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Parley First School

Children First, Always

Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8QE

01202 874400


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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

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.

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 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.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Teacher Training Day where the school is closed to pupils.

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.


Collective name for year groups: Reception, Year 1 and Year 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)

This is non-uniform day where children are invited to wear their own clothes in return for a contribution to a chosen charity.

Office for Standards in Education. The body that arranges, and sets standards for school inspections.

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.

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

Our main communication system used to send text messages, emails and letters.  Also used to report pupil absence and pay for trips.

This is our school uniform provider.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting using engaging partner work and drama.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


Teaching Assistant

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


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.. we are learning to (learning intention)

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

This is the POPS school lottery.