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Homework

Working outside the classroom on homework tasks and projects develops the independent learning habits that are so important for success. 

For us, homework is a really important part of learning. It allows students to go over the work they have been studying at school, to help them to make sense of it in their own way and to help them practise the techniques and skills they have learned. Parents have a big role to play to help with this.

Working at home develops some important aspects for  higher learning and development. 

Sometimes this can be as simple as practising maths problems that students have already learned to solve in class, developing both persistence and automaticity so that the skills and patterns become second nature.  At other times homework can involve something new, perhaps looking at work that will be covered in class the next day: this is called a 'flip' lesson.  Sometimes students learn to research a topic independently, reading and making notes.  You can read more about what we tend to ask primary students and secondary students to do for homework.

Homework is an opportunity for parents to engage with their children's work.  We don't want parents to do homework for children, of course, but it's great when parents act as sounding boards for students who are trying to think their way through a piece of work.  We use ODIN and Moodle to tell parents about homework, so that all parents are equipped to have the right conversations at home.

Our Virtual Learning Environment

We have a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so students can access resources for work in and out of school. A VLE is a web platform that students, parents and teachers can log into to find details of work and resources to help with learning.

Moodle

Our VLE is called Moodle.  Its address is puxi.learn.nae.school, and passwords are issued to students and parents.  It provides an online environment for every class taught, where details of courses, homework, textbooks, summaries of lessons and other resources are made available.

Details of primary and secondary homework are both posted on Moodle. Secondary students have lots of classes, however, and it can be time consuming to go through all the classes for an individual student to find tonight's work.  To help with this, we send a summary email to all secondary students and parents.

Our Daily Information Network (ODIN)

We send details of homework and summaries of lessons each day by email to secondary parents and students, so that parents may stay engaged with the work their sons and daughters are tackling. Details of how to sign up to receive these daily emails are sent separately.  These emails arrive before 5 pm every day, and provide a quick digest of what's happened in school, customised for each individual student.  We're delighted if parents use these to get involved with their children, engaging them in discussions about the work they've done that day.  The more students talk about work, the more it builds understanding.