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What homework will I get?

Homework is often something that children worry about when they move into Year 7. There will be more homework at the Archer Academy than you have had at primary school and this may take some getting used to. But don’t worry! The secret to managing your homework and not getting stressed by it is to be organised, and we use a brilliant online tool called Show My Homework which will help you remember what you need to do and when.

For the first two weeks we will introduce your homework slowly to help you get used to it. We will also give you a homework timetable so you know what’s coming up. It is arranged over two weeks so you don’t get more homework in one week than another.

You will be set the following homework every week in Year 7:

  • Mathematics
  • English (when extended reading/writing is not set, see below)
  • French/Spanish
  • Science
  • History/Geography
  • Thematic Learning

You will be set the following homework every fortnight in Year 7:

  • Design & Technology/Art
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Extended reading or writing in English

Here’s an example of your homework timetable:

 Week A

 Subject set Time per task
 Minimum Maximum
Thematic Learning: 40 minutes 1 hour
English 20 minutes 45 minutes
Maths 40 minutes 1 hour
Science 30 minutes 1 hour
French/Spanish 35 minutes 50 minutes
Art 1 hour 2 hours

Week B

 Subject set Time per task
 Minimum Maximum
English extended writing task 30 minutes 1 hour
Thematic Learning: 40 minutes 1 hour
Geography 40 minutes 1 hour
Maths 40 minutes 1 hour
Science 30 minutes 1 hour
French/Spanish 35 minutes 50 minutes
Creative & Performing Arts 40 minutes 1 hour

Homework is important because it helps you to develop strong independent learning habits. It also allows you to show that you understand the work you have done at school, get ready for new topics and learn how to manage your time and meet deadlines.  We will help you to develop confident independent learning strategies through activities at school, and your teachers will all be happy to help you if you’re finding it tricky to manage.

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