Harris Academy Greenwich Homework Policy
Purpose of Homework:
Homework is used as a tool for students to consolidate learning already acquired through the delivery of the curriculum. It provides an opportunity to overlearn topics, skills and knowledge to support long term memory - interleaving of both current and past learning to ensure skills and knowledge stick. Through the use of low stakes quizzing, teachers’ understanding of student learning is informed, supporting further planning for individuals.
- Reading – 30 minutes per night
- Self-Quizzing in homework books (Flip and Fetch)
- Technology apps in maths and science to supplement self-quizzing (Hegarty Maths and Tassomai* ) *specified year groups only
- Read alone, or with an adult at home for at least half an hour a day
- Daily reading must be recorded in student ‘Reading logs’.
- Parents / carers must sign reading logs weekly
- English teachers will check reading logs weekly on their designated day
Self-Quizzing (Flip & Fetch)
- Flip and Fetch homework will be set by class teachers from Knowledge Organisers.
- Flip and Fetch homework will be completed in student Homework books.
- Each subject studied requires a minimum of one full page of work.
- Flip and Fetch homework will be checked each week on a Tuesday, period 1. Students must have their Homework books with them every day.
- KS3 must complete 6 pages of Flip and Fetch a week. KS4 must complete 7 pages of Flip and Fetch each week as well as any extra homework from their GCSE subjects.
- Classroom teachers will check the quality of Flip and Fetch homework in lessons through weekly quizzes.
- Homework club is available every day after school in room 2.13.
(Online Maths platform)
- Students will watch a video set by the teacher
- Students will copy down the practice questions into the back of their homework books from the video.
- Students attempt to answer the task(s) set by the teacher. Students must attempt and re-attempt (if need be) a task set that they are struggling with. It is okay to get something wrong, provided that more than one attempt and working out has been shown.
- Students must show their working out for task(s) at the back of their homework books
- Year 7 complete 1 task each week
- Year 8, 9, 10 complete 2 tasks each week
(Online Science platform)
- KS4 only
- Students will complete 4 daily goals a week (1 daily goal per day)
- Tassomai will test students on both current and past learning
Non-Completion of homework:
- If a student fails to complete the correct amount of homework or fails to reflect the required standard then:
- A record is made on BROMCOM for both KS3 and KS4 students
- A centralised school detention of 30 minutes will be set