On the 17th and 18th of January, Ms. Norma, Head of School, gathered together many parents whose children are currently in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) for two days of workshops held in the school hall. These were focused on reading and writing.
Successful workshops in Term 1, which had covered the daily routines in the Pre-KG, KG and Reception year groups, prompted parents to ask for more workshops to enable them to fully understand specific subject areas and how to help their children at home.
Children need to read to succeed!
The workshops were designed and presented in a verbal and visual way so that parents would understand the subject matter and the progression through reading and writing at each year group level from Pre-KG to Reception.
Parents were able to see the various stages of handwriting with a focus on how to hold writing tools – pens/pencils – correctly.
Reading was an important part of each workshop. Ms. Norma demonstrated how to use the reading books their children bring home with a particular reference to following the guidelines for parents in each book. Children need to read to succeed.
A brief revision of phonics was also presented from the previous workshops with emphasis on the correct pronunciation of sounds and words.
Workshops such as these are becoming very popular in our school. They help parents to understand how we work with their children and how we expect them to progress with their work.