We will soon be holding parents’ evenings to review the progress of the children as we approach the halfway point in the school year. These meetings should be a celebration of work covered so far and a pointer towards what you can expect in the second half of the year.
Traditionally the emphasis in these meetings is on attainment and progress and this is important, but children’s wider personal development is crucial to their success. For example, are they increasing their independence in personal organisation and do they take pride in being able to do things for themselves? Do they respond well to rules and routines? Can they work and play with a range of different people in different situations, forming positive relationships?
These broader skills and attitudes are the building blocks of successful learning and teachers rightly place a very high value on these. We look forward to welcoming you and I hope you enjoy discussing these with our teachers.