Reception Class 2020 - Parents/Carers Virtual Meeting 1 July 5pm. Please contact school if you have not received the link.

Helping My Child At Home

Throughout the year we run workshops and information evenings to show parents how subjects are taught and to help them help their children at home.

2019/2020 Workshops/Meetings

25 September 2019 – Read Write Inc for Reception and KS1 Parents
30 September 2019 – Accelerated Reader Introduction for Parents
17 October 2019 – Y6 SATS Evening
7 & 11 November 2019 – Parents Evenings

13 January 2020 – Maths Workshop for Reception Class Parents
14 January 2020 – Maths Workshop for Reception Class Parents
22 January 2020 – Phonics Morning for KS1 Parents
22 January 2020 – KS1 SATS Meeting
27 January 2020 – Maths Workshop for Y2 Parents
12 February 2020 – Phonics for KS1 Parents
27 February and 2 March – Parents Evening

13 May 2020 – New Parents Meeting

For details of future events please refer to the school calendar.

We also encourage parents to have regular reading sessions with their children at home as this will install a love of learning and aid progression in all areas of school life.

“High-quality mathematics provides a foundation for understanding the world.”
(Primary National Curriculum, 2014)

Tatworth Primary has a passion and a dedication to enable its learners to be confident mathematicians. We want our young mathematicians to be able to solve problems, reason about mathematical concepts and apply their mathematical skills fluently in a variety of contexts.

The following links explain how we teach calculation to all year groups.


“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”
(Primary National Curriculum, 2014)

Computing is a vital component in ensuring our children become competent and confident individuals who are able to use technological resources to learn, communicate and create.

Teaching within Computing at Tatworth encourages children to use a variety of software and hardware in their learning to become technically proficient. The children have the opportunity to solve problems and design games through their understanding of coding, recognise the internet as a positive tool but know what to do if they encounter problems and use a range of technology comfortably.

Children at Tatworth help deliver eSafety teaching to their peers through the role of eCadets, who meet to discuss internet safety issues and share advice and links for children, as well as parents/carers.

Useful Websites and Apps
The following are a selection of useful websites and apps that provide opportunities for children to practise and apply Computing learning, as well as give Parents/Carers advice about eSafety.

eCadets – information about the role our eCadet children fulfil in supporting eSafety at Gorsey Bank.

UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

NSPCC with O2 – tools and advice to help keep your child safe online.

Scratch – comprehensive free coding resource for children developed by the MIT .

Media Lab – free coding platform for children with many learning activities and courses (used as part of Computing teaching at Gorsey Bank).

Scratch Jr – Introductory programming tool that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games.

Hopscotch – A programming environment that lets children explore ideas while making real software (ages 8+).

Daisy the Dinosaur – Built by the creators of Hopscotch to teach the basics of coding (ages 4+).

How to assess your childs writing.

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