We have been running a competition for the children to create a piece of artwork in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The children have made an amazing effort and produced some great artwork.
Phonic Session Drop in
Thank you to all the reception parents who joined our phonics drop in session! This was well attended and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the staff and children did. We wanted to share a comment from one of the feedback forms…
‘Beautiful teaching, thank you for making sure our loved ones have a bright future.’
Keep a look out for the next drop in date!
School Update Parent meeting – 19/01/2024
Thank you to all of our parents and carers for your continued support. Below, please find all workshop updates and general parent information. Please keep in mind that you are always welcome to our Friday afternoon celebration assemblies and our Thursday morning class assemblies. Both staff and children look forward to seeing you there. We would also like to welcome you to share your views using the following link https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/register
Thank you to those who attended our Parents Meeting for updates on our school. For those of you who could not attend, please find the powerpoint below. The key headlines are…
Our Phonics Screening Check results were way above National at 90%!
Our combined Reading Writing and Maths results for Year 6 are above local and national average!
We have been moved to a category 1 school.
We are having building work done to offer more rooms for small group learning, this will start in February, see plans in the PowerPoint
PSHE Coffee Morning 21/11/2023
Thank you to all the parents who attended our coffee morning on Tuesday 21st November. It was lovely to see so many of you taking an interest in the PSHE curriculum and your feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
During the morning, we introduced a program called myHappymind. myHappymind is all based around helping children to understand how their brain works and to support them in developing positive skills and habits to be their very best selves! The children have now had their introductory assembly and will begin the programme in January. Many parents who attended the coffee morning were excited about how this programme will support our pupils in building confidence and resilience. We will keep you updated!
myHappymind has also developed a set of resources for parents and these resources can be accessed online on your computer, or through an app on your phone. The resources allow children to continue to practise some of the habits they develop at school, such as Happy Breathing, and help you to learn more about the program. Also included are activities for you to do together at home, to complement the in-school lessons. Information about how to log into these resources has been sent on ParentMail and ClassDojo, and there will be posters around the school to further support with this.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On Friday 29th September 2023, we held our annual coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. We can reveal we raised a whopping £1190.75 which is more than last year! Thank you so much for all of your support and donations!
REAL Project home visit 1
On Friday 10th November Miss Parker and Miss Rubi visited the homes of the families taking part in the REAL Project. The theme of the home visit was environmental print. Miss Parker and Miss Rubi modelled talking about the logos and signs that the children see on a regular basis. Following on from this we taught the families how to play pairs with the logos and signs. The families had lots of fun and reminded some of the families on games they used to play as children. At the end of the visit Miss Parker and Miss Rubi presented the family with a leaflet about environmental print, some glue, scissors, and a book. We asked the families to fill the book with signs and logos they find and to show us what they had found when we next visit.
REAL information meeting
Thank you to the Nursery parents who attended the information meeting to find out about the REAL Project and to take part in some activities linked to literacy. We received lots of positive feedback about how useful this was.
Here are some of the comments we received…
“It was very informative and useful.”
“It was nice to see your child doing different activities.”
“Everything was explained beautifully”
“It was a good experience with lovely teachers- I always will be grateful to take part in such activities.”
Early Reading Coffee Morning
‘Thank you to all the Reception and KS1 parents who attended our Early Reading coffee morning. We received a lot of positive feedback about how useful this was. Due to this we are going to rerun this coffee morning for those who were unable to attend, watch out for the next date!
Here are some of the comments we received…
‘A very informative presentation which gave a fantastic insight into how the children will be learning. I found it very beneficial!’
‘Good experience learning about how you teach in school and how we should help at home. It was nice to meet new people and gain knowledge that I’m excited to try at home.’
Friday 29th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning
We had a fantastic turn out for our Macmillan Coffee Morning. Our whole school community turned up to support this very worthy cause and we managed to raise a whopping £1187.55. Thank you to you all for your donations!
Tuesday 20th June 2023 – PSHE Coffee Morning
Thank you to all the parents who attended the PSHE coffee morning. The event was an opportunity for parents to find out more about how and why PSHE is taught at Ashton West End in a relaxed and social environment. We went over the statutory requirements for the subject and how this looks in each year group.
At our school, we have consulted with parents and designed a curriculum to reflect the age, maturity and cultural considerations of our pupils. The curriculum overview was explained, including recent changes to the placement of puberty lessons in KS2. Parents were assured that future changes affecting the content of lessons would be subject to parental consultation.
Parents in attendance were pleased with the coverage and felt that any fears and questions they had coming into the meeting were addressed.
“Very happy with the content covered today. Puts my mind at ease.”
“Thank you for addressing key concerns we have and answering questions.”
“I am very happy about your concept of PSHE.”
Below is a link to the PowerPoint from the meeting. The updated scheme of work, with KS2 puberty changes, will be available on the website from September.
New Reception Meeting
Thank you to all who attended our New Reception Meeting on Thursday 22nd June. We had some lovely feedback, and it gave us an opportunity to answer any questions you had. Please find the Powerpoint below if you were unable to attend, and don’t hesitate to contact school if you have any further questions.
Year 4 Multiplication Check Meeting
Times tables are crucial for children to achieve their potential in math. The PowerPoint from our Multiplication Tables Check shared at the parents meeting can be found below. This runs through how the test is administered as well as how you can help your child at home.
Nursery Library Services
Nursery have worked with the library services and a local author to help create a children’s book! The children have all received a copy of the book, presented by Miss Pizuti
Nursery Stay and Play
Thank you to all who attended our Nursery stay and play sessions this term. We look forward to your children starting with us on the 4th September!
Here are some comments from parent feedback:
‘Very helpful with filling in forms.’
‘My son is excited to start nursery and play with the friends he has made.’
‘She already loves school and can’t wait to come back.’
Mental health and Wellbeing support
TMBC have produced this pamphlet with information regarding what is available in terms of support for mental health and well being.
If you would like any help accessing support available or to discuss any mental health and well being issues connected to your children and families, please contact our school Well being and Pastoral care leads; Mrs Green or Becky.
On Tuesday 9th May, the children in the Early Years had a very special visit from a production company. tHe children and parents loved watching the show!
Here is what the parents said:
‘Great play, lovely way for children to learn.’
‘It was great to see my children engage.’
‘It was fun, children really enjoyed it.’
Phonics Parents morning
On Thursday 4th May, we invited parents into school to watch phonics lessons with the children from EYFS. They really enjoyed watching the children learning and found the session useful.
Here is what some of them said:
“I’m very proud of the teachers for doing a great job.”
“As a team, you guys are doing an amazing job and having a positive impact on children, growth and learning.”
“It was very good to see kids reading and speaking in phonics. Well done teachers and students.”
Phonics Screening Check Parents Meeting
On the 19th of May, we have planned a parents coffee morning to share and discuss the phonics screening check for parents of children in KS1 and Early Years. Please find the presentation below for further information.
Parent and Carer SEND Support Network
Science Fair – March 2023
To celebrate British Science Week, we organised and held our very own science fair. Parents, carers, children and staff had lots of fun carrying our lots of different investigations from marbling planets to exploding rockets. It was very exciting and enjoyed by all who attended.
Pre-Writing Parent Workshop – February 2023
As part of the REAL project parents and carers were invited into Nursery to discuss the importance of pre writing skills and to take part in some of the activities that can be carried out at home to help develop these skills. At the end of the session the children took home a copy of the pre writing shapes and a recipe sheet to make playdough at home. Please find the presentation below.
Reading Coffee Morning – November 2022
We invited parents and carers in to school to share how we approach the learning of reading at Ashton West End Primary. Reading is crucial to every child’s education and at our school, we use a number of approaches to support every child in their reading development and also, foster a love of reading and books. For further information, please see the PowerPoint (shared during the meeting) below:
Community and Parent support meeting – November 2022
Michael Phipps from the Violence Reduction Unit came into school and discussed any concerns and Issues parents and the community felt were occurring in our local area and school community. An open forum was held and many school staff, parents and members of the community attended. Please find further information on this website:
Maths Coffee Morning – November 2022
Thank you to everyone who attending. For your information, please find the presentation from the meeting below:
New starters information pack
Please find information for the parents of children starting Nursery in September 2022.
This leaflet contains ideas on what constitutes as a healthy packed lunch. This leaflet is from Tameside’s Children’s Nutritional Team.
It is very important that the children have a nutritious and healthy lunch to eat during the school day. If you would like any further information or support, please contact the school office.
The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations
The Bread and Butter Thing
TBBT makes life more affordable for people on a low income, builds stronger communities and reduces food waste using an innovative and self-sustaining approach to the redistribution of surplus food and non-food items. With a hub based at St Peter’s Church, support is available for those in times of need and struggle in our local community. Please visit the site below for further information.
Year 4 MTC Parents’ Meeting- Wednesday 4th March 2020
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our multiplication timetable check meeting for our year 4 children. The PowerPoint that Mrs Etchells and Miss Pearson used is below. Please ask one of the year 4 teachers if you require more information about this.
Year 2 SATs Meeting- Wednesday 5th February 2020
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Yr2 SATs meeting. The Power Point that Miss Lumb and Mr Nowak used is below if you need to make further reference to it.
Thursday 30th January 2020 – Phonics Workshop for Parents
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our phonics workshop. We hope you gained valuable information on how to support your child at home. Please ask in school if you need anymore help or advice.
Wednesday 29th January 2020- Y6 SATs Parents’ Meeting
Thank you to all of the year 6 parents who attended our information evening. The PowerPoint that Mrs Green and Miss Taylor used is here if you need it to refer to.
Online Safety Workshop- Tuesday 28th January 2020
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our online safety workshop delivered by Kat Howard. Kat has emailed a copy of the PowerPoint she used to Miss Pizuti so if you would like a copy please ask at the main reception.
KS2 English Curriculum Parents’ Meeting- Thursday 24th October 2019
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting. The Power Point with the information on from the meeting is below. Please come in and speak to us if you need any more information.
KS1 English Curriculum Parents’ Meeting- Thursday 17th October 2019
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our meeting regarding reading, writing and phonics. Below is the PowerPoint we used during the meeting. Please come and see your child’s teacher if you need any further information.
MacMillan Coffee Morning- Friday 27th September 2019
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our coffee morning with their children. During the day, we sold cakes, biscuits and drinks and the children all wore green. Mrs Coyne even wore a green wig all day! We raised nearly £1400 so thank you for your support during the day.
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Cash For Kids Coffee Morning- Friday 10th May 2019
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our coffee morning in order to raise money for The Cash For Kids Charity. The children and staff dressed up as super heroes for the day. Children bought cakes and drinks during the morning. We raised over £1000 so thank you very much for your support.
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KS2 Maths Parents’ Meeting- Thursday 7th February 2019
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the KS2 parents’ maths meeting. The PowerPoint discussed is below.
Our recent fundrasing: