Here at Towngate Primary Academy, we strive to give every child an inspiring and motivating school experience as they progress through their learning journey. In Key Stage Two, we invest time in preparing the children to be self-motivated, to develop an enquiring mind, to have high aspirations, to be independent thinkers and to demonstrate our core values in their own choices and behaviours.
Year 6 – Mrs Wolstenholme, Miss Eke, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Blenkinsop
Year 5/6 – Miss Atkinson (Key Stage 2 Coordinator), Mrs Drury, Mrs Harvey
Year 5 – Mr Adlington, Miss Pamment and Miss Barnes
Year 4 – Mr Hellam and Miss Broadbent
Year 3/4 – Mrs Marsten and Mrs Bailey
Year 3 – Mrs Schofield and Ms Kilbride
At Towngate Primary Academy, we encourage the children to be smart in appearance so they are ready to learn. Please see below for a list of our academy uniform:
It is important for the children to have correct PE kit in school, including footwear, to fully participate in PE lessons and sporting activities.
In Key Stage 2, we provide regular, age-appropriate homework to ensure children are able to continue their learning at home and consolidate key skills. Homework is set weekly and in-line with the academy’s homework policy; we encourage all parents to support their children in regularly completing their homework tasks to ensure this has maximum impact on the outcomes of all our children.
Covid 19 addendum: Homework will be set weekly using the online platform SeeSaw – please contact your child’s class teacher should you require support with accessing this platform, they will be happy to help.
Years 3 and 4
Homework in lower key stage includes:
Years 5 and 6
Homework in upper key stage includes:
In Year 6, after February half term, children are required to complete revision which is provided to all children in preparation for their SATs assessments in May.
Expectations for time spent on homework
Homework should not be onerous or take away from time exploring extracurricular activities. We have tried to ensure that homework focusses on key learning – reading, spellings and maths.
It is far more effective if children spend a short period of time – 5 to 10 minutes – daily on homework tasks than a long time in a one off session.
Where children choose not to complete their homework, the class teacher will arrange for a
discussion with parents / carers. Where there is regular non-completion of homework without a reasonable reason then children will use their free time in the academy to complete work.
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