Glossary

 

ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
Foundation Stage

This is the first stage of the National Curriculum that focuses on the distinct
needs of children aged three until the end of the reception year of
primary school. It is a broad, balanced and purposeful curriculum,
delivered through planned play activities.

Golden Good Book

This is a special award given to children by the Head Teacher.
Three visits to the Golden Good Book will earn the children a certificate
that will be presented during a celebration assembly.

Guided Reading

Guided reading is 'small-group reading instruction designed to
provide differentiated teaching that supports students in developing
reading proficiency'. The small group model allows children to be taught
in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs,
accelerating their progress.

HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
INSET Teacher Training Day where the school is closed to pupils.
KS1 (Key Stage 1) Collective name for year groups: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
KS2 (Key Stage 2) Collective name for year groups: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
(although Parley First School does not have a year 5 and 6)
Jigsaw

Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work
for the whole Primary School from Years F1 and 2 through to Year 6.
It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills
and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

MUFTI Day This is non-uniform day where children are invited to wear their own
clothes in return for a contribution to a chosen charity.
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education. The body that arranges, and sets standards for
school inspections.
Phonics

Phonics is the first strategy children are taught in helping them learn to read. 
Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes.
Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes
that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.

POPS

Partners of Parley School. This is our Parent and Teacher Association.

QDOS

This is our school uniform provider.

SEAL

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disability

SPAG

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

SQUID This is a secure online payment system for school trips.
It also acts as the parental consent for these trips.
TA

Teaching Assistant

Time to Talk

This is drop-in session for parents. Usually first Monday of the month at 2.00pm.

VF Verbal Feedback - this is something you may see written in your children's books.
It means that the teacher has talked to your child about their piece of work.
WALT

WALT.. we are learning to (learning intention)

WILF

WILF.. what I'm looking for (success criteria)

200 Club

This is the POPS school lottery.