Communication with parents/carers
We recognise that learning begins at home.
Building good relationships and a partnership in learning between home and school is of upmost importance to us at Much Birch.
We have many ways of communicating with parents and in addition to this, have an open door policy that should you ever need to discuss anything please come into school and have a chat. A brief chat in the mornings to convey any concerns or important information is always welcome. If a longer or more confidential discussion is needed we have many ways to get in contact.
For urgent contact please ring the school office.
Otherwise, drop us an email, message on Seesaw, send a letter in your child's book bag or email direct to make an appointment.
The Early Years team appreciate that parents may need more support in the first year of school and so provide
- Welcome meeting prior to starting school
- Teddy bears picnic with parents and pupils to network prior to starting school
- PTFA welcome meeting
- Transition visits
- Meet the Teacher meeting
- Phonics meeting
- Half termly topic webs
- Half termly newsletters
- Parent consultations three times a year
- Parent coffee mornings and workshops
- Tapestry online learning journal
Much Birch School also has a weekly blog for parents, Forest School noticeboard, PTFA noticeboard, School Facebook page.
We welcome parents into school to participate in curriculum workshops.
On this occasion we were talking about 'transport' and through story the children had a scenario where the character of Woody from the film 'Toy Story' was left on an island. Buzz lightyear had to rescue him.
The children had the story sent home for parents to read with their child. Then they designed and collected materials for a 'rescue vehicle' and then came into school to make the vehicle together.
The parents watched either a phonics or story time session and then worked with their children to make the rescue vehicle. Younger siblings were welcome to come along too. Refreshments were provided and the parents had time to network with other parents, have a chat to the reception staff team and observe the Reception class.
Parents commented on how much they enjoyed the session and were thankful for the phonics and story sessions. They also commented on the fantastic behaviour of the children!