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Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy

Homework

At St Nicholas C.E. Primary Academy, we have reviewed and reflected on our homework expectations based on the needs of our pupils and the response to the last 2 years of a global pandemic. Our focus for the new academic year 2021-2022 is to drive improvements in times tables and developing a love of reading.  

 

Times Table Rock Stars 

All children have access to Times Table Rock Stars and are expected to complete 10 minutes a night (5 times a week). Times Table Rock Stars is a website aimed at developing times table accuracy and speed.  

 

You can access Time Table Rock Stars by clicking the following link: https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Please contact school if you have any issues being able to access Times Table Rock Stars or need a device to access it.  

 

Nessy 

Nessy is an online programme designed at developing children’s spelling and phonics understanding and knowledge (this sits outside of our fidelity to Read Write Inc because it is used to supplement a love of learning). All Year 2 and KS2 children have access to a Nessy account which they are expected to use 10 minutes a night (5 times a week). 

 

You can access Nessy by clicking the following link: https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin 

Please contact school if you have any issues being able to access Times Table Rock Stars or need a device to access it.  

 

Reading 

We are aim to improve all children’s love of reading so we have removed the requirement for children to have a reading record signed.

 

This does not mean children are no longer expected to read because, as we know, reading is the gateway to developing vocabulary, fluency, spelling, writing and understanding and therefore is the most important skill to develop.

 

Children are now given the option to respond in a creative way to what they have read. They are given the opportunity to write book reviews, create posters, write a debate and many other options in-school based on what they have read outside of school.

 

We are very excited with this revised approach and cannot wait to see what exciting books our children dive into this year.  

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