Class Charts & Homework

  • Homework Timetable 2017/18

    Year 7Y

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    RPS Y1 Y5

    English Y4

    English Y1235

    Maths

    History

     

    Geography Y145

    RPS Y4

    Science

    Geography Y2Y3

     

    RPS Y2 Y3

     

     

    French Y4 Y5

     

    French Y123

     

     

     

    Art, Design Technology, Food Technology and Performance as required. Computing as required.

    Year 7Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    French Z1245

    Science

    English Z1

    French Z1 Z3

    English

    Maths

     

    RPS Z3

    Geography

    RPS Z1245

     

     

    History Z124

     

    History Z35

     

     

     

     

    Geography Z2345

    Art, Design Technology, Food Technology and Performance as required. Computing as required.

     

    Year 8Y

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    English

    Art or DT

    History

    Maths

    Science

     

    RPS Y1

    Geography

    French

    DT or Art

     

     

    RPS Y3 Y4

     

    RPS Y2

    Dance, Drama and Music as required. Computing as required

     

    Year 8Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    English

    French Z14

    French Z23

    Science

    Geography or History

    History or Geography

    DT or Art

    Maths

    Art or DT

    RPS

    Dance, Drama and Music as required. Computing as required

     

    Year 9Y

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Maths

    Option Q

    French

    Science

    Option P

     

     

    RPS

    History or Geography

    English

     

    Year 9Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    English

    Option Q

    French

    RPS

    Option P

    Maths

     

    Science

    History, Geography or Computing

     

     

    Year 10Y

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Option E

    English

    Option P

    Maths

    Option Q

    RPS Y1235

    Science

    RPS Y4

     

    Science Y1

     

    Year 10Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Option E

    RPS or English

    Option P

    Science

    Option Q

     

    Science Z1

     

     

    English or RPS

     

     

     

     

    Maths

     

    Year 11Y

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Option Q

    Option E

    Option P

    Maths

    Science all groups

    Science Y1

    English or RPS

    RPS or English

     

     

     

    Year 11Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Option Q

    Option E

    Option P

    Maths

    Science all groups

     

    Science Z1

    English or RPS

     

     

     

    English or RPS

     

     

     

  • Homework Policy and guidance 2017/18

    Homework is work that is completed outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that a teacher does not usually directly supervise it. When done well, homework enhances pupil learning, improves achievement and develops students' study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area.

    Expectations

    The following expectations exist for teachers, all students, and parents:

    • Each teacher will: set meaningful homework; take into account the capabilities of the class; assign work that will benefit each student and give all students feedback on assignments.
    • Each student will: complete the assignments on time and with high quality; and develop good study habits.
    • Each parent will: encourage his/her child to complete homework assignments.

    Aims

    Homework enables students to:

    • consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
    • access resources not available in the classroom.
    • develop research skills.
    • have an opportunity for independent work.
    • show progress and understanding.
    • enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self discipline.
    • take ownership and responsibility for learning.
    • engage parental co-operation and support.
    • create channels for home school dialogue.

    Expectations: How much and by whom?

    Each curriculum area listed below sets the following amount each week according to the homework timetable:

    Time per subject

    Time per subject

    KS3

    KS4

    30 - 45 minutes per week depending on the ability of the group

    One hour per GCSE/BTEC award per week


    Homework Tasks:


    Homework can take a variety of forms, including:

    • Writing tasks
    • Note-taking and writing up notes taken in lessons
    • Reading
    • Learning – for example: facts, vocabulary, spellings;
    • Completing classwork;
    • Research;
    • Drawing or design work;
    • Preparing for discussions or presentations;
    • On-line learning;
    • Answering questions;
    • Completing worksheets;
    • Revising for tests and exams

     

    Some guidance for teachers:

    • Home Work should be set on the designated day as per the Homework Timetable.
    • Students need feedback on their homework assignments as included in the THS ‘Feedback and Marking Philosophy’.
    • If extended projects are set as homework tasks, they need to be reinforced, monitored and paced according to the homework timetable.
    • It is important for teachers to bear in mind the following questions when setting homework:
      • What does this look like at home to the student?
      • What does it look like when it comes back to you to respond to?
    • If the homework requires use of IT, ensure that students are aware of in-school access to computers available at lunchtimes and after school.
    • Students must be given at least 24 hours to complete homework. Do not set homework for submission the next day.

     

    Migration to Class Charts for setting Homework:

    • Homework should be set through Class Charts.
    • Descriptions of homework should be brief. Any extended outline of the homework task is best added as a resource (e.g. PDF, PPT etc.)
    • Where homework tasks explicitly support classroom learning teachers should use classroom progress to inform planning of the task. Detailed planning and drafting of such tasks may therefore not be appropriate.
    • Any technical issues with Class Charts should be directed to the online help provided by Class Charts or to the school IT Support team.

     

    Staff Guidelines - September 2017

    • Staff must set homework onto Class Charts. Details of the set homework may additionally be displayed in the classroom.
    • Staff should briefly outline the homework task orally to classes at some point during the lesson. Students should always be reminded them it will be on the Class Charts calendar – this can be accessed through the student or parent app, or additionally click on the calendar link on the THS website
    • Students can access their personalised homework schedule by logging into their Class Charts app. They can also access homework tasks without logging in though the website. Students may additionally choose to record details of homework set by other means as appropriate (e.g. writing in a diary or notebook, putting onto mobile phone or other device).

    • Any individually differentiated work should to be shared with the student in person or explicitly written into any description on CC. Differentiated resources/materials can be included in the whole class homework and should be clearly identified as such.
    • Staff must ensure that any resources are uploaded in a file format that students can open. PDF is always the best option for this as it gives most flexibility for access on mobile devices.
    • Where homework requires completion of a document, Staff must ensure that document is in a format students can use. All students have access to Office 365 so Word format is good for this.
    • When students are required to print a resource then the students must be given the option of downloading and printing that document resource at home, or being given a printed copy by the teacher. Some students will not have access to printing at home and in such case students must be given these documents in class.
    • Not all students have access to technology at home and staff must bear this in mind when setting homework. Access to computers is available at break, lunchtime and after school in the library, from the IT Technician office and additional ICT suites.
    • On submission, Staff should click on ‘homework’ tab, then view homework & submission. This will allow you to log completion on the class seating plan – green for completed, red for non completion and amber for extenuating circumstances e.g. absent when set. Then click close.
    • Students should receive class charts points for completion of homework tasks and parents can see non completion via the CC app.
    • Non completion should go through the departmental homework procedure and managed within departments.
    • Students should be regularly reminded that if they forget their login details they can always see the school homework calendar through the THS website.
    • Staff must bear in mind that the school homework calendar is a public document and must ensure that homework set is relevant and of a high standard.
    • Staff should take into account homework completion when informing snapshots and inputting Behavior for Learning grades.
    • Subject Leaders and Head of House should be monitoring both quality, quality and completion of homework across the school, discuss with their linemanagers and intervene accordingly.

     

    Please refer to ‘Quick Start Homework Guide PDF for further guidance on logging Homework onto Class Charts.

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