Home learning is an essential part of the curriculum at Hampstead School. It improves students’ thinking and memory and helps students develop positive study skills and habits that will serve them well throughout life. Research shows that regular home learning encourages students to use their time wisely, and teaches them to work independently whilst taking responsibility for their own learning.
Home learning allows students to review and practise what has been covered in class and helps students to get ready for their next lesson. In some subjects, home learning helps students learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and websites to find information encouraging them to explore subjects more fully than classroom time permits. It also allows parents to understand more about what students are learning in school.
Home Learning Schedule
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9)
|English, Maths & Science|
|One activity per week|
|All Other Subjects|
|One activity per fortnight|
Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 (Years 10,11, 12 and 13)
|Minimum of one activity per week|
All home learning is set online using Microsoft Teams.
Students log in to their Microsoft Teams account through Hampstead.RMUnify.com
Click here for instructions for accessing Microsoft Teams
Click on this link for our YouTube Home Learning How To Guides
Support with using Microsoft Teams and access to computers to complete home learning is available before and after school in the Independent Learning Centre.
Seneca is an education platform that can be used across all Subjects and Key Stages to set assignments for home learning, support revision both independently and in class where appropriate and provide excellent retrieval practise.
We now have Premium Access for all students across the school in almost all subjects.
Seneca can be accessed through the tile on Hampstead.RMUnify.com then selecting "Continue with Microsoft"
Hampstead.RMUnify.com allows students to access a variety of home learning software with a single username and password.
Hampstead.RMUnify.com should be the first page every student visits each morning.
The most straightforward way to access Microsoft Teams is from the tile on Hampstead.RMUnify.com.
A choice is then given whether to install the mobile or desktop app or continue using the browser. When using a laptop loaned by the school, please select the browser option. Otherwise, this choice will be down to personal preference.
Once logged in to Microsoft Teams students will be able to select their timetabled class from the available tiles in the Teams tab and view all assignments from the Assignments tab.
Follow this link for our Getting Started with Microsoft Teams video Tutorials: Home Learning How To Guides
During the log in process, an email address may be requested. Email addresses for students who started Hampstead School after the 1st of September 2021 are simply their username followed by @hampsteadschool.org.uk.
For all other students please add STU before the username. Passwords are the same as those used for the school network.
If students have forgotten their password or username for the school network, please send an email with full name and tutor group to firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to provide a reminder/issue a new password.
Please first watch the Microsoft Teams video tutorials: Home Learning How To Guides
If the issue is not covered, please email email@example.com with full details of the issue - screenshots are very helpful if available.
If you are unable to email, please call the school reception on 0207 794 8133 to request a call-back.