Every week Y8s will receive a small crossword using words/expressions from the Y7 and Y8 core vocabulary list. The vocabulary is repeated over the term and each new term more vocabulary is added to the list. The words and expressions are not module based and therefore could be used in any class module. They appear on the GCSE core vocabulary list.
At the start of the year, they will be provided with the list of the Y7 and Y8 core vocabulary on a yellow sheet. They should use these translations rather than using an online translator as it probably will not give the correct translation that we are looking for.
At the start of the term, the crossword may take up to 10 minutes; however, as the term progresses, we expect that your child becomes less dependent on their yellow vocabulary list and use their memory to complete the crossword faster.
Furthermore, each half term there will be an additional cultural challenge homework where students will be asked to research a cultural aspect and to create a poster to show what they have learnt. The deadline for the challenge homework is the last lesson of the half term.
No homework will be set over the holidays.
Class teachers will check homework every week on a given day. If homework is not completed by the deadline, their class teacher will ask them to attend a catch-up to complete the homework. If they don’t attend their class teacher’s catch-up they will have a catch-up on a Thursday after school to complete the homework with the Curriculum Leader for MFL.
If students repeatedly do not attend catch-ups/complete homework, parents/carers will be contacted.
For students who wish to complete the challenge homework, they will receive postcards home.
Students only need their Yellow Core Vocabulary Lists to complete the homework.