Home Learning at Wetherby High School is an opportunity for children to explore and enrich their learning of a topic or subject area, supporting them to make accelerated progress in lessons.
Home Learning is split into two types; Targeted Home Learning and Pre-Learning. Given on a half-termly basis, all home learning tasks are designed to encourage independence and resilience in our pupils. It is expected that, over the course of the half term, pupils will manage their time in order to complete both pieces of work for each subject and return them to their teacher. Subject teachers, coaches and parents provide guidance for individual tasks and support students in managing their workload.
In Year 11 more frequent targeted home learning will be issued alongside pre-learning tasks.
Targeted Home Learning:
Targeted Home Learning tasks are designed to close gaps in pupils’ learning after they have been identified through classroom activities or end of topic assessment. Pupils will be directed to the tasks which will help close gaps in their knowledge and/or skills. Completion of targeted Home Learning tasks is essential in allowing pupils to meet and exceed their target grades.
Pre-Learning tasks are designed to provide pupils with a structured opportunity to introduce themselves to teaching content in the following half term. Tasks set in the current half term will support learning in the following half term and this cycle will continue throughout the year. Completion of Pre-Learning tasks ensures that pupils are able to make accelerated progress and deepen their engagement through independent research.
Deadlines & Hand-ins:
Pupils are expected to hand-in completed home learning tasks to their subject teachers. The deadline for each set of tasks is the final Wednesday of each half term (2019-20 dates listed below). We encourage and support all pupils to manage their time effectively and spread out the completion of tasks throughout the half term. Timely completion of home learning allows subject teachers more time to review pupil work and provide meaningful feedback.
Hand-in dates 2019-20
Autumn HT1 – 23/10/2019
Autumn HT2 – 18/12/2019
Spring HT1 – 12/02/2020
Spring HT2 – 01/04/2020
Summer HT1 – 20/05/2020
Summer HT2 – 15/07/2020