Please click on the link below to access the school Homework Policy:
Homework at Spen Valley High School
All homework will be set on Google Classroom. Students will be expected to log into their Google Classroom account on a daily basis to check what homework has been set.
KS3: Homework for KS3 students will be focused on revision, reading and attendance at extra-curricular clubs. Homework will be set weekly in only the core subjects of English, maths and science, which will be:
- English – Completing weekly reading as part of the Accelerated Reader programme or Century Learning Courses
- Maths – Completing weekly homework set on Century Learning
- Science – Completing weekly homework set on Educake
For all other subjects, any homework which is set will be based on revision for the key assessments as outlined in the Assessment, Marking and Feedback policy. We have reduced the amount of home learning for KS3 students in this way so that they have enough time to attend extra-curricular clubs and as a result it is expected that they will attend at least ONE culture club per week.
KS4: Homework for Key Stage 4 students will be set weekly in the core subjects of English, maths and science. For all other ‘options’ subjects, homework will be set fortnightly.
Students can also download a Google Classroom app which can be downloaded for free from all App Stores.
Students log into Google Classroom using their school email address and password that they log onto the school computers with. Student email addresses follow the same format:
School year on entry (eg: 21), surname (eg: bloggs), first initial of forename (eg: j), @spenvalleyhighschool.co.uk
Students have written their school email address and password into page 16 of their school planner.
- Students in Y8-Y11 have received full training on how to access Google Classroom.
- Students in Y7 will receive full training on the use of Google Classroom in their first Computing lesson in September.
Students in KS3 complete their maths homework on Century Learning and students in Y9 complete their English homework on Century Learning.
To log into Century Learning, students need to:
- Go to: www.century.tech
- Click ‘Account Login’
- Click ‘Sign in with Office 365’
- Enter their school email address and password that they use to log in to the school computers
Students in KS3 complete their science homework on Educake.
By the end of w/c 20/09/21, they will have received their username and password for Educake in their science lesson, and have written their Educake log in information into page 16 of their school planner.
Students in Y7 and Y8 complete their English homework on Accelerated Reader.
Students in Y7 and Y8 will be expected to read one book every two weeks. Once they have completed the book they should then log onto Accelerated Reader and complete a quiz based on their reading. The students need to read two books at their baseline ZPD score before they can move up a sub level. The students have been given their username and password. The username is the first letter of their forename name and the first four letters of their last name all in capitals. For example, if the student’s name is Joe Bloggs the username would be ‘JBLOG.’ The generic password for everyone is ABC. Both the username and password are both is capital letters. Please ensure that you use the link provided as it will not work if you search it through Google.
Should you have any questions regarding homework, please contact the subject teacher in the first instance, or Miss J Almond (Assistant Headteacher) on firstname.lastname@example.org.