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Homework

IMG_0781The main purpose of homework is for children to practise independently things they have learned during the day, so as to consolidate that learning.  It is not meant to be a time to try new things or to learn new concepts and skills.

Homework varies from class to class, according to the expectations of the teacher.

  • Rewrite the week’s spelling words using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check method
  • Spelling activities, eg.find dictionary meanings, arrange alphabetically
  • Mathematics eg. memorise tables, complete number sentences
  • Revision for a test
  • Simple research related to a unit of work
  • Tasks which do not require new learning eg. designing title pages, drawing a diagram
  • Read all or part of a book aloud or silently, according to age and reading development

Homework is not typically set during the holidays.  However, we encourage children to keep reading every day during their breaks.

Role of Parents

The role of the parent is to encourage, support and supervise.  If you find that the homework is too difficult or is not meeting your child’s needs, please make a time to meet with the teacher so that you can discuss your concerns.  We want homework to be helpful and manageable for your child.

Projects are not set as homework because we want the children (not their parents) to do the work.

Please take note of the suggested time frames for homework.  If you are concerned that your child is greatly exceeding this time, please talk to the class teacher.

Year Suggested Time Nights per week
Kindergarten 10 minutes 4 times per week
Year 1 & 2 10-15 minutes 4 times per week
Year 3 & 4 15-20 minutes 4 times per week
Year 5 & 6 25-30 minutes 4 times per week

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