At times when homework has not been recorded, or you’d like additional learning, please choose from the tasks available below:
Homework will be set by the classroom teacher in line with the published homework timetable and the particular scheme of work that they are studying.
In addition, on a weekly basis, Year 9 students should read a range of fiction and autobiographical writing nightly for at least 20 minutes each evening in preparation for the requirements of the GCSE courses in Language and Literature.
Kodu Game Lab - Unlike the other websites, with Kodu it requires downloading and installing to a computer to be able to access it at home. Kodu is a 3D game making software for PC and Xbox that lets you create worlds and characters with ease. On the website and inside the software are many tutorials that students can investigate or can just play around with the software and see what they can discover.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=10056 (Download link)
App Inventor – Allows students to create android apps on the Internet and download to either an android device or an emulator that acts like a phone on your computer. Students will need to create or use an existing Google account to access App Inventor.
The following link takes you to the set up tutorial on their website:
Code Academy – Allows students to learn and practice many computing techniques such as web development and programming in Java. The website covers many areas including Java, Python, command line, HTML and many more. Create an account using the link below and choose an area of computing that is interesting to you!
Wix – Create free websites, using many templates that are provided and fully editable. Students can easily create a professional looking website of their own.