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20/07/18

.....Our thoughts today are with Sam's family and friends to whom we send our love. We have also published our summer newsletter today which is dedicated to Sam. You can find it at https://t.co/69BxGlWqKR Wishing all of you a safe and happy summer break. From all of us at HAR

20/07/18

We had a lovely last day of term today tinged with sadness as we remembered Sam and celebrated his life with a non uniform day. Students wore blue and orange and collected money which will be donated to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service.. more

20/07/18

Message for Year 11 students re. leavers' assembly. We have changed the time of the assembly from 3.15pm to 5pm on Tuesday 11th September to give students time to get here from college/work etc.

20/07/18

Dear Parents, please see the letter posted today on our website regarding arrangements for return to school in September 2018 https://t.co/uOEoEcv8Oq

19/07/18

Congratulations to Kelvin Tang, Neda Greneveckyte, Quang Le, Emily Simmons, Mark Spicer, Lee Smyth, Daniel Longhurst and Amila Poric https://t.co/Dt2jNUDeMg

19/07/18

some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220 ... more

19/07/18

Our year 9 students took Christie’s Auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools. They then took part in ... more

19/07/18

We are holding a non uniform day tomorrow 20/7 in memory of Sam Breed. Students are asked to wear blue or orange and donate £1. All proceeds from the day will go to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service at the request of Sam's parents https://t.co/AfLiqWEWkG

18/07/18

Don't forget our year 8 girls are holding a bake sale tomorrow in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Pls send into school tomorrow morning if you can. https://t.co/A1zuLhqMAe

13/07/18

Dear Parents - Havering and Brentwood Bereavement service will be running a counselling session for parents on helping children cope with bereavement on Tuesday 17th July at 6.30pm in the school hall. All welcome.

13/07/18

.......His parents have asked for donations to be made to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service in lieu of flowers. You can access their donations page via https://t.co/AfLiqWEWkG

13/07/18

Dear Parents and Friends As you may know a cherished member of our academy and community, Sam Breed, was tragically killed in an accident recently. Sam's funeral will be held on Monday.... more

13/07/18

Our lovely Year 8 students are holding a bake sale on Thursday 19th July in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Please send into school on the 19th. Please also give your child 50p/£1 to buy a cake on the day. Many thanks https://t.co/TallhJioLt

12/07/18

The London Curriculum Family Trails - great way to explore London this summer holiday and it's absolutely FREE! Why not grab a picnic and go on an adventure.https://t.co/P0VpTokXm3

09/07/18

Congratulations if you made the Grease cast! There will be a whole cast meeting next Wednesday 18th July at 3.30pm in D78. https://t.co/jlWxJfERd9

06/07/18

Congratulations to Amy Talbot (year 9) for being awarded the Mary Turner prize. Students were nominated from Rainham and Dagenham, for their work ethic, commitment and contributions to their school and community. Amy was presented the award by Jon Cruddas (MP). https://t.co/lEEPTRkfG7

05/07/18

Year 9 and 10 arriving at the Tate Modern today. Enjoy your day all. https://t.co/sMebdynIrw

05/07/18

Brilliant lesson in Art yesterday with year 9 students – mono-printing their own portraits https://t.co/DMlh2p8xM4

04/07/18

Prom photos from last week are now available to view at https://t.co/opGxEFJte5

04/07/18

Year 8 students have arrived at Pineapple Dance Studios https://t.co/dKEbVXDfTX

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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.