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06/04/20

Hear from our students why they enjoy being the best they can be at Harris Ockendon, by watching the video below. To further your teaching career get in touch with Principal Jo Rainey or Executive Principal for an informal chat. Click here https://t.co/ulDN8jLrM4 https://t.co/CtW84Irhpr

06/04/20

Why not get involved in the competition by following the link below: https://t.co/CCeXFXqwfb One of the many activities listed on our Easter Break beyond the curriculum activities https://t.co/GUk2tOeI8e

06/04/20

A great activity to encourage young people to be creative during the Easter break. Click below to see how students can get involved in this film competition https://t.co/kKDfKvgOt5

03/04/20

We wish all of our Harris Ockendon community well at the end of this term. Communication from Principal Jo Rainey has gone out to all families today. Do complete the survey for us to improve our virtual school & try the family activities over Easter. https://t.co/f5FlyTYrz2

03/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

03/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Millions of parents are supporting children with learning at home while schools are closed. The BBC has worked with experts and exceptional teachers to create this educational package, supporting schools and parents by bringing learning to TV and online. https://t.co/E39wZNbA6n

03/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Did you clap for yesterday? 👏 Take a moment to tell them what a fantastic job they are doing and send a free thank you card: https://t.co/akNtb2kVCk 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 https://t.co/BR3q6nfW0L

02/04/20

Check out our video below to see how you can Enjoy Being the Best You Can Be with a Career at Harris Ockendon. Get in touch with Principal Jo Rainey or Executive Principal for an informal chat. Click on the link below. https://t.co/87TDsN0SZB https://t.co/ECHX0PwEQY

02/04/20

HAOC assembly has gone live today! Tune in as a family and let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/Pq7oeCiMWM

01/04/20

A great guide for families to go through with their children, to help them come to terms with what they are feeling and what is going on in the world around them https://t.co/56XxPkAoN7

31/03/20

We received positive feedback from HAOC families after last week's assembly, which focused on well-being, being the hero in your own story and celebrating the "Shout outs" of exemplary work. Tune in to this week's assembly on Thursday delivered by https://t.co/87Q2lteJ2c

30/03/20

Parents and carers please take time to read this guidance about the well being and mental health of children. It is important to model good behaviours, by managing our own emotions and react calmly to situations, so young people can learn to manage their own feelings effectively https://t.co/kGzIH7YYfW

28/03/20

Retweetd From Essex County Council

It doesn’t matter what the weather might be like or what day of the week it is, it’s essential that you and your family . Please remember this as we enter the weekend. https://t.co/aDMPMugAob

28/03/20

A great resource helping young people critically think in a time where they are surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digital media, enabling them to distinguish between what news is real or fake https://t.co/WU3uw2j8pH

26/03/20

In a time of deep uncertainty, we invite you to come explore together with astronauts and specials guests live to your screens speaking about their experiences and techniques in living in confined places, trusting the experts and working together as a team https://t.co/4lbW21ILh0

26/03/20

Retweetd From First News

With school closures in place and a nationwide lockdown, our aim of providing reliable news to children is more important now than ever. That's why, for a short period, we are offering a free digital download of each week’s paper. Get yours here ➡️https://t.co/p1TSQi7Xxp https://t.co/XoJjFxVR22

25/03/20

Retweetd From JustGiving

We've put together a How-To-Help Guide. Learn how you can support others during this difficult time

25/03/20

Retweetd From NHS England and NHS Improvement

When staying at home, it’s important to take care of your mind as well as your body. tips and advice can help you keep on top of your mental health and cope with how you may feel while you . 💛🏠 https://t.co/BHXLICXHZc

25/03/20

Good morning HAOC families. David Williams is releasing a free audio story every day (for free) for the next 30 days. Enjoy! https://t.co/8nlF4na1Dn

25/03/20

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

As young people will soon start spending more time online, we have created some quick activities which look at screen time and how you can help create a healthy balance https://t.co/QbKLBBs4hb https://t.co/XoGu7MS9jS

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Homework Overview

Purpose of Homework

Homework is used as a tool for students to consolidate learning already acquired through the delivery of the curriculum. It provides an opportunity to overlearn topics, skills and knowledge to support long term memory – interleaving of both current and past learning to ensure skills and knowledge stick.  Through the use of low stakes quizzing, teacher’s understanding of student learning is informed, supporting further planning for individuals.

Homework expectations

  1. Reading – 30 minutes per night
  2. Self-quizzing – in homework books (flip and fetch)
  3. Technology apps in maths and science to supplement self-quizzing (Hegarty maths and Tassomai) specified year groups only.

Reading

All students are expected to have an age-appropriate book which they are currently reading. They should aim to read for at least 30 minutes each evening.

Studies show that students who do not read daily are less likely to achieve the best grades at GCSE, A levels and beyond, and are less likely to access the best job opportunities in the future.

Knowledge Organiser and Knowledge Retriever

Students in years 7 to 10 will be given a Knowledge Organiser. This is a booklet which contains the most vital knowledge that your child needs to learn and memorise. Your child will also be given an A5 Knowledge Retriever. This is a lined exercise book which students will use to evidence their self-quizzing.

Self-Quizzing

Self-Quizzing is when a student uses their knowledge organiser to try and memorise key knowledge and commit it to their long-term memory. Students will be taught the process of Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat to self-quiz the content from their knowledge organisers.

To optimise the effectiveness of self-quizzing, students must write out knowledge from memory, using the Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat method, and must not copy. Your child will have extensive training in school on how to do their self-quizzing. Your child will be expected to bring in their knowledge retriever and knowledge organiser every day to school. 

Form Tutors will provide regular feedback in your child’s knowledge organiser to support them in meeting expectations.

Hegartymaths

https://hegartymaths.com/

Hegarty maths is an online app that supports students in revising and practicing key processes in Maths. Students will be set two tasks every week that they must complete, which are indicated as soon as they log into the website. Maths teachers set these tasks. Video tutorials support students by talking through and providing clear worked examples. Students are then tested with an online quiz based on the process modelled in the worked examples.  Students must copy the worked examples into their books.

Tassomai

https://www.tassomai.com/

Tassomai is an online app that quizzes students on the scientific knowledge that they have learnt in class. The quizzes are all multiple choice, out of four, and students get immediate feedback on their response. The quizzes are tailored to the Science specification as well as your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses.

Completing the quizzes regularly will ensure your child revises all the knowledge required for their Science exams for all 6 GCSE Science papers that they will sit in Year 11.