Homework at Crosby High School

At Crosby High School we do believe homework is important and that learning at home is an essential part of a good education. There are many reasons why homework is important and why we set it;

$1·         Homework helps develop the skills and attitudes pupils will need for successful life long learning.

$1·         It can support learning in school in relation to the next step of learning by providing “pre learning” opportunities.

$1·         It can support current learning in school by allowing consolidation of skills and knowledge that are the basis of the current aspect of work.

$1·         It allows pupils to share their learning and links families to our curriculum and to the aspect of learning your child is currently working on.

$1·         It supports and develops independence and a “have a go” attitude as pupils are without the support of peers and the teacher.

$1·         It is something that is a national expectation of secondary aged pupils and as such it is a right for all pupils at Crosby High.

At Crosby High homework is set in English and maths at the beginning of the week for all children (Monday or Tuesday). It is described in the child’s planner in order to support families to understand what has been set. Homework can be handed in on any day but the deadline is Friday lunchtime.

Children have the opportunity to do their homework in school every day at lunchtime in homework club however we do not encourage this as most of the aims of homework are around it’s success being that it is done in the home as independently as possible but with the recognition and engagement of families as part of the process and in terms of families engaging with your child’s school work.

We also set a piece of “Talk Homework” every week on Friday. The focus of talk homework is to develop vocabulary and communication skills as well as widening the children’s experiences and lining them to current issues in the news or on a national agenda. “Talk Homework” also allows the family to engage with your child’s learning but there is no demand for written work. “Talk Homework” is set on a Friday so that families can talk with your child over the weekend on the set theme and encourage any other linked activity eg watching the news or researching on the internet. The talk homework topic then forms part of discussions in form time lessons all week. This is when form staff can question pupils on what they have done for their talk homework and who they talked to about it. The  “Talk Homework” task is in the pupils planners on the Friday date.

Here are the current “Talk Homework” tasks.

Please see the linked homework policy for the detail of the systems at Crosby High School.

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De Villiers Avenue



L23 2TH


Tel: 0151 924 3671 Fax: 0151 931 5083
Email: info@crosbyhigh.org

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