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Home Learning

 

Subject

KS2

KS3

English

Set each week: Reading comprehension, vocabulary task, spelling with handwriting in booklet & Reading Log

Set each week: Reading comprehension & linked extension writing task , vocabulary task, spelling with handwriting in booklet & Reading Log

French

Every week

Every week

Maths

Maths and tables task every week

Twice a week

Science

Every week

Twice a week

Humanities

Every week

Twice a week (Geography / History & RE)

Art

Project set for each half-term

Music

Project set for each half-term

DT

Bring in own materials/ingredients

In Key Stage 3 the quantity of home learning increases. This is to ensure that:

  • all of the requirements of the curriculum are covered, and
  • to prepare students for upper school, where the quantity of work required will increase significantly. Pupils need to learn to organise their time appropriately and manage a heavier workload.

In all year groups, it is expected that home learning tasks should take between 30 minutes and 45 minutes, although this can vary slightly depending on the task and the pupil. Home learning tasks should be designed to consolidate what students are learning in lessons or prepare students for the next learning. It is important that parents and students understand that missing home learning tasks can impact upon a student’s progress in class.