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20/04/18

.... Year 8 will play first at 3pm with the Year 11’s finishing the afternoon which will end at 5pm. Please come and support our girls, no tickets needed!! For more info please contact Miss Goodchild c.goodchild.org.uk https://t.co/CFNlPjSasA

20/04/18

The Year 8,10 and 11 Netball teams have all reached the Finals of the Harris Academy Championships. The finals will take place this Tuesday 24th April at The Copperbox, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB... more

18/04/18

A reminder of the Y11 intervention sessions running this term before and after school. Only 25 days to go to the start of GCSEs so please encourage your son/daughter to attend to help them achieve their very best. https://t.co/Us08v0iZu6

18/04/18

We don't like to boast here at Harris Rainham (we know we're the best) so just giving a quiet shout out to Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jolie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther & Chloe (& Miss Goodchild) Y7 HARRIS FEDERATION NETBALL CHAMPIONS Won their final yesterday 12-6. So proud! https://t.co/gUihGiLEG3

18/04/18

... and full guidance is available on the website at https://t.co/fSAOQUJxJn. If you have any issues please contact the school on 01708 552811

18/04/18

Please remember that half termly student reports are no longer posted home. They can be accessed via 'My Child at School', our online parent portal. You have been sent a login ID and password to allow you to access MCAS ... more

17/04/18

Good luck to our Year 7 Netball Team who are playing in the Harris Tournament Finals here today at 2pm. Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jokie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther and Chloe. Show them the Rainham Way girls! https://t.co/vEheMdmR9t

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/Y93eWTptnn

29/03/18

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL PAST STUDENTS!https://t.co/PJKhmWHzix

29/03/18

Wishing all our students, parents, friends and staff a very Happy Easter and a peaceful, safe and enjoyable break. Remember students return to school on Tuesday 17th April. https://t.co/2xLAiqLhWu

29/03/18

Lovely Rewards Assemblies this week - see https://t.co/hAjZiWn4lg

29/03/18

Chloe Y8 was 1st overall after the first round and went forward to the semi final (last 53)with Anton Y8 and and Quang Y9. Anton made it through to the last 20 HAR as a school were placed 4th out of the 11 schools. A brilliant achievement. We are incredibly proud of you. https://t.co/rGSlADrnsw

29/03/18

Well done to our Year 8 and Year 9 students who took part in the Latin Spelling BEE at Harris Chafford Hundred yesterday. 125 students took part from 11 schools with 12 participating from Harris Rainham... more

29/03/18

An Outstanding use of props & Costumes for year 7 Pantomime Assessments in drama today' Mrs Rowell. https://t.co/IHcRvCGyVj

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/p4IynYRyWQ

29/03/18

The Music event yesterday was enjoyed by all. Well done to everyone involved. https://t.co/KWEF5eFf7y

27/03/18

Tickets are still available to purchase for the Music event on Wednesday 28th March via Parentpay. Priced at £2.50 and available to parents of students who are in the production https://t.co/Q9W5eP4hg8

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Latest News

Posted on September 1st 2016

New Homework Policy

Dear Parents / Carers,

We would like to outline our new homework policy which we will be launching on 3rd October 2016. 

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.

Enclosed with this letter, please find attached 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.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

S. Burford

 

Shaun Burford

Assistant Principal

Harris Academy Rainham

 

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.