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22/11/17

Yesterday we had 100 Year 9 students attend a STEM workshop at school in conjunction with the RAF and EDT. The event was held to help students develop their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills and to compete in problem solving challenges. https://t.co/LIa6nd3dXG

22/11/17

Black Friday Promotion from our uniform supplier https://t.co/0WpXFMf5uV

22/11/17

Instrumental tuition rebooking forms will be handed out this week. Deadline for payment is 8th December 2017. If anybody wishes to take up an instrument, please see Miss Sees the week beginning the 11th December 2017 for a letter.

21/11/17

Well done to all the Year 9s who attended our Belong, Believe, Become Assembly this morning. We hope you gained a real insight into the many opportunities and paths available to you when you leave school. Remember - Aim high! The future you see is the person you will be. https://t.co/jXjawNtFOA

21/11/17

Reminder: Year 10 Belong, Believe, Become Assembly at 8am tomorrow 22nd November. Please encourage your child to attend. The topic is life after school and the importance of aiming high!

21/11/17

These year 8 students cooked bread rolls or Pizza, with home made passata sauce. Delicious!! https://t.co/Ks5ZKjRUsn

20/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th are now on sale via Parentpay. Tickets are priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/ISNAwozylw

20/11/17

Reminder: Year 9 Belong, Believe, Become Assembly at 8am tomorrow 21st November. Please encourage your child to attend. We had a great turn out last week for the Year 7 and 8 assemblies. The topic is life after school and the importance of aiming high!

17/11/17

COLLECTION OF GCSE ARTWORK 2016/17 - Students and parents will be able to collect GCSE Art work on TUESDAY 28/11/17 3.30-6pm.

17/11/17

GCSE Mock Timetable https://t.co/kaChgXWFPZ

16/11/17

Fantastic turnout for the first Year 7 CPR training run by our Health Officer Mrs Baker last week. Great to see our students learning key life skills at such an early age. https://t.co/rFjtLd6WYK

16/11/17

Year 7 and 8s attended a voluntary assembly on 'life after school' this week. Thank you to all those who attended- a fantastic turnout, we hope you learnt lots about your future options and the importance of aiming high! https://t.co/VsWIaORHaP

16/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th will be on sale (via Parentpay) from 20th November 2017. Tickets will be priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/JCBovNVrYz

16/11/17

Work is underway by our fantastic students, painting the set for our school production 'Rocky Monster Show'. More help is needed to complete it, if students are interested they should see Mrs Hitchens or Miss Fagan. https://t.co/hN91eYMbRP

13/11/17

Remembrance Day 2017 https://t.co/itqOjdW7lB https://t.co/6Uao1j5sFz

13/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th will be on sale (via Parentpay) from 20th November 2017. Tickets will be priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/tYgNA6X0P3

13/11/17

Year 10 Harris Experience STEM afternoon at Imperial College London on the 8th November. A day full of engaging seminars https://t.co/Zybyp5UOhH

13/11/17

Stubbers Adventure Centre are holding a series of Smash Camps adventure weekends during December where children can spend the day keeping active with our Christmas themed activities https://t.co/ey6AJjBEJF

13/11/17

Year 7 students are expected in school tomorrow (14th November) at 8am for a Belong, Believe, Become Assembly which will be held in the main hall. https://t.co/qTZUz81Ya8

10/11/17

Deadline to hand in Year 10 Work Experience own placement forms is Friday 17th November. https://t.co/KMQdDuRpOT

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Homework

At Harris Academy Rainham, we expect all students to complete homework when set to ensure a deep understanding of the topics they are learning.  Homework provides students with an opportunity to think about and tackle knowledge in preparation for the lessons with their teachers. It is vital that all students develop a secure set of numeracy and literacy skills and the homework system has been designed to support that goal.

Below is a timetable indicating when homework will be set and collected as well as login information for access to the IXL numeracy and literacy system and to ShowmyHomework.co.uk for both yourself and your child.

In years 7, 8 and 9, every student will have homework set every day that they will be expected to complete.  This consists of thirty minutes per day of numeracy and literacy skills using an online learning platform, IXL; (uk.IXL.com) for which logins will be handed to students over the course of the next week.  This will be monitored by the pupil’s learning guide each week.  In addition, we also want all students to develop a love of reading and expect pupils to read for thirty minutes per day.  In addition to this, subjects will set meaningful homework, linked to the courses studied once every three weeks.  The subject tasks set should take approximately thirty minutes to complete and will be recorded by the class teacher on ShowmyHomework.co.uk for both your child and yourselves to see using the login code that will be provided.

In years 10 and 11, students will be set subject homework every one to two weeks depending on the needs of the subject and each piece should take approximately sixty minutes.  Students and parents can check the deadlines for all subject homework on Showmyhomework.co.uk, using the login code which will be provided.

All students are expected to complete homework tasks by the due date set by their teachers. We are offering a drop-in homework club, supervised in our library after school until 5.30pm on Monday, 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and until 3.35pm on Fridays to support students in completing their homework or to make use of our computer facilities to complete the numeracy and literacy tasks on IXL.  We also shall have in place an assisted homework club where staff will be on hand to offer guidance if your child feels they need help in completing it.   These assisted sessions will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3.35pm – 4.20pm.

We welcome your views on this new approach to homework here at Harris Academy Rainham and shall review the systems in place in the new year so if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Homework Schedule

We view homework as being a vital part of learning and ask that parents support and encourage students to fully engage in completing tasks set to the best of their ability. The schedule below will be repeated each term.

 

Years 7 and 8

 

 

SUBJECTS

IXL Numeracy and Literacy skills

(30 Minutes every day)

Reading

(30 Minutes every day)

WEEK 1

MATHS

ART

GEOGRAPHY

WEEK 2

RE

ENGLISH

DT

WEEK 3

MUSIC

HISTORY

SCIENCE

WEEK 4

MATHS

ART

MFL

WEEK 5

GEOGRAPHY

ENGLISH

DT

WEEK 6

RE

SCIENCE

MFL

WEEK 7

MUSIC

HISTORY

DRAMA

 

 

Year 9

 

 

SUBJECTS

IXL Numeracy and Literacy skills

(30 Minutes every day)

Reading

(30 Minutes every day)

WEEK 1

MATHS

OPTION 1

GEOGRAPHY

WEEK 2

OPTION 2

ENGLISH

MFL

WEEK 3

SCIENCE

OPTION 3

HISTORY

WEEK 4

MATHS

OPTION 5

GEOGRAPHY

WEEK 5

OPTION 2

ENGLISH

OPTION 1

WEEK 6

SCIENCE

MFL

HISTORY

WEEK 7

OPTION 3

OPTION 5

 

 

 

Years 10 and 11

Homework will be set by the classroom teacher on average once per fortnight over the year.  The exact timings of these are decided by the subject teacher so it fits in well with the course delivery.  During periods of controlled assessment there may be less than once a fortnight, and during parts of the course more theory based, may be more frequent.  They all will be recorded on ShowMyHomework.co.uk. 

For year 11 students, they are involved in a number of interventions before and after school and these sessions will be taken into account when setting homework to ensure pupils don’t become overwhelmed during the year.