At BVIS there are many ways for you to engage with your child’s learning. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that parents play a vital role in successful learning through a positive home-school relationship.
Here is a reminder of the main ways in which you can find out about the BVIS dual language curriculum during the year and how you can support your child at home and school:
1. Parents’ evenings are held twice a year. However, if you wish to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher at another time, please contact them. Teachers may also request a meeting with you if they have a particular concern they wish to share with you.
2. Attend your child’s annual class assembly, such as 3B’s assembly this morning about people from “prehistory”. Class assemblies showcase aspects of learning from the classrooms and help children to develop their confidence.
3. Check your child’s year group blog at least once a week. Overviews of learning, photos, homework tasks and news are posted there. List of blogs:
Year 1: www.bvisyear1.blogspot.com/
Year 2: www.bvisyear2.blogspot.com/
Year 3: www.bvisyear3.blogspot.com/
Year 4: www.bvisyear4.blogspot.com/
Year 5: www.bvisyear5.blogspot.com/
Year 6: www.bvisyear6.blogspot.com/
4. Attend our coffee mornings and information meetings. Parents who attend these sessions tell us that they come away with a deeper understanding of the curriculum, first-hand experience of how their children learn at BVIS and useful tips or resources for supporting their child at home.
5. Attend your child’s Lien Ket “exit point”. Every year group provides one exit point per year when parents are invited into school to participate in presentations and activities related to one of the Lien Ket topics. Finding out about your child’s learning will enable you to consolidate and extend their learning by discussing what they’ve been doing at school, by taking them to places of interest connected to their learning, playing educational games and by further research using books or the Internet.