Home Learning

Home learning (or ‘homework’) adds value in developing skills of independent enquiry and a positive attitude towards life-long learning. It contributes effectively to the learning progress made by students. All teachers will regularly set a range of activities for students to complete at home. Home learning will be checked by teachers, marked as appropriate and sanctions will be enforced for non-completion. This process will enable a partnership to develop between students, parents and teachers.

All students at Woodbridge are expected to take part in a home learning programme. The amount of home learning set on a regular basis will be manageable. The tables below indicate the frequency with which home learning will be set for each subject in each key stage. Tasks may not always include written work; students may be asked to undertake research, prepare a presentation or find some resources which will be used in the lesson. Some subjects indicate home learning frequency below, but may also set longer-term projects or on-going home learning tasks. This particularly applies to practical subjects at KS4. If this is the case, then parents will be informed by letter of the timeline for these projects and the expected time to be spent at home on them.

We have a system in school called ‘Show My Homework’ whereby teachers record home learning tasks which have been set online. Parents and carers, as well as students, can check the tasks which have been set. To visit the online homework diary, please click here, or on the SMHW link on the homepage.

At the start of the year, all students will be provided with a student planner. This planner includes details of school procedures as well as study skills to support students in their home learning. Students must record in their planner brief details of each piece of home learning set and when it is due in. This provides an important link between home and school. We would ask that the planner is signed every week by parents and form tutors.

Queries regarding subject-specific home learning activities should be made to the relevant Head of Department. More general concerns should be made to your child’s Year Co-ordinator. 

Frequency of Home Learning 

Key Stage 3

   Subject

Number of tasks set per fortnight

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 English

2

2

2

 Mathematics

2

2

2

 Science

2

2

1/2

 French

2

2

2/3

 German/Russian

2

2

3

 Technology

2

2

2

 History

Project / half term

Project / half term

Project / half term

 Geography

1

1

1

 R.E.

1

1

1

 Art

Occasional tasks

Occasional tasks

Occasional tasks

 ICT

1

1

1

 Early courses:

 L2 Art & Design

 Health & Social Care

 

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

 

2

2


Key Stage 4

Subject

Number of tasks set per fortnight

English

2

Mathematics

2/3

Science

3

Art

3 per term (per project)

Business /Applied Business

2

Child Development

2

Construction

2

Drama / Expressive Arts / Performing Arts

1

Food Technology

2

French/German/Russian

2/3

Geography

2

Graphics/Product Design

2

Health & Social Care

2

History

1

ICT / Computing

2

Media

2

Music

2

PE / Sport

2

Psychology

2

R.E.

1