At St Angela’s we utilise Flipped learning as a form of pre-learning for lessons. Flipped learning means that activities that were traditionally done in the lesson are now completed at home. Students are introduced to the learning material before the lesson, which then means that lesson time can be used to deepen understanding through classroom activities.
Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom-based learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated. Flipped learning moves students away from passive learning and towards active learning where students engage in collaborative activity, peer learning and problem-based learning. Within this context, the role of the teacher shifts towards that of facilitator and coach by empowering students to take control of their own learning. The use of technology further enriches the flipped learning process and promotes skills that are essential for 21st-century learning.
We encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own studies. This can be achieved by developing good home learning habits and study routines from Year 7.
Parents can support these habits by:
Providing a suitable quiet environment where your child can complete the work
Allocate a time each evening for students to complete the set work
Check and sign the planner to state that the work has been completed to a high standard
Check Show My Homework / Google classroom for full instructions
Where feasible, students are encouraged to complete home learning activities on the day it is set. The homework timetables for each year group can be found below.
Reading / Watching the News
All students are encouraged to spend 20-30 minutes per day reading (for pleasure/interest) to develop their literacy skills. We promote high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English. The TLC has a range of books for all students to borrow.
Students are also encouraged to read the newspaper and watch the daily news to keep abreast of current affairs and have a better understanding of what is going on in the world.