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Home Learning

Home Learning at St Martins School.

We have changed the way that ‘Home work’ is used to support learning at St Martins.

We set Home Learning for everyone as it improves progress and helps our students to be more successful learners. 

 We will do this in several ways.

  • We have introduced 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). To log on you have to select sign in with office 365. You will have received a letter with log in and passwords - any problems please contact school.

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 SATCHEL 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 ‘SATCHEL to set revision work , links to past papers and practice exam questions.


Not every class teacher or every subject area will need to set homework via SATCHEL 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.

SATCHEL is available to all students and parent/carers by going to the SATCHEL site and logging in.