Term Dates 2020-21
(Please note that we have 4 INSET days and 1 occasional day to add to this list-school closure days)

Start of term: 2nd September 2020
Half term holiday: 26th October 2020 – 30th October 2020
Christmas holiday: 21st December 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Half term holiday: 15th February 2021 – 19th February 2021
Easter holiday: 29th March 2021 – 9th April 20
Half term holiday: 31st May 2021 – 4th June 2021
Summer holiday: 23rd July 2021 – 31st August 2021

Parenting Courses
Autumn Online Courses
Families in Focus SEN
Natural Flair
Talking-Teens-ONLINE-Monday
Talking-Families-ONLINE – Tuesday
Talking-Families-ONLINE-Wednesday
Talking-Teens-ONLINE-Thursday
Talking-Dads-ONLINE – Tuesday
Behaviour ONLINE – children with additional needs
Family Centre Service
Autumn Online Courses (with description)

Information for new parents-please see below for copies of essential information that we have sent home.

NURSERY
Nursery Welcome Letter
Nursery Parent Information sheet 2020

Welcome to Killigrew Nursery staff photo sheet
Welcome to Killigrew Nursery photo sheet
Getting to know you

RECEPTION
Welcome letter 2020
Reception Curriculum Meeting Information for Parents
Reception Parent Information sheet 2020
Ready for School photo sheet

CURRENT PARENTS
Return to school letter
Classes for 2020-21
Letter 21st May 2020
Parent factsheet

 


Support for Parents
COVID-19 Services and resources to support families
General Parental Advice 
HCC Support https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/families-first/families-first.aspx

Curriculum Information for Parents-E-safety
Recommended websites:
https://giftedgeek.co.uk/keep-children-safe-online/
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
https://www.childnet.com/

Computing and e-safety
Herts for Learning e-safety for Parents

Curriculum Information for Parents-Reading & Spelling
Phonic Pronunciation (Youtube video showing the correct phonic pronunciations)
Phonics (YR-Y2)
Read Write Inc. Spelling Overview  (Y2-Y6)
Colour coded useful spelling patterns and word lists (Y2-Y6)
This is a colour coded list of the most important spelling objectives taught to the children between Y2-Y6. The colours show you which year group the objective is taught in, based on current curriculum expectations (although there is some overlap). The list is not exhaustive by any means, but it does detail the words that come up most frequently in standardised tests and those that the children use most frequently in their writing. The sheet is intended as a guide, not a list of spellings to learn by rote. If you would like to work with your child, please use the list as a starting point to investigate words that come under the objectives noted. Perhaps work together to create word clusters (a group of words that all contain the same letter string or spelling pattern). In Y6 the children can be tested on any of these words. The test is usually roughly split into thirds with a third of words taken from the objectives from Y2 to Y4, a third or more from the Y5 curriculum and then a scattering of tricky words and homophones from the Y6 revision curriculum. The English language is complicated, so the children have their work cut out!

Statutory Word Lists
(Issued by the Department for Education-words that children should know on exit from Y4 and Y6).

Reading Information
Reading Passport

Curriculum Information for Parents-Maths
Mental Maths Boot Camp http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/mathsgame/MathsQuiz.swf
Y4 Multiplication Tables Check

Curriculum Information for Parents-Y6 SATs
Y6 SATs talk 
Y6 Arithmetic Workshop
Y6 Reading List
Y6 Parent Revision Booster (Spelling)

Homework
Help your Child with Homework

Music
Herts Music Service