Home School Diary

At Notley Green every child has a home school diary which hopes to provide a direct exchange of information and dialogue between home and school.  We aim to ensure that parents and carers are fully informed about their child's daily activities and wellbeing as well as providing our children with a voice to enable them to communicate their daily activities at home or school.  We believe that all children will learn better if home and school work together in partnership.  To achieve this aim we ask parents and carers to support and sign our Home School Agreement.

Tapestry is a fantastic online learning journal, where staff upload children's observations which can include: videos, photographs and comments linked to learning. Parents have access to view their own child's journal, respond with their own comments, 'like' observations and upload their own to show the achievements from outside of school. 
Tapestry enables staff to build a picture of a child's learning journey and the progression they have made throughout the Foundation Stage. Tapestry allows children to be involved in sharing and discussing their learning on a day-to-day basis both with adults at home and at school. 
An excellent advantage to using tapestry as opposed to hand written books, is that it can be accessed via phones, tablets and computers, using a personal password. 

Parents' Evening

We have two formal parents' evenings each year, one in the autumn term and one in the spring, with an informal parents evening at the end of the year to recognise and celebrate children's progress.  Parents' evenings are an opportunity to talk about your child, including how they have settled into class and to discuss their learning.  Teachers share ways in which your child is learning and making progress through photos and discussion.  

Annual Reports

Annual reports are prepared at the end of the summer term to give an overview of how each child has progressed during the academic year.