Homework plays an important role in a students’ learning. Its primary purposes are to create opportunities for students to embed and extend the work they have started in the classroom, or to revisit learning that students have completed previously, enabling them to secure knowledge in their long-term memory but to also deepen knowledge.
It also has a wider impact. For example, it helps students to experience success in learning outside the classroom environment; this can build their confidence as lifelong learners and open up their thinking to what they can achieve outside the school environment.
In terms of personal skills, because it gives them an opportunity to undertake work independently it helps them develop effective time management skills, self-discipline and organisational skills.
Having a positive attitude to learning, including working hard independently and completing homework, helps students to form positive habits and routines at an early age. This is an invaluable work ethic to embed, particularly when it comes to revisiting learning when revising for assessments or exams. As students move through the school, having the highest standards in their attitudes and approach to learning, in and outside the classroom, will help them achieve their full potential academically, enabling them to be successful in their next stage of education and/or life.
Teachers will set homework on Arbor. The link for Arbor is here https://the-regis-school.uk.arbor.sc/?/home-ui/index. If a student has forgotten their Arbor log in and or password they can use the reset function. More details re accessing homework and resetting passwords can be found in the video below (https://youtu.be/KNWoVRDHMM8).