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Homework

Homework

Homework at St Martins School.

Beginning in September we are changing the way that ‘Home work’ is used to support learning at St Martins.

We will set Homework or Independent learning for everyone as it improves progress and helps our students to be more successful learners. 

 We will do this in several ways.

  • We are introducing a new non-compulsory homework strand called; Create, Investigate, Develop projects (CID projects).

These projects are set for everyone so that they can showcase their strengths and improve their knowledge and skills.

Students should spend at least 4 hours working on each project. They may get help from someone in school or at home. If they have obviously spent 4 hours working on the project after its been have handed it in students will give a small reward and the work may be shown on the school’s website, in an assembly or shared with other students.

Student can Collect CID Rewards to become bronze, silver and gold CID students.

This work is not compulsory but gives students a chance to show everyone how well you can do.  Every term or half term we will set a theme or context for the projects.  Students may choose as many to do  as they like and  they may submit their work in a wide variety of ways.  Please see website for details of themes and suggestions of ways to do work.

  • Work set using the on-line ‘Show my Homework’ and will be compulsory (this means students that do not complete the work may incur detentions).

This homework is to recap what has been taught in lessons or as ‘over- learning’ to reinforce methods or simply to practice new skills. If you have signed up to the ‘Show my home work’ app then you will be able to see when this work is set and if it has been completed. ( please contact school for your parent log in).

 

  • As students’ progress and approach the formal exams ( SATS, GCSE etc) We will use ‘show my homework to set revision work , links to past papers and practise exam questions.

 

Not every class teacher or every subject area will need to set homework via Show my homework every week , but they will all have set  CID projects contexts or areas for project based work . This means that there will always be work for students do to at home and the end of ‘ I’ve got no homework’ !

From the beginning of the year all of the CID projects will be on the school website.

Show my home work is available to all students and parent/carers by going to the Show my homework site and logging in.