Year 7 Homework Plan – January – April

Art – Students will be set a research based, Colour Theory, Portraits.

Computing – In computing students will be studying programming using python turtle. Homework will be set weekly with tasks to complete using code – this will be paper based.

English – Students will have a grammar pack with a worksheet for each week and will have a menu of activities linked to the class reader, Cirque Du Freak. Each student has to select one of the activities but they can do several or all of the activities. The best work will be displayed in the Hall of Fame on the C corridor.

Geography – Homework in this half term will be set on a weekly basis to support our learning in the classroom. It will initially be focused on urban areas. Students will be required to prepare for an assessments on the different land-use zones in British towns and cities.

History – Students have to complete an individual enquiry about the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They will write an account of the battle and identify and describe key moments in the battle. Students will also explain and analyse the key reasons for the success of the Norman army. Their work will be assessed for the standard of presentation, literacy, research and content. This work will be discussed in class with students. It is an individual piece of work so cannot be done with a partner or group.

Maths

· Homework will be set at least once a fortnight, usually in the form of a MathsWatch task.

· Additional revision homework may be set as required.

MFL – In French students will be set learning and written homeworks on the topic of free time activities. Students will be set a learning homework in preparation for Assessment 2. They will then be working on tasks on the topic of school.

Music – Students will be studying ‘The Orchestra’. They will be looking at all the different sections. They will then learn to play several different pieces of music using the specific sounds made by the various instruments. They will also have live musicians playing a variety of instruments from The Orchestra.

PE – Students will not be set homework in PE but we would like you to encourage your children to take part in an active lifestyle. If you need help finding local clubs please contact us.

RE – All students will need to complete a range of activities from the ‘Saint Pius Snacks homework menu’. This pro-forma will be used for each unit of work in year 7. All students will have the option of a ‘starter’, ‘main’, ‘dessert’ with each task allotted a points value. Students must accrue a minimum of 3 points for each unit of work, extra work is encouraged and may be rewarded by the class teacher. A pro-forma of the ‘menu’ will be on the VLE.

Science -Homework this half term relates to the units taught during this period. Homework will be set every fortnight with the homework’s being based on unit studied by your son/ daughter. Usually the homework will be on doddle which can be done either at home or on a computer in school at lunchtime. There will be an end of unit test approximately every 4 weeks and one homework will be revision for the test.

Technology – In food technology, student will be introduced to skills of cooking and will have homework based on researching keywords which are appropriate to the recipes they are making, this reinforces the technical elements of making food products. In Product design student will be investigating the design process and will produce research to suit their chosen theme.

Year 8 Homework Plan – January – April

Art – Students will be set a research based homework on Celtic art.

English – Students will have a grammar pack with a worksheet for each week and will have a menu of activities linked to the Shakespeare topics they will be studying. Each student has to select one of the activities but they can do several or all of the activities. The best work will be displayed in the Hall of Fame on the C corridor.

Computing – Students will be studying HTML and python programming. Tasks will be set to attempt to explain code that they have produced (on paper).

Geography – Homework will be set on a weekly basis to support our learning in the classroom. During this half-term, the students will complete a creative writing piece on surviving in the rainforest. In addition, they will be required to prepare for an assessment on tropical rainforests.

History – Students have to complete an individual enquiry about the English Civil War. They will produce a written piece of work that demonstrates an understanding of Charles I’s reign and be able to explain and analyse why his actions led to war in 1642. Their work will be assessed for the standard of presentation, literacy, research and content as well as its creativity. This work will be discussed in class with students. It is an individual piece of work so cannot be done with a partner or group.

Maths

· Homework will be set at least once a fortnight, usually in the form of a MathsWatch task.

· Additional revision homework may be set as required.

MFL – In Spanish, students will be set homework tasks on the topic of leisure time activities. Students will be studying holiday plans and finding your way around town. Homework tasks will reinforce the work done in class.

Music – Students will be studying DADI-OSSI. Students will use a variety of duration and pitch of notes to achieve this. They will then implement DADI-OSSI into their chosen piece of music, using a range of musical elements to support their playing.

PE – Students will not be set homework in PE but we would like you to encourage your children to take part in an active lifestyle. If you need help finding local clubs please contact us.

RE – All students will need to complete a range of activities from the ‘Saint Pius Snacks homework menu’. This pro-forma will be used for each unit of work in year 8. All students will have the option of a ‘starter’, ‘main’, ‘dessert’ with each task allotted a points value. Students must accrue a minimum of 3 points for each unit of work, extra work is encouraged and may be rewarded by the class teacher. A pro-forma of the ‘menu’ will be on the VLE.

Science – Each year 8 group will receive homework once every two weeks. This homework is generally set using doddle but may be written. Doddle homework can be completed either on a computer at home or on a computer in school at lunchtimes. The homework set will be based on the unit that your son/ daughter is studying at the time. In addition students will be expected to revise for end of unit examinations.

Technology – In food technology, homework will be based on a nutritional project which involves creating an information power point to be aimed at others. Nutrition is a key element of the year 8 course. In Product design students will be investigating the design process this involves students to research based on their chosen theme for homework and use it lessons to analyse existing product.

Year 9 Homework Plan – January – April

Art – Students will be set a research based, Aboriginal Art.

Computing – In ICT homework will be research based and will be set as required to support class work.

English – Students will undertake independent research in preparation for the GCSE Research Project.

Geography – GCSE Geography students will be given homework on a weekly basis to support their learning in preparation for their GCSE exams. Year 9 KS3 students will be given homework which will support their learning in the classroom. During this half term it will be focused on developing our knowledge and understanding of Africa.

History – Students have to complete an individual enquiry about the Home Front during the Second World War. They must identify and describe the key features of a wartime poster and explain the ways in which it would have persuaded a British citizen to help with the war effort. Their work will be assessed for the standard of presentation, literacy, research and content as well as its creativity. This work will be discussed in class with students. It is an individual piece of work so cannot be done with a partner or group.

Maths

· MathsWatch homework will be set at least once a fortnight.

· Additional revision homework may be set as required.

MFL – French FCSE. Homework will be centred on preparation for the next FCSE assessment. French GCSE. Students will be set homework tasks about customs and festivals and later on in the term will be set tasks to reinforce work done in class on the topic of new technology free time. Students will be set tasks on the topic of family relationships. French FCSE. Students will be set tasks to prepare them for their FCSE assessments. They too will be set tasks to reinforce work done in class on the topic of new technology free time.

PE – Students will not be set homework in PE but we would like you to encourage your children to take part in an active lifestyle. If you need help finding local clubs please contact us.

Performing Arts – Students will be studying the theory of Drama. How to implement a range of skills and techniques to support a successful performance. Developing and securing skills to ensure a positive performance.

RE – In order to support the learning of students in class, homework in year 9 is geared towards the GCSE curriculum. This homework is set at the teacher’s discretion and will be either focussed on learning keywords and concepts or exam practice, modelling and drafting answers for class assessments. In the term from January- April the following topics are taught to students. War and Peace/ Judaism (GCSE content).

Science – All students will start to cover work related to their GCSE Science qualifications. The students will study a total of 6 units over the whole year and these will last 6 weeks each. The homework set will be a combination of doddle based work and written work. The topics for the homework depend upon the unit being studied by your son/ daughter at that time. In addition homework to revise for the end of unit tests will be set every 6 weeks.

Technology – In food technology, homework will be to research the health and safety around the food environment looking at health and safety not only in their own environment but also in an industrial setting. In product design students will be investigating the design process and a homework to research ergonomic factors will be set.

Year 10 Homework Plan – January – April

Art – In KS4 GCSE art is project based and involves following the assessment objectives in sketchbooks: Research, ideas, refinement and Natural Forms/Pop Art.

Computing – Homework will be set as required to support class work. Over the first half term students will be asked to complete a number of written homeworks on the architecture of computer systems and programming assignments.

English – Students are now revising for their GCSE English Literature exams in May. This should be little and often with students revising key quotes, re-reading all their texts/poems and writing answers to exam questions. Year 10 are working on coursework. This is either a Literature coursework draft or improving their first draft (depending on which group they are in).

Drama – Students will be working on their Component 2 exam work. They have selected a printed script and they now need to implement a range of skills and techniques to support their live performance for their final exam in April. Securing understanding of Hard to swallow play and the live theatre review.

Geography – Homework will be set each week and will involve essays and revision for assessments.

History – History students will be given homework on a weekly basis to support their learning in preparation for their Paper One, Section 1 exam towards the end of the academic year. They will complete a combination of timed essays and sample exam questions on the New Deal and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

MFL – Early entry students will be given revision tasks in preparation for the GCSE exam this summer. In Spanish students will be set work on the topic of school. The GCSE early entry group have a weekly revision plan to help guide revision. They should also spend time every week learning vocabulary on Memorise and preparing and learning responses to the general conversation questions they have for the speaking test.

Maths

· MathsWatch homework will be set at least once a fortnight.

· Additional revision homework may be set as required.

PE – The year 10 GCSE student will be covering the following topics over this half term and will be set homework around these topics. Movement Analysis including levers, types of movement and Planes and axis. They will also begin to look at health and fitness.

RE – In order to support the learning of students in class, homework in year 10 is geared towards the GCSE curriculum. This homework is set at the teacher’s discretion and will be either focussed on learning keywords and concepts or exam practice, modelling and drafting answers for class assessments. In the term from January- April the following topics are taught to students. Good and Evil: Why does God allow suffering? How do Christians respond to suffering? How did Jesus encourage people to act? Moral teachings.

Science – Homework for the first week of term will be revision for the test students will be taking on the 13th of September. This test will decide which group you son/ daughter will be in during year 10. All students will have three separate science teachers delivering units in Biology, chemistry and Physics each week. Students will be set homework roughly every three lessons in each subject. The homework will be a combination of past paper questions and doddle based assessments. The doddle assessments can be done either on a computer at home or during lunchtime in school.

Technology – This term students will be required to research features from their chosen GCSE design task.

Year 11 Homework Plan – January – April

Art – In KS4 GCSE art is project based and involves following the assessment objectives in sketchbooks: research, refinement, ideas, and preparation for final exam.

Computing – Homework will be set as required to support class work. This will predominately revision materials in preparation for assessment tests and pre-final mock examinations.

English Language: students should be revising for their English Language exams in June. They have been provided with SNAP revision books and personalised revision notes from their teachers. Further exam papers are available from their English teachers, if required.

English Literature. Students will be spending the next half-term re-drafting their Independent Research Project. They will also be given the opportunity to deliver their presentations again. This is the final opportunity for students to improve their work before we submit the marks are submitted to the exam board. Homework will be working on re-drafting using teacher notes for improvement.

Drama – Students will be working on their Component 2 exam work. They have selected a printed script and they now need to implement a range of skills and techniques to support their live performance for their final exam in April. Securing understanding of Hard to Swallow play and the live theatre review.

Geography. Homework will be set each week and will involve research work, essays and revision for assessments.

History – History students will be given homework on a weekly basis to support their learning in preparation for their Pre-Final mock exams in February. They will complete a combination of timed essays and sample exam questions on the English Revolution, American Revolution, Chartism and Women’s suffrage movement of the early twentieth century.

Maths

· Weekly homework will be set in the form of a MathsWatch or written task.

· Students are also required to work through the PiXL Maths App tasks at the appropriate grades.

MFL – Students will be set homework tasks on school and future career and also revision tasks. Students will be set homework tasks on Talking about school and future career.

PE – The year 11 GCSE student s will be beginning to look back at Year 10 work to focus their revision. There will be regular exam questions set for homework to prepare for the exams. Students should also plan and carry out their own revision specific to their needs.

RE – In order to support the learning of students in class, homework in year 11 is geared towards the GCSE curriculum. This homework is set at the teacher’s discretion and will be either focussed on learning keywords and concepts or exam practice, modelling and drafting answers for class assessments. In the term from January- April the following topics are taught to students. Redemption/Salvation/ what is the purpose and nature of the Church? Revision in preparation for the Pre-final exams and summer GCSEs.

Science – All students will have three separate science teachers delivering units in Biology, chemistry and Physics each week. Students will be set homework roughly every three lessons in each subject. The homework will be a combination of past paper questions and doddle based assessments. The doddle assessments can be done either on a computer at home or during lunchtime in school. During this half term a key focus for homework will be to support revision for the first mock examination in December.

Technology – This half term students will be required to develop features from their chosen GCSE design task. Revision and SAM Learning will play a key part of homework for year 11 students.