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16/01/20

New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... https://t.co/ggOXBpzKIS

20/12/19

⭐Last Day Of Term!⭐ We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - here's to a fantastic 2020! Our newly released December edition newsletter can be found here: https://t.co/Z8Lq8LnSt2

17/12/19

Retweetd From ThurrockNubNews@thurrocknubnews

Police engage with students https://t.co/idZtNOTNEy https://t.co/OuIm0Z5jj8

12/12/19

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 winners this morning! Here are some of our students who were chosen for positive Attitude To Learning awards. Amazing work!⭐️ https://t.co/tzMQ6bOGdN

11/12/19

Our Year 10 and 11 Celebration Assembly was held this morning, with students being recognised for their consistently excellent work. Well done everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Year 8 & 9 assembly will be held tomorrow, with Year 7 on Friday. https://t.co/suCWkj1M6b

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

09/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Only a few more days! If you want to in or with , come and meet the team to find out more. Local people for local schools. https://t.co/ao7KRY2bpQ

05/12/19

Tonight is the night! We are excited to share with you our brand new sixth form curriculum. No need to book, simply turn up between 5pm and 7pm. Our Head of Sixth Form's presentation will take place at 6pm. https://t.co/4v9hLQqdi9

04/12/19

Looking forward to tomorrow - our students will visit London to tour the offices of The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with a morning of inspiration from ! https://t.co/3Usnt1nCck https://t.co/gHQ4OADoeu

03/12/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Come and find out about our brand new courses starting September 2020. https://t.co/Gl2JdNT29j https://t.co/b3Ru6eAYaz

03/12/19

Congratulations to the winning students who entered our Christmas Card Competition! We had some fantastic entries. Winners will receive points for their House⭐️ https://t.co/veWc7uCuVY

29/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to answering questions about how to in . https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

27/11/19

Reminder: Year 11 Parents' Evening is tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm.

26/11/19

Retweetd From SLS

We're excited to welcome our newest school partner, in . An impressive, modern school with facilities to match 🤸‍♂️🥎 https://t.co/aZG691q7w6

21/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

It was great to speak with so many students yesterday, all excited for their futures and the possibilities we can offer them. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is being held on 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Find out how we can kick-start your career. https://t.co/xk44tD7uCU

19/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

We are pleased to be exhibiting at tomorrow, held at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal. We will be there all day, answering any and all questions about our courses offered from September 2020. It would be great to see you there! https://t.co/V87O7CANy1

14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

13/11/19

Join us on 20th November 5.30-7.30pm at , for our joint Sixth Form Open Evening, to explore Sixth Form courses & see how we can kick-start your future! Our Sixth Form Open Evening is 5th December 5-7pm - meet the teachers, speak with students and view facilities. https://t.co/Z6KqtXzoYB

12/11/19

Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching. https://t.co/FAfHxlmJeU

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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 in 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.