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So great for our students to be tutored by LSE tutors


Our Year 4 students enjoying their learning


Our lucky students having a cooking demonstration from our chartwell's canteen staff


Our industrious Year 11 student sewing


Can you use our word of the week?


Year 11 enjoying helping out in Primary


Our lovely Year 11 students helping out in Primary


Year 4 Have created some very impressive volcanoes


Our Year 10 students working with Collagw Voices


Lucky Year 10 students working with professionals in Performing Arts


Having a great time playing Connect 4 with students from Franklin House


Great job Harris Federation


Thank you so much to the Metropolitan Police for coming to the Academy to educate our young people about knife and gun crime in London


The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Science today


Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work in being awarded Stonewall Bronze Champion Award in recognition for celebrating diversity and tackling homophobic and transphobic stereotypes and bullying.


Congratulations to our students who are runners up on the Honor Goodsite's Big Build competition


Had a festive lunch on our Christmas jumper day


Loving the focus of this student


So proud of our talented students

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Independent Learning


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 learning tasks, which support them to consolidate their learning.

Independent 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.Indepdent learning

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. Reading can take through many different forms and there are suggestions about reading activities that may support reading at home. If you would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to discuss this with your child’s class teacher.

Independent learning in EYFS

Children are developing and learning at all opportunities, in the early years we capture this by sending home ‘I shine like a star at home’ stars, they are to enable teachers to see children in different settings.

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 having a discussion about the pictures in a book.

Home Learning in KS1 and KS2

Home Learning in KS1 and KS2Children in Years 1, 2 and 3 receive a home learning task weekly. Within this, they may have Literacy, Math’s and spelling homework depending on their age, as well as remembering to read at least 5 times a week. Every child will bring home a ‘My home learning’ sheet each week so parents can support their child with their tasks. There is also a weekly homework club, which provides children with the opportunity to complete their homework at lunchtime.



Over each holiday break, the children in Years 1, 2 and 3 are set a holiday home learning task. This will always be about the next topic the children are going to study and could range from an information report about Ancient Egypt to making a Victorian house. Each child will receive a holiday home learning project sheet, which will contain all the information they need to know. This allows all children to come in to school after a holiday break, with some information to share and excitement about the half term’s learning ahead. 


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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