The children play an active role in the community. They visit the church at Christmas to sing their Christmas songs. Each year we have a traditional Easter Bonnet parade around the immediate vicinity, visiting the local care homes to show off our beautiful creations.
Visiting the residents of Hendra House
The children take part in a number of local competitions and promotions.
|Receiving a donation from Tuffins||School Grounds competition Bronze award|
|Tesco donation||Rhian named the new Care Home.|
We welcome partnership with parents in the education of their children and we seek to involve them at every opportunity. Parents are welcome to bring their children into school and although they will want to foster a growing independence, they are still welcome in school. If there are any problems or concerns please come in and talk to us about them. Please don’t expect to have a long chat at 9 o’clock when there are so many things to be done, but just arrange a time which suits you and the teacher. Similarly if you want to talk to the head, please make an appointment unless it is really urgent and then we will try to fit you in immediately.
Parents have two opportunities for a formal meeting with their child’s teacher, one in the autumn term, when parents can see how their child has settled in and discuss targets for their child’s learning, and one in the spring term to discuss progress made and targets for the remaining term. There are various special events during the year where we explain how we approach different areas of learning e.g. phonics workshops or sharing reading events, and a Parent Partnership meeting each term, where parents and teachers can discuss ways to help learning at home and share homework targets for each half term.
As part of our work in Personal Social and Health Education children in every class will devise their own set of classroom rules. We have made a collection of these for our school rules. Every parent is invited to sign up to our Home School Agreement, part of which is to encourage children to follow the school rules.
Some parents enjoy coming into school on a regular basis to help with classroom activities and teachers welcome this. Many parents enjoy helping on educational visits and at events such as our annual Book Fair. Parents are often asked to come into class and talk about their experiences e.g. about a special toy of theirs for history or about looking after pets for science. If you would like to help in any way in school, please let the Head teacher or your child’s teacher know.
|Celebrating World Book Day||Book character dressing up|
All parents of children in school are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association. This school has a long history of a very effective and lively PTA which has worked hard to raise money for extra resources in school. The PTA organises many enjoyable social events during the year to which all parents are welcome. Please support the PTA in our events and meetings.
Parents also have the opportunity to become members of the Governing Body. The role of the Governors is extremely important and can be very rewarding. It offers an insight into the way the school is organised and managed. Members of the community can offer a wide range of expertise, advice and support. The Full Governing Body meet each term and there are termly committee meetings. Mrs. Kate Norman is the Chair of Governors and would welcome your support if you are interested in becoming a member.
The school has formed very close links with an infant school in Tipton Birmingham. Exchange visits, for Year 2, take place each term enabling our children to experience a different setting and culture.
|Ludlow children at Victoria Infant School||Victoria children at Ludlow Infant School|
We have several opportunities every year for parents and children to be involved in family learning projects. Family Literacy / Numeracy has been running for the last eight years and is a great fun way to improve your own skills as well as help your children. We have also introduced INSPiRE workshops for parents to work in school with their own child. These have been very successful.
|Parents and children learning together at the INSPiRE workshop|
Throughout the year we have a number of visitors to the school, some of whom come from over seas to talk with the children. We have links with a school in Tanzania through the local Primary school. We also have links with Hungary. Each year the family of a former pupil visit the school to celebrate the happy times he spent at Ludlow Infant School.
|Visitors from Tanzania and Hungary|