All students are expected to undertake Home Learning activities to supplement their work at school. In Year 7 & 8 they will receive tasks to complete as follows:

  • English and Maths: weekly
  • Science: 3 times a half term
  • All other subjects: Minimum once a half term 

 

Doddle

We use www.doddlelearn.co.uk as our online platform to issue tasks & resources to students.  Teachers will assign activities and tasks to your child via Doddle for them to complete.  The activities might be hosted on Doddle, on another online platforms, or be available as a downloadable resource to follow.  Students can access Doddle at www.doddlelearn.co.uk; to access it they should then enter their username and password.  Any issues accessing Doddle should be directed to [email protected]

 

Microsoft 365

Each student has a Microsoft 365 account that they can access at https://www.office.com. This account provides students with access to cloud based versions of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint & Word for them to be able to complete tasks.  It also provides them with cloud based storage in the form of One Drive, which allows students to access their work both in and out of school and share documents with staff as necessary.  Students access this service by entering their Office 365 username and the password they use to log on to a PC in school.  Any issues accessing Office 365 accounts should be directed to [email protected].  

 

Bedrock

Students use Bedrock in and out of school to develop their vocabulary.  Students are assigned Bedrock tasks by their English teachers and can access Bedrock at https://app.bedrocklearning.org.  Students should be aware of their username and password, however any issues accessing student accounts can be directed to [email protected].

 

Mathswatch

Students use Mathswatch in and out of school to develop their Maths skills.  Students access Mathswatch at https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/.  Any issues accessing student accounts can be directed to [email protected].

 

Kerboodle

Students use Kerboodle in and out of school to develop their French &/or Spanish skills.  Students access Kerboodle at https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login. Students should be aware of their username and password, however any issues accessing student accounts can be directed to [email protected].

 

Additional Digital Resources

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an amazing resource.  By following https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv you can access National Curriculum content for each Key Stage 3 subject.  Each subject has a range of content and clips to study across a whole host of topics, often followed by a quiz or test at the end of each section to consolidate learning.

CHS South Solutions

As a parent you should be familiar with our CHS South Solutions from the reporting process.  These Solutions are designed to help students boost their progress in each subject studied over their 5-year learning journey at CHS South. In the main, they are tailored to specific areas for development that are identified on the student's Academic Report.  You can find them here: https://www.chssouth.org.uk/student-life/chs-south-solutions

 

Additional Reading

Please take the time to read with your child where you are able to; if you need some inspiration please consider ordering from the recommended lists below!

Borrow Box

Borrow Box is an amazing App available on Apple and Android that hosts your local Library’s collection of texts.  To access the texts you need to be a member of your local library and download the app from https://www.borrowbox.com/

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