.   During this workshop, we will demonstrate activities, share resources and explain the reading book system used to teach phonics and reading. We value parental support and encourage you to join in!  Please visit your Parentmail account to sign-up.


On-line Safety Information Evening for Parents and Carers

We have organised a virtual On-line Safety Information Evening for all Parents and Carers.  This will take place on Wednesday 6th October and will start at 7pm.  We anticipate it to run for one hour.  Julie Tavender – a teaching consultant from Turniton (our IT providers) is running the event and we hope you will join us for this.  A link to the meeting will be sent nearer the date of the event.

50 Things to do before you’re 5′ – A new free parent / carer app is now available to download

A free app has launched just in time for the summer. Parents and carers of under-fives in Oxfordshire can now access 50 low and no-cost local activities to help promote early language development.

With information, guidance and supporting resources, parents can build a memory bank of their child’s special moments – from playing in the rain (#29 Pitter Patter), building dens (#33 Home from Home) to making potions (#17 Hocus Pocus Potions).

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Children’s early interactions with adults right from birth are vital. These simple ‘to and fro’ conversations form such important foundations and underpin later learning. In Oxfordshire we recognise that being able to communicate effectively supports children’s mental health and wellbeing, their self-confidence and the forming of friendships in the early years. In addition to this, early language skills can be seen as the backbone of children’s later literacy development.

50 things to do before you’re five


Other helpful resources

The Reading Framework: Teaching the Foundations of Literacy


10 Top Tips for Parents to Support Children to Read


12 Top Tips for Teeth