Extended Learning

Extended Learning Policy

At Glebe, we believe Extended Learning is an important aspect of scholarship, offering the opportunity to consolidate learning from the classroom, develop independent academic skills and enrich their learning beyond the curriculum. 

What is the purpose of Extended Learning at Glebe Farm School?

  • Revisit learning to support transferring of skills and knowledge to our long-term memory. 
  • Develop independent learning skills and the skills of scholarship. 
  • Develop a love of learning and promote sharing our learning with our community. 

Extended Learning Guidance

Teachers will set and outline details of extended learning using ClassCharts. Learners and parents/carers will be able to see the task set, any required information or resources and the date the extended learning is due. 

If learners have any questions regarding extended learning tasks, they should seek the support of their subject/class teacher in the first instance. In Key Stage 3 & 4, Crew Leads are also available to support with extended learning and organisation. 

In the event that a learner misses an Extended Learning deadline their subject/class teacher will give them an extension to catch up on the missed deadline. On the second occasion of a missed deadline, a ‘missed Extended Learning’ point will be logged on ClassCharts and learners will be required to attend our Extended Learning Hub on the same or next day to receive support in completing their outstanding work and general organisation.

Year 7 & 8
During the first half-term, Year 7 will only receive extended learning tasks for English, Maths and Science.
WeeklyEnglish
Maths
Science
Learners should spend between 45mins - 1 hour per piece of homework.

Approximately 5 hours per week.
FortnightlyHistory
Geography
Spanish
REP
Half-termly – Project-Based Art
Music
Drama
Computer Science
PE
DT
For example, a typical week of Extended Learning could include English 45mins – 1hr, Maths 45mins – 1hr, Science 45mins – 1hr, History 45mins – 1hr, Spanish 45mins – 1hr + time dedicated to project-based learning.

Year 9
WeeklyEnglish
Maths
Science
History
Geography
Spanish
REP
Learners should spend between 45mins - 1 hour per piece of homework.

Approximately 5 hours per week.
Half-termly – Project-BasedArt
Music
Drama
Computer Science
PE
DT

To support the well-being of our families, we will not set Extended Learning over the school holidays. We will, however, share a suggested list of activities to encourage our learners to explore, connect with their families and/or learn a new skill. 

Alongside supporting our learners to complete their Extended Learning tasks, we expect learners to read for 20 minutes every day and encourage parents/carers to read regularly with your child to support reading fluency, comprehension and develop a love of reading.