CHS South recognises that Home Learning is a key factor in supporting the 5-year learning journey for our students. Excellent learning habits such as organisation, prioritisation and practice enable students to be independent learners equipped for success in all they do.
Home learning is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It is important in raising student achievement; it enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students' study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.
Home learning enables students to:
- To take ownership and responsibility for learning.
- To consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
- To show progress and understanding.
- To develop research skills.
- To have an opportunity for independent work to extend their learning further.
- To enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline.
- To access resources not available in the classroom.
- To share their learning with their parents and carers.
At CHS South there are three key parts to ‘homework’:
- Home Learning.
- Home Study.
- Home Reading.
Home learning is homework that is set by a class teacher and requires submission. We will set assignments for each subject on Microsoft Teams. This will appear as a notification and will pop up to make them aware when this is set.
Home Study is preparation for tests and reflection and gap filling after tests. In the build up to our Progress Tests, Home Learning becomes Home Study which is independent enquiry. This takes place during the second half term of each term.
Home Reading. We also encourage our students to devote time to Home Reading as this will give students a wider knowledge base and understanding of the world. We expect all of our students to read at least three times a week at home, however we would like to encourage them to read daily.