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Year 7 homework

 Year 7 students receive reading homework once a fortnight, to be completed over a two week period, and this will be checked by form tutors. This homework takes the form of a booklet consisting of a selection of fiction and non-fiction extracts designed to add to students’ understanding of what they are studying in their lessons. Students are required to read each extract, complete a short summary of what the text is about and identify key vocabulary. There are also additional optional creative tasks for students who want to complete these. The booklets are given out by form tutors in form time and if a student loses their booklet then they need to ask for another one from their form tutor.

Your son or daughter's subject staff will set weekly homework:

Communications 

In Communications, students will be set weekly vocabulary and comprehension homework on the topic that they are studying.

Year 7 - Chaucer

Humanities 

  • Geography - Exploring the UK and urban issues
  • History - Medicine through time
  • RE - Beliefs

Learning Centre 

At Key Stage 3 in the Learning Centre, homework is set on a weekly basis. Each student has their own homework book and they are given a week to complete the tasks given. Feedback is usually provided the following day, when their books are returned to them and time is put aside in lessons to revisit their work, improve it, and celebrate success.

All homework pieces are designed to either reinforce concepts taught in class the previous week, or to prepare students for the upcoming week’s work.

Homework is set every week  on a Thursday  and is collected in on a Wednesday.

Each week the following pieces are set:

  • Spellings (tested on a Thursday)
  • Maths
  • English (students have a reading booklet which is to be completed every two weeks)

Maths and ICT 

Maths

Students are expected to complete one homework per week in Maths. All homework is designed to support, reinforce and challenge learner’s knowledge on topics which are delivered within the classroom. Students can access their homework by logging onto the MathsWatch website.
A useful MathsWatch guide / FAQ can be read or downloaded.  However, should you have any queries please speak to your / your child's Maths teacher.

During the first term, homework will be based on the following topics:

  • Analysing and displaying data
  • Equations, functions and formulae
  • Graphs
  • Functional maths

During term two, homework will be based on the following topics:

  • Factors and multiples
  • Decimals and measures
  • Angles and lines

During term three, homework will be based on the following topics;

  • Measuring and shape
  • Fractions decimals and percentages
  • Transformations
  • End of year KS3 maths project

 

ICT

Students are expected to complete one homework every three lessons in ICT. All homework is designed to support, reinforce and challenge learner’s knowledge on topics which are delivered within the classroom. Students are handed hard copies of their homework and these are kept within their ICT homework folder throughout the year.

During the academic year, homework will be set on the following topics:

  • E-Safety
  • PowerPoint skills
  • Publisher skills
  • Word skills
  • Computer Science – coding
  • Computer Science – Python

To support and assist with ICT homework, students are advised to access the following websites:

Modern Foreign Languages 

MFL homework in year 7 focusses in the recall of vocabulary and grammar, through the use of the homework recall booklet, given to every student. This is set once a week and checked via a test in class.

PACA 

Homework in PACA is set every other week and students are expected to use a variety of mediums to complete their homework. Students are given a mark on their homework based on effort and quality. Please encourage your child to complete homework tasks on time as this will aid their independence, subject knowledge and progress within lessons.

Art

Students will be studying a variety of projects in Art. Homework will be based on the project that is being completed during the rotation and will cover:

  • Classroom rules
  • Research
  • A home learning project
  • Recall homework


Drama

Every week in Drama, students will be set recall homework to learn key skills and terminology to help them develop their performance and theory.

 Storytelling

  • Week 1: Recall the definition and purpose of embellish.
  • Week 2: Recall the three important elements to create a story.
  • Week 3: Recall the four main skills when performing.
  • Week 4: Recall the success criteria for the assessment.

Pantomime

  • Week 5: Recall the key stock characters and their characteristics.
  • Week 6: Recall the three skills we have learnt so far and give examples of how they could be used in a pantomime.
  • Week 7: Recall the plan for your pantomime - you must recall key skills that you will use.
  • Week 8: Recall the six key features to creating a successful pantomime.
     

Food

Students are expected to complete a series of five different homework tasks throughout the rotation:

  • A health and safety task
  • Researching a scones recipe
  • A design task to help support a practical task
  • A revision task for a recall test
  • Reading comprehension


Music

Students are expected to complete a series of five different homework tasks throughout the rotation:

  • A health and safety task , looking at how to be responsible with musical equipment
  • A creative design task for their favourite music
  • A research task about famous musicians
  • A revision task for a recall test
  • Reading comprehension


Product Design

Students are expected to complete a series of five different homework tasks throughout the rotation:

  • A health and safety task
  • Research task
  • A design task
  • A revision task for a recall test
  • Reading comprehension

PE 

Homework for PE in year 7 involves reading around the sport that is being taught in lessons and learning key facts about this sport.

Science 

In Science, students will study a variety of different topics across the three subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The homework that is set every week, will be based on the booklet that relates to the topic that students are currently studying in Science lessons.  If students lose their booklet then they can ask their teacher for another one.

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
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Leicester
LE3 1AH

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email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk