Homework has been part of education for a very long time with students taking pieces of work home to work on whilst not in the classroom, and therefore increasing the amount of time they spend studying throughout their academic life. However, the benefits of homework go further than just increasing the amount of time students spend learning.
Benefits of Homework
- Allows students to reinforce their understanding of concepts that have been taught in class.
- Develops good study habits and positive attitudes.
- Helps students to build responsibility and self-discipline.
- Keeps families informed about learning and offers a way for them to support their children.
We have a number of approaches to our homework but our main method of home study is self-quizzing using the knowledge organisers provided to every student.
For each subject, students should complete at least half a page of self-quizzing in their homework books using their knowledge organiser. At the start of the lesson on the homework due date students will display their completed homework and complete a quiz, linked to the knowledge they have covered in their homework, instead of their daily review.
Homework Due Date Timetable