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Homework

Oasis Academy Silvertown has an extended school day to allow for a rich and diverse curriculum.  Due to this, homework will be kept to a manageable amount, reflecting the longer day.  We want students to be able to enjoy time with family and friends in the evening. 

There is an after-school homework club to incorporate the completion of homework into the school day. This runs on Monday from 4.15-5pm and provides students with extra learning support where necessary.

Homework is set weekly in core subjects and bi-weekly in non-core subjects. It is designed to consolidate learning and to help students prepare for future lessons by developing important learning skills.  

We are also pleased to announce that we have now adopted a new system for managing homework tasks and deadlines called Show My Homework. This system is already used and trusted by over 500,000 UK students and will provide your child with a clear picture of their current homework situation, giving them the ability to prioritise workloads and stay organised using a personalised calendar, to-do list and email reminders.

For parents who wish to take a more active role in their children’s home learning, they can by having their own Show My Homework account. We've given ‘power’ back to parents. They can now take a more proactive role in driving homework prioritisation, keeping tabs on homework without being intrusive.

Show My Homework gives Parents the chance to:

  • stay informed and engaged
  • 24/7 access
  • reduce homework stress.

Students have a planner to record their homework. Form tutors check this every week and we ask parents to do the same.

Students should complete their reading journals regularly. They should spend 10 minutes every day summarising what they have read and making predictions about what will happen next. In addition, students should complete longer tasks (suggestions are at the back of the journal) twice a week.   

Access Show My Homework