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.
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:
All set homework should be written into planners with the due date by pupils.