Homework and Prep
Along with the school day changes this year we have introduced Prep onto the timetable. Prep is designed to reinforce basic skills in grammar, spelling, reading, handwriting, and numeracy. Prep will support your child in continuing to improve essential life skills following on from the great work already done in our local Primary Schools. Aimed at Lower School your child will be bringing home a ‘Prep Pack’ that includes the materials they need. Prep replaces homework in Year 7 and 8.
Homework will be set via a new software package called SAM Learning. Our investment in this software replaces ‘Show My Homework’ which we have used in recent years.
Pupils have each received an individual log-on. Parents will also be able to log on and monitor work done. SAM Learning is an excellent tool that we have been waiting to be made available on the iPad as children will be able to access a huge amount of additional revision and learning activities.
The Centre ID for Humphrey Perkins School is LE1HP
The username and password are identical and these are made up of your child's date of birth and their first and last initials.
The purpose of homework is to
· Encourage pupils to develop the confidence and self-discipline to work on their own
· Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
· Extend school learning, for example through additional reading
· Enable pupils to devote time to particular demands such as GCSE coursework or project work
· Support the home/school relationship
The school has a fixed homework timetable with time allocated for different subjects on different evenings. Pupils will need to learn to manage their time so that they do some homework each evening.
Teachers are not to set homework to be completed for the next day, and will give pupils at least two days to complete the homework. The time devoted to homework will increase as the pupils progress through the school.
In the Upper School pupils should have at least one piece of homework set for each subject area, Maths, English, Science, International, Humanities, Physical, Personal and Creative each week. The homework should take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Homework will be differentiated where necessary to take into account individual learning needs.
Non-completion of homework
We believe that rewarding for homework promotes a positive ethos. When homework has not been done, appropriate action should be taken by the class teacher.
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