Homework at Malet Lambert is set in order to encourage pupils to become successful independent learners, allowing them to consolidate, refine and practice what they have learnt during their lessons. Homework can take on a range of activities from written exercises, reading and research tasks to the planning and completion of extended pieces.
Some homeworks set will enable pupils to prepare in advance for their next lesson, which will form a significant part of their learning. Pupils may be set a research or reading task, which will allow them to independently gain the knowledge needed to understand a concept or idea in their lessons that week. Reading may be set on a text being studied either in class or independently and pupils may be asked to write in preparation for their next lesson.
reading – in preparation for the next lesson
writing – relevant to the topic studied in the next lesson
research – pupils may need to find information which will be used to help them in their next lesson
Reflection homeworks will allow pupils to remember and refine what they have been taught by practicing key skills in order to demonstrate their understanding of a particular topic. Examples of this may be:
Remembering words, facts, details, sequences or rules
Answering questions based on work covered in class
Using web-based materials
Applying learning from lessons in a different context
Past paper revision
Homework set will placed on the SIMS Parent app and allocated a due date, which pupils must record in planners.
British Values and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are an integrated part of our curriculum and assemblies programme. Pupils have the opportunity to further explore these topics through a series of termly enrichment days where themes and external speakers are arranged.