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19/04/21

We are back for a brand new Term - out of lockdown and so excited the sun is shining! Although all our covid regulations are staying in place it’s lovely to have everyone back and ready for hopefully a brilliant summer term!

04/04/21

The are broadcasting their &Juliet tonight and we can’t wait! Particularly Year 4 who did their own online production this year! https://t.co/l1eXjiRfiy

01/04/21

Reception had a wonderful time today playing traditional board games together! Thank you for bringing them in everyone! https://t.co/AeASI7w6w8

31/03/21

Y6 had an Easter treat this afternoon with their Art class in the park 🎨 ✏️📏 https://t.co/ayEhMiWsRD

30/03/21

The most egg-celent display in the main hall to celebrate Easter at HPAPL - any guesses who will receive an egg at the end of term??!! 🐣🐣 https://t.co/h1MFzk62mh

26/03/21

Our Easter sculptures are ready to be displayed next week in our Art Exhibition. ALL of our students from Nursery to Y6 have a piece to be displayed. Have a hopping weekend guys! 🐰🐇 https://t.co/9j8mgOkyzn

25/03/21

Today in Year 4, Horrid Henry got in trouble for hiding his brother Peter in the bin! Henry’s mother was NOT pleased! https://t.co/z1QOt054Nj

25/03/21

Another trot around the park yesterday for 5M for - the children along with Mr K are loving the opportunity to get outside more and stretch their legs! https://t.co/fDkgdm7ybN

24/03/21

We really loved talking about last week and the brilliant Y3 counted flowers using a tally which they loved!! They also combined it with their science topic which was reproduction of flowers 🌺🌳 https://t.co/gOKWidIfKW

23/03/21

Last week in anticipation for - Y1 did a census of what was in their pencil cases - they gained a greater understanding of how a census works whilst working on their numbers too! https://t.co/ZV79Ic2sap

23/03/21

Parents Evening Meetings: Can we please remind all parents that their parent meeting slips must be returned by end of day tomorrow. Appointment times will be handed out on Friday 26th March and all meetings will be held via Zoom.

22/03/21

Reception have been loving the sand pit being open for the first time this year! It brings out our creativity and collaborative play skills, and feels like we're at the beach ⛱ https://t.co/iofoLOpN6w

19/03/21

5M have been truly working hard this week - even using their lunch time break to get as many points as possible for Times Tables Rock Stars in aid of Comic Relief! They are all Rock Stars to us and should be proud of themselves https://t.co/sanZs8VSzU

18/03/21

Never the class to be left out its 5 Morpurgo on yesterdays Walk About Wednesday - how nice is it to see that the sun can shine sometimes!!! ☀️😎 https://t.co/0V7qGjyIjw

18/03/21

We're taking part in a fun education programme teaching primary school pupils about . Visit: https://t.co/OMUbThYaSm .

17/03/21

Y6 were strides ahead in their learning after their Walk About Wednesday today - the rain held off and they whizzed around the park for some fresh air and re-charging of batteries 🚶🌥️🍃 https://t.co/lOh1Yin95W

17/03/21

We don't just care about our children's wellbeing - our staff are equally as important & to honour that we have a staff wellbeing team that are always here to help & assist all staff. They run group activities too! Last night was Egg painting run by Ms Tarr https://t.co/5BUmsaPoIU

17/03/21

Retweetd From Yigit&Ayazefe

Mr kelman & Mrs Durrant i Would love to thank the supports you both have given to my boys, helping and encouraging them with there learning. And doing all the best during the lock down to all the family's and children .💛

16/03/21

Year 4 have enjoyed coming back to school and resuming their Strings lessons in person. Today they played the appropriately named song “I want to play” on violin and cello - music maestros in the making! 🎻🎼 https://t.co/N8cdxfOZ59

16/03/21

Y3 have really started to take creative ownership over their sketchbooks. Lovely illustrations and annotations about two larger then life sculptors 🕷️ https://t.co/RPkQt6V5VC

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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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