Home learning is an integral part of the school curriculum from the beginning of Year 7 and helps students to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Home learning also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their children’s education. It is an essential element in the drive to ensure that all students make progress through reinforcement and consolidation of learning.
In 2017-18 all home learning will be set on Doddle. All students have a login to Doddle and we sent home access codes to allow parents to look at the home learning that is set on Doddle. Parents can also view progress information on their child in PE at KS3. Using Doddle will strengthen the partnership between home and school which is so important in enabling students to make progress.
Time spent on Home Learning
The time spent on home learning takes into account the age of the students and the demands of the Key Stages.
In Key Stage 3, home learning should take a student between 20 and 30 minutes per task. The teacher may set one longer home learning task over a longer period that adds up to the specified time. At Key Stage 4, it should take between 30 minutes and an hour for each piece of home learning. MFL may set more frequent, shorter home learning tasks.
At Key Stage 5, home learning will be set every lesson and students should be doing as much work outside lessons as they do inside lessons.
The link below will take you to the Doddle home page and there is also a link to information about Office 365 which has been of interest to many parents.