We regard home learning as being a very important factor to contribute to your learning. Home learning is set regularly using the online platform “ShowMyHomework”.
The program enables students to access their homework tasks online at any time. A free app for parents and students is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. To download the app, click on the relevant icon below:
A home learning timetable is constructed at the start of each year and each student has a copy in their student planner. You must enter details of all home learning set in your student planner and check on your user account on ShowMyHomework every day!
What is home learning
Home learning could be one or more of the following:
- A continuation of written work
- A longer piece of coursework lasting for several homeworks
- A reading exercise
- Learning for a test
- Researching a topic
- An oral presentation
Where home learning is not completed or is regarded by the subject teacher as inadequately completed, a comment will be made by the teacher in the student planner or a letter may be written to your parent/carer. You may be asked to re-do the assignments. Your parents are encouraged to use the student planner to communication with the subject teacher regarding concerns over home learning. We recommend that you complete your home learning on the day that it is set and not the night before it is due in as you may be given other home learning tasks to do on the same night!
- Set up a homework-friendly area.
Make sure you have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
- Schedule a regular study time.
Some students work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
- Make a plan.
On heavy homework nights or when there’s an especially hefty assignment to tackle, try to break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
- Keep distractions to a minimum.
This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
- Try to complete the home work on your own.
You will learn more if you try to think for yourself and make your own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it’s your job to do the learning and learn from your mistakes.