Home Learning

The main place in which tasks will be set for all Key Stages will be via Satchel One. Work will be set on a number of platforms such as; Sparks, Seneca and Satchel One. The purpose of this is to ensure that work set is bespoke depending on the subject. Satchel:one supports with navigating which platforms work will be set on. Here, you will be able to find work set from each of your children’s teachers. Below you will find useful Home Learning links and User guides.

How often, and when is homework set?

How often, and when is homework set?

  • Home learning is set on a weekly basis and will be displayed on Satchel:one
  • Home Learning Timetables/ Rotas have been created to communicate which subjects have set home learning tasks each week
  • The Timetables are designed to support students with time management as well as which subjects to prioritise over the course of a week.
What is the benefit of homework?

To support our students' learning, we set homework tasks. Homework is work that is set to be completed outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. We use ‘Show my Homework’ to set, track and monitor homework - students, parents and teachers are all given their own individual log-ins so that homework is easy to access and understand for all.

There is clear evidence that successful students make progress when they embrace homework, and see the clear purpose of the task being set. Through homework, students become flexible independent learners able to cope with the demands of a future working life.

The impact of homework on learning is consistently positive (leading to on average five months' additional progress). However, beneath this average there is a wide variation in potential impact, suggesting that how homework is set is likely to be very important." Education Endowment Fund, August 2017

The suggestion is that it is not hours of homework but the quality and the discipline of completing homework that supports student achievement.

Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school.

Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area and may form part of the evidence from which teachers make assessment decisions reporting on student progress.

When we set homework, we aim to:

  • Support classroom practice enabling students to extend learning.
  • Enable students to practise skills learned in the classroom and so deeply embeds knowledge.
  • Promote personal and independent research and learning.
  • Allow for differentiation where the more able extend their learning.
  • Encourage key behavioural skills such as self-reliance, time management and personal organisation.
  • Encourage the development of research and presentation skills.
  • Show progress and understanding.
  • Allow for the testing of knowledge and the practising of techniques pertinent to criteria for assessment in examinations.
  • Promote enjoyment of learning for its own sake.
  • Encourage students to take ownership and responsibility for learning.
  • Create channels for home school dialogue, parental cooperation and support.

High quality homework and a good work ethos should be praised in class.

Where appropriate, homework should be included in display work. Rewards for achievement and sustained effort may be awarded for good homework. For exceptional pieces of homework, a letter or postcard may be sent home.

Home Learning Rotas

Each year group has a Home learning Rota - these can be found in the Student Area on the relevant year group pages.

Recommended Student Resources
2_13_h www.ed.ted.com - All sorts of engaging educational videos
2_394_t www.duolingo.com - Learn languages for free
2_405_t www.mysteryscience.com - Free science lessons
2_404_t www.thekidshouldseethis.com - Wide range of cool educational videos
2_403_t www.thecrashcourse.com - YouTube videos on many subjects
2_402_t www.twinkl.co.uk - Instant access to assessment, interactive activities and resource pack
2_401_t www.hegartymaths.com - Online maths resources and lessons
2_400_t www.lexiacore5.com - Online reading platform
2_399_t www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize -  Online platform to help with homework, revision and learning
2_398_t www.internetmatters.org - Online safety advice for parents and pupils during school closure
2_397_t www.senecalearning.com - For those revising at GCSE or A-level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material
2_396_t www.chatterpack.net - Home Learning Resources List for Schools and Families
2_395_t www.nationaltheatre.org.uk - Brings the best of British Theatre to all UK state-funded schools for free
2_412_t www.math-drills.com - includes over 50 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math
2_411_t (1) www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk - has been designed to support teaching and learning both in the classroom and at home
2_413_t www.nhm.ac.uk - Lots of information on historical events 
2_414_t www.poetryzone.co.uk - Children's poetry and poetry teaching resources
2_415_t www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home - Fun activities and games
2_354_t Resource Pack for Self-Isolating Students in KS3 2022
2_354_t-1 Resource Pack for Self-Isolating Students in KS4 2022

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