We are extremely pleased that you have chosen St Anthony’s as your child’s primary school and welcome you to our community. Having chosen St Anthony’s Primary you have begun a partnership with us. We will do our upmost to develop your child academically, emotionally and socially and help guide them to grow and learn with Jesus. In return, we expect you to support us and be positive about our school towards your children. Below is some further information to help you to do this.
Opening Evenings and Consultations
You have the opportunity to attend a Parent’s Evening twice throughout the year where you can meet with your child’s class teacher, look at their work and see their classroom. We always offer two options; an early evening meeting or a late evening meeting.
You will receive a detailed written report once a year and a copy is retained in school as part of our own record keeping. In line with statutory requirements, tests or assessments are administered annually to Reception children on starting and leaving this year group, children at the end of Year 2 and children at the end of Year 6. You will receive the results of these.
Towards the end of the year an Open Afternoon is held where you can not only come in to see the work your child has been doing this year, but can look in their new classroom and meet who will become their new teacher next year!
Every child will have tasks to do out of school hours that will involve varying degrees of adult involvement.
Reading with your child is a requirement across the school starting in Nursery. You will be required to follow and support each class’ reading program put in place by each teacher. Making sure reading is fun and relaxing is still very important and we encourage you to get involved in your children’s reading even when they are fluent. Continue to enjoy and discuss books together; share a bed time story, read the newspaper or visit the library. If your child sees you taking pleasure from reading and valuing reading they are more likely to pick up a book themselves!
Year 1 and 2 are set a piece of Maths homework each week. Year 3 and 4 children are set a piece of Maths and Literacy homework each week. Year 5 children are set three pieces of homework each week and in Year 6 children are set a piece of homework each night. Below and on the Year 5 and Year 6 class pages are some useful documents to aid with your children’s Maths homework.
Spellings are set weekly from Year 1 and children need to be tested on them regularly throughout the week ready for their spellings tests! Similarly times tables should be practised each day so that by Year 3 they know all their times tables fluently up to 12 x 12.
Please visit the Statutory Information page.
Reading & Phonics
Information about how St Anthony’s develops the children’s literacy skills and how we expect parents to help.