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Independent Home Learning (IHL)

Summer IHL

Year 7, 8 & 9 (click here)

We hope you enjoyed taking part in some of these challenges during Curriculum Enrichment Week. We don’t want the fun to stop here, so over the summer try out some more and make sure you take lots of pictures and enter our 2020 summer showcase.   

We would also like to encourage all our students to read as much as possible over the summer. For lots of recommendations visit https://www.myon.co.uk/  or  follow our librarian on Instagram.

Year 10

 Summer bridging work is subject specific and all information can be found in Mr Bendry’s google classroom. You are welcome to try out some of the fun activities that other years did in CEW and we look forward to seeing some entries in the 2020 summer showcase.  Don’t forget to keep reading and sharing your best books with us.

 Y11 and Y12

All new and current post 16 work is accessible through your google classrooms. You are welcome to try out some of the fun activities that other years did in CEW and we look forward to seeing some entries in the 2020 summer showcase.  Don’t forget to keep reading and sharing your best books with us. 

Have a great and restful summer and we will see you when we come back in September

Rationale and Purposes of Independent Home Learning (IHL)

At Abbeywood Community School (ACS) we believe IHL is a key part of school life. It allows students to develop their skills and knowledge independently and makes the difference between good and great progress.

IHL has a range of purposes that include:

  • Deliberate practice and consolidation of work done in class.
  • Providing further stretch and challenge.
  • Providing opportunities for independent work.
  • Preparation for exams and tests.
  • Preparation for future class work.
  • Developing library skills and use of other learning resources outside of school.
  • Allowing assessment of students’ progress and mastery of work.
  • Developing students’ good learning habits: organisation, meeting deadlines, resilience, independence, creativity, responsibility.
  • Providing opportunities for parents/carers to get involved with their child’s learning and creating channels for home-school dialogue.

IHL tasks are set at a frequency proportional to curriculum time.

In Years 7 and 8 IHL tasks should take about 20-30min to complete and are set weekly for core subjects and fortnightly for all other subjects

In Year 9 IHL tasks should take about 45-60min to complete and are set weekly for core subjects and fortnightly for all other subjects

  • Years 10 and 11 Examination subjects tasks should take about 60-90 min to complete and are set weekly, plus additional revision and exam paper practice where necessary
  • Post 16 tasks should be set on the “hour for an hour” principle.

Setting and submission of work

All IHL is set on Doddle and students are expected to check their timetable and ensure that work is submitted on doddle before the deadline.  Students who fail to submit their work will be required to complete the missing work in after school sessions.

Supporting students with IHL

There is an optional IHL club each day of the week where students can get support in completing their work. Students who are struggling to meet deadlines will be requested to join the club to develop their independent working skills.

Year 7 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

English

Maths

Science 

MFL 

RS

Geography

ICT

Drama

Week 2 English

Maths

MFL

History

Art

PD

 

Year 8 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

English

Maths

MFL

Geography

ICT

Drama

Week 2 English

Maths

Science

MFL

RS

History

Art

PD

 

Year 9 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

English

Maths

Biology

MFL

RS

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Independent

Week 2

English

Maths

Chemistry

MFL

RS

Art

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Physics

 

Year 10 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 English

Maths

Biology RS Physics
Business

MFL,

Sociology

Option 3 Independent Independent
Week 2 English Maths Chemistry RS Independent

Business,

Art, PE,

Drama,

Music

MFL, 

Sociology

Option 3 Independent Independent

 

Year 11 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 English

Maths

Biology Independent Physics
Business

MFL,

Sociology

Option 3 Independent Independent
Week 2 English Maths Chemistry Independent Independent

Business,

Art, PE, Drama,

Music

MFL,

Sociology

Option 3 Independent Independent

 

Subject Outline of IHL Year 7-8
Art IHL linked to classwork per term.
Drama IHL is linked to students learning in lessons. Task are varied, and will include line-learning for script-work; writing in role; review and analysis written work; research. IHL tasks will be assigned via the Doddle platform.
English Independent reading for pleasure and completion of weekly word booklet to develop use of cross curriculum academic vocabulary.
Geography All tasks set on Doddle (revision and quizzes) and specific assignments on Seneca.
History Students will be issued with the topic knowledge organiser, which also be available on the website.  Students will be told which numbers on the knowledge organiser to revise and memorise over a two week period.  They will then be tested on this content at the start of a lesson.
ICT All tasks set on Doddle (revision and quizzes).
Maths Students will be set a Hegarty maths task per week. This requires them to watch and take notes from the relevant clip and answer the quiz questions in their blue IHL book.
MFL

Weekly Learning Vocab check & Recall (KOs)/Peer-assessed

writing/Reading /translation tasks (Termly).
PD Students to be given a project to work for IHL across each rotation which will last for the full 8 weeks.
PE Termly Knowledge Organiser given out. 10 question multiple choice quiz at the end of each term.
RS Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and there will be regular in class testing on this. Class teacher will check that IHL has been completed.
Science Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and specific tasks on Doddle

 

Subject Outline of IHL Year 9-11
Art Independent research and taking home sketch book to improve coursework.
Biology Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and specific tasks on Seneca. In addition there may be further practice questions.
Business End of topic exam questions, exam board checking test at the end of each topic, Knowledge organiser recall
Chemistry Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and specific tasks on Seneca. In addition there may be further practice questions.
Computing Students will be making notes from video resources.
Drama
DT Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and specific tasks on Seneca.
English Students will be given weekly revision tasks linked to current and prior learning. This will involve a combination of Seneca, doddle and written revision tasks. Students will be given regular tests to check this revision.
Food Y10 topic based activities linked to exam preparation. Y11 Short projects to support coursework.
Geography Students will be set weekly tasks to assessment knowledge and understanding of current and prior learning. This will involve a combination of Seneca tests (assigned), Doddle tasks, GCSE revision book worksheets and exam questions.
History Students will be issued with the topic knowledge organiser, which also be available on the website.  Students will be told which numbers on the knowledge organiser to revise and memorise over a two week period.  They will then be tested on this content at the start of a lesson.
ICT Ongoing work to support coursework.
Maths

Students will be set a Hegarty maths task per week. This requires them to watch and take notes from the relevant clip and answer the quiz questions in their blue IHL book. In addition there may be further practice questions.

MFL

Weekly Learning Vocab check & Recall (KOs)/ Peer-assessed

Theme based writing/translation tasks, reading comprehension and grammar (Every 2 weeks).

Music

 

PE Students will be given weekly revision tasks or coursework linked to current and prior learning.
Physics Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and specific tasks on Seneca. In addition there may be further practice questions.
Photography Students will be given a ‘word of the week’ (WOW) where they will be asked to take a single photograph on a new theme each week, paying particular attention to composition. Additional IHL linked to coursework will be set when required.
RS Students will be given sections of knowledge organisers to learn and there will be regular in class testing on this. Class teacher will check that IHL has been completed.