• Homework is an integral part of the COLAI curriculum, which helps to raise the achievement of students by consolidating and extending their learning and helping them to become independent learners.
  • Homework tasks are planned within the curriculum to recap on and revisit knowledge and provide opportunities for students to practice key skills.
  • Homework also enables students to prepare for their next lesson and encourages independent learning and organisation.
  • Homework creates opportunities for creativity and choice, motivating and engaging our students.
  • At COLAI, we use the online tool, Google Classroom, which allows the setting of homework online.
  • Google Classroom supports our students with their organisation and also allows them to contact their teachers to ask any questions as well as complete and submit their work online.
  • Students will log homework into their planners so parents and carers can view this. Teachers will upload it to Google Classroom. Failure to complete homework will result in sanctions.
  • There are instructions and videos to show students how to log onto Google Classroom on the school website under curriculum

How can you support your child with their homework?

  • Ensure there is a quiet place for students to do homework.
  • Check what homework your child has been set each day and check they are doing it.
  • Help your child by testing them regularly.
  • If internet or computer access is an issue then please contact us as we may be able to help with this.

As you will be aware, teachers have been providing your child/ren with learning resources via Show My Homework (SMHW). Whilst this is an incredibly useful tool, there are limitations to how we can interact with our students suing this platform. 

We are delighted to announce that we will be making use of Google Classroom in addition to SMHW. Google Classroom is a safe and secure platform for students to access learning materials and support directly from their class teachers through pre-recorded lessons. Your child’s teacher will be available online during the lesson to answer questions your child may have relating to the lesson delivered.

Google Classroom also allows students to upload work and their teacher can provide feedback to support students’ progress. We believe using Google Classroom will enhance the way we can connect with and support our students with remote learning.

Homework Reports for parents and carers on Google Classroom

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