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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Family Learning

Our next Family Learning Event is on

Wednesday 23rd May, 3.45pm - 6.00pm 


Family Learning Workshops 2016-2017

We are very pleased with the number of parents who have been attending our new style Family Learning workshops. We have had a maths meeting for Year 2 which was good fun but really helped parents understand what the curriculum and the standards look like in Year 2. It was great to look at the range of practical information available to the children and to have a look at a range of strategies for solving problems.

We agreed to have more of these as the year progresses for Year 2.

Interactive Reading meetings were held in both Key Stages last week and again were very well attended. Children came to join families in KS1 but children came along to the KS2 meeting with their parents. This seemed a successful format and we will be doing this again.

Year 1 and Reception have also offered workshop sessions in basic skills English. These were well attended and gave parents a good understanding of the teaching and learning of Phonics and Reading.

Bedtime Story Party 2017

This was another great success and over 100 people came along in their pyjamas to have some quality reading focussed fun!

Thank you to Mrs Pearson, Miss Jay, Mrs Heathcote, Miss Perry and Mrs Nattrass. A good time was had by all.

Jasmine Sutcliffe won a prize for drawing the most accurate picture after reading a passage.

The Gallagher family found the most words hidden in a book title.

Mrs Tanik and Lulu found the longest word hidden in a book title.

Well done.


Family Learning Whole School Event 

20th April 2016

Best of British

Wow! What a great evening we had last night. Families came to enjoy an a lovely range of tasks and challenges in every year group on the theme of Best of British. We were delighted that so many of you came to take part.

We welcomed community groups for the first time who were able to showcase their clubs and activities.

We also had a super 'Flashmob' moment when the music started on the infant playtime! Thanks for staying and joining in! The weather made it a perfect opportunity to conga round the mobiles!

If you came and enjoyed it.. Spread the word!


First Film Night

We had lots of fun on Friday night at our very first Family Film Night and we watched Minions The Movie together. We enjoyed our goody bags and had a greata time. We are now looking for ideas for the next film to show!

There was plenty of room left and it is not too late to get involved. Look out for posters.




Bedtime Story Party in KS1

January 2016


Well what a fantastic evening! Fun was had by all. We had onesies and picnics and games to play, a real bedtime story from Mrs Godfrey and.... Darcy the Reading Dog came along too! 

Above all, families were reading and sharing happy times together with friends old and new. It was a lovely atmophere and so many families commented on how much they had enjoyed it.

'Megan has really enjoyed her time petting the dog and giggling with friends. Great idea with the word search... we shall be doing this at home too. Zones was a great idea.'

'Great night had lots of fun!'

'Thanks Mrs Hayden. Very well organised. Activities enjoyed by all.'

' I enjoyed the bedtime story best of all.'

'Excellent. Loved the microphone and structured activities. 1.5 hrs next year?'

'Activities were enjoyable for us both. Nice idea!'

'Was very busy but really enjoyed it! Thanks! Would have been excellent for a short story by torchlight!'            I agree with this and will do it next time! ACH

'Very enjoyable - more structured. Thank you very much. You are very brave!

'An enjoyable actiivity. Much better organised than last year and the limit on numbers worked well. May have been nice to go through quiz answers.'     I absolutely agree. Last year was the first time we had run this event and we did not realise just how popular it would prove to be. I was going to go through the answers but in all the excitement I just forgot to do it! Will do next time. ACH

'Fun doing the word games. Would have preferred to be in a zone with friends from own class and had time to mingle.     Both great ideas. Will do this next time. ACH

'Really pleasant. Much better than last year. Prizes would work and pictures would have helped focus the children in the story.'     We had intended to have a reader in each zone but felt on the night that it was unnecessary. We will think about this one again for next time.

'Good activities which got parents having to think!'