Spring Information Evening 2018 – Reading

Spring Information Evening 2018 – Reading

On the week beginning 5th March 2018, we held our first termly parents’ information evening. As Reading has been our main priority this year we decided that this should be the focus for the evening.

At Emmbrook Junior School, we are all extremely excited about the changes that we have made to the teaching of Reading and it was so nice to share these with so many parents at our information evening and afternoon.

During the sessions, we described the school’s current position and put our 2016/17 test outcomes in to context.

Following that we explained the changes that we have made and how we aim to promote a love of reading here at EJS.

Book talk

I think that everyone that attended the sessions would agree that the highlight was the book talk session. I would like to thank the parents for really engaging and taking part fully in these sessions and for allowing Mr Thomas to take some photographs!

We have been informed that there are a number of parents who would have loved to attend the evening but were unable to make the information sessions so we have attached the slides that were used that evening.

In the Summer term, we will be holding another information evening about what is happening at EJS and the future plans.

At the end of the session we asked parents for both questions and feedback. We are really pleased to be able to share some of the amazing feedback we received, all of which was positive about the development of reading at EJS. It goes hand in hand with the enthusiasm the staff and children have for Book Talk and the other areas of development for reading that EJS are committed to deliver.

  • Clear, concise and inspiring. Thank you.
  • Good insight into school commitments to improve current situation. Thank you.
  • A really useful evening. The plans to encourage reading using so many formats are exciting.
  • Fantastic afternoon, very informative and great to find out more about what goes on in the classroom. Great presentation Ms Wickens.
  • I found the meeting very informative and it addressed the concerns I had. It was great to see how motivated and passionate the staff were about improving the school whilst maintaining the children’s enjoyment – Thank you
  • It was a fantastic information evening. Would love to have these more often to know and update us as parents. Would be great to see fantastic results after many wonderful changes and efforts.

Important message

School Information

(Updated November 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Following recent recommendations from the Berkshire West Health Protection Board, we have been advised to implement the below measure for the remainder of the Autumn term.

If your child is a close contact a of positive case (including household contacts) please have your child take a PCR test on day 3 and remain at home until the result is known. Or, at your discretion, your child can take a daily lateral flow test for 7 days, in addition to the one-off PCR test on day 3. If the lateral flow tests remain negative the child can attend school.


Government Guidance

Government Covid-19 Response: Autumn & Winter Plan 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Protecting People Defined on Medical Grounds as Extremely Vulnerable

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: 



Wokingham Borough Council Guidance

Covid Guidance for Parents and Carers


Autumn Term  Dates 2021-22

30th November 2021 – Open Evening – 6pm

3rd December 2021 – Non-Uniform Day

8th December 2021 – Flu Immunisations

10th December 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day

12th December 2021 (Sunday) – PTA Jingle Bell Jog

13th & 15th December – Year 4 Christmas Production

17th December 2021 – Last day of term


Spring Term Dates 2021-22

4th January 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

5th January 2022 – First Day of Term

14th January 2022 – Rocksteady Concert

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team