Homework

Home Learning (Homework)

Home Learning for students at Meden School is set through Microsoft Teams.

Each Year group has a different timetable that gives information on what homework to expect on which days.

These can be accessed below. These start again on Monday 10th January (Week 1)

How is home learning set and how will students know what tasks to complete for home learning?

Teachers set home learning every week. A home learning timetable has been created for students to access and follow (See above). All home learning is set via Microsoft Teams where information about what the home learning is to complete and when it should be completed.

What activities will be set for home learning?

Home learning activities will be an opportunity for students to retrieve, review and consolidate learning that has taken place in the classroom. This is an important part of the learning journey for students as they begin to transfer knowledge from the short to the long-term memory.

What digital platforms are used for home learning?

GCSE Pod, Doctor Frost, Seneca and Microsoft Forms. Your child has login access for these.

How long should students spend on each home learning task?

KS3 Years 7,8,9 – each task should take twenty minutes and there are 1 piece per night

KS4 Years 10 & 11 – each task should take thirty minutes and there are two pieces per night equating to one hour

Does your child record their home learning?

Yes, they have a homework planner to record it in and access to the Mircosoft Teams calendar which has the homework recorded.

Will there be support with home learning at school?

At Meden, we understand that it may not always be possible for students to complete their home learning at home. We are committed to giving every student the best possible chance of success in their learning and, as such, Breakfast Club and Homework Club are available.

Breakfast Club takes place every day before school at 8:30am until 8:45am in the canteen. Students can attend as often as they like.

Homework Club takes place every Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays after school at 3:10pm until 4:00 pm in K1. Students can sign up for homework club at any time and they will be offered the time and space to do their work in a supportive environment.

What happens if my child does not complete their home learning?

Non-completion of 2 pieces of home learning in a week results in a compulsory 15 minute break detention the following day. Non-completion of homework will be recorded in MCAS app and will be reported along side ATL data at the end of each term.

What if my child does not have access to IT resources?

The school can support you with this. Please contact us to request a Chromebook.

What if my child is having issues accessing the digital platforms?

Please ask them to tell their tutor who will log it on our IT system so the issue can be fixed. Your child will not be given a break time detention if this happens.

Should you have any questions regarding home learning, please do not hesitate to get in touch. amann@medenschool.co.uk

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