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Conway Primary School

Parent Workshops

Rising Stars

The Rising Stars Workshop took place on Tuesday 6th December.

The lesson focused on observing early year practitioners developing play. How to communicate, interact and extend play experiences.

The strategies we covered in the workshop were:

  • How to read with young children
  • Quality time
  • Modelling songs and rhymes through play
  • Modelling fine motor activities to do at home

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning include:

  • Play dough pasta towers – develop fine motor skills
  • Colanders and pipe cleaners threading- develop pincer grip
  • Play dough recipe and songs/rhyme to use with play dough

 

 

Nursery

We had a fantastic response to our Nursery writing workshop today.  

The parents were informed of how we develop literacy skills from the children's physical ability to their phonological awareness applied in their writing.  The parents were given an ideas pack of how they can help their child(ren) at home and some formation sheets for the children to practise outside of school.  The parents had the opportunity to talk with me about ideas they had, any queries or concerns and to look around at the writing opportunities we have set up in Nursery.  The parents also really enjoyed walking around and looking at the children's writing that was displayed in the learning environment. 

Reception

The Reception workshop took place on Wednesday 18th January. 

The lesson focused on adding using fingers and extending to using a number line. The presentation with parents focused on how to support children at home with early maths. 

We covered strategies including how to apply maths in everyday contexts including number and space, shape and measure.

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning include:

  • Recognising number in the everyday environment e.g. bus numbers, number plates
  • At home by helping to sort the washing into colours and by size.

The parents really enjoyed the workshop and we had some great feedback

" I was taught to apply maths practically more into daily lives involving simple day to day activities

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" It was informative and I received good advice to improve numerical communication with my child.."

Year 1

The Year 1 workshop took place on Friday 27th January 2017. 

The lesson focused on helping children with maths at home. 

We covered strategies including adding and subtracting on a number line and using a hundred square for finding number recognition, finding 1 more and 1 less.

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning include:

  • Play number recognition games with number cards (the numbers written in digits and words)
  • Play adding games when out and about.

The parents really enjoyed the workshop and we had some great feedback

" It's good to know the way they learn in class so we could do it the same way at home.

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"I would love to repeat it again to help my child develop further."
 

"The open morning was perfect. I like to come here and join in."


 

"Everything was very clear and questions answered"

Certificates were given at the end of the course aknowledging their involvement.


The year 1 writing workshop took place on Wednesday 21st June.

The strategies that we covered within the workshop are:

  • How to support your child with developing their handwriting.
  • How to support your child in developing their spelling.

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning include:

  • Play spelling games such as scrabble to help with spelling words.
  • Practice spelling common exception words- can they find the errors in the words?
  • Practice joining using the first diagonal joins eg the letters un or in

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" I found it extremely useful. I feel I have a clearer understanding of the expectations in school."

 

"I was able to understand the best way I can help my child at home."

Year 2

The Year 2 Workshop took place on Wednesday 25th January and was a huge success.

The strategies that we covered within the workshop are:

  • Addition and subtraction strategies using the number line to support.
  • Practical ways of developing children's understanding of fractions at home .
  • The use of repeated addition and repeated subtraction to help with understanding multiplication and division. 

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning include:

  • Play games such as matching games to help with recall of multiplication and division facts. eg Match the multiplication fact with the correct answer.
  • Use the number cards to compare and order numbers to 100 using the < and > symbols. How many different ways can they find?

The parents really enjoyed the workshop and we had some great feedback

" It is really educating to learn about how my child is being taught in class. This

workshop has given me  help on how to improve my daughter's maths at home."

 

"Thank you for the invite and for the good experience."

 

 

" I learnt what my child is learning and how she learns it rather then discussing it just at parents evening."

Year 4

The Year 4 workshop took place on Tuesday 7th February. 

The lesson focused on calculation methods. 

We covered strategies including progression of written methods as per the calculation policy and had discussions that were centred on chunking and multiplication methods.

Some activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning include:

  • Give children a number fact, then ask them to make 8 related facts by applying their understanding of place value.
  • Multiplication 'ping pong' to increase speed of multiplication facts recall.

The parents really enjoyed the workshop and we had some great feedback

" I have learned about the new mehods my child learns at school

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"The curriculum is constantly changing, therefore I would amend the way I assist her at home."
 

"Very helpful."


 

"Everything was very clear and questions answered"