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Year 7 Home Learning – What to expect in the first 6 weeks

 In order to support our new year 7 students to settle into NLS we are phasing in home learning tasks during the first six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, home learning will be set according to the medium term scheme of learning.

First 6 weeks Home Learning for Year 7 

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Maths

     

1  HL

1 HL

1 HL

English

   

Reading

Reading

Reading

On line report

Science

Revision style task on safety rules in lab

 

 

1 HL

1 HL

Languages

 

1 x Revise vocab

1 x Revise vocab

1 x Revise vocab

1 x Revise vocab

1 x Revise vocab

Geog, Hist

       

1 x Geog research

1 x Hist doddle Quiz

 

Home Learning for all students

 Home Learning for students is mapped out in schemes of learning.

 Home Learning should provide opportunities outside the classroom to:

 ·         Apply learning to consolidate and extend

 ·         Research that either prepares a type of flipped learning or deepens learning

 ·         Develop learners that will self-regulate through development of revision skills and knowledge acquisition so that learners move from surface to deep learning through differentiated tasks.

 ·         Develop organisation and proactive learning behaviours

 At NLS we strive to ensure    The provision of home learning opportunities will differ between subjects and nature of courses, however home learning 

 . . . . . . Will be pro-actively engaged with post completion

 . . . . .   Will be frequent and regular, in line with mid-term plans

 . . . . . .Will be relevant to the learning in the classroom or interleaving

 

Revision techniques will be developed through home learning tasks; students will be expected to bring back evidence of what they have done and re-engage with their resources in the classroom in order to maximise recall.

 A research homework will be signposted to show how it fits into Scheme of Learning and students will need bring back evidence of what they have done and use in learning.

 For both revision and research tasks students will be  taught a range of strategies so that they can develop the metacognition skills to select strategies which work best for them or to evaluate their learning.

 

 Years 7 - 11 How often should my child receive Home Learning?

At NLS we are aware that home learning tasks are most effective when they are linked to learning in class. Therefore the regularity of HL varies according to the work being covered in that part of the course.

HL is explicit in medium term and long term plans.

Below is a guide for parents, an average of how often their son / daughter can expect to receive HL tasks. This may vary at different points of the course.  

Subject

Year 7 and 8

Frequency

Year 7 and 8

Type

Years 9 -11

Frequency

Years 9 -11

Type

Maths

Once a week

Doddle baseline tests

Written

Once a week

Written tasks

Past papers

On line revision

English

Once a week

A combination of Accelerated Reader and the test that ensue, and written pieces

Once a week

Research.

Revision.

Doddle tests.

Practice exam questions.

 

Science

 

Once a week

Doddle tests

Written tests

Once a week

Written tests

Past papers

Portal revision resources

Languages

Once  a week

Doddle, vocab, reading, writing, speaking

weekly

Doddle, vocab, reading, writing, speaking, listening, research

Art

Once a fortnight

Competitions (Once a term);Application of Skills; Research Materials

Once a week

Project 'Gaps in Learning' Tasks; Preparation work; Research; Photographic material

Art Textiles

NA

NA

Once a week

Project 'Gaps in Learning' Tasks; Preparation work; Research; Photographic material, samples,

Dance

NA

NA

Half termly

Written evaluation; research; Rehearsals;

Drama

Y7-Y8 Students are encouraged to participate in enrichment opportunities in school.

Enrichment; Line Learning; Research Poster (Year 8 Autumn 2 and Spring 1)

Once a week

Written research; Past paper questions; Revision resources; Rehearsals for C2

Design Technology ( D and T )

(Resistant materials Food and Textiles )

Once a fortnight
Food - weekly ingredients requirement, students need to arrange

D and T and Textiles
Investigation
Materials Science
Development of knowledge organiser
Food and Nutrition
Prepare for practical - ingredients/planning
Ingredients science
Nutritional science
Hygiene

Once a week

D and T Resistant materials  and textiles
Development of knowledge organisers
Investigation
Materials Science
Revision
Development of exam skills

Food
Investigation
Ingredients Science - functional/ chemical
Nutritional Science/ Food Provenance
Revision
Development of exam skills

 

Music

Termly

Research , Doddle baseline tests

Half termly

Revision and Coursework

PE/Sport Science                                   

Y7-Y8 Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular opportunities in school.

 Extra-Curricular opportunities provided at lunch and after-school within the PE department.

Once every 2 weeks

Past paper exam questions, Revision resources, Gaps in Learning Tasks, Prep tasks for coursework

HSC

n/a

n/a

Once per 3 weeks

Yr 11

(Only for Human Lifespan Development unit- External unit)

Revision.

Practice exam questions.

Business

 

n/a

n/a

Once per 3 weeks

Learn key terms

Revision – flashcards, mindmaps, notes.

Practice questions from revision book

Various types of research for mini projects

Listen/watch the news (weekly)

 

Geography

Minimum twice per half term.

 

Covering book start of year.

Research tasks.

Revision for tests.

Part of project based work.

Interviewing family members.

Worksheets

 

Can vary, it is as per the long term plan, average one piece per fortnight.

Completion of exam questions.

Research tasks

Revision for tests.

Interleaving tasks.

Doddle.

Worksheets.

 

RE

Every 2/3 weeks each half term depending on the length of the half term.

Creative pieces

Research tasks

Every 2/3 weeks each half term depending on the length of the half term.

Revision mindmaps

Research

Exam questions

History

Every 2/3 weeks each half term depending on the length of the half term.

Doddle activities, selection of relevant YouTube clips and other creative based tasks

Every fortnight

Kahoot quizzes

revision tasks

Exam based home learning plan

 

Ofsted purpose of HL

 

  • Provide learners with the opportunity to work on an activity that is relevant to learning outcomes, or that contributes to gaining qualifications/accreditations.
  • Develop an effective partnership between the school, parents and carers in pursuing the academic aims of the school and the development of their child.
  • Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding prior to the following lesson, particularly in English and Mathematics.
  • Extend learning across the curriculum, for example through additional reading.
  • Encourage pupils as they get older to develop the confidence, self-discipline and independence to develop organisational skills.

 

As a school, we encourage children to pursue out-of-school activities. Homework should be used to effectively reinforce and/or extend what is learned in school. We hope that children will feel a sense of personal satisfaction in a task completed well and that their efforts will be recognised and praised both at home and at school. Homework tasks should be undertaken to the best of their ability. We hope that parents and carers will be willing and able to give their active support to ensure that work completed at home is done so conscientiously and in the best possible conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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