Home Learning

We are introducing an exciting new approach to Home Learning (homework) at Manchester Health Academy.  Staff have been working very hard to produce detailed Knowledge Organisers for Half Term 2 for Years 7, 8 and 9. The Knowledge Organiser holds all the key information that students need to learn for a topic for that half term in each subject area.

Our new Home Learning model is strongly focused on retrieval practice in the classroom, based on the learning conducted at home. Evidence shows that this approach facilitates improved retention of knowledge, and this fits with our knowledge rich curriculum. Our new Home Learning model will incorporate retrieval practice following the Home Learning Frequency Schedule.

How can parents and carers help with Home Learning?

Parents and carers can support students by viewing Home Learning as an important part of their learning, by discussing Home Learning with them, and encouraging them to be organised in completing it. Providing a quiet area at home for students to study in is also very helpful. In addition, parents and carers can ensure students are being quizzed on their knowledge as they learn it.

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will receive a set of Knowledge Organisers at the start of Half Term 2. Please see below a copy of each set, which can be downloaded and printed at home:

Year 7

Knowledge Organiser Year 7 Half Term 2 download

Home Learning Frequency Schedule

  Teaching time per fortnight Home Learning per half term
Maths 8 7
English 8 7
Science 8 7
Spanish 4 5
History 3 2
Geography 3 2
Art 2 2
Food 2 2
Design Technology 2 2
ICT 1 1
Drama 1 1
Music 1 1

Year 8

Knowledge Organiser Year 8 Half Term 2 download

Home Learning Frequency Schedule

 Teaching time per fortnight Home Learning per half term
Maths 8 7
English 8 7
Science 8 7
Spanish 4 5
History 3 2
Geography 3 2
Art 2 2
Food 2 2
Design Technology 2 2
ICT 1 1
Drama 1 1
Music 1 1

Year 9

Knowledge Organiser Year 9 Half Term 2 download

Home Learning Frequency Schedule

  Teaching time per fortnight Home Learning per half term
Maths 8 7
English 8 7
Science 8 7
Spanish 4 5
History 3 2
Geography 3 2
Art 2 2
Food 2 2
Design Technology 2 2
ICT 1 1
Drama 1 1
Music 1 1

Knowledge Organisers

The aims of our new Home Learning model include:

  • Embed crucial knowledge in to students long term memory
  • Build a greater knowledge base to which new learning can be anchored
  • Take ownership and responsibility for their learning
  • Enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline

What the research says

Home Learning Timetables

These timetables tell you when home learning needs to be done each week:

Home Learning Year 7 Timetable

Home Learning Year 8 Timetable

Home Learning Year 9 Timetable

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X