Parent Info

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Please see below some links to help keep the children busy/amused:  – Skoolbo is a free site to help with reading and maths  – watch episodes, play games and sing along to your favourite Horrible History songs! – National Geographic Kids – lots of fun games for 4 to 11+



Please follow the link at the end of this section to view our Home School Agreement which was created in collaboration between pupils, parents, governors and staff.

As a Headteacher (and also a teacher) I have never yet met a child who does not have some specific skill or talent (either academically, physically or socially).

It is vital that we not only praise them for these and help them take these skills further whilst supporting them in other areas that they may not find so easy.

At Orsett C.E. Primary we are continually monitoring and assessing the progress that our children are making in all areas of school life – both academically and socially. This is because we believe that it is vital that we are aware of where each individual child is so that we can plan for the next steps in their learning so that they continue to progress.

We are aware that no two children are the same and that at different times in their education they will need specific support or extension.
Therefore, it is important that we continually monitor our children’s progress so that we can make sure that every child is able to achieve to their expected level.

As a school we always aim to provide you with details as to how your child is progressing through Parents’ Evenings, Annual Reports, separate meetings (where necessary) and also informally on the school playground!

We know that the majority of you support your child’s learning at home through reading with them, practising spellings or tables, helping them to research something or even taking them to a place of interest that links with what they are learning.

This extra help really does make a difference to our children and we are very grateful to you all for this. However, we are also aware that, as teachers, we often use ‘edu-speak’ and that some times this is confusing for those of you who do not work in education.

For example we might tell you that your child is a Level 2 in Maths. We know exactly what we mean by this but in many cases parents are less sure.
We also know what we need to do to help your child move to a Level 3 but again it may well be that you are less clear as to what to do.

Therefore, in this booklet we have listed the areas that your child will need to be able to do independently and consistently for them to have attained a particular level so that you have a clearer understanding when talking to us about your child.

It will also enable you to see what skills they will be working on to continue to make progress in each area.

It is also important to remember that some subjects are taught in a skills based cross-curricular approach so that they are more meaningful for our children, however, they will still ensure that they cover the required skills for each level.

We hope that this booklet (attached) will then help you to support your child’s learning more easily at home.

We would suggest that, when you come to our Parent’s Evenings, you bring this booklet with you so that together with your child’s class teacher you can look at your child’s current progress and see what he/she will be learning next.

Hopefully in this way it will mean that home and school are both supporting each and every child in the best possible way and that we all have a clear and shared understand- ing of our children’s learning.

On the following pages each subject is listed with a simplified version of what each child must have learned, and be able to do consistently, at each level.
There is a separate section for the Foundation Stage as the children in Class R are as- sessed on six areas of learning rather than in specific subjects.

For all other year groups the levels are the same with children starting at Level 1 and generally progressing through to Levels 4 or 5 by the end of Year 6.
Some children will be assessed against P-Scales in English, Mathematics and Science according to their individual needs and we have also included these for reference.

Please do remember that every child is different (thank goodness as it would be a dull world if they were all the same!).

Therefore, they will not all progress at the same rate and will also find different subjects either easier or harder than others.

Orsett Rules Policy by Year Group
The second attachement outline the way that we teach the four rules of mathematics (+, -, x, /).
please do download it so that when you are working with your child at home you will be following the same methods as us which will mean that your child does not get confused by different methods.

Thank you for taking the time to look at the attachments below. We hope that you find it useful when supporting your child.


Orsett Rules Policy by Year Group