Here are the top 14 reasons why homework is important:

  1. It improves your child’s thinking and memory.
  2. It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will service him or her well throughout life.
  3. Homework encourages your child to use time wisely.
  4. It teaches your child to work independently.
  5. Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for his or her work.
  6. It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class.
  7. It helps your child to get ready for the next day’s class.
  8. Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer web sites to find information.
  9. It encourages your child to explore subjects more fully than classroom time permits.
  10. It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations.
  11. It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects.
  12. Homework helps parent learn more about what your child is learning in school.
  13. It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning.
  14. It encourages parent to spark your child’s enthusiasm.

Notes:

  • Homework is usually set on a Thursday to be returned on the following Thursday.
  • Children will get a mathematics and grammar homework piece out of their homework books every week.
  • Reading comprehension is given once a term.
  • The page number of this homework will be written in their planners and displayed on this web site.
  • There will be a ‘project based’ homework set every term for children to research, create and reflect on the topic work they have been working on.
  • Children are expected to read daily, learn their weekly spellings and continue to practice their times tables.
  • Please contact or come and visit the class teacher if you need further clarification about the homework.
  • There is a homework club on each morning where you can complete homework supported by a member of staff.
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