Homework centres around students learning information and facts from the academy knowledge organisers. Students are provided with knowledge organisers for every topic in every subject, a one-sided summary of the key facts they need to learn.
Knowledge organisers should be learned in the following cycle:
- Monday – Maths and 30 minutes reading
- Tuesday – English and 30 minutes reading
- Wednesday – Science and 30 minutes reading
- Thursday – Humanities and 30 minutes reading
- Friday – Languages and 30 minutes reading
- Saturday – Arts and read a newspaper
Regular reading is a key element to the homework policy because we know that the greatest way to improve all students’ vocabulary, spelling, grammar and reasoning skills is through regular reading. We encourage every student to use the library regularly – it is open every evening after the academy day and every lunchtime. As parents and guardian, we need you to support your son/daughter with encouraging reading and visiting both the academy library and local facilities.
We value parents as partners in learning with us, and it is through this partnership that we will ensure that students meet their full potential. Our knowledge organisers ensure that parents can support with their child’s learning.
Please see an example of one of the Queen Elizabeth’s Academy knowledge organisers below.