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31/03/2017

21 Apr 31/03/2017

Children’s learning: Thank you very much for attending parent’s evening recently. The teachers were glad of the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. I am sure the children find these meetings supportive because they all work very hard every day and…

Children’s learning:

Thank you very much for attending parent’s evening recently. The teachers were glad of the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. I am sure the children find these meetings supportive because they all work very hard every day and thrive on encouragement from home and from school. Teachers will be contacting any parent who was unable to attend because it is important that we speak to all of you. Some children are making very good progress, some solidly good progress but there are a minority of children who are not making quite as much progress as they should be. This means that we need to try something new to move their learning along so that they do make more progress. We have a number of strategies which support children in their learning. By the end of summer term we expect every child to be making the progress they should be making.

We have always known that children write according to how they think and how they speak. We are encouraging children to think and speak and share their thoughts, feelings, ideas and answers by using full, longer sentences. We are on a mission to actively encourage children to use good standard spoken English, to be articulate and to express themselves clearly. We are hoping that the more articulate children become, the more their writing will improve & the more prepared they will be for secondary school and for life.

Every member of staff at Moreland models good spoken English as we actively encourage children to speak clearly. I ask that families please support this at home. We do, of course, have children who never stop talking (this is meant in the nicest possible way). We do, however, have quiet children, who leave all the talking to other children, as well as children who say things like, “going Toffee….it’s good that init…….” Our children will be in serious competition with other children/ young people as they get older and the more prepared they are educationally, socially and emotionally, the better. They also need to develop inter-personal skills and confidence so that they can speak to anyone at any time about any subject because they are knowledgeable & articulate.

Excellent teaching:

Moreland is a lead school for the teaching of maths. We have an increasing number of head teachers, consultants and teachers from other schools in London and beyond watch our teachers teach maths. We had 12 visitors this week alone! These professionals are consistently amazed by what they see in every class and by the children- their hard work, persistence and fantastic behaviour. Miss Walker leads maths in Moreland with support from Mr Quinton. I am really proud of our staff team and our fabulous children.

 

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