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Parent School

Parent School is our training programme throughout the year for parents/carers. We will update you on any events for parents happening in school and you can sign up to attend. 

Resources Bank

Supporting children with worries Establishing home learning routines 

Parenting support Apps for stress and anxiety Tiny Happy People

Place2Be Wellbeing Support Speech and Language Support Aged 0-5 

Tips for reading at home   TRUST Reading Model 

 

Early Reading workshop slides

Unable to make the training? You can find the slides from the workshops here!

Reception 

Year 1

Years 2 and 3

Early Reading workshop - Years 2 and 3

We would like to invite you to attend a Phonics workshop on Thursday 25th November at 5pm in the Lower Hall. During the workshop we will cover the following:

  • How we teach reading and Phonics at Penwortham
  • Information about our Phonics scheme, Sounds-Write
  • Practical activities to try with your child
  • How you can support your child when reading at home
  • Answer any questions you may have

We would like a parent for every child to attend this meeting, as learning to read is an essential part of your child’s education and something that we want to work on together. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are unable to attend during your Parents’ Evening meeting.

Please book your place by visiting www.penworthamschool.schoolcloud.co.uk (the same system as Parents’ Evening bookings) and look for the event - Phonics Workshop for Years 2 and 3. We will put on a creche for the event - when booking you can request a space for this. 

We look forward to seeing you then.

Early Reading workshop - Year 1

We would like to invite you to attend a Phonics workshop on Thursday 18th November at 5pm in the Lower Hall. During the workshop we will cover the following:

  • How we teach reading and Phonics at Penwortham
  • Information about our Phonics scheme, Sounds-Write
  • Practical activities to try with your child
  • How you can support your child when reading at home
  • Answer any questions you may have

We would like a parent for every child to attend this meeting, as learning to read is an essential part of your child’s education and something that we want to work on together. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are unable to attend during your Parents’ Evening meeting.

Please book your place by visiting www.penworthamschool.schoolcloud.co.uk (the same system as Parents’ Evening bookings) and look for the event - Phonics Workshop for Year 1. We will put on a creche for the event - when booking you can request a space for this. 

We look forward to seeing you then.

Early Reading workshop - Reception

We would like to invite you to attend a Phonics workshop on Tuesday 16th November at 5pm in the Lower Hall. During the workshop we will cover the following:

  • How we teach reading and Phonics at Penwortham
  • Information about our Phonics scheme, Sounds-Write
  • Practical activities to try with your child
  • How you can support your child when reading at home
  • Answer any questions you may have

We would like a parent for every child to attend this meeting, as learning to read is an essential part of your child’s education and something that we want to work on together. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are unable to attend during your Parents’ Evening meeting.

Please book your place by visiting www.penworthamschool.schoolcloud.co.uk (the same system as Parents’ Evening bookings) and look for the event - Phonics Workshop for Reception. We will put on a creche for the event - when booking you can request a space for this. 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 Feedback from our workshops this year

Phonics workshop for EYFS and KS1

The most useful part of this training session was:

"the understanding of phonics and how the sounds are used to build words.  How to identify /ae/ the sound in the text.  We can confidently start practising this at home.

A very useful workshop to engage parents.  Thank you"

"The most useful part of this training session was learning to build words and identifying the sounds of words.  It was fantastic.  Thank you so much for taking the time.  An excellent session."

"The most useful part of this training session was understanding the various teaching methods used to teach phonics.  This is a great initiative and as parents, we really appreciate being involved in this."

"The most useful part of this training session was learning the sounds of some of the letters commonly mispronounced.  I t was useful to have these workshops to understand how you teach and are able to support your child at home."

Maths workshop for EYFS parents

The most useful parts were:

"New ideas of games and diffrent things to try at home. Thanks so much."

"Seeing the sorts of activities they do in class. Maths related books and commenting not questioning."

"To know about different ways to understand maths and to practise at home - really helpful."

"Bringing maths into physical play wasn't something I had thought about before."

"Maths is not taught, it's caught!"

"Ways to use maths around the home and outdoors."