At Greenfields Junior School we believe that partnership between parents, children and school is vital for children to develop and reach their full potential.
We aim to develop efficient, clear communication with parents and use the following to ensure this:
- Weekly Newsletters
- Email or Text
- Formal parent consultations and reporting
- Coffee meetings
- Parent Forums
We operate an open door policy and welcome feedback and discussion with all parents. Our weekly newsletters and termly parent consultations are a way of formally sharing information. However, if you have any questions or concerns your class teacher is usually available at the end of the day for a quick informal chat. Should you require a more detailed discussion, please contact the school office or write a note to the teacher requesting a meeting. We aim to respond within 24 hours. There is no need at Greenfields for twitter, facebook threads as we are approachable and always seek to address any concerns or worries quickly and successfully.
Following the Home/School Agreement will also develop a consistent and shared approach to school. This includes supporting our children with homework. Each class receives weekly homework including:
- Reading – a minimum of 3 times a week, signed and commented by parents.
- Spelling – children will be given weekly spelling words which may follow a pattern being taught in school. The children need to learn these for a test which will also include unknown words based on the pattern. Homework activities may involve copying out spellings (to support hand/mind memory), word search or creating sentences
- Handwriting – all work done at home should reflect the expectation of school and we ask parents to check the quality of handwriting and presentation.
- Timestables – all children need to be fluent in all timestables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
- Topic and Maths – you child may have homework that involves research, problem solving, creating projects to leaflet to share their knowledge of the topic they are studying.
Should your child have difficulty completing homework, please contact the teacher who will offer support and help in school. Please encourage them to discuss their work and not leave it to the last minute.
One of the ways to develop greater partnership is when parents or family members volunteer in school. We have growing number of parents who regularly volunteer to support with reading. We would love to increase the number of volunteers in school to support the wider development of skills such as sewing, cooking and art as well as reading.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in school, please contact the School Office