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The time for Year 11 to shine 🌞is finally here 🎉! Best wishes to each and everyone


Great parent session with GamCare this evening looking at the complexities of gaming and gambling for our young people. One parent said “really appreciate you offering this session: makes it easier for us parents navigating the complexity of these matters”


We are really happy with our new pavement


Daniel Anjorin, you were loved, cherished and will never be forgotten.


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


What a weekend of marathon fun! Congratulations to all who competed 👏🏼 There is still time to sponsor our academy




Mile 18! Smashing it!!


Team Smith!!!


Good luck to Miss Smith running the London Marathon today! 🏅We’re so proud of you raising much needed funds for 🏅🎉


RT : Ms Smith & Mrs Marshall are ready to cheer on our pupils running the


It’s MINI MARATHON DAY 🏃🏾‍♀️ Good luck to our children who are running today!


The posters are ready, the shirts are printed! Getting ready for Sunday! There is still time to show your support


If you report online, the same team will deal with your report in the same way. It's quick, convenient and means you won't wait in a queue.


WOW! HATO family- your community spirit never ceases to amaze us! Thank you to all who joined us for our annual Eid Tea Party today, it was so wonderful to see our community come together to celebrate by sharing food, laughter, games & dancing!


Our amazing practitioner Marina leading a parent workshop around anxiety this morning. Come and join us in the primary hall- we have coffee and biscuits too! ☕️


A busy day at the academy with Coach Andre from An inspiring assembly followed by running skills workshops for primary pupils! Creating a buzz around school with less than a week to go before Miss Smiths challenge!


Eid Mubarak to all of our community. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Eid. We look forward to welcoming you back to school next week & celebrating together at our annual Eid Tea Party! ☪️


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Independent Learning

Learning at home is an important aspect of every child’s education. It not only gives pupils the opportunity to share their learning with their family members it also allows children to feel more confident and independent with their learning tasks.

All children are expected to take part in a variety of independent home learning tasks, which support them to consolidate their learning.

Home learning tasks will vary depending on your child’s age and ability. If your child is struggling to complete independent learning tasks or is not finding them challenging enough, please do discuss this with your child’s teacher who may be able to adapt work accordingly.

There is a huge amount of evidence and research to say that every child should have the opportunity to read aloud every day. Reading supports language development and increases children’s vocabulary, builds curiosity and imagination, supports fluency and accuracy and encourages children to find a passion for reading which they can take with them into adult life. It is therefore expected that every child should read with an adult at home at least 5 times a week, which should be recorded in the children’s reading diaries. If you would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to discuss this with your child’s class teacher.

Home learning in EYFS

We love to give our pupils the opportunity to consolidate their learning, so we set Home Learning every week in different areas of the curriculum.

These areas include:

· Reading

· English – Writing

· Mathematics

The Home Learning work will link to what has been taught that week so that pupils can continue to practise their skills at home.

We also set half-termly home learning projects, for pupils to show off their creative skills!

Reading aloud every day is encouraged for every child in the Academy. In the Early Years, this may be sharing a picture book at home, reading their school reading book, practising key words and sounds or discussing the pictures in a book.

Home Learning in KS1 and KS2

Children in Years 1-6 receive home learning tasks weekly.

Every half term, we will send home spelling booklets for children to practice weekly. They will have a spelling test every Friday. These spellings are words all children nationally are expected to know by the end of the year.

Every year, we send home a poetry anthology. Our aim is for children to be able to recite poems by heart. There is a focus poem every half term for children to learn and perform.

There are also tasks focusing on English and maths on Purple Mash and Freckle Maths. These will link to children’s prior learning and recap important skills.

Please do remember that children should be reading every day for at least 20 minutes. This will support pupil’s confidence, fluency and understanding.

If you do have any questions about any home learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

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Poetry Anthology Year 1 06th Sep 2023 Download
Poetry Anthology Year 2 06th Sep 2023 Download
Poetry Anthology Year 3 06th Sep 2023 Download
Poetry Anthology Year 4 06th Sep 2023 Download
Poetry Anthology Year 5 06th Sep 2023 Download
Poetry Anthology Year 6 06th Sep 2023 Download