At The George Eliot School we have homework that focuses on recall of knowledge. We know that research about memory and learning shows that we learn what we think about. We know that we lose new learning if we don’t practice recalling it. We use quizzes, in class and at home, to ensure we develop the retrieval strength of new knowledge.
|English||Vocabulary using Frayer models and quizzes on Microsoft Forms – every week|
|MFL||Seneca and quizzes on Microsoft Forms - every week|
|Maths||Hegarty - every week|
|Computer Science||Quizzes on Forms - every week|
|Science||Educake - every week|
|History||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - every week|
|Geography||Educake - every week|
|RE||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms – every week|
|PE||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - three week cycle|
|Music||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - three week cycle|
|Drama||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - three week cycle|
|Art||Homework booklet containing quizzes and drawing - every week|
|DT||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - every week|
|Food||Quizzes on Microsoft Forms - every week|
In Years 10 and 11 pupils will have homework as they have always done but in addition to this they will also have subject specific work which may include:
• Portfolio work
• Exam style written questions
• Exam papers
• GCSE Pod
• Further reading on topics
We reward and celebrate with all pupils who do complete this homework and develop good routines in preparation for their GCSEs.
During the first week all pupils will be given their new email address which ends @StuMidlandAt.co.uk. All pupils have a school email and a Microsoft 365 account. In addition to this all pupils have login details for Hegarty and Educake websites.
Links to their emails, Microsoft 365 account, Hegarty and Educake are available on the school website. http://www.george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk/links
To support your child please can you check that they can find and access the following platforms from home.
GCSE Pod – Years 10 and 11
Speak to your child about their quiz and support them by quizzing them over the week. (Remember the answers will be in their Knowledge Organisers.)
Please encourage your child to feedback any concerns to their class teacher or Pastoral Lead.
More information about revision and learning is available on the Learning and Revision page.
Maths homework is set using Hegarty Maths instead of a quiz. The homework is set on Monday morning and due the following Monday.
The benefits of Hegarty Maths homework
1. Every single topic in school maths (850+) is explained in 10 minute video tutorials designed and delivered by, Mr Colin Hegarty. Mr Hegarty is an-award winning teacher who won UK Teacher of the Year 2014 and was nominated in the top 10 teachers in the 2016 Global Teacher Prize.
2. After every video, HegartyMaths, has an assessment with questions covering everything taught in the video so students can practise and ensure they understand the maths Mr Hegarty just presented.
3. HegartyMaths records everything your child ever does on the system (their progress and effort), reporting it back to the teacher and to the child so it’s clear what their strengths and weaknesses are and how hard they are working.
4. HegartyMaths allows a parent to see everything their child needs to learn and support them. Often parents who may be unsure of the schools methods like to watch the videos along with their child and understand the techniques their child needs to know.
5. HegartyMaths, remembers all the child’s mistakes and gives them practice on their weaknesses so they can do impactful independent learning.
Why do they have to watch the video?
1. Ensures your child will be successful: Watching the video will ensure your child will do well in the quiz and feel good about their homework and maths. We don’t want your child to feel like they are on their own at home and the videos will give you the support they need to guarantee that they have a successful homework.
2. Helps improve their memory: Copying down modelled examples helps your child remember their maths and get it into their long term memory.
3. Method marks: Copying down modelled examples helps your child practise how to lay out their maths properly to help them get questions correct and get extra method marks in exams even when they make mistakes.
4. Good revision: This is revision. When revising pupils sometimes have to look over material they already know – that’s just as important as learning new things as making old learning solid helps prevent students from forgetting things
5. It is important as it helps your child be independent: Doing maths at home with these good habits and methods will help your child become more independent and be able to learn on their own (a vital life lesson).