Homework provides an opportunity for children to reflect on and reinforce their learnings. It also gives parents a window to what children are doing at school and provide them with one way to be involved in their children's education.
All children should have some form of homework.
This may include:
- Reading or being read to.
- Reflective writing journals including online forums.
- Practising spelling and tables.
- Contracts, activities and assignment tasks.
In all cases homework should be clearly related to what is being learnt in class and should take a form suitable to the child/ren's age and development.
Homework may be set on a daily or weekly basis. We understand that children have many interests that may claim afternoons. The school will be flexible in this regard.
Maximum times for homework (i.e. "written", "learning" and "reading" combined) are as follows, however, if the child is making a genuine effort and is not finished in this time frame the parents will be advised not to continue.
- Prep and Year 1: 10 - 15 minutes
- Year 2, 3 & 4: 15 - 20 minutes
- Year 5 & 6: 20 - 30 minute
Any written homework should be marked within a week. Homework is an extension of the school curriculum, is set to encourage children to develop good ‘study habits' and is a shared responsibility of teachers, parents and children.