We are extremely proud of how our students have embarked on their home learning. We are sharing with you the home learning summary that we have put together and hope you will find them useful. The summary provides you with details as to what each subject is covering this term, websites/online platforms to access and who to contact if there are any concerns. Please find these documents below listed by year group.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)

What are the aims of setting homework?

Homework enables students to:

  • Extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
  • Have an opportunity for independent work.
  • Show progress and understanding.
  • Enhance  study skills e.g. planning, time management and self discipline.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for learning.

What homework will be set?

Each term knowledge organisers are shared with students through the google classrooms.  I have also attached the Knowledge organisers with this letter.

For each subject students are set a 30 minute task to use the knowledge organiser and complete a quiz to demonstrate their understanding.  Most subjects will set homework once a week.

Where is the homework set?

Instructions from the teacher are placed weekly on the google classrooms. Teachers will ensure that the students can access these using the chrome books.

What does my child need to do?

We encourage students to complete a retrieval practice activity of their choice for approximately the first  20 minutes using the knowledge organiser. Some ideas students are given are:

  • Focused notes -Draw a box around the information you are looking at. Make notes on the key words. If there is a diagram copy and label the diagram.

  • Quiz- Look at the information. Then cover the information over and test yourself, or ask a parent/carer or friend to help. Afterwards,  relook at information you have not remembered correctly. Check your spellings and understanding of keywords.

  • Make a revision card- Write the information onto a revision card to help you remember. From time to time come back to your revision cards to revise.

  • Parent or sibling quiz-Ask a parent or sibling to test you on the information.

To finish the 30 minutes students will complete a quiz. This can be found as part of the task on the google classroom.

All students should aim to complete the homework to the best of their ability. Teachers will discuss with students  individual target scores for the google form quiz. These target scores are below:

MYP Target Grade

Google Form Quiz Target Score

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4

3

5

4

6

5

7

6

8

7

9

8

10

The teacher will be able to review the answers and will give feedback and praise to students in class. Questions students have misunderstood or found challenging will be discussed in class and the teacher will model how to solve them correctly.

How can I support my child at home?

There are a number of ways that you can support your son/daughter at home: 

  • At the start of term they may need help with developing a routine once they come home from school. 

  • Part of developing a routine will be to decide where to complete the homework; somewhere they can focus but also ask for help from a parent/carer/sibling if needed.

  • Monitoring the google classrooms for what homework has been set occasionally, maybe once or twice a week, would also be supportive. 

  • Praise for their effort and completion of work to a high standard also helps students to continue with the weekly homework routine.

Term 1 Knowledge Organisers

Terms 1 & 2 Curriculum Overview

Click here to view the Guide to Using Google Classroom

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