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Discovery Cafes in School

This term we will be introducing ‘Discovery Cafés’ in school. The aim of this initiative is to support you as parents with your understanding of how we teach and what you can do to support your child’s learning at home.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

This term we will be introducing ‘Discovery Cafés’ in school. The aim of this initiative is to support you as parents with your understanding of how we teach and what you can do to support your child’s learning at home.

Each class will invite parents and carers into school to observe teaching with a particular learning focus. You will then they have the opportunity to work with your child to support and extend their learning with a fun activity. The sharing of knowledge and skills will take place in an informal ‘pop up Café’ environment created in school, with refreshments provided.

Cafés will place during the day for a class of children and parents in the hall and will last for about 75 minutes. We intend to hold these events at different times of the day throughout the year to give all parents the opportunity to attend. The Discovery Cafe format is designed to be an enjoyable social experience; for you meet with other parents in their year group as well as to do a learning focused activity with your child.

The focus for the first round of Discovery Cafes in the coming months will be reading and in particular supporting parents to develop comprehension skills. Our planned café dates are as follows:

Discovery Café Dates 2018/19

Year 1 – 15th November at 1.30pm
Reception – 21st November at 1.30pm
Year 2 – 29th November at 1.30pm
Year 4 – 15th January at 1.30pm
Year 3 – 30th January at 1.30pm

We very much that our new Discovery Cafes will help all parents develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in supporting, at home, children’s development and learning across the curriculum.

I very much look forward to welcoming you into school!

Yours faithfully
Helen Ashe
Headteacher