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17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 3/3: Details of the trips will be contained in the Newsletter this evening and parents will receive a letter early next week.

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 2/3: Our Y4, Y5 and Y6 children will head to the to see on 13th December. https://t.co/p6IZwtIJlr

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 1/3: FINALLY we were able to reveal our Christmas theatre trips in assembly this morning! Our Reception, Y1, Y2 & Y3 will see on 5th December and they cannot wait! https://t.co/Gdm7zHCm7L

17/11/17

Santiago class had a special lesson today. Dziko was the teacher and taught Miss Kennedy and the children how to do a maths worksheet he had made! Thanks for your hard work teaching today Dziko! https://t.co/4pU00Y4vvl

17/11/17

At assembly this morning we said goodbye to our caretaker Martin. Good luck Martin, we will miss you! https://t.co/PykBxtIKeZ

17/11/17

Looks like San Sebastian and Malaga forgot to change out of their PJs this morning...or DID they? https://t.co/xfXwqjBtuj

17/11/17

San Sebastian Class rehearsing at the Bernie Grant Art Centre last night! They did us proud! 🎶🎵🎼 https://t.co/hs9eARMvS0

17/11/17

Brecon Beacon National Park - what a dream! https://t.co/iyyxGDkNEI

17/11/17

Want to hear a mountain joke? Nah...you won’t get over it. https://t.co/5Ca98u91BL

17/11/17

Goodbye Wales! Year 6 are on their way home https://t.co/EbkclNIL5d

16/11/17

Last night - disco time!! 💃🕺 https://t.co/7FR68UDHkR

16/11/17

Last night’s treat...marshmallows around the campfire! 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/GtKpxOEaY1

16/11/17

It has been so fun interacting with all our parents, especially the Year 6 parents, this week on Twitter! We think it's a great way to keep up to date with what's going on at the academy day to day. We hope you'll spread the word to other parents and keep getting in touch!

16/11/17

It is great to see the wonderful learning the children have done at home. If you haven't yet made a home learning project with your child, it is not too late and we would love to see as many projects as possible on our Class home learning board! https://t.co/fBuAdXoRiW

16/11/17

In Madrid Class, children have learnt about Remembrance Day and made wonderful poppies using different creative materials. https://t.co/rWdtTxYbFH

16/11/17

Thank you very much to all our parent readers this term, the children have really enjoyed the stories. If you would like to read to our class, our parent reading times are every Monday or Wednesday. Please speak to Miss Ebersveiller to book a time. https://t.co/5L0AORp97M

16/11/17

Fueling up for a day of caving! https://t.co/loDsYna78m

15/11/17

Girl time...who’s ready for dinner? https://t.co/lNVm8NVkXw

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Homework

We aim to foster a positive attitude towards homework and help set good habits for Secondary School. We are concerned that homework is of genuine interest to the children and matched to their ability. We ask that parents support their child with any homework given.
 

Home Learning Expectations

 

Below are the home learning expectations for Key Stage and 1 and 2 children at the academy. I hope this provides you with a clear overview. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do feed them back to us. We do listen to parents and act upon feedback.

 

Thank you for your support.

Reading –

for children following the Read Write Inc. Programme

Each Friday your child will bring home a Read Write Inc book directly linked to the level of reading and writing your child is doing in phonics. Your child will not have read this book at school. Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every Friday so the book can be changed.

 

Your child will also bring home a book from the library. This will be a book they have chosen out of pure interest. It may be a non-fiction or a fiction book. Please read this book together with your child. Library visits for children in Cadiz happen every Monday, Malaga every Tuesday, Valencia every Wednesday and Alicante every Friday. Again please make sure your child has their book bag in school on this day so they can choose a new library book

 

Your child should have a purple home reading diary. Please help your child to complete a page in the diary linked to either book. The class teacher will read the completed page and sign the diary every Friday.

Reading –

My Book Blog

 

Children read books that are linked to their current level of reading through My Book Blog. All children have a lesson in school every week where they can read their books and log onto the website to complete the online activities. They can also use that session or lunchtime any day to change their reading book. At home, children should continue to read their book and complete the activities online. If your child does not have access to the internet, please speak to the class teacher. Children should be reading daily at home for a minimum of 20 minutes. Teachers and senior managers use the individual data from My BB to monitor reading progress. In the near future, parents will begin receive regular emails about your child’s reading and their progress.

Spellings

The spelling list is given out each Monday. Children in KS1 have 10 words to learn each week, while children in KS2 have 20 words to learn. The test happens every Friday. The following Monday the marked test will be in your child’s book bag for you to review.

Writing

This term we are focussing on improving writing across the academy. Each Friday your child will bring home a writing task linked to what has been taught. The task will need to be returned on a Tuesday, enabling teachers to read the work and provide feedback.  

Mathletics

 

All children in Year 1 to 6 are set Mathletics homework linked to what is being taught. This is set every Thursday evening. If your child does not have access to a computer or tablet which is connected to the internet please let your class teacher know .

Home Learning Projects

 

We continue with the class home learning projects. Many children produce spectacular sculptures and informative pieces of writing linked to their topics. We thank you for your support and value your input.

Timetables

Your child needs to know all their times tables (up to the 12 times table) by the end of Year 4. In Years 5 and 6 they will be moving onto much more complicated concepts, such as multiplying and dividing using four-digit numbers, plus problem-solving involving fractions and percentages. It is therefore vital that they enter Year 5 really confident in all their times tables.

 

Below is the order we teach the times tables at the academy.

 

 x10  x5  x2  x4  x8  x3  x6  x9  x7

 

Alongside learning their times tables, it is vital that children learn the division facts for each times table (for example: division facts for the 3 x table are: 6 ÷ 3 = 2, 9 ÷ 3 = 3, 12 ÷ 4 = 3).

Additional homework

The academy provides revision guides for the children in Year 2 and Year 6 to help them prepare for their end of Key Stage statutory assessments. Each week the class teacher sets homework from this guide for your child to complete. We ask that parents monitor this homework. We need to see the revision guides each Friday in their book bags.