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An exciting new development of our teaching and learning here at Ibstock Community College will be the introduction of our new homework policy. Homework is a key part of college life. The Education Endowment Foundation estimates that effective and regular homework can add a further 5 months progress to a young person's education.
Knowledge Organisers and 20:20:20 homework
The 20:20:20 principle is simple and clear to follow for both students and parents/carers. All students will be expected to complete 1 hour of homework each week night. We expect that parents and carers will support their child to complete 20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of additional maths and 20 minutes of revision from Knowledge Organisers which accompany every unit of work in Years 7 to 9. The Knowledge Organisers will be available from the college website for students and parents/carers to view.
Knowledge Organisers provide the learner with the key knowledge each students needs in order to make progress within a subject. This will support our commitment to providing your child with a powerful knowledge rich curriculum in all areas of their education at Ibstock Community College. Knowledge Organisers will help all students commit key subject information to long term memory allowing students to make greater progress in each academic area.
For further explanation and examples of best practice please click here.
Teams meetings with students
All students have access to Foldr using their individual compter login username and password.
Foldr is an online portal that allows students to access the college sysytem, to view work and save work.
Click this link to access: Foldr
Other subject information and login details:
MyMaths login – these should be in your child’s planner but please check. Your child can ask their Maths teacher if they are not sure.
The generic login is: Ibstock
The generic password is: cuboid
English – Read Theory – Students have an individual log in. This is in their planners as they use in lessons from time to time.
French – Active Learn –
Username: ibs[first initial] [surname] i.e. ibsjmason
Y7 password – Ibstock20
Y8 password – Ibstock19
Y9 password – Ibstock18
Audible have given free access to stories for children whilst schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Please click on Start Listening to access.
For more information view this letter sent to parents / carers.
If you need to contact the college about any aspect of this work please email email@example.com Please be aware this inbox may not be regularly monitored.
All students will receive a student planner at the start of the academic year free of charge. The student planners will support engagement with homework. Students will be expected to keep written notes of the work they have completed in their planners and this will be checked by form tutors every week.
Parents and carers can support at home by:
Please click here for the Knowledge Organiser schedule