We should never underestimate the importance of everyday home life in generating pleasure, confidence and ongoing interest in learning. Indeed, some of the best 'homework' is to be found in:
The school’s policy is that homework be given. It is suggested that homework has both a numeracy and literacy component. Homework may be modified according to the needs of the children.
|Prep||10-15 mins per school night|
|Yrs 1 & 2||10-15 mins per school night|
|Yrs 3 & 4||15-30 mins per school night|
|Yrs 5 & 6||20-40 mins per school night|
Normally teachers will outline their homework procedures at their Parent/Teacher information meeting held in February of each year. At other times parents should consult their child’s teacher in order to familiarise themselves with the procedure in each class. Parents are expected to support teachers in their supervision of homework.
Homework is expected to be completed appropriately and at a high standard. Students who do not complete homework will be given an appropriate consequence eg. Complete homework during lunch break.
Parents are expected to write a note or contact the classroom teacher explaining why homework wasn’t completed.
All children at St Saviour’s Primary are given their homework on a Friday and then have until the following Thursday to return it to school. There is a homework support group on Monday and Thursday during lunch time for those children who struggle to get their homework complete at home.
Make homework time as pleasant as you can:
A predictable routine can help. Having a limited time and a regular place makes things much easier.
Encourage the child to work efficiently, and don't allow him or her to work on and on when frustrated and tired. Let the class teacher know there has been a problem. Then you are actively helping, keep explanations as simple and practical as you can. Demonstrate, encourage and express satisfaction. If you find yourself becoming frustrated and the atmosphere becoming tense, stop giving 'assistance'.