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Homework

Homework is a valuable part of school, allowing for the practise, extension and consolidation of work done in class. In addition, it provides training for students in planning and organising their time; establishing habits of study that will serve students for the rest of their lives.

It should challenge and extend pupils and be appropriate to their individual needs. Homework can include; research, extended projects, online activities, revision, reading, coursework tasks, editing and improvement of class work, preparation for class activities and extension activities. At Holte School we also encourage the use of online platforms and apps that are relevant to departments, for example Doddle, MyMaths, Bitesize or PiXLlit. These are used at the discretion of departments and more information can be found in subject pages on the Holte School website.

Homework can, and will, be set at various levels; class-specific, departmental and cross-curricular, in order to stretch and enrich pupil learning, independence and opportunity.

Homework also provides parents and carers with insights into what is being taught in the classroom and the progress of their children, aiding in a strengthened the home-school link.

There are many things parents can do to

Parents and carers can help by:

  • Taking an active interest in homework.
  • Ensuring that there is time set aside for homework.
  • Encouraging and supporting students to complete homework.
  • Providing, where possible, a dedicated place and desk for homework and study.
  • Encouraging their children to read and take an interest in current events.
  • Assisting teachers to monitor homework by signing completed work if requested and being aware of the amount of homework set.
  • Communicating with teachers any concerns about the nature of homework and their children’s approach to the homework through the planner/diary.
  • Alerting the school to any domestic or extracurricular activities which may need to be taken into consideration when homework is being set or corrected.

Departments will set relevant homework when it supports a pupil’s learning. This year, departments are also working together to set a variety of homework projects, giving pupils the opportunity to see the common links between skills and subject content. Some of these projects will also enable pupils to work in groups, undertake research projects and apply their learning to real life situations.

 

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Year 7

The local Area

English, Humanities and PE

Shared Skills

Arts, Technology MFL and Computer Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

E Safety

Design Technology,

MFL, Computer Science

Sustainability

Art, Performing Arts and Food.

Bilingual Menu

Food and MFL

How to measure the stretchiness of a jelly sweet?

Mathematics and Science

Country Project

MFL, Design Technology and Art

Enterprise Project

Food, Performing Arts and Computer Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

Enterprise Project

Food, Performing Arts and Computer Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

French Revolution

MFL, Art and Performing Arts

Revision Game

Food, Design Technology and Computer Science

Year 8

Country Project

MFL, Design Technology and Art

Rocket Lander Challenge

Mathematics and Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

Rights and Responsibilities

English, Humanities and PE

Enterprise Project

Food, Performing Arts and Computer Science

Bilingual Menu

Food and MFL

Enterprise Project

Food, Performing Arts and Computer Science

Popular Culture

PA and MFL

App Design

Food and Computer Science

Revision Game

Food, Design Technology and Computer Science

Revisions Skills

All Departments

 

App Design

Food and Computer Science

Revision Game

Food, Design Technology and Computer Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

French Revolution

MFL, Art and Performing Arts

Year 9

Research Methods

Led by

Sociology, Psychology and Mathematics

Apprentice Challenge

Business Studies and Computer Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

Health and Wellbeing Campaign

Health and Social Care, Food and Citizenship

Responding to

Sources

English, Humanities and PE

Set Design

Performing Arts and Design Technology

Food across cultures

MFL and Food

Manipulation of sources

Computer Science and Art

Revision Skills

All Departments

Speed of light

Mathematics and Science

Revision Skills

All Departments

Bastille Day

MFL and Food

Year 10

Device Interfaces

Computer Science and Design Technology

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

Wind Power - sustainable power for the future

Mathematics and Science

E-Commerce

Business Studies and Computer Science

Cross Curricular Wider Reading

All Departments

Nature vs Nurture project

Health and Social Care and Psychology

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

Revision Skills

All Departments

 

If you have any questions with regards to homework, please contact your child’s Year Manager or subject teacher.

   
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