Family Learning Sessions and Showcase

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

On the final Thursday of the half-term, MCPA opened its doors to family members in order to share the fantastic learning which has taken place so far this year.

This consisted of 3 events: 

Family learning for Y1 and Y5. 

We spread these sessions out over the year, so that each year group has one. For the afternoon, parents and carers are invited into school to sit with their child and share in their learning. There are 2 main aims to these sessions: To help parents understand what their child does in school and how to help at home, but also to share the learning experience. As always, the feedback from attending parents was excellent as children worked on writing pieces in an engaging but challenging way.

Community cafe.

Each half-term, we invite a range of community partners to set up a stall in the hall, promoting their service to our families. The doors open at 2:30, so that parents can come and have a drink and a bite to eat whilst seeing what is on offer in the local area. This session was attended by the neighbourhood team, Buzz mental health and wellbeing team, Manchester Communication Academy transition team and the Greater Manchester Academies Trust community learning team. If you offer a service in the local area and would like to attend a future community cafe, please contact Lorraine Carlin :


For all year groups except nursery (who had a family story time on Friday), the doors opened at 3pm for parents to come into school, collect their child from class and see their child's work. For many, this is a great opportunity to have an informal chat with the class teacher, as well as discussing learning with their own children. Reception parents were invited in to have help accessing tapestry, the online learning journal which their children's learning is recorded on. If you're a parent of a child in nursery or reception and haven't yet accessed tapestry, please do as us for help.

As ever, our end of half-term engagement afternoon was a great success, with many positive comments from parents and carers on the incredible progress which their children have made at MCPA.