Homework is an integral part of success at secondary school. In Discovery school we recognise that to ensure success in Destiny school and at GCSE level we need to instill students with sound independent learning skills. It is important for all students to be able to work independently at home to further their own learning or consolidate learning from lessons. Meeting deadlines is also an important life skill to learn.
Students will be given homework by some subjects on a weekly basis, some will be on a termly basis. To help you understand what frequency of homework your child should expect please see the table below:
|Subject||Frequency of Homework|
|English||1 piece a week – students expected to spend approximately 40 Minutes.|
|Maths||1 piece a week – students expected to spend approximately 40 Minutes.|
|Humanities – Year 7||1 piece a week – students expected to spend approximately 40 Minutes.|
|History, Geography , RS – Year 8||1 piece of History every 3 weeks, 1 piece of Geography every 3 weeks, 1 piece of RS every 3 weeks. (1 piece of Humanities a week)|
|MFL||Vocabulary- learning 10 words (once every 2 weeks) – students expected to spend approximately 20 minutes PLUS half termly “cultural research” projects (4 pieces chosen from a task bank)|
|Science||1 piece per half term- focusing on extended writing.|
|PE||Once per half term- clear deadline set by classroom teacher at the beginning of the term. To be handed in to your PE teacher during the last week of term.|
|Dance||Once per half term- clear deadline set at beginning of the term.To practice for end of term assessment.|
|Drama||Once per half term- clear deadline set at beginning of the term To practice for end of term assessment.|
|Music||Once per half term- clear deadline set at the beginning of the term by classroom teacher.|
|Art||Year 7-Termly drawing tasks already stuck into the back of sketch books. Sketchbooks will be going home for Home Learning for the first time this year. Year 8- termly research and drawing tasks to be set on google classroom by classroom teacher.|
|DT||Termly research project- Food technology is set via an independent learning booklet- one task to be completed every term.Textiles- is a group project to be completed over the term. Deadline set by class teacher.|
|DT 3D design||Research pieces set to support individual projects during design phase.Deadline set by teacher but will usually be needed for the following lesson.|
|ICT||Once per half term.|
If you have any concerns about supporting your child with homework or are concerned with any aspect of homework then please contact Mrs Preston, Louise.Preston@epschool.org
To support students there is a Homework club that runs every day in the library from 3:10 until 4:10, this club is fully staffed and offers students support in completing their homework successfully.
Top tips for students to be successful in completing their homework:
- Always write homework in your planner- make sure it is clear what you have to do eg write the subject, date to be handed in and a brief description of the task.
- If you are not sure about what you have to do or you need some help go and see your subject teacher before your homework is due.
- Complete your homework as soon as you get it- then you don’t need to worry about it!
- Always complete your homework by the deadline.
- Show your planner to your parents every week and explain what homework you have .