Home/School Links, Liaison and Homework
Parents and Teachers are partners in the children’s education and we believe in the need to work together to provide the best for your child. Parents, grandparents and other relatives, carers and friends are encouraged into the classroom and to work in partnership with teachers in all areas of the curriculum.
There are many ways in which we ask you to support your child’s learning. All children will bring home books to share with you and most children from Year 1 have weekly spellings to learn. It is helpful to comment on how your child reads each evening. Children have a home/school link book to record not only reading but other activities and concerns.
Children may be asked to research other areas on occasions related to topic work and as children progress through the school they are expected to practise skills such as time telling, working with money and practising/using multiplication facts at home. You will be informed of the following term’s topic so that, if you wish, you can support work in school with appropriate family trips and visits.
As they progress through school, more formal homework will be set on a regular basis to prepare the children for their transition to secondary school and to introduce a routine for them to be familiar with the extra work at home. Homework tasks are designed for the children to complete with their parents. Please do not underestimate the value of the support you give.
We have planned Parent Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) meetings throughout the year, though concerns and progress can be discussed at any time. In addition, we have termly open days and weekly newsletters which are put onto our website and includes information about a range of school events and any information which needs to be brought to your attention.
Spaxton Church of England School
Telephone: 01278 671409
Fax: 01278 671853
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Emergency Closure Procedures:
We do endeavour to keep the school open but in the case of severe weather, where it would be too dangerous for staff to be travelling in, we may need to close the school. If the school is to be closed you will be notified by text (about 7 am) and the information will be given out via the local radio and on the Somerset Learning Platform via Somerset County Council website. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number. We will not be able to phone parents via land lines.