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15/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 4th November - Year 7 Boys Football V Thomas Tallis (Away) 2.45 KO - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Riverside (Home)

15/10/21

A massive congratulations to the boys year 8 football team who have won all 5 matches this term, finishing with a 14-0 win against Greig City 🎉🎉

15/10/21

A massive congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who won their first match against Harris Chafford Hundred, 17-1! 🎉🎉

15/10/21

A big well done to all students who have attended our extra curricular clubs so far this term! It’s great to see such a high uptake and we hope it continues when we come back!

08/10/21

Boys football club is cancelled on Monday 11th October for Boys year 7 and 8. Training is still on for Year 8 Boys.

08/10/21

Thursday 14th October - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Chafford Hundred @ home - Year 8 Boys Football v Greig City @ home (National Cup) - Year 10 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside (3/3)

08/10/21

Wednesday 13th October - Under 13’s Girls Football @ Highsted Grammar (National Cup) - Year 9 Boys Football @ Maltings Academy (National Cup) (2/3)

08/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 11th October - Year 7 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside - Year 8 Boys Football v Hall Mead @ home (Essex Cup) (1/3)

07/10/21

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" ... The wonderful cast of HAOC's 'Julius Caesar' in rehearsal this week. https://t.co/55iQcNsqHn

07/10/21

Well done to our key stage 3 debaters who held their first formal debate today in debate club 👏🏻 The teams were confident & well-prepared, with the proposition securing the win by half a point. So proud of you all! https://t.co/vTvCcjPd3S

05/10/21

Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys Football team on their 3-1 victory against Gateway Academy for their league and cup game 🎉

04/10/21

Years 7-9 girls football working hard at club! https://t.co/ujx8kU5MYb

04/10/21

Our year 10/11 girls preparing well for their U16 netball rally! https://t.co/n5tlQfxGsv

04/10/21

Year 10 and 11 boys rugby trying out and working hard on some new drills! https://t.co/2T9TkEjdV9

04/10/21

Great turn out for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys football today! https://t.co/bfbu8PiPYd

01/10/21

What talented artists we have here at Harris Ockendon! Check out our corridor-gallery as part of our celebrations of Black History Month 2021. https://t.co/Wu5b4yDfZJ

01/10/21

Well done to our U14 girls playing the first round of the Essex Cup vs Drapers Academy yesterday! https://t.co/ZqRfUs6Ygy

01/10/21

Extra Curricular PE Clubs for next week are as follows: https://t.co/ISGYXgbOu9

01/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 7th October - U16’s Girls Netball Rally @ Hassenbrook - Year 9 Boys Football Essex Cup v Southend High School @ Home - Year 8 Boys Football @ Riverside (2/2)

01/10/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 4th October - Year 9 Boys Football @ Gateway Tuesday 5th October - Year 8 Boys Rugby Festival @ Barking Rugby Club (12.30 start) (1/2)

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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, teachers' 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 a 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.