21st 3 pm Y4 Sharing Assembly; 22nd 2.45 pm Whole School Accelerated Reader Meeting; 24th Harvest Assemblies KS2 10.30 am, KS1 12 noon; Parents Evenings 7 & 11 Nov

Helping My Child At Home

Throughout the year we run workshops to show parents how subjects are taught and to help them help their children at home. During 2018/19 these included: maths and Read Write Inc for Reception Class and Year 1 parents.

Our next event is on 30 September 2019, when parents will be introduced to our new Accelerated Reading Scheme.

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
Code.org – 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+).