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Every pupil in Years 7 to 10 will be receiving a weekly PRET homework from their Mathematics teacher. The aim is for the pupils to Practise the maths they are learning in class, Recall key facts, Extend their understanding and give them the opportunity to Think for themselves. To support your child make the most out of these new homework tasks please review their work with them and ensure they have fully responded to each section. Here are five sections in total and each one aims to support progress in all areas of mathematics.

Literacy: Pupils should be providing a definition for each of the key words used in the current topic. They could use a dictionary or the internet to search for the meaning of the words. They will need to take care that they have chosen the correct definition, as sometimes words can have a different meaning in Mathematics.

Research: This section will give the chance for pupils to look at how the topic they are currently studying is linked to the real world, or for them to find out about particular famous mathematicians and their discoveries.

Memory: Changes to the Mathematics specification means that the pupils must remember and recall more key facts and formula than ever before. To fully prepare our pupils this section of the homework will give the pupils certain key facts to memorise. These will be tested in class.

Skill: This section gives the pupils the opportunity to practise the skills learnt in the classroom and consolidate their learning. If they need additional support they can use and/or come to the mathematics support drop ins on a Monday and Thursday afterschool.

Stretch: This part of the homework is designed to challenge the pupilsí thinking and provide an extension to the work covered so far

Transformations PRET route

Year 6 Transition

Helping to support parents and students with the transition from Primary to Secondary School

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.

We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.


Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.

Moments in Time 2020

A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.

The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.

Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.

Some fantastic work on there already:

Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest



Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!