During their time at Rowdeford School, pupils need to be supported by lots of different adults,
both at home and at school.
We give homework that will help them to get better at learning in their lessons.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
Pupils should try to read to themselves or to an adult 5 times a week for at least 5
minutes (the longer the better)! All pupils have a school reading book or they
can read something from home that they are interested in. Books, comics,
magazines and emails: all reading is good practice! When they have read,
pupils can write in their reading record or ask an adult to do this.
Pupils will change their reading book when they and their teacher feel they are
ready. It is ok to read your book again.
If pupils are having difficulties with your reading book, they should be encouraged to tell their tutor who will help them to find a better book for them.
Pupils will be given up to 6 spellings per week to learn. These might be linked
with the spelling sound pupils are learning in Literacy or they could be words to
help with IEP targets. The pupil, or an adult, should write these in the pupil’s school
diary for them to practise each day. Pupils should ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’
their spellings. Pupils can have a go at putting your spellings into sentences.
There is space for this in their diary.
Homework at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
Reading is an essential skill for life and it is important for pupils in Years 10 and
11 to continue to read regularly. Ideally pupils will read five times a week and
keep a record read in their Reading Record. Pupils can read to an adult or
read to themselves. All pupils have a school reading book or they can read
something from home that they are interested in. Books, comics, magazines,
and emails: all reading is good practice!
Just 5 to 10 minutes reading every day will make a positive difference.
Spellings at Key Stage 4
Pupils can continue to use their Pupil Diary to record and practise spellings
they need to learn to support their school work.
Pupils may get homework in other subjects such as French. When pupils do this
homework they can earn merits.
If pupils would like more homework, they can ask their teacher.
If a pupil gets stuck or is worried about their homework, they can talk to their subject teacher or ask an adult to speak to their tutor or Ms Chard (Deputy Headteacher).
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