Parents in the classroom: Why is it good for us to go into their schools
A week or so ago, there was an open afternoon at school. Parents are invited in the classroom to see their children in their classes doing what they do on a Monday afternoon. The children are then allowed to show you their work, and the great thing is that you sit together and look at that work together. It’s lovely to ask them to show you their favourite thing, the topic they loved or something they are really proud of. My five year old showed me a book he is writing. He had earnt 2 house points for his independent writing and was very excited about it. My daughter showed me some French parts of the body, and colours. The eldest showed me some wonderful art; a tiger in the jungle which he had just finished, and then his literacy and numeracy books. It was especially good for him as is not always very confident in his ability. He just doesn’t believe in himself, and to praise his work while we were looking through his tray together felt very positive.