Homework is not an optional extra, but an essential part of a good education.' (White Paper, Excellence in Schools)
Our school values the work students do both at school and at home. Homework provides an opportunity for students to work independently, to research, to carry out specific tasks and to complete work started in class. It is also valuable to 'read around' a topic and extend understanding of activities done in the lesson.
Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It is important in raising student achievement.
Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 have a termly Homework Booklet with weekly literacy, numeracy and spelling tasks to complete. All students have maths homework booklets to complete these are levelled and students are directed by their class teacher which booklet to follow.
The booklets are all online on itslearning. You can find them in the 'Key Stage 3 Blended Learning Resources' course, by clicking 'resources' and then the 'Homework Booklets' folder. You should select your year group for the literacy/numeracy/spelling booklet and click the 'Maths Homework' folder to find the booklet that your teacher wants you to follow.
If you click on your year, for example, 'Year 7 Homework Booklet 2020-21', the termly booklet is easy to find by clicking on the term that we are in: Autumn, Spring or Summer. If you are in Year 7 and click on the 'Summer Term: April - July 2021' folder, it will take you to all of your homework tasks for the term.
If you click on the first homework: Drama - Monday 12th April, you will find all of your weekly homework tasks to complete. Every week you will have a 'read around' the subject numeracy task to complete, as well as a spelling test and reading task.
Students in Year 10 and above will be issued homework by their class teachers. This should:
consolidate and extend work covered in class.
enable students to access resources not available in the classroom.
create opportunities for independent work.
allow students to show progress and understanding.
develop research and study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline
allow students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning.
provide evidence of knowledge and understanding which may contribute to a students' overall assessment.