Purpose of Homework
Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum, it contains an element of independent study and should be designed in a way that allows completion without the direct supervision of an adult. It is important in consolidating prior learning, preparing for new learning and raising student achievement.
Homework enables students to:
•Develop their literacy skills including greater exposure to reading.
•Retrieve previously studied topics and utilise the testing effect to reinforce long term memory of the vital knowledge and skills.
•Prepare for new learning activities, by introducing fundamental concepts from an upcoming topic or retrieving prerequisite material from prior topics.
•Develop their ability to work independently.
•Build an understanding of their abilities and develop metacognitive strategies.
•Build student confidence and expand opportunities for success which in turn can positively impact on student resilience.
•Develop student ownership and responsibility for learning.
•Although homework will be set that does not require adult supervision regular homework can engage parental co-operation and support.
Homework will be set in a number of different forms in order to match the needs of the individual curriculum area and provide greatest opportunity for meaningful home study.
The key homework strategies we use are listed below.
•Use of online packages such as Hegarty Maths, Bedrock and Seneca leaning.
•Use of Microsoft forms, set through Microsoft teams.
•Use of our online library service where reading is set as part of the homework.
•Self-quizzing using knowledge organisers and homework books.
•Exam style questions
•Key vocabulary practice
For the links to our online platforms, click here.