Homework

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Homework

Why is homework important?

Homework is a way to practice and extend learning. When your child does their homework regularly, they will feel more confident in lessons, understand their subjects more and achieve better in assessments.  

In fact, if they do their homework regularly, that is the equivalent to making 5 months of extra progress (on average)! 

The brain works by making connections between memories and each time we practice or recall something, we make those connections stronger. Homework helps do just this.  

Doing homework regularly also means that your child can take control of their own learning. They are making sure they forget less important stuff. This is why homework should become part of their routine.  

Put aside a set time for your child to do their homework each evening and commit to improving their learning. 

At Cardinal Heenan Catholic School, we value the benefits of homework. We expect your child to do their homework every time, following each of their teacher’s instructions carefully.  

How can your child succeed at their homework?

Has your child…?  Why is this important? 
Written in all parts of the homework and the deadline in their planner  Having these instructions and deadline written down means you will remember exactly what you need to do when you sit down to do your homework
Removed all distractions such as switching off mobile phones and televisions, turned off any music in the background  Research tells us that noise (including music!) takes up space in our memories if we are also doing something else such as homework
Worked at the same place each time they have homework  Having the same place as their homework area means they associate that place with learning and study
Got the right equipment and resources (such as their notes) ready to use  By having these resources around them, they are ready to do the task well
Read through all the instructions that their teacher has given them  Doing everything their teacher has asked them to do will give them every chance to succeed at your homework
Tried their notes or other resources when stuck, instead of giving up  If they give up at the first difficult task, then their homework will not have the same benefit to their learning compared to if they keep trying
Asked for help in sufficient time if they still cannot complete their homework  By asking for help from their teacher or classmates well before the deadline, they will still have the chance to complete their homework
Checked that they have done all parts of the homework and followed all the instructions  Doing this will make sure they complete the homework well
Presented their homework well  When homework is presented well, it increases the quality of that homework
Read through their completed homework  This helps them check for mistakes that they can correct before submitting their homework
Submitted their homework on time and in the right format  This is another thing they can do to follow their teacher’s instructions and succeed

Subject Resource Links

Resource nameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
Catholic Christianity: CreationKS4Creation in GenesisGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Creation in Genesis | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: CreationKS4The BibleGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – The Bible | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: CreationKS4Science and Natural LawGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Science and Natural Law | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: CreationKS4StewardshipGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Stewardship | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: CreationKS4Creation in ArtGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Creation in Art | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: Church and the Kingdom of GodKS4The Catholic ChurchGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – The Church | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: Church and the Kingdom of GodKS4The Kingdom of GodGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – The Kingdom of God | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: Church and the Kingdom of GodKS4Kingdom ValuesGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – People & Kingdom Values | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: Church and the Kingdom of GodKS4PilgrimageGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Pilrimage | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: EschatologyKS4Symbols in EschatologyGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Eschatology & Symbols | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: EschatologyKS4What is Eschatology?GCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Eschatology | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: EschatologyKS4EuthanasiaGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Euthanasia| By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: EschatologyKS4The End of LifeGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – The End of Life | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Catholic Christianity: EschatologyKS4Life after deathGCSE RE Catholic Christianity – Life After Death | By MrMcMillanREvis – YouTube
Judaism: BeliefsKS4Set of lessons for AQA, starting with Jewish beliefs about GodNature of God. Judaism Beliefs and Teachings AQA GCSE. Lesson 1 – YouTube
Judaism: BeliefsKS4General introduction to JudaismAn Introduction to Judaism – YouTube
Judaism: BeliefsKS4Strictly Kosher. A series set in ManchesterStrictly Kosher – Episode 1 | Our Life – YouTube
Resource nameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC BitesizeKS3homework, revision and learning. Includes free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv
BBC BitesizeKS4homework, revision and learning. Includes free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
BBC LearningKS3 and KS4Quizzes for improving knowledge of the English Language – grammar check and self evaluationBBC Learning English – Course: Quizzes / Unit 1
Seneca LearningKS4Revision of English Langauge and Literature through quizzes🚀 Free AQA English Language GCSE Revision | Seneca (senecalearning.com)
AQA Exam BoardKS4GCSE English Literature and Language SpecificationsAQA – education charity providing GCSEs, A-levels and support
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
MathswatchKS3/4Videos and Interactive Quizzeshttps://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
Maths GenieKS4Videos and Exam Questionshttps://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/
Corbett MathsKS3/4Videos, Textbook exercises and Exam Questions 
MyMathsKS3/4Lessons and Interactive Quizzeshttps://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC Bitesize- BiologyKS3Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z4882hv
BBC Bitesize- PhysicsKS3Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh2xsbk
BBC Bitesize- ChemistryKS3Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/znxtyrd
BBC Bitesize- Combined Science- BiologyKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zthssrd
BBC Bitesize- Combined Science- ChemistryKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z88jjty
BBC Bitesize- Combined Science- PhysicsKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqw77p3
BBC Bitesize- Triple BiologyKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7
BBC Bitesize- Triple ChemistryKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb
BBC Bitesize- Triple PhysicsKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm
Seneca LearnKS3 and KS4Quizzing practice (log in with the school gmail account)https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
Oak National AcademyKS3 and KS4Video lessons and quizzeshttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage
EducakeKS3 and KS4Quizzing practice (log in with given username and password)https://my.educake.co.uk/teacher-login
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC Bitesize- HistoryKS4Revisionhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zj26n39
BBC TeachKS3Videoshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks3-history/zhbdpg8
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help with…Link to the resource(s)
BBC BitesizeKS3 / 4Geography content and quizzingKS3 Geography – BBC Bitesize
GCSE Geography – AQA – BBC Bitesize
Educake LearningKS3 / 4Self-quizzing and shorter knowledge-based questionsEducake – Online Formative Assessment for Homework and Classwork
National GeographicKS4Students at GCSE to gain a wider understanding of Geographical issues and made links across topics in their studies.National Geographic 
Internet Geography – Knowledge organisersKS3 / 4Geography knowledge organisersGeography Knowledge Organisers – Internet Geography
British Geological SurveyKS3 / 4Allows students to explore our national geography and make links to geology and land use.Discovering Geology – British Geological Survey (bgs.ac.uk)
Bing MapsKS3 / 4Gives students free access to Ordinance Survey maps so they can become familiar with map skills such as grid references and OS map symbols.Bing Maps – Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
Vocabulary guidesKS3 and KS4Documents for vocabulary reference and some additional verb tables at the backPhysical resource provided to students
GCSE Revision GuideKS4Grammar references and practice questions 
pearsonactivelearn.comKS3 and KS4Online tasks for all years to practice their learningpearsonactivelearn.com
sentencebuilders.comKS3 and KS4Online tasks for all years to practice their learningsentencebuilders.com
languagesonline.org.ukKS3 and KS4Lots of grammar practicelanguagesonline.org.uk
wordreference.comKS3 and KS4Online dictionarywordreference.com
wordwall.comKS3 and KS4Quizzing on any topicwordwall.com
quizlet.comKS3 and KS4Quizzing on any topicquizlet.com
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
teachingadget.comKS4General music resources to help enhance knowledge and learning with the use of interactive games and exercises.teachingadget.com
musictheory.net – LessonsKS4Helps with Music theory, staff notation and being able to read music.musictheory.net – Lessons
Eduqas Digital Educational ResourcesKS4Can help with GCSE specific vocabulary, appraising practise and set piece information.Eduqas Digital Educational Resources
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC BitesizeKS3Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvc9q6f
Computer Science Google SiteKS4Theory and practice skills in programminghttps://sites.google.com/cardinalheenan.co.uk/computerscience/home
BBC BitesizeKS4Information and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z34k7ty
iMedia Google SiteKS4Practical skills building and theory revisionhttps://sites.google.com/cardinalheenan.co.uk/creative-imedia-revision/controlled-assessment-deadlines
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
GCSE Design and Technology – AQA – BBC BitesizeKS4NEA and Revisionhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm
ENGINEERING – DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (technologystudent.com)KS3 and KS4Like an online text book, find the topic/subject area and use it to help. specific links are in the KS3 homework bookshttps://www.technologystudent.com/
Seneca LearnKS4KS4 revision food and DThttps://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free
Resource NameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC Bitesize – Physical Education – OCRKS4Revision, quizzing and coursework (AEP) for GCSE PE and Sports Studieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82
Resource nameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
BBC Bitesize- BusinessKS4Knowledge and quizzinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z98snbk
Business EDKS4Knowledgehttps://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/theory/gcse/edexcel-gcse-9-1-theory-notes-public#1-1-enterprise-and-entrepreneurship
Bizconsesh – videoKS4Knowledge – video explanationshttps://www.youtube.com/c/BizConSeshGCSEBusiness91/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=1
Seneca learningKS4Knowledgewww.senecalearning.com
Resource nameKey StageWhat it can help withLink
Student Art GuideKS4Inspiration and exampleshttps://www.studentartguide.com/

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