Homework Schedule

At Longbenton High School, we believe that homework should reinforce and extend learning for our students. Through setting homework regularly, we hope to encourage independent learning, forge a strong partnership between home and school and help our students to fulfil their potential.  Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum and contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement and ensuring students take an active lead in, and show responsibility for, their own learning. Homework is an essential part of the curriculum offered to our students and we want to work with you to ensure that the importance of homework is seen by both students and parents. 

The role of the parent is crucial if a child is to gain success from homework and we would ask parents to take an active interest in all aspects of their child’s learning including through homework.  Parental support and positive feedback gives children the confidence to persevere, work hard and reach high standards of achievement. We ask that parents sign their child’s planner on a weekly basis which should show the specific tasks that have been set by teachers to correspond to this homework schedule. This will also be checked and signed by form tutors.

Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, it may be necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school. Our Learning Resource Centre provides facilities and staff support for students to do homework at lunchtime and at the end of the normal school day should students prefer to use the facilities in school to complete work set.

KS 3 Homework

In order to give greater clarity over our expectations for the completion of homework we publish a homework schedule in advance so that students and parents know what to expect. 

Broadly speaking the style of homework set will rotate on a fortnightly basis. In one of the weeks students will be given 3 hours of ‘core’ work to do across these subjects: English (40 minutes), Maths (40 minutes), Science (40 minutes),  French (30 minutes) and either Art  or RE (30 minutes).  For pupils in Year 8 taking Spanish they will also be set homework for that subject during the ‘core’ homework week. In the alternate week subjects will take turns to set project tasks to complete which means concentrating on just one subject, or task, for that week to do work in depth and the task will take about 3 hours.

KS4 Homework

Homework will be regularly in all option subjects as well as English, Maths and Science. In some subjects such as Maths this will take the form of discrete, regular tasks but in some subjects this may take the form of an extended piece of writing or coursework done over a number of weeks.

 

KS 3 Homework   

    

Week Beginning

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

12 September 2016

History

Core & RE

Core & RE

19 September 2016

Core & art

IT

Option C

26 September 2016

Geography

Core & Art

Option B

3 October 2016

Core & RE

History

Option A

10 October 2016

Food

Core & Art

Core

17 October 2016

Core & Art

DT

Geography

Half term

31 October 2016

IT

Core & RE

Core & RE

7 November 2016

Core & Art

Food

History

14 November 2016

DT

Core & Art

Core

21 November 2016

Core & RE

Geography

IT

28 November 2016

Art

Art

Core

5 December 2016

Core

Core & RE

Option B

12 December 2016

Core & RE

IT

Core & RE

Christmas

3 January 2017

History

Core & RE

Core & RE

9 January 2017

Core & RE

IT

Revision

16 January 2017

Geography

Core & Art

Y9 Exams

23 January 2017

Core & Art

History

Option A

30 January 2017

Food

Core & Art

Option C

6 February 2017

Core & Art

Food

Geography

13 February 2017

IT

Core & RE

Core & RE

Half term

27 February 2017

Core & RE

Revision

History

6 March 2017

DT

Y8 Exams

Core

13 March 2017

Core & Art

Core & Art

IT

20 March 2017

Core & RE

Geography

Core

27 March 2017

History

Core & RE

Option B

3 April 2017

Core & Art

DT

Core & RE

Easter Holiday

25 April 2017

Geography

Core & Art

Option C

1 May 2017

Revision

IT

Core

8 May 2017

Y7 Exams

Core & Art

Option A

15 May 2017

Core & Art

History

Core

22 May 2017

Food

Core

IT

Half Term Break

5 June 2017

Core & RE

DT

Core & RE

12 June 2017

IT

Core & RE

Geography

19  June 2017

Core & Art

Food

Core

26 June 2017

DT

Core & Art

History

3 July 2017

Core & Art

Geography

Core

10 July 2017

Core & Art

Core & Art

Core

17 July 2017