Home Preparation Home Learning and Education Visits Homework enables children to practice aspects of their learning, extend and share school work with their families, pursue areas of interest and become independent learners. Children are given regular homework – more as they get older. All children are expected to read at home every night as well as learn spellings and times tables. As pupils progress through the Academy, they are given regular assignments to complete. Teachers encourage parents to provide feedback on tasks carried out at home. Educational visits that enrich our curriculum topics, are an important way for children to learn and experience activities beyond the classroom to other settings and contexts. Outdoor education is also an important part of the curriculum. The Academy’s physical environment and the local area are well used as a learning resource. In addition, there are opportunities for children to go on residential trips. Parents can be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of trips. Without such support these activities could not take place.