- Homework is set to reinforce what is learnt in lessons and to develop your child’s independence.
- You can help your daughter by making sure she has a suitable space for her to complete her homework.
We regard homework as an essential part of every pupil’s learning experience. In Year 7 your daughter will receive approximately one hour each weekday evening and this will increase as she moves up the school. The homework set is designed to either consolidate or extend your daughter’s learning and develop her ability to learn independently. In this way we hope that she is able to realise her full potential and develop the skills necessary to become a life long learner. The homework set will take various forms including: written tasks, reading, project work, structured revision and research. Parents can support their children completing homework by providing a suitable space for your daughter to complete their homework.
Homework will be given in two ways. Firstly, her subject teachers will set homework according to the Year 7 Homework Timetable. Your daughter should write this homework in her diary. We encourage parents to regularly look at the homework set, check if it is completed and sign the diary each week to indicate you have done so.
Secondly, some homework assignments will be posted onto the virtual learning environment, called Fronter, by subject teachers. Fronter can be accessed by your daughter wherever she has access to the internet using her username and password. Your daughter will be shown how to access this at school. This system is designed to encourage your daughter to learn independently, develop her skills in relation to the use of ICT and enable you to see the exact details of the homework being set so that you can support your daughter’s learning.
Please find the Year 9 Assessment Schedule which gives an outline of when larger assignments and projects are set during the year; this document should be read alongside the Year 9 Homework Timetable.