Our Learning

For Parents

At Samuel Lucas we firmly believe in parents working in partnership with the school. Children make the best possible progress with the support, involvement and encouragement of parents. We welcome your help in school and encourage you to take an interest in your child’s learning. We hold Parents’ Evenings twice a year when we invite you to discuss your child’s work with the teacher. An annual written report is produced for each child. In the Autumn term parents are invited to the Exhibition held after Book Week where the whole school work is celebrated . In the Spring Term parents are invited to the class outcomes where the children share their learning from the term.  In the summer term we hold an open evening when everyone interested in the school is invited to visit to see and share a celebration of children’s work.

Teachers welcome opportunities to meet parents and discuss any aspect of your child’s school life. It would be appreciated if conversations before school could be kept to a minimum so that teachers can meet the children and organise their work. It is easier to see parents after school – making an appointment would ensure a teacher’s availability. Mrs Thomas, the Headteacher, is happy to discuss any issues with parents.

Parents are invited to sign a home/school agreement when their child begins school. KS2 Children are encouraged to be involved in this agreement to strengthen responsibility for their own learning.

Parent forum meetings, with an agreed agenda, are held every term with the Head teacher and Senco. Two elected parents from each class are able to share views and opinions and discuss whole school issues enhancing the rounded view school for the SMT.

We use ParentMail to send email messages out and have a Parent Hotline message service. The number for this is 08447 707576 (school ID 67470).

Messages to Parents

Ofsted letter to parents – July 2016

Inspection of Hertfordshire County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 4 July 2016 to 8 July 2016

Hertfordshire County Council has asked all schools to share this letter from Ofsted with parents. You can view/download the letter here.

Suggested Web Links

www.bugclub.co.uk

www.sebastianswan.org.uk 
Suitable for KS1 with lots of literacy activities

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools

www.ickids.org.uk

www.poissonrouge.com

www.mathsisfun.com

www.howstuffworks.com

www.bekonscot.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise
Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

www.gallery.e2bn.org

Nature Detectives
Excellent site for everyone interested in nature. Free to join with lots of pages on what to look out for right through the year.

Funology
Not totally educational, but some great facts and games.

Science Museum
One of London’s great museums has its own website.

Starfall
Great website for help with reading.

Children’s Books Online
Excellent website, read and animated book online.

Orisinal Games
Enough games to keep you going for… years!

Child Friendly Search Engines

www.askkids.com

www.kids.yahoo.com

www.kidsclick.org

eSafety

For the latest Herts for Learning eSafety advice please read the following document:
Herts for Learning eSafety for Parents.pdf

www.facebook.com/safety
Facebook Terms and Conditions
Registration and Account Security says, “You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.”
This link is provided for parent information.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.getsafeonline.org

www.kidsmart.org.uk

http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2011/10/advice-for-parents

www.bullying.co.uk

www.chatdanger.com

http://parents.vodafone.com

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/specials/bullying

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Games

www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.themouseclub.co.uk

www.filmstreet.co.uk

www.rspb.co.uk

www.gridclub.com

www.primarygames.co.uk

www.gamequarium.com

www.britishcouncil.org/kids-writing-storymaker

www.ictgames.co.uk