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Homework

Students spend only a small fraction of their time at school. Homework is therefore an essential part of ensuring our students have the best chance of success.

Homework is a vital part of being successful at school, and makes a huge difference to your chances of success in Year 11 and Year 13. The table below summarises the homework we set for each year group.

Year Self-Quizzing English Maths Science Other
7 Complete a self-quiz each day Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required) Complete the compulsory tasks and XP Boost on Sparx Complete 4 daily goals on Tassomai Reading each day
8 Complete a self-quiz each day Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required) Complete the compulsory tasks and XP Boost on Sparx Complete 4 daily goals on Tassomai Reading each day
9 Complete a self-quiz each day Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required) Complete the 4 tasks set plus the MemRi task on Hegarty Complete 4 daily goals on Tassomai Reading each day
10 Complete a self-quiz each day Set by class teacher Complete the 4 tasks set plus the MemRi task on Hegarty Complete 4 daily goals on Tassomai

Reading each day

Subject specific homework

11 Complete a self-quiz each day Set by class teacher Complete the 4 tasks set plus the MemRi task on Hegarty, and complete the P6 booklet Complete 4 daily goals on Tassomai

Reading each day

Subject specific homework

Sixth Form N/A N/A N/A N/A

Reading each day

Subject specific homework

Further Information
 

Self Quizzing

Students should test themselves by writing out ten questions per night, and checking that they can answer them correctly. These should be completed in the student planner.

The subjects are split over the timetable below (this can also be found in the Student Planner):

Day Week A Week B
Monday French French
Tuesday Geography Performing Arts
Wednesday History RE
Thursday ICT Catering
Friday Art Personal Study / PE

English (Bedrock)

English homework in Years 7-9 is set through through Bedrock Learning. Students need to achieve 20 points each week by practising their vocabulary. You can access Bedrock here

Completion is checked every Monday morning. 

Maths (Sparx/Hegarty)

Maths homework is set through Sparx (Years 7/8) and Hegarty (Years 10-11).

For Sparx, students need to complete the compulsory tasks and the XP boost.

For Hegarty, students need to complete the four tasks set by their teachers, and the MemRi task. A task will be considered complete once a student reaches 70% or alternatively once a student has watched the the help video and attempts the questions twice. 

Completion is checked every Friday morning. 

Science (Tassomai)

Science is set through Tassomai. Students need to complete four daily goals. Please note, they need to do these on separate days - this is because a little practice often is much more effective than a big practice once a week in building long term knowledge. 

Completion is checked every Thursday morning. 

Reading

We encourage reading whenever possible! Students should record their reading each night in their planner. 

Help With Homework
 

We run a Homework Club every Monday to Thursday after school. We strongly encourage students to attend, especially if they are struggling with any of the online platform, as help is always available. 

We also recommend families consider a homework schedule in order to break it down - what can seem like a lot becomes much more manageable if you take it in steps. The examples below are completely optional, but may be a useful starting point - or you might want to schedule things differently!

Day

Homework

Homework due in

Monday

Self-quizzing

Sparx/Hegarty

Tassomai

English (Bedrock)

Tuesday

Self-quizzing

Tassomai

Bedrock

 

Wednesday

Self-quizzing

Tassomai

Bedrock

 

Thursday

Self-quizzing

Sparx/Hegarty

Bedrock

Science (Tassomai_

Friday

Self-quizzing

Tassomai

Sparx/Hegarty

Maths (Sparx)

Weekend

Free, or catch up on anything missed

 

If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher directly, or you can email the relevant Heads of Department:

English - Ms Carter - [email protected]

Maths - Mr Robinson - [email protected]

Sciences - Ms Myers - [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Any questions or queries about homework please contact Miss Seward  via email [email protected]

Year 7
 

Every day (Monday-Friday), students are expected to:

  • Complete self-quizzing
  • Read for 20 minutes

Every week, students are expected to:

  • Complete the set tasks on Sparx to 80%
  • Complete two daily challenges (25 questions) on Tassomai Science
  • Two lessons on Bedrock learning (this will begin from Monday 28th September)

Self-Quizzing

Questions and answers are to be written into students’ planners and will match the subject below for that day e.g. Monday of Week A will be 10 questions on French. If a student does not study a subject listed below, they can choose which subject to complete on a particular day.

Week A

Monday

LSQ-French

Week A

Tuesday

LSQ-Geography

Week A

Wednesday

LSQ-History

Week A

Thursday

LSQ-ICT

Week A

Friday

LSQ-Art

Week B

Monday

LSQ- French

Week B

Tuesday

LSQ-Performing arts

Week B

Wednesday

LSQ-RE

Week B

Thursday

LSQ-Catering

Week B

Friday

LSQ-Personal study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner (additional homework section) Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time.  Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session - as a minimum. (2 minutes per page).  A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed. 

Sparx Maths

Log onto SparxMaths

Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm. 

Below is a link to a number of video clips showing how to log in, how students need to set out their work, what they need to write out and why, and finally some examples.

Link for Sparx knowledge base student training video clips.

https://support.sparx.co.uk/knowledge/training-materials-for-students

They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. 

They should also complete all tasks in their 'XP Boost' tab 

If they want to improve further, they have the choice of doing the task in the 'target' tab, this is not mandatory and will not be checked. 

Any students not completing homework by the due deadline (Friday) will attend detention after school on the following Monday. These students will also be given an extended deadline of Monday am to complete the tasks they did not finish. Failure to meet this will mean they have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.

How students set up their Sparx account - Find out HERE

 

For more information please contact
Mr. C Buckenham - Teacher of Mathematics [email protected]

Tassomai Science

Complete two daily tasks on Tassomai Science.

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Bedrock Learning

Log onto Bedrock learning

Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week

Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.

You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.

Option to complete more to increase your vocabulary.

Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions.  However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.

Year 8 

Every day (Monday-Friday), students are expected to:

  • Complete self-quizzing
  • Read for 20 minutes

Every week, students are expected to:

  • Complete four tasks on Hegarty
  • Complete two daily challenges (25 questions) on Tassomai Science
  • Two lessons on Bedrock learning (this will begin from Monday 28th September)

Self-Quizzing

Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and will match the subject below for that day e.g. Monday of Week A will be 10 questions on French. If a student does not study a subject listed below, they can choose which subject to complete on a particular day.

Week A

Monday

LSQ-French

Week A

Tuesday

LSQ-Geography

Week A

Wednesday

LSQ-History

Week A

Thursday

LSQ-ICT

Week A

Friday

LSQ-Art

Week B

Monday

LSQ- French

Week B

Tuesday

LSQ-Performing arts

Week B

Wednesday

LSQ-RE

Week B

Thursday

LSQ-Catering

Week B

Friday

LSQ-Personal study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner (additional homework section) Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time.  Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session - as a minimum. (2 minutes per page).  A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed. 

Sparx Maths

Log onto SparxMaths

Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm. 

Below is a link to a number of video clips showing how to log in, how students need to set out their work, what they need to write out and why, and finally some examples.

Link for Sparx knowledge base student training video clips.

https://support.sparx.co.uk/knowledge/training-materials-for-students

They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. 

They should also complete all tasks in their 'XP Boost' tab 

If they want to improve further, they have the choice of doing the task in the 'target' tab, this is not mandatory and will not be checked. 

Any students not completing homework by the due deadline (Friday) will attend detention after school on the following Monday. These students will also be given an extended deadline of Monday am to complete the tasks they did not finish. Failure to meet this will mean they have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.

For more information please contact
Mr. C Buckenham - Teacher of Mathematics [email protected]

Tassomai Science

Complete two daily tasks on Tassomai Science.

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Bedrock Learning

Log onto Bedrock learning

Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week

Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.

You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.


Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions.  However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.

Year 9
 

Every day, students are expected to:

  • Complete self-quizzing
  • Read for 20 minutes

Every week, students are expected to:

  • Complete five tasks on Hegarty Maths
  • Complete three daily challenges on Tassomai
  • Complete two lessons on Bedrock learning (this will begin from Monday 28th September)

Self-Quizzing

Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and will match the subject below for that day e.g. Monday of Week A will be 10 questions on French. If a student does not study a subject listed below, they can choose which subject to complete on a particular day.

Week A

Monday

LSQ-French

Week A

Tuesday

LSQ-Geography

Week A

Wednesday

LSQ-History

Week A

Thursday

LSQ-ICT

Week A

Friday

LSQ-Art

Week B

Monday

LSQ- French

Week B

Tuesday

LSQ-Performing arts

Week B

Wednesday

LSQ-RE

Week B

Thursday

LSQ-Catering

Week B

Friday

LSQ-Personal study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner.  Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time.  Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session - as a minimum. (2 minutes per page).  A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed. 

Hegarty Maths

Complete four regular tasks and one MemRi task over the course of a week, using Hegarty Maths.

Tassomai Science

Complete three daily challenges Tassomai Science.

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Bedrock learning

Log onto Bedrock learning

Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week

Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.

You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.

Option to complete more to increase your vocabulary.


Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions.  However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.

Year 10
 

Every day, students are expected to:

  • Complete self-quizzing
  • Read for 20 minutes
  • Complete subject specific homework

Every week, students are expected to:

  • Complete five tasks on Hegarty Maths
  • Complete three daily challenges on Tassomai

Self-Quizzing

Questions and answers are to be written into students’ planners. Students will be expected to choose the subjects they feel they would benefit most from self-quizzing on. 

Hegarty Maths 

Complete four regular tasks and one MemRi task over the course of a week, using Hegarty Maths.

Tassomai Science

Complete three daily challenges Tassomai Science.

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Bedrock learning

Log onto Bedrock learning

Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week

Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.

You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.

Option to complete more to increase your vocabulary.


Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions.  However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.

Year 11
 

Every day, students are expected to:

  • Complete self-quizzing
  • Complete subject specific homework

Every week, students are expected to:

  • Complete four tasks on Hegarty Maths
  • Complete four daily challenges on Tassomai as well as tasks set on Google classroom

Self-Quizzing

Questions and answers are to be written into students’ planners. Students will be expected to choose the subjects they feel they would benefit most from self-quizzing on. 

Hegarty Maths 

Complete four tasks over the course of a week, using Hegarty Maths. In addition student will need to complete exam practice questions. 

Tassomai Science

Complete four daily challenges Tassomai Science.

Tassomai completion counts from Friday morning until 8am on Thursday. Any completed after 8am on Thursday will not be counted and this will result in a detention.

Homework detentions 

Failure to complete daily self-quizzes will result in a detention on the same day.

Failure to complete Hegarty Maths, Tassomai, Bedrock or subject-specific homework will result in a detention according to the rota below. Students will still be expected to complete the homework outside of this detention.

Week A

Monday

French/ Geo/ History

Week A

Tuesday

Maths (Hegarty)

Week A

Wednesday

English

Week A

Thursday

All other subjects

(Bedrock)

Week A

Friday

Science (Tassomai)

Week B

Monday

French/ Geo/ History

Week B

Tuesday

Maths (Hegarty)

Week B

Wednesday

English

Week B

Thursday

All other subjects

(Bedrock)

Week B

Friday

Science (Tassomai)

Homework Support Clubs
 

Homework support is available for each of the online platforms, days and times TBC.

In addition, there will be a daily after school homework club in year group areas.