Parents in Partnership
“Research shows that parental involvement makes a big difference to pupils’ engagement and achievement, and evidence indicates that this involvement benefits not only students, but also parents, teachers and schools” DFES
The aim of the 'Pip project' is to promote parental involvement in children’s learning and the life of the school.
The 'Pip' project activities are for open to all our families, to help our pupils have the best educational experience possible.
If you want to find out more or have any suggestions please contact :
Baden Powell Parental Engagement Teacher
What is a Family Learning Signature?
The family learning signature is a great opportunity for families to come together and spend time discussing their learning strengths and needs. It encourages families to take a moment to realise and be proud of what they do well as a family and also highlights what could they could improve. There are no right or wrong answers and no perfect results. A family learning signature is what it says, a personal signature of your family’s learning.
The signature has 36 triangles which allow families to discuss how each element operates in
and impacts on their family. Quite often, after discussing each element, families feel a sense
of pride and achievement and discuss how they can make positive changes to further improve their family’s learning.
Families are encouraged to complete a family learning signature. Please see Miss McLoughlin to make time to come and complete one with your family.
Family Learning Signatures can be completed every Monday and Friday.
To help you remember when the activities are taking place here is a free family organiser.
Parents Group (pre-school children welcome)
Every Thursday Morning
This is a friendly group run by parents. This is an informal session where you can find out more about school, help with consultations and chat with other families.
Coffee and Chat
Monday Mornings 9-10 am
If you need any help or support? Miss McLoughlin is available for a chat.
Managing Childrens Behaviour 10 Week Course
The course is open to all adult family members. Places are limited please see
Miss Mcloughlin on a Monday or Tuesday, or your can leave a message for her in the school office to secure your place.
Rhyme Time Challenge
USING songs, rhymes and picture books is a great way to help your child
develop their language and communication skills. It’s never too early or too
late to start signing and rhyming with your child.
Not only is it fun but it is also a great way to get to know each other. Children’s
communication skills develop at different rates but there are many things
parents can do to help their child develop the skills to read, write and communicate effectively.
Sing to your child. A child loves nothing more than the sound of their parents’
voice. Don’t worry about being the best singer.
They love changes in variation and vocal tone. This keeps it exciting for them
and helps them to learn about the natural sounds of a language. If you forget
the words, make up your own variations. What’s most important is the time you
and your child spend singing together. Giving children a sense of joy and
excitement about language will naturally help to boost their desire to read and write.
Rhymes also help us to learn to play with words. They tune our ears to all the
sounds in the word. By hearing different sounds we learn how sounds
combine and blend together to form a word.
If we can learn the sounds and hear the different sounds that make up a word
then we can learn how to play with them, how to change them and most
importantly, we can learn to recognise what sounds can be paired with other
sounds. A child who knows four nursery rhymes by the time they’re four will
naturally be a better reader at eight years old.
Reception children and their families are invited to take part in a weekly rhyme time challenge. During the sessions we sing rhymes together and make resources to take home.
You can practice the songes at home following the link:
Week 1 Incy Wincy Spider
Week 2 Hickory Dickory Dock
Week 3 Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Week 4 When Goldilocks Went To The House Of The Bears
Week 5 One, Two, Three, Four, Five Once I Caught A Fish Alive
Wednesday afternoon 1.30-3pm
Little PIP Group
Come along with your preschool children and have some fun!
This is an informal group run by parents for parents and their preschool children.
Every Monday and Friday there are Family Learning Workshop 9.15-10.15 and
2-3pm for Families.
Every Tuesday there are workshops for parents and children.
Please see the calendar.
Home Work Help
Homework club is every Monday after school 3-4.pm with Miss McLoughlin.
Miss McLoughlin is available to help with times tables,spellings and reading books
Pop into the PIP Cabin anytime to borrow a book.
Language and Play Packs
We have a range of activity packs from nursery to KS2 that help your child learn. If you would like to use the packs please see your child's class teacher or Miss McLoughlin.
PORI STORI Home Learning
Every term Reception families receive free home learning resources from Pori Stori. There are family workshops based on the resources.
Please follow the link to help you read the story to your child in Welsh