Further Homework Guidance

Further Homework Guidance

Letter sent to Parents/Carers

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Yesterday I sent out some information detailing how work will be set for some areas, we have collected more information together and I include it below. If students in year 11, 12 and 13 are unable to come in then they should also look to the homework system, where material can be found for them to work on.

 

Students should be completing 5-6 hours work a day to mirror the work that they would do at school plus homework. Clearly for older years or those preparing for exams this might be a lot higher, which is at your discretion. Teachers can be reached directly by email, which should be sent to firstinitialsurname@netherhallschool.org, eg thunter@netherhallschool.org. If you do not know how to contact them then the email address office@netherhallschool.org is being monitored and we can forward emails to the right teacher. Teachers unfortunately cannot phone, text or skype students directly as this contravenes child protection regulations. The first point of reference for work set should be the school homework system, all work will initially be set through this, with references to other websites or resources detailed through this.

 

To access the homework system:

 

1.       Google ‘Netherhall school remote access’

2.       Click on ‘student intranet’

3.       Click on ‘work’

4.       You will see a list of tasks ranked by date.

This is a list of departments including specific websites that they will use, more will follow as they are put together:

History – Working from home.

Years 7-9

History Research Project

This is your opportunity to research a section of History that you have never looked at before. You need to research and complete a presentation on a History topic that you have not studied at Netherhall before. Examples could include: The Roman Empire, The Vietnam War, The history of computer games.

 

Please spend at least five hours researching. This could include using youtube, books or internet research. For example if you picked "The Cold War" you could watch some documentaries on youtube, look for research via the BBC website or look to pick up a library book on the topic.

 

You also need to create a presentation about this topic. It could be as a poster, as a powerpoint activity or even you could video yourself presenting your findings.

 

Be as creative as you can and enjoy the opportunity to research a topic that you have always wanted to look at but not been given the chance to. You will receive regular updates from your teachers as to how much progress you should have made on your project by that point in time.

 

Below are a suggested list of topics, but feel free to do a completely different topic of your own choosing if you wish:

 

The Roman Empire

The Vietnam War

The History of Computer Games

The Cold War

The Spanish Empire

Ivan the Terrible

The French Revolution

The History of Animation

The Battle of Waterloo

Alfred the Great

Year 10

Conflict and Tension Revision Workbook

To work through your AQA GCSE History Conflict and Tension 1918-1939 Workbook (this will be sent out on the homework system). This work will be set periodically on the homework system.

CitCom work – Years 7-10

I am writing to you with details concerning the setting and accessing of work for Years 7-10 in CitCom, during the current school closure.

Students in all years should check the School Intranet homework system to find out which learning tasks that they need to complete.  The amount of work will relate to the equivalent number of lessons that they would attend during a normal school fortnight.  For CitCom this is one lesson per fortnight.

Geography work – Years 7-10

I am writing to you with details concerning the setting and accessing of work for Years 7-10 in Geography, during the current school closure.

Students in all years should check the School Intranet homework system to find out which learning tasks that they need to complete.  The amount of work will relate to the equivalent number of lessons that they would attend during a normal school fortnight.

For Year 7-9 in Geography, this is 3 hours per fortnight.  Learning tasks will vary between year groups and may include some activities from Seneca Learning (access codes will be posted on the school homework system where applicable).

For Year 10, this is 5 hours per fortnight.  Learning tasks will be posted on Schoology and through Seneca Learning. Students should also check their school emails.

Religious Studies work

Years 7-10

I am writing to you with details concerning the setting and accessing of work for Years 7-10 in Religious Studies, during the current school closure.

Students in all years should check the school intranet homework system to find out which learning tasks that they need to complete.  The amount of work will relate to the equivalent number of lessons that they would attend during a normal school fortnight.

For Year 7-9 in Religious Studies, this is 1 hour per week.  Learning tasks will vary between year groups and may include some activities which require access to the internet.

For Year 10, this is 5 hours per fortnight.  Learning tasks will be set on the school intranet homework system.

 

Languages

Work will be set on the day of the lesson for each group on the homework system.

PE

Work will be of variable format and will be set through the school homework system.

 

ART

 

YEAR 7

The skills to draw is a valuable one and it takes practice. If you can look to draw every day for 15 minutes. To keep in line with your studio work drawing HEADS and FACES. This can be from imagination, life, magazines, newspapers and digital screens. Consider all types of HEADS and the FEATURES, so possibly just a page of eyes. There are lots of You Tube tutorials to help. Practice with pencil, biro and whatever you have at home. Bring all your work in on your return. Have fun.

YEAR 8
The skills to draw is a valuable one and it takes practice. If you can look to draw every day for 15 minutes. To keep in line with your studio work drawing EVERY DAY OBJECTS. This can be from imagination, life, magazines, newspapers and digital screens. Consider FOOD, OBJECTS FROM A ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE, SUCH AS THE BATH ROOM. There are lots of You Tube tutorials to help draw & research POP ART. Practice with pencil, biro and whatever you have at home. Bring all your work in on your return.

YEAR 9
The skills to draw is a valuable one and it takes practice. If you can look to draw every day for 15 minutes. To keep in line with your studio work drawing TYPOGRAPHY and STREET ART. This can be from imagination, life, magazines, newspapers and digital screens. Consider all types of POSITIVE IDEAS. There are lots of You Tube tutorials to help design and draw GRAFFITI and Street Art. Practice with pencil, biro and whatever you have at home. Bring all your work in on your return. Have fun.

Year 10 ART students are working in their A3 sketch pads to build evidence showing ideas to interpret the theme ‘REFLECTION’.
Assessment Objective 1: shows evidence of research to develop ideas and critical responses of Artist’s work both written and visual.
Assessment Objective 2: shows experimentation and exploration of a range of materials, methods and techniques in recording subject matter and the work of Artists; demonstrating refinement and informed understanding.
Assessment Objective 3: Is where we are at…
Now to record ideas demonstrating an informed idea, working from your primary subject matter and developing your skills from the Artist’s studied.
Assessment Objective 4: This is your final piece to be created in the summer examinations.

The key message is to email work created each week to your Art teacher: cschofield@netherhallschool.org    jwilliams@netherhallschool.org This will give us an understanding of your personal development of ideas and the quality of your work; allowing us to help, support and direct guidance through an email conversation.

Kind Regards,

Tom Hunter

Assistant Principal

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