Breaking News
First micro:bit lesson in The Drey.
There are planned closures next week on Pavillons Way from 9-3. We have been informed by Brackley Town Council that this is for the installation of bus shelters. This work should not impact on us, but please be aware that we do not have any more detail on this.
Don’t forget to make your booking today in preparation for this event tomorrow.
Our preparations for Comic Relief Red Nose Day begin! We will be selling noses in school on the lead up to 15th March.Details to follow...
There are still a small number of spaces available to join the following clubs this term. Please use ParentMail to make your booking. Knitting Club - Y3/Y4/Y5 - Tues 3.15-4.15pm Culture Club - Y5/Y6 - Thurs 3.15-4.15pm Book Club -Y4/5 - Wed 3.15-4.15pm
The Year Group Newsletters for this term are now available on our website.
There are still spaces available for parents at our @FriendsOfBLeas Staff Vs Parents Quiz on Friday 25th Jan. £5 per ticket, 5 per team. Contact FOBL or School Office for tickets.
First session using Micro:bit in year 5. Thank you very much Mr Sharman.
Some very technical sounding 🤸‍♀️ resolutions. 😁
More resolutions...
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Homework Support

On this page you will find some links to websites and other documentation that will help provide additional homework support for you and your child.


Talk for Writing Support.

Here is a copy of our Talk for Writing Toolkits for each Year Group.


Here is a link to a website which contains a school reading list for primary and secondary aged children.

School Reading List

For other school reading lists click on the link below.

Year 5/6 Reading List

Need some suggestions to help you with guided reading? Click below for some ideas.

Guided Reading Questions


This is a link to a glossary of all technical grammatical terms used in the study of english.

Grammar Glossary


Hints and Tips

  • If your child is finding it difficult to understand the method at their Year group level, look to the year groups below, or even several year groups below. You may need to take it back to a practical level so they can understand the concept. Usually children find the understanding hard because they still need to be able to see and ‘visualise’ what the maths looks like. Encourage lots of talk between yourselves.
  • An interesting website to go on is Here go to the number tasks section and read an article called ‘fluency without fear.’ It explains how we can teach multiplication and times tables in way that does not rely on just memory. So for example we can know 7 x 6, if we know 5 x 6, and 2 x 6 and add the two together. This is where the importance of discussion comes in, and this method can be applied to any timetables fact.
  • Please don’t say ‘I was never good at Maths!’ We don’t often hear people say the same about reading. We need the children to hear positive messages about Maths. Actually most jobs do involve a lot of Maths skills, it is probably just not what we were tested on!

Within school we have our Calculation Policy, if you would like some practical help with your child’s maths homework.

Here is a copy of the Brackley Area Learning Partnership Calculation Policy. Within this document you will find lots of useful information about how the four main operations within maths are taught within each Year Group and Key Stage.

Times Tables

12 x 12 Multiplication Grid

12 x 12 Multiplication Grid (blank)