At Bluecoat Wollaton we feel it is important to set about making excellent progress in your child’s learning by reinforcing crucial information beyond the classroom. Research indicates that the most effective homework for younger students is carefully organised and monitored. To help structure this important aspect of their learning they are issued with a Knowledge Organiser. The purpose of this is to set well-structured and challenging homework that strengthens their understanding of key information, concepts and subject specific terminology directly related to the syllabuses that inform their GCSE examinations. They are assessed by a variety of in-class or on-line quizzes and handing work in.
There are sections of the booklet which outline what subjects they should complete and on which night. There is space for you to sign off this work as complete and should help you support your son/daughter in carrying out their homework tasks efficiently. Furthermore, each subject page has details of the work that should be completed and signed off.
As well as this there is a reading log which allows you to record the reading your child is completing at home –the most consistent and voracious readers during the course of the year will be rewarded.
Versions of the organiser can be found below.