Homework

Home learning and independent study are an important part of a young person’s development. Each half term, the required or set home learning will be posted home.

Children should work through the activities in this booklet to take responsibility for their learning and to demonstrate our values of ‘Ambition’ and ‘Hard work’.

The submission date for this half term is Wednesday 16th December.

Why we Assign Homework

We believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school. We give homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, it prepares students for upcoming lessons, it teaches responsibility and it helps students develop positive study habits as well as preparing them for their working life.

Parents’/Carers’ Homework Responsibilities

Parents/carers play an important role in making homework a positive experience for their children. Where possible we ask that parents/carers support the academy in making homework a top priority. If parents/carers can provide a quiet environment a clear routine and the necessary supplies this would be very much appreciated. An important part of homework is offering support, praise and encouragement.

In addition to the home learning packs, we have a range of online tools that can be used for revision and/ or to test your child’s understanding. GCSE Pod is a really useful app. Please see the guide attached to this page for instructions on how to access it.

Finally, private reading remains important for all progress and academic success. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible – fact or fiction, books, magazines, newspapers etc.

Reading a range of fiction and/ or non-fiction will help your child in many ways including:

  • Improves brain connectivity
  • Increases your vocabulary and comprehension
  • Empowers you to empathize with other people
  • Aids in sleep readiness
  • Reduces stress
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Fights depression symptoms
  • Prevents cognitive decline as you age
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