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First time parents evening...what should i ask?

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MagicMN Sun 18-Nov-12 18:41:21

I am going to the parents evening for my son that is in receptions.
I do not how they will run (how long they last/will i see only teacher or also assistant teacher/will son be present?). I imagine i will only have little time to ask questions so i would like to know from you what kind of questions to ask.

Any help please?

LIZS Sun 18-Nov-12 18:47:26

normally a 5-10 minute one-to- one without your ds and probably no TA unless during school day. Ask how he has settled, is he fitting in socially , does do what he is asked, is his level of work and play appropriate for. his age , any problems they have noticed or uncertainties you may have and any activities you can do at home to support . The teacher will cover most of this anyway.

learnandsay Sun 18-Nov-12 18:48:49

The Reception children haven't been there long, only nine weeks. For many of them I dare say there isn't much to say about their academic achievement. It's just too early. But it's important to know how they're settling in: have they made friends, are they worried about anything, do they seem happy and able to understand what's expected of them?

healstorturepeople Sun 18-Nov-12 19:17:50

1. Is he settled and making friends?
2. Does he have any particular strengths?
3. Does he have any particular areas that need work? What can I do at home to help this?
4. What level/profile point is he on for the different areas of literacy and maths?
5. What levels to you anticipate he should be by the time I see you at next parents evening?
6. How is his behaviour during the school day?
7. Is there anything else I can be doing at home to help?
8. Little Johnny doesn't like ___. Do you have any advice to help with this?
9. I am a little concerned about ___. What can we do to solve this?
10. Do you anticipate he will move up levels in his reading books after Christmas?

healstorturepeople Sun 18-Nov-12 19:19:20

11. What sounds will he be learning over the next few weeks?
12. How do you teach reading/writing?

MagicMN Mon 19-Nov-12 10:10:32

Thank you very much! Very useful!

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