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Year 8 Band B Homework Timetable

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Year 8 Band B Homework Timetable

Day Homework 1 Homework 2
1 Monday Technology 8JPe Music, 8SMk Music
1 Tuesday Maths 8 GLe Drama, 8BJn Drama, 8JPe Geography
1 Wednesday Languages
1 Thursday English
1 Friday Science 8GLe Art, 8BJn Art, 8JPe Drama, 8SMk Geography
2 Monday Technology 8GLe Music, 8BJn History, 8SMk Drama
2 Tuesday Science 8GLe History
2 Wednesday English Languages
2 Thursday 8GLe Geography, 8BJn Music, 8JPe History, 8SMk Art
2 Friday Maths (set Thursday for sets 2 & 5) 8BJn Geography, 8JPe Art, 8SMk History

In addition, both IT and RE homework will be set once per fortnight.
On rare occasions, subject teachers may set homework on a different day to the one stipulated.

Other information:

Each piece of homework should last between 20 to 30 minutes. If after 30 minutes you have not
finished your homework you have 2 choices:

  1. Get a parent/ carer to sign that you have completed 30 minutes on that piece of homework.
  2. Finish the homework but indicate in pencil how long the homework took you to complete.

That way your Form Tutor/ subject teachers will be able to monitor the length of time it
takes you to complete a task.

Other tips:

  1. Do not let your homework build up. Just because it is not due in immediately there is no reason why you cannot start it or get it out of the way. Leaving homework until the night before can cause a last minute rush and a lot of stress for you and your parents.
  2. Get into a routine- do your homework as soon as you get home OR have a break first then settle down to do it.
  3. Do not leave your homework until late in the evening.
  4. Find somewhere that is warm, comfortable and has good lighting.
  5. If you find a piece of homework too difficult:
    • Have a try and then ask a parent/ guardian for their help. If they are unable to help you, ask them to write a note in your planner explaining the problem.
    • Do not give up too easily- there are always reference books, the Library and the internet.
  6. Take pride in your homework. Think about presentation – it is important. If you put effort into your work it will be noticed. You will feel good about your achievements and the teacher will be pleased with your efforts.
  7. If you are finding that you are receiving too much homework then have a word with your Tutor, or better still, have a chat with your Subject Teacher. Be polite and state your anxiety clearly but sensibly.
  8. If you feel that you are not receiving enough homework there are several things that you can do:
    1. Do some extra independent research on the topic/s that you are covering at school.
    2. Visit the Library, research the internet, read through an encyclopaedia, or read a book!

Alternatively, think about joining some extra-curricular clubs. Get fit and make some new friends. Join a club- netball, hockey, football, rugby, frisbee, badminton, drama, choir- there is so much going on after school. Some children join Guides and Scouts and others take up a musical instrument. When you reach Year 10 you will receive a considerable amount of additional work leading up to your GCSEs. Enjoy these first couple of years settling in to High School life and think about broadening your experiences.

Mrs L Robinson
Year 8 Year Leader