Wellbeing and Mental Health
Miss Denney discussed the importance of wellbeing and mental health within school and shared the key priorities for pupils, staff and the school community.
Strategies such as the use of Bubble Time in the classrooms, Thrive, Playground Pals and buddy systems were shared and a suggestion from a parent was made to include a bubble time book so children who didn’t feel like verbalising their feelings could write or draw these.
Over the coming terms, we will be exploring this in more detail so please look out for information.
Upcoming Parent Forums
|13th March 2019||Homework, Year 2 and 6 SATs focus|
|30th April 2019||Homework and Thrive|
|12th June 2019||Homework, SDP review and SDP next year|
Times Tables Rockstars
Thank you to those who were able to make it to the Parent Forum on Wednesday morning and particular thanks to Mr Chris Forsey (Parent Governor) for attending and introducing himself to East Hoathly Parents.
This meeting, we focussed on the new timestables homework system that has been set up – Times Table Rockstars.
Your child practises their timestables to win coins which enables them to buy new accessories for their Rockstar Avatar.
Their homepage will tell you which tables the teacher has asked your child to practise
and you can track their progress in the ‘Stats’ area which tells you how your child is getting on in each of their tables and how quickly they are able to answer the questions.
Please do logon with your child and explore all that the facility has to offer. You can download the app or logon to the website.
13th March 2018
On Tuesday 13th March, Mr Procter led a Parent Forum in the Learning Zone. The following items were discussed:
The Homework Policy — the updates (Mathletics weeks, Homelearning projects) were highlighted to parents and you can also find the policy on the website.
An issue around the Mathletics certificates was raised. We are going to ensure all certificates are printed each week for assembly. Also, some parents said that spelling tests were not always consistently applied each week. Staff have been made aware.
Anti-bullying — information was shared about the Anti-bullying week, Quality Mark and Policy. Parents said they felt they now had more awareness on the subject than before.
SATs — Year 6 SATs week is from 14th to 17th May and Miss Purcell will be sending out an information sheet nearer to the time.
The next Parent Forum on the 2nd May will focus on Thrive and Mindfulness.