Homework

Homework is set regularly. As students get older the amount of home learning they receive increases. Homework is recorded within our online planner on the Frog virtual learning environment, an interactive summary of all tasks set can be seen below.

All students have an opportunity to complete their home learning during in our Learning Resource Centre which is open every evening until 6pm.

View Chalk Hills Homework Calendar

How Much Homework should your child be getting?

For the Following Subjects your students should be getting 1 homework assignment every week:

English
Maths
Science
Geography
History
RE
French
Spanish

For the Following Subjects your students should be get 1 hour/1 homework assignment once every two weeks:

Art
Drama
Music
PSHE
Technology

 

How can you help your child with their homework?

  1. You can check your child’s homework in their planner as their teachers will have them write their homework on the day it is given with the due date beside it.
  2. Secondly, there are homework clubs going on around the school. Every Day after school in the LRC from 3:00-5:00pm and every Wednesday in HU2 from 3:00-4:00pm!
  3. You can also check the homework that is set on FROG, our main online learning platform, as all homework given by teachers is set on FROG. If you do not have your details or have lost your details you are able to call the school and get them! You can download a guide to checking homework on Frog here.

 

Other Tips for success in homework

  • Ask your child about their homework, they are being set it!
  • Use a timer, most adolescent brains can only work for 30 minutes at a time! Set a timer for them to work for 25 minutes, and then have 5 minutes off to do something of their own or get a snack, then repeat! This works well for studying as well!
  • The best environment for students to get their homework done is on a tabled surface (for example kitchen table or desk), do NOT let them do their homework on their bed, it effects their sleeping habits!
  • TOP TIP: Revise every night for 5 minutes even if there is not homework, this will help your child remember their work from the day and will help them in the long run!