At Birchwood, we want to create regular and meaningful home learning opportunities. Our aim is for students to use homework to secure their knowledge and enrich their broader understanding of the topics covered in class. As part of this strategy, we share educational research around how our memories work with students and hold memory workshops for to help them to build strategies to retain information.
We want our students to recognise the importance of revisiting key knowledge and develop good learning habits. For this reason, students are set homework that is rooted in learning and quizzing themselves on key knowledge. This will mostly link to what they are studying in class but will sometimes be an opportunity to revisit a topic covered earlier in the year.
For more information about memory and for some approaches as to how you can support your child with their homework, please watch the video below.