Times tables are important for developing core maths skills and confidence, and you can do it in a fun way through the following games on this web site:
We are also developing some games that you can play at home. Please talk to your teacher about borrowing a set. These can be played with your parents or a family member. Do not forget to return them as agreed!
In order to support working independently, Heron Park has invested in a virtual learning environment. Please encourage your child to log on and use the website at least weekly as there will be resources and activities allocated to them by their class teacher. The link for the web site is:
STAR Assessments, by Renaissance Learning
Please click on this link: https://ukhosted81.renlearn.co.uk/5568587/default.aspx to access the assessment site. These assessments provide accurate assessment data for our teachers so that they can make sure that all of our pupils are able to achieve the best possible standards in Maths and English.
Please click on the following link to find out if the book your child is reading can be part of the Accelerated Reader Reading challenge: http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
We have invested in Active Learn, from Pearsons. This is an integrated curriculum and assessment system that is mapped to the new curriculum, and allows your child to work at their own pace at home, and at school, on areas that they need to develop. Usernames and passwords should have been sent to you. If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Click on the link below to access the site (https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/). The school ID is MXKW.
This is a great way to help your child learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and it is FREE for home use. The software runs some diagnostic tests and then trains and tests on areas identified. Click on the image below to go to the site and download the software (http://www.bigbrainz.com/Downloads.html):
There are over 250 FREE books available for you to read on this website – http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading-owl/find-a-book … Enjoy!
Read for My School
As you know, Heron Park Primary Academy has won 100 books from the Read for My School initiative. Well done to everyone, and carry on reading! (www.readformyschool.co.uk)
The following are some great links to help you read. If you come across any that you find useful, please do get in touch and we will happily add it to the web site.
This great website has online books that are illustrated, and are suitable for all ages.
Ideas for low cost and free children’s activities.