At Wildern we believe Self Study is a necessary part of learning as it is used to consolidate the work students complete in class.
We believe that completing work outside lessons helps students in a number of ways:-
Self Study is:
Self-study at KS3 is set frequently with a weekly or fortnightly deadline. Tasks should take a student up to 30 minutes to complete per subject area. The emphasis should be on the quality of the response and not the amount completed.
If a project is set over a period of weeks then the subject teachers should provide a clear outline of what is expected for each task and a way of checking in stages that the work is being completed. (E.g. flyer outlining criteria for each task and ticked off when completed)
In order to facilitate the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, we feel it is important to phase in the Self-study tasks for Year 7. This is in order to support students with the transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
September:Â English, Maths, ICT, Science and MFL vocabulary
December:Â MFL, Art, Music, Dance and Drama
February:Â History, Geography, RE and Technology
Listed are some examples of potential self-study tasks at KS3:
Self-study tasks will usually involve peer or self marking to enable instant reflection and feedback for improvement. This may be conducted in a variety of ways by the class teacher.
Self-study at KS4 is set frequently with a weekly or fortnightly deadline. Tasks should take a student up to 60 minutes to complete per subject area. The emphasis should be on the quality of the response and not the amount completed.
Listed are some examples of potential self-study tasks at KS4:
How can I support my child's learning?Â
Discuss with your child the best time for them to study each day.Â There are many valuable learning experiences outside the school day that should be planned for and included when organising study time.Â Â
Help your child to devise a timetable that suits their needs and check that their Self-study is in the schoolbag on the morning the Self-study is due.Â Â
Talk to students about their self-study. You could ask:
â€śHave you done this self-study?â€ť or â€śWhat is the most urgent piece of self-study you have to do and when will you do it?â€ť
Example of a self-organised Self-study timetable:
|Tuesday||English 3.30||Music Lesson 5.30||DanceÂ|
|Thursday||GeographyÂ||Music||Youth Club 7.00|
|Saturday||Stables 10.00||Football 2.00||Â|
Please donâ€™t be afraid to ask the school for help â€“ we have a range of qualified staff to offer that extra emotional support, practical help or counselling. In the first instance, you should approach your childâ€™s tutor or a member of the Student Services Team, they will be more than happy to help you and your child to put things right.
If you would like specific subject support, you should contact your childâ€™s subject teacher in the first instance.