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Parent workshops are run throughout the year to support the learning link between home and school. We look forward to welcoming our community of Parents and Carers to all of our scheduled workshops. We do understand that you may not be able to attend all of these workshops,so with this in mind and to make sure you have full access to all resouces, they are available here for you.
On Wednesday 15th September 2021, Mr Harrington lead a parent workshop on Reading and more specifically the school’s approach to teaching reading skills: VIPERS. The session gave parents/carers an insight into how we teach the children Reading and what techniques and strategies are used to support this.
On Tuesday 30th November 2021, Mrs Church lead a parent workshop on Accelerated Reader.
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.
If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher or librarian may help your child:
- Choose another book that is more appropriate.
- Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
- Pair your child with another student, or even have the book read to your child.
In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.
Welcome to EYFS
On Friday 24 September, Mrs Kindred and Miss Thompson held a workshop to welcome our new EYFS cohort and their families to Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford.
Year 6 Residential
On Wednesday 13 October, Mrs Vidler-Green held a workshop to introduce our Year 6 cohort and their families to the residential trip to Kingswood at Grosvenor Hall – Ashford that will be taking place in June 2022.
Welcome to Year 2 Workshop
On Thursday 14 October Miss Fafunso, KS1 Lead, held a workshop to welcome our new Year 2 cohort and their families to Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford.