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09/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

Looking forward to our Stepping into year 13 event for year 12 at 6.00 pm tonight. Our potential is infinite, we can achieve anything. But it is determined by us reducing the impact and amount of interferences. Mr.Pearce and will be exploring this further. https://t.co/CL2NLst8C1

09/07/20

Looking forward to working with our second group of year 10s tonight at 6.30 pm for our Great Revision live webinar. If any students or parents missed out yesterday or want a refresh, make sure you follow the link in Mr.Mann's email to join in https://t.co/vSwrixDnHN

09/07/20

Make sure you tune in to this week's assembly from Mr.Webb about one of our core values Ambition. There are some great examples from former students of how they have overcome personal challenges to pursue their dreams https://t.co/orHiP6KdFI

08/07/20

Great to see so many parents and students engaging in the first of our live Great Revision sessions this evening! We look forward to going through the workshop with our second group tomorrow at 6.30 pm. https://t.co/5ofR9642Tu

08/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

Looking forward to our Stepping into success webinar tomorrow for year 12 at 6.00 pm, with Mr. Pearce and . Exploring personal ambitions, being honest about our interferences and disciplined to meet our potential. https://t.co/dylq0zBNN1

08/07/20

We are looking forward to our first year 10 revision webinar tonight at 6.30 pm, following our Stepping into year 11 webinar last week. Click here if you missed last week's session. https://t.co/gKoby3Aiml https://t.co/5oLr3j1Esf

03/07/20

A huge well done to these students for answering the most questions correctly https://t.co/J2xmuISFJ6

03/07/20

Let’s end the week with another ! Do you know the value of X? https://t.co/Wxl4DVfNKL

02/07/20

Here is thursdays ! Can you solve it? https://t.co/G6KfzgJROn

01/07/20

Well done to our top students for spending the most hours completing Memri quizzes https://t.co/VZFbEPhR7e

01/07/20

Another fun brainteaser today! Can you work it out? https://t.co/SlN5ou0mKq

30/06/20

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's National School Sports Week! Don't forget to upload your activity or send in your photos/videos of you completing the daily activities. https://t.co/rUrlrYb217

30/06/20

An interesting brainteaser today! What would you rather? https://t.co/KT4YITJsPd

29/06/20

Well done to our top students for spending the most time learning skills! https://t.co/r2pjm7YSuR

29/06/20

Here is this weeks challenge from the PE department! Dont forget to send in your personal score or a video of you taking part! https://t.co/00ksDy9xOs

29/06/20

A great little to start off your week! Do you know the answer? https://t.co/ctDMAZ3c8M

26/06/20

Lets end the week with another challenge for ! Dont forget to capture it! https://t.co/mCQ0uSbHjO

26/06/20

Lets end the week with a fantastic ! Do you know the result? https://t.co/0yftAK9dEi

25/06/20

A big well done to these students for completing the most unique skills https://t.co/sKyX9TAZcr

25/06/20

Day 4 of - what challenge are you going to choose today? https://t.co/YY5aLHyvdV

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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.