Homework Guidance

 

Type of Homework
What your son/ daughter should do.
What you can do to help your son/ daughter.
1.    Learning The learning is to remember certain details, facts, rules or information. Ask your son/ daughter what the information is about. You can use their cue cards, and look up definitions to ensure they are using the correct terminology.
2.    Writing Up/ Experiment Write Up. Your son/ daughter will use homework time to write about work completed in school or write a finished version of rough work. Ask your son/ daughter to explain what it is they are written up so you can tell if they have a clear understanding of what is expected.
3.    Reading/ ERIC Your son/ daughter may be asked to read a book, a section of a book or an article to help with their literacy skills. Take an interest in the book or the article, ask your son/ daughter to tell you about the theme or the plot, you can ask them what they have learned from reading it, what did they notice?
4.    Reading ahead/ pre learning. Summarise or consolidate. Pre learning vocal and grammar terms in French. Reading ahead in the book or the internet or reading through the next lessons notes on SMHW to be prepared for the next stage of learning. Or to prepare for an assessment. Be aware of what topics they are studying in various lessons, ask questions about what they have found out about whilst reading ahead.
5.    Revision Revisiting a section of work previously studied in preparation for an assessment. Writing up class notes onto cue cards. Encourage your child to explain the work to you. Ask questions once they are ready. You might want to mark the answers if your child has a textbook, access to the internet or an answer paper.
6.    Completing Any projects or students work which may be missing due to absence or other reasons work was missed in the class. Look at the whole piece of work and make some suggestions. Ask your son/ daughter to tell you what the whole task is about to ensure they are up to date with all their work.
7.    Project Work This is a 4 week project set on a specific topic which the student is expected to research for and create a bibliography. These can be creativity presented to suit their own learning styles. Ask your son/ daughter to create a 4 week plan of activities which they are going to do to highlight an organised time scale. Get your son/ daughter to present their project to you when they have completed it.
8.    Research, finding or sourcing new information Searching for information on a given subject, this could be complete partly at school using the ICT available or the library. Do not do the research for them but encourage them if they get stuck. Suggest where information can be found rather than finding it for them.
9.    Questions Completing answers to questions that were asked around a topic. Suggest where information might be found rather than doing it for them.
10. Spellings Your son/ daughter is to learn spelling given by their subject teacher or their form teacher. Read, say, cover, write, check- repeat.
11. Watch For your son/ daughter to develop their knowledge further through watching a program. This could be the news or anything around current affairs, Horizon, David Attenborough. Historical documentaries. Ask your son/ daughter about the program, what do they remember, what did they enjoy? Dislike? Is it an accurate interpretation compared to their own knowledge around the subject. Has the program exaggerated anything, is it reliable?

 

Teachers will set homework using this table as a reference and they will use the number of the task in the title. For example- This will also be on display in teachers rooms so the students know and understand the type of homework they are expected to complete. It will be in their exercise books next academic year.

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