Learning at home is an essential part of a good education. The classroom is not the only environment where successful learning can take place. The regular setting of appropriate, thoughtful, challenging and differentiated homework contributes to pupils’ overall learning experience and is essential for an individual pupil to reach their potential.
Homework is set for pupils with the purpose of supporting the ongoing progress and achievement of all pupils. It is intended to:
  • Reinforce the home-school partnership
  • Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
  • Exploit resources for learning in the home
  • Develop skills of organisation and self-discipline
  • Prepare pupils for the demands of secondary school (Upper Key Stage 2)
  • Extend Academy learning

We provide all pupils with homework to enable them to practice the skills and learning they have already acquired at the Academy. Sometimes the aim is to repeat something completed in class as a practice exercise. At other times, the homework may ask children to apply their learning to a new context.

Here are some learning links to help your child improve their knowledge and learn while playing.

Times Tables Rockstars – use the website or app. All children in Y2 – Y6 have a login – 
 Twinkl – Lots of free resources for all subjects. Use code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Purple Mash – Maths, English and topic activities. Use the username and password: a1
BBC Bitesize – videos and games for a range of subjects
Classroom Secrets Kids – free trial to games website
Topmarks – links to games and resources for all subjects. Some require a subscription but many are free
Phonics play – free games to practice phonics
Mathsframe – times table practice
Teach your monster to read – phonics games for Early Years and Key Stage 1  pupils
Spelling frame – free games to practice spellings