At Coates Lane, we like children to take charge of their own learning, this is one reason why we do not always set ‘worksheet’ homework each week. The children are encouraged to learn at home about the things they enjoy or find interesting. Throughout the year, we have weeks dedicated to certain areas such as: Space week and Inspirational People week. For these weeks, the children are encouraged to create a project or display at home with their parents, This year the quality of work produced and the response has been wonderful.
As well as theme weeks the school has bought into three interactive online packages: Active Learn, Purple Mash and Times Table Rock Stars (or TT Rock stars as the children like to call it).
Active learn provides a huge range of activities for reading, maths and grammar, while TT Rock stars is all about times tables.
The children love TT Rockstars and are often talking about what their new speed is or what they have bought with the coins they have earned. This is a great way to speed up the children’s recall of time tables! Purple Mash provides lots of curriculum linked resources and really allows the children the freedom to express themselves online in a safe and secure learning environment.