Year 8 homework
Your son or daughter's subject teachers will set weekly homework.
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 provided in class where students go through the work together and check for any misconceptions.
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 the following week.
Each week the following pieces are set:
- Reading Task
Maths and ICT
Students are expected to complete one homework per week in Maths. All homework is personalised by teachers and tasks are designed to support, reinforce and challenge a student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered in lessons. Students can access their homework by logging onto MathsWatch.
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;
- Area and volume
- Statistics, graphs and charts
- Expressions and equations
- Functional skills in Maths
During term two, homework will be based on the following topics;
- Real life graphs
- Decimals and ratios
- Lines and angles
During term three, homework will be based on the following topics;
- Calculations and fractions
- Straight line graphs
- Percentages, decimals and fractions
To support and assist with maths homework, students are advised to access the following websites:
Students are expected to complete one homework every three lessons in ICT. All homework is designed to support, reinforce and challenge student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered during lessons. Students are handed hard copies of their homework to be kept within their ICT homework folder throughout the year.
During the academic year, homework will be set on the following topics:
- E-Safety cyberbullying
- PowerPoint skills
- Publisher skills
- Word skills
- Excel skills
- Computer Science – Python
- Computer Science – Microbit
Click the button below to access your IT homework on Sharepoint. Please remember that you will need to login to Sharepoint using the information that your teacher gave you.
To support and assist with ICT homework, students are advised to access the following websites:
Modern Foreign Languages
Students are given four different homework activities during their rotation, including: health and safety in the classroom, an artist research task, a skill based exercise, a comprehension task and revision for a recall test.
Every week in Drama, students will be set recall homework to learn key skills and terminology to help them develop their performance and theory.
Students are set homework every other week which follows a specific theme throughout a rotation. For example, health and safety, research, design/draw activities, revision and finally a reading comprehension. These homework tasks are vital as students will refer to them during lessons and they will also help to develop subject knowledge ready for the recall examination.
Music students are set five homework activities during a rotation. The first homework is based around health and safety, looking at how to be responsible with musical equipment. The second homework focuses on creativity, based on each student’s favourite music. The third is researching famous musicians. The fourth is revision for a test and finally a reading homework to support comprehension and understanding.
Students are given four different homework activities during their rotation which will cover: health and safety, research into a material, a comprehension task and revision for a recall test.
In Science, students are set homework at the start of each week and this is checked st the start of the following week. Teachers give students a short recall test based on the homework
Year 8 homework is a reading task with activities that students must complete using information from the homework sheets, their own knowledge and resources such as books or the internet. Teachers will also set revision questions at the start of each lesson relating to previously taught topics.
Students should spend about 30 minutes on homework each week.
This term, students are studying physics or chemistry and the homework tasks are linked to these topics. A version of each week’s homework can be found here.