Below are our Nursery timings:
AM Nursery: 8:30 - 11:30
Gate will open at 11:15
PM Nursery: 12:30 - 15:30
Gate will open at 15:15
To see our Reception school day, please click here:
At Ark Victoria Academy, we know how important it is for home and school to work together to ensure that all children fulfil their potential. We encourage regular communication between parents and staff through informal updates, parents’ evenings and homework sent home to support the curriculum delivered in school. One of the ways you as a parent can support your child is by helping them to practise at home the things they are learning at school.
Half-termly topic projects
Daily Reading (all pupils)
Please read for just 15 minutes per day with your child. This can be them reading to you or you reading to them. Your child will be provided with a school reading book, but we encourage our children to read whatever book or text they are most interested in!
Half-termly Topic Projects (all pupils)
At the start of each half term, you will receive a curriculum newsletter about what your child is learning in their History and Geography topics. With this newsletter, your child’s class teacher will provide some ideas for written and creative projects that can be done at home. These are optional projects to further broaden your child’s learning in these subjects. Children can complete and return these projects at any time during the half term and will be celebrated in assembly!
Free websites to support children’s understanding of Phonics sounds:
Ark Victoria Academy uses an approach known as Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach reading and writing. We encourage parents to use the online video tutorial below to better understand what Read Write Inc. is and how you can help support your child's reading and writing at home.
Pronouncing Pure Sounds:
You can practise phonics sounds with your child by using the 'pure sounds' phonics pronunciation online video tutorial below.
Free websites to support Writing:
Free websites to support children’s understanding of Early Maths:
Free websites to support continuous provision:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active - Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home - some videos are free – dances, workouts, fitness challenges
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk – Space yoga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA – Just Dance
In the event of school closure:
For more information about home learning at Ark Victoria, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting with our Curriculum Lead:
Miss R Walker