“Learning is a quest to discover each student’s unique gifts and potential and lay the foundation for their lifelong journey of learning.”
At Avanti Fields, we deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, which has an academic foundation but is adapted to meet the needs of individual learners so that every student has the maximum opportunity to succeed and realise their ambitions. Our curriculum is carefully planned in order to prepare students for success at GCSE. Students learn the key skills for success during Key Stage 3 and will begin GCSEs in Year 10.
Students are set regular homework that provides them the opportunities to practice independently what has been modelled for them in the classroom, consolidate and extend the learning from lessons, or prepare for future lessons, through pre-learning. All homework tasks are embedded in the curriculum and relate to the programme of learning. Homework can be completed at home or by using the facilities within the school, e.g. the library, computers or lunchtime study clubs. Students will be assigned homework once per week, in most subjects, up to an hour maximum. KS4 students will also be given revision tasks in addition to homework to support retrieval practice and interleaving of topics within a subject.
Students MUST log their homework in their planners, which parents should check and sign on a weekly basis. Planners are then checked weekly by tutors. Additional resources are uploaded on Google Classroom to support students’ with their learning.
Next half term, we will be trialling the use of Arbor with a few groups across years 7-10 to assign homework in addition to the use of the planner. We will ask for your feedback if your child is in the pilot groups regarding the use of Arbor and if the feedback is positive we hope to use Arbor in addition to the planner next academic year for all classes.
If your child would like support with homework, please continue to encourage them to speak to their teacher for further guidance. Your support with monitoring your child’s homework completion and helping them to manage their time productively at home is appreciated.