Home Learning (Homework)

Home Learning Support Club – Every Afternoon 3-4pm in Room 006

Learning outside of the traditional lessons is encouraged and opportunities are created in the curriculum for pupils to consolidate or extend their learning. Home learning that is completed thoroughly and with thought is recognised as one of the key factors determining levels of achievement. This is a regular and integral part of a pupil’s entitlement.
 

Principles of Home Learning at Central Academy

  1. To develop the confidence, independence and self-discipline; an essential skill for adult life.
     
  2. To consolidate and reinforce the curriculum allowing pupils to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
     
  3. To regard home learning as any work or activity which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time either on their own, with other pupils or with parents or carers.
     
  4. To ensure that home learning does not impact adversely on the home life of each pupil.
     
  5. To ensure home learning will not prevent pupils from participating in activities after school such as sport, music or clubs of any kind.
     
  6. To recognise that the environment in which pupils’ complete home learning varies significantly, so the Academy will make every effort to support the home to create conditions conducive to learning or to provide alternative arrangements.
     

Expectations

Generally, the following is expected:

KS3

English, Maths, Science

Weekly (60 minutes per subject)

History, Geography, German

Fortnightly

RS, Computer Science, PSHE, Art, Music, Drama, DT

Half-Termly (or termly to suit) projects with prompts and suggestions on a fortnightly basis.

 

Occasionally, these subjects will set home learning tasks to reinforce what is being delivered in lessons.  

KS4

English, Maths, Science and Option subjects

Weekly

KS5

An expected minimum of 2 hours per week per element of the discipline being taught at that time - to be successful pupils should be matching their time in class with the same amount of Home Learning and will need this signposting/providing.

 

Reading, Research and Reinforcement – Centrals 3 R’s of Home Learning  

Varied and relevant home learning will be set to pupils and will fall under a category of Reading, Research or Reinforcement. This may consist of writing assignments, learning assignments, reading new material, research and preparation for oral presentations.
 

Organisation of home learning

Microsoft Teams is the platform for communicating home learning with pupils and is used in conjunction with pupil planners. All home learning set is uploaded, with instructions and links to Teams, along with how the work is to be presented back to the teacher and a realistic submission date.

 

Pupil responsibilities

Pupils have the responsibility of checking Teams on a daily basis. They should check submission times/dates and make sure that they attempt all home learning in a timely manner; therefore, allowing themselves time to interact with the teacher who set the home learning prior to the deadline. This will allow them the opportunity to address any difficulties they may have in completing the task.

Pupils have a home learning timetable that suggests when they should complete their tasks and activities at home.

Year

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7

 

German

Maths

 

History/

Geography

 

Ongoing projects in RS, DT, Art, PSHE, CS, Music, Drama

English and Science 5 Daily Goals via Tassomai

 

Sparx Reading Pilot – 30 minutes per week

8

History/

Geography

Maths  

 

German

 

Ongoing projects in RS, DT, Art, PSHE, CS, Music, Drama

English and Science 5 Daily Goals via Tassomai

9

German

History/

Geography

 

Maths

 

Ongoing projects in RS, DT, Art, PSHE, CS, Music, Drama

English and Science 5 Daily Goals via Tassomai

10

 

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

 

 

Maths

 

English and Science 5 Daily Goals via Tassomai

11

Maths

 

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

 

 

English and Science 5 Daily Goals via Tassomai

 

Supportive Parents/Carers

  • Remind your child the home learning is important and enables further progress to be made.
     
  • Try to provide a suitable place where pupils can work at home and/or encourage pupils take advantage of the facilities offered by the Academy.
     
  • View and monitor the home learning being set in Pupil Planners and assist your child when you can.
 

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