At Kingslea Primary School, we are proud to regularly invite parents to workshops and into the classroom to support their child’s learning at home. For those parents who are unable to make our workshops, information from the workshops can be found and downloaded below. All parents are welcome to attend parent workshops. We are continually trying to meet the needs of our pupils and parents : therefore, if you have any feedback regarding the workshops you have attended or future workshops, please see Mr Conway.
What happens when you come for a visit.
WOW! WOW! WOW! Just like Glastonbury, the Big Draw becomes more popular every year. Thank you to Mrs Kemp and Miss Evans for setting up such an amazing event. This year’s theme was ‘Every picture tells a story’.Over the three sessions, more than 250 parents visited school to spend some very special time being creative with their child. Whatever the medium used, be it collage, sketching, painting or street chalk everyone wanted more!
'Absolutely wonderful! Being able to come to the school and interact with my children has given me treasured memories.' Reception parent 'Loved it. I’d do some every week if I could!' Reception rarent 'We especially enjoyed the book theme this year and how cleverly it was linked to the activities.' Year 3 parent 'A lovely hour with my son. Everyone is so friendly and a lot of hard work went into today.' Year 5 parent 'Wonderful! We could have easily spent the whole day.' Year 3 parent 'Love the Big Draw! It’s one of the highlights of my child’s year.' Year 5 parent 'Great fun for adults and children, really enjoyable, have done it every year for nine years!' Year 5 parent 'We thoroughly enjoyed the art experience. The resources were super, something for everyone. The morning went so quickly as each activity was so absorbing.' Year 6 parent 'Had an excellent time spending time with the children. I thought the theme of stories was great too. The activities that had been set out had obviously been well thought out.' Year 1 parent
Over 200 dads regularly attended our annual Dads’ Days. We run two workshops simultaneously, one for Reception/Year 1 and Year 2 and the other for Years 3–6. Topics to date have included fractions and the building blocks of self-esteem. After the workshops, the dads spend time in class with their child. If they show excellent focus and good behaviour then the dads can join their children in the playground for breaktime!
“I enjoyed being in the classroom and seeing how the teacher helped the children with comprehending the text, learning vocab etc. I thought the standard was really high.” “It was lovely to see my son engaging in class and that everyone had a chance to answer questions and put their views forward. A lovely atmosphere in class.” “A real eye opener! Great to see the standard that the children need to work towards.” “The children all really enjoyed the activities, lots of participation and enthusiasm.” “Excellent to get an insight into what goes on at school, government expectations and how teaching has changed since we were at school.” “Always wonderful to spend time in the classroom with my child and enter their world and see it all in action.” “Very helpful and insightful workshop. I now have a greater understanding of the standards and expectations that the children are to achieve. I feel better prepared as a parent to assist in enabling my child to achieve their best.” “Keep up the fantastic work.”
We're not sure is more excited by our Grandparents’ Day: the children or the grandparents! Many grandparents make a special trip to Horsham for this annual day, and we very much appreciate the efforts of all who attend. We also love to hear their positive comments about how happy their grandchildren are at Kingslea.
SATS - Years 5 and 6
Thank you to all the parents who attended the E-Safety Workshop. We hope you found it useful and feel more informed about E-safety and how to protect and educate your children at home. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Conway or Mrs Payne
Thank you to the 200 parents who attended our Math’s Workshop, either during the school day or in the evening.. An amazing turnout and the feedback was very, very positive. Splitting the workshops into Reception to Year 3 and Years 4 to 6 seemed to work well and the children loved having you in their classrooms. We hope you found it useful and feel more informed about how to help your child with maths at home. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Coles, Miss Burnett or Miss Nicholls.
Phonics & Reading Workshop - Reception Parents
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Phonics & Reading Workshop. We hope you found it useful and feel more informed about how to help your child with reading at home. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Reception team.
Reading Workshop and Classroom Visit
Another fantastic turnout at our reading meeting. We ran both morning and evening meetings for KS1 and one for KS2. Parents heard how we teach reading (decoding and comprehension) and had the opportunity to have a go at the KS1 or KS2 SATS test from 2017. That really opened parents' eyes to the demands of the curriculum. Parents then visited their children in class to take part in a guided reading or whole-class reading lesson. A wonderful morning and evening.
SATS - Y5 & Y6
Another fantastic turnout with over 80 parents attending. Thank you to all the year 5 and 6 parents who attended Ms Palmers' and Miss Nicholls’ SATS workshop. We hope you found it useful having a workshop especially devoted to SATs, especially with all the recent changes, and that it has helped you to prepare and support your children as they move through Year 6 and onto secondary school. Having a go at SATs-style questions and the resource pack certainly seemed to be very popular. As we said at the meeting, we will keep you updated regarding reporting arrangements for the end of the year. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Y6 team.