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15/01/21

BREAKING NEWS - Our PL Family has expanded!! Let me introduce you to.... oh wait! They need names!! All pupils will be able to vote with a naming competition on Purple Mash starting on Monday 🐰🐰 https://t.co/Z0kieREwe4

11/01/21

Today, the magical Mr Kelman packaged up over 50 Free Food Parcels that will go out to our school community 🍎🍐🍞🍳 https://t.co/EMai4uiotz

03/01/21

Want outstanding online learning? Then plan for it! Fail to plan; plan to fail. NOT US. Tomorrow’s staff training schedule! Looking forward to it! https://t.co/sJWzBPdTfc

03/01/21

Our amazing art teacher once again finds the exact word to inspire our community and gently encourage us forward… what a blessing Ms Tarr is. https://t.co/0tgW9N8MUz

01/01/21

Please know we were always busy planning for remote learning. We are excited that it will be even better this time round and more ‘live’ teaching for those at home. We will do our best for you! As always. https://t.co/VtAUBRNIXv

01/01/21

In response to welcome U-turn of Gov decision we will be OPENING ONLY TO VULNERABLE PUPILS AND CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS. See letter to parents on website. https://t.co/IE4jD3N05W. If you are unsure of anything please call the school office. https://t.co/0QNgMZcMID

01/01/21

KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEWS. We will update as soon as official decisions are made. https://t.co/p0N6S4FKGp

01/01/21

SCHOOL OPENS TO ALL PUPILS ON TUESDAY 5th JAN. See letter to parents. https://t.co/I2IKrUdIw5 We worked hard to stay safe before Christmas: we will work even harder, be even more vigilant, take even more care. If your household shows symptoms DO NOT bring chn to school. https://t.co/ZuhIVw2N7l

19/12/20

We’re so glad to hear this and to hear that it’s made a difference to what will be a strange Christmas for many. Wishing you and your family a safe Christmas.

17/12/20

And last but definitely not least is Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/Zyy2yrhWxw

17/12/20

Next up is the amazing Years 1, 2 and 3!! https://t.co/0Cpz6SlgHV

17/12/20

A HUGE DRUMROLL... Our Christmas Nativities are here!! Although they're virtual this year they are beyond amazing and a BIG thanks to Mr Delaney & Ms Hastings for creating these fantastic performances! Nursery & Reception: https://t.co/ifxPAijhdd

17/12/20

Here are Y6 performing Jingle Bells https://t.co/N3IG4kAULW

17/12/20

We're sorry that parents have missed out on our usual end of term strings concert - here are some recordings the children did in their final session - harmonising Jingle Bells. Congratulations Year 4 WCIT, Year 5 and 6 Continuers for all the fantastic progress they've made! https://t.co/qwoLO7M6Yx

16/12/20

Enjoy the festive break with a brand new experience from 'Punchdrunk' - a story telling and story writing experience created for children and their parents/carers to enjoy. https://t.co/Zl0WSo3gYw

14/12/20

Santa has arrived at Philip Lane! Our pupils were incredibly excited when they heard the bells from Santa’s sleigh and let’s not forget the astonished look on their faces! 🎅🏼 🛷 🎄 https://t.co/vyBrGTl4YJ

10/12/20

We are so so sad to have to close our Reception bubble today. We want to wish all of our wonderful Reception children and their families a very safe and happy Christmas 2020. https://t.co/n4Aha3YYVB

08/12/20

Festive spirit is well and truly taking hold at HPAPL. Some traditions at Philip Lane continue despite the strange year. 🍊🎄 https://t.co/emIPIBM28k

08/12/20

Nursery we’re fantastic during the filming today. We can’t wait to show you the final video! ⁩ ❄️😇 https://t.co/8Z6vIRodO2

04/12/20

Our Newscasters of the future displayed their reporting skills this afternoon. They used their brand new iPads whilst reporting on the 1960 Validivia earthquake in Chile as part of their geography lesson about earthquakes https://t.co/Tjnq0xqZF3

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Homework

We aim to foster a positive attitude towards homework and help to set good habits for Secondary School. We send out homework that is of interest to the children and matched to their ability and the aim is that the children enjoy doing it. We ask that parents and carers support their child with any homework given and let us know if their child’s homework is causing any issues at home.

We have homework clubs after school, in which children can enrol in order to complete homework in school with adult support.

In addition to formal homework, we set Home Learning Projects for children to complete with their families at the start of a topic. These projects are designed to follow children’s interests and to use their creative skills. The children bring their projects to school at the start of each half term and they are displayed in school.

We will post weekly homework assignments per class on this page, please see below:

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.

Mathematics and English Homework 

Children are set mathematics and English homework weekly. The work is given out on Friday and must be brought back for marking on Wednesday. This work is linked to the work that has been taught during the week.

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. Each class is allocated a time slot to use the library every week. Ask your child’s teacher for your child’s library time so that you make sure your child has their book bag in school on this day.

 

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 –

Accelerated Reader

 

Children read books that are linked to their current level of reading through Accelerated Reader. All children have a lesson in school every week, where they can read their books and log onto the website to complete an online comprehension test. They can also use that session or lunchtime any day to change their reading book. At home, children should continue to read their book. They need to bring their book in to school when they do their test as they will need to refer to it when answering the questions. Children should be reading daily at home for a minimum of 20 minutes. Teachers and senior managers use the individual data from Accelerated Reader to monitor reading 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 up to 20 words to learn. The test happens the following Monday. The marked test will be in your child’s book bag for you to review.

Handwriting

We aim to ensure the ease of joining, so that our fluency and presentation of our writing improves. Each Friday your child will bring home a handwriting 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

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.

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YEAR 2 Homework 17.05.19 15th May 2019 Download
YEAR 4 Homework 17.05.19 15th May 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 17.05.19 16th May 2019 Download
Year 5 Homework 17.5.19 16th May 2019 Download
Year 3 Homework 17.05.19 16th May 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 17.05.19 17th May 2019 Download
YEAR 4 Homework 24.05.19 23rd May 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 24.05.19 23rd May 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 24.05.19 23rd May 2019 Download
Year 5 Homework 24.5.19 23rd May 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 24.05.19 24th May 2019 Download
Year 3 Homework 24.05.2019 29th May 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 07.06.19 05th Jun 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 07.06.19 06th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 3 HOMEWORK 7.6.19 06th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 5 Homework 7.6.19 07th Jun 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 07.06.19 07th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 14.06.19 13th Jun 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 14.06.19 13th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 5 Homework 14.6.19 14th Jun 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 14.06.19 14th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 3 HOMEWORK 10.6.19 17th Jun 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 21.06.19 20th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 21.06.19 20th Jun 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 21.06.19 21st Jun 2019 Download
Year 3 HOMEWORK 17.6.19 21st Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 5 Homework 28.6.2019 27th Jun 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 29.6.19 28th Jun 2019 Download
RECEPTION Homework 28.06.19 28th Jun 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 28.06.19 28th Jun 2019 Download
Year 1 Homework 12.07.19 12th Jul 2019 Download
Year 5 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download
Reception Homework 20 9 18 20th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 6 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download
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RECEPTION Homework 10.05.19 10th May 2019 Download
Reception Homework 20 9 18 20th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 1 - Homework - 10.05.19 10th May 2019 Download
YEAR 2 - Homework - 10.05.19 10th May 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 20.09.19 19th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 2 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 3 Homework 10.05.2019 13th May 2019 Download
YEAR 4 HOMEWORK 10.05.19 13th May 2019 Download
YEAR 5 - Homework - 10.05.19 10th May 2019 Download
Year 5 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 6 Homework 20.09.19 19th Sep 2019 Download
YEAR 6 Homework 20.09.19 20th Sep 2019 Download