Homework

 

The school operates a homework system for all our pupils.

Homework is set to:

  • Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding of what is taught in class (particularly in English and Maths).
  • Enable parents to take an active role in their child’s learning.
  • Enable pupils to develop independent study skills.

There are various types of homework including:

  • Reading
  • Learning number bonds, multiplication tables, etc.
  • English written exercises/comprehension.
  • Maths reinforcement work.
  • Story writing.
  • Independent research.
  • Project writing.
  • Preparing presentations.
  • Designing Technology projects.
  • Maths problem solving.
  • Factual writing.
  • Conducting interviews.
  • Talking about specified topics.

Pupils are expected to complete homework neatly and carefully using pencil.  (Children who use pen in school may also use pen for homework).

Pupils should spend approximately half an hour three times a week on homework. homework is usually set on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with two days allocated for completion.

Parents are encouraged to help and support pupils with their homework.  For the homework to be effective and productive we ask parents to:

  • Provide a quiet place to work – away from the distractions of tv/radio.
  • Discuss the homework with their child and provide help as necessary.
  • Ensure their child has time in the afternoon, early evening or weekend to do their homework.
  • Provide their child with encouragement.
  • Ensure that their child does his/her homework and brings it into school.
  • Use the diary to point out any difficulties for teacher information.
  • Sign the diary at the end of each week.

We recognise the vital role parents play in their child’s education and aim to work together with the parents of our pupils as co-educators.  We benefit from excellent relationships with parents and are always looking for ways to strengthen the partnership.  All parents play a key role in various ways.

Online Safety

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