Learning in school and at Home
At King James we are committed to promoting independent learning beyond the classroom, as we know this further develops our pupils curiosity and their resilience, as they are able to self regulate their own learning. All pupils have a google account, which is how they can access online documents via Google Apps. This means pupils can type and present their learning, save their work in their drive and access their school email.
One App is called Google Classroom, which is where lesson resources, additional home learning support and revision are stored by their class teacher(s). To access their Google Classroom they should follow the steps here.
Our pupils can expect to receive regular homework and at specific points in the year they will be set tasks to revise. Your child's tutor and subject teachers will outline how to plan for revision and give details of different revision techniques that can be used. Our experience of revision success over many years has always been that children must find revision techniques that work best for their memory, whether this be flash cards, mind mapping, note taking using the 'Cornell' method or some thing else. Please do encourage your child to experiment and tray again, if first they do not succeed.
Home Learning Timetables for Key Stage 2:
Home Learning for Key Stage 3:
Home Learning for Key Stage 4:
Pupils are expected to be independent learners by the time they reach their GCSE courses. There is a list of key websites to support each subject in the section below. When your child hasn't been set any home learning they should be working on reinforcing their learning using these links.
Cores subjects have more curriculum time, so 2-3 pieces might be set each week e.g. reading / spellings and another task.
GCSE Exam support: