We have a Homework Vision which explains why we believe homework is important for all students:

On their journey to excellence students have the right to homework which:

  • Provides rich and exciting learning opportunities

  • Prepares them to be active, independent, successful and enthusiastic lifelong learners.

  • Prepares them for life as responsible citizens in a diverse, modern society.

To achieve this we need to ensure that homework:

  • Provides students with opportunities to enrich their school-based learning

  • Promotes learning in the home which will complement learning at school, encouraging beneficial and effective partnerships between home and school

  • Consolidates and reinforces skills and understanding through regular practice in aspects of class work

  • Develops students' independence and interests

  • Encourages students in the management of their own time.

To read the full policy click here

 

20-20-20 Homework and how to help your child.

What will your child be expected to do?

Homework is split into 3 separate parts:

Reading: (20 minutes every evening)

As part of our push to improve literacy and encourage reading students will need to read for 20 minutes every day as part of their homework. They will need to keep a record of the book they are reading and the pages they have read during the week.

How can you help?  Please ensure your child reads for at least 20 minutes in the evening and talk to them about what they are reading, this will encourage better comprehension of the text. And make sure they are filling in their reading log.

 

Maths: (20 minutes every evening)

To improve numeracy students will need to complete 20 minutes maths work every day as part of their homework. Elements of this will be assessed as normal by Maths staff other activities will include practise based and retrieval practise activities, Mymaths, etc. They will need to keep a record of the work they have completed during the week.

How can you help? Please ensure your child is completing the Mymaths, Moodle maths or numeracy tasks they have for 20 minutes each week night and make sure they are recording the work they have completed.

 

Subject based Homework: (At least 20 min every evening)

students will need to complete at least 20 minutes work from subjects as part of their homework this may be more than 20 minutes depending on their year and the subject. Students will need to record what homework they must do for each subject in your planner as normal. This element of the homework will be checked and assessed in their subject lessons as currently.

How can you help? Ask them about what they have to do, which might be more than 20 minutes, and help them plan their time (There is a blank homework timetable in in the planner). Check they are using their planner to record what needs doing and checking it off when completed. A personal homework timetable will also help organise time for revising their “Knowledge Organisers”

Knowledge Organisers

All subjects have Knowledge Organisers associated with the work your child is currently doing and they are expected to learn what is on them. A Knowledge Organiser contains the essential learning for a particular topic and memorizing the information them will help greatly your child’s chances of successfully completing assessments.

Even if subject homework has not been specifically set, your child should be spending 20 minutes learning a Knowledge Organiser.

The School planner

How can you help? Signing the planner every week and regularly checking your child’s planner is one of the best ways you can support their homework. Even in this age of high technology the planner is an essential tool in helping your child to be well prepared and ready for learning. It encourages good learning habits and is a great vehicle for Home – School communication.

 

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