Homework is an essential part of the learning process for your child and has many benefits.
Parents and caregivers can help by:
- Assisting in the child’s learning by giving time to listening to their child read.
- Guiding the children in their homework – not doing their homework for them.
- Ensuring that there is time set aside each night for homework.
- Ensuring and supporting students to complete homework.
- Providing where possible, a dedicated place and desk for homework and study.
- Encouraging the children to read and take an interest in current events.
- Assisting teachers in monitoring homework by signing completed work if requested in addition to becoming aware of the amount of homework set.
- Communicating with teachers any concerns about the nature of homework their children’s approach to the homework.
Students can help by:
- Being aware of the importance of homework.
- Completing homework within the given time frame.
- Alerting parents and caregivers to homework expectations
- Seeking assistance from teachers/parents/caregivers when difficulties arise.
- Showing their homework to their parents/caregivers
- Completing homework to the best of their ability – homework should be neat, complete and handed in on time.
- Organising their time to ensure that enough time can be given each night to complete homework in time for each Friday.
- Working independently as much as they can to maximise educational benefits of homework.
- Trying all questions/parts of homework
Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Friday for marking.