CHS South recognises that Home Learning is a key factor in supporting the 5-year learning journey for our students. Excellent learning habits such as organisation, prioritisation and practice enable students to be independent learners equipped for success in all they do.

Home learning is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It is important in raising student achievement; it enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students' study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.

Home learning enables students to:

  • To take ownership and responsibility for learning.
  • To consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
  • To show progress and understanding.
  • To develop research skills.
  • To have an opportunity for independent work to extend their learning further.
  • To enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline.
  • To access resources not available in the classroom.
  • To share their learning with their parents and carers.

At CHS South there are three key parts to ‘homework’:

  • Home Learning.
  • Home Study. 
  • Home Reading. 

Home learning is homework that is set by a class teacher and requires submission. CHS South will set all Home Learning tasks through an online platform which is available to all students and parents. The breakdown of provision is outlined below:

Home Study is preparation for tests and reflection and gap filling after tests. In the build up to our Progress Tests, Home Learning becomes Home Study which is independent enquiry. This takes place during the second half term of each term.

Home Reading. We also encourage our students to devote time to Home Reading as this will give students a wider knowledge base and understanding of the world. We expect all of our students to read at least three times a week at home, however we would like to encourage them to read daily.

 

Year 7 & 8 Home Learning (Science, Languages, Arts, Technology, PE):

Your child will also be set assignments for each subject on Microsoft Teams. This will appear as a notification and will pop up to make them aware when this is set. The frequency of home learning for each half term is shown below and is likely be a quiz, found in the assignments tab of each subject.

 

Subject

Number of home learning tasks set per half term

Online Platform

Maths

One task set every week

Hegarty Maths

English

One task set every week

Bedrock

Science

One task set every week Microsoft Teams

French / Spanish

3 tasks set every half term

Pearson Active Learn

Art

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

Music

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

Dance

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

Drama

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

Technology

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

PE

One per half term

Microsoft Teams

 

Year 9 Home learning (Science, Languages, Arts, Technology, PE):

 

Subject

Number of home learning tasks set per half term

 

Maths

One task set every week

Hegarty Maths

English

One task set every week

Bedrock

Science

Every two weeks

Microsoft Teams

French / Spanish

Every two weeks

Pearson Active Learn

Options Subjects

Every two weeks

Microsoft Teams

 

Technology Rotation

All students will have one term of two hour lessons in Computing, one term of two hour lessons in Design and Technology and one term of two hour lessons in Food Preparation and Nutrition.  This is done in a rotation cycle throughout the academic year.

Students are only expected to complete the Home Learning Assignments for the Computing and Technology subject that they are studying that term. For example, if your child is studying Design & technology, they only need to go into the Design & Technology Team and complete that Home Learning task.

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