Homework Guidelines 2018 (238.8 KiB)
Here are the top 14 reasons why homework is important:
- It improves your child’s thinking and memory.
- It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will service him or her well throughout life.
- Homework encourages your child to use time wisely.
- It teaches your child to work independently.
- Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for his or her work.
- It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class.
- It helps your child to get ready for the next day’s class.
- Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer web sites to find information.
- It encourages your child to explore subjects more fully than classroom time permits.
- It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations.
- It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects.
- Homework helps parent learn more about what your child is learning in school.
- It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning.
- It encourages parent to spark your child’s enthusiasm.
- 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.