How to add, reschedule or skip topics that are planned for a piece of homework

Topics are automatically added to a student’s homework each week based on the Scheme of Learning that is being followed. Sometimes however, it might be necessary to move topics to later weeks or even remove them altogether from homework. To do this, go to the Planner page icon on the left of the screen, or follow the link in your Planned Homework email.

HW Planner

The right-hand side of the Planner page gives an overview of all of the homework in each week of the current academic year. Topics that won't be covered in Sparx Homework are indicated by an ‘Offline’ label and should be covered in separate homework set by the teacher.

The centre of the screen shows details about the homework for the selected week. This is where you can add topics and edit the topics included in homework for different weeks.  

To add a topic to a selected week:

  • Click on the particular week containing the upcoming homework that you would like to amend from the list in the right-hand pane
  • Click Add Topic to Week 1, 2, etc. on the right of the screen

Week 1 Topics

  • You can then choose from a list of available topics. This list can be filtered for skipped, scheduled, and unplanned topics 

Week 1 add topic

To move a topic from a future week to the upcoming homework:

  • Click on the future week from the list in the right-hand pane
  • Expand the desired topic by clicking anywhere on it
  • Click on Move to upcoming homework (Week 1) 

 

To skip a topic from an upcoming week’s homework:

  • Click on the week containing the upcoming homework from the list in the right-hand pane

Click on the topic you wish to skip, then choose Skip this topic

Week 3 add topics

To move a topic from a future week (say, week 5) to another future week (say, week 3):

  • Click on Week 5 from the list in the right-hand pane
  • Expand the desired topic by clicking anywhere on it
  • Click Skip this topic
  • Click on week 3 in the right-hand pane
  • Click Add Topic to Week 3 (as shown in the screenshot above)
  • Find the topic by searching, or by filtering the list for skipped topics by clicking the orange tick box

Please note: this article describes the functionality you’ll see when you’re working with a Homework-only class. When you’re working with a Classroom class, the functionality will differ. Please contact schoolsupport@sparx.co.uk  if you require any additional information or support.