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Homework policy


We believe that homework is important to keep parents informed of school learning activities and to help students develop time management and study skills to meet their future learning needs.

This policy clarifies our expectations about homework for our whole school community so that we can support student learning and strengthen partnerships.  

Purposes of homework

  • inform parents of learning activities done in class and their child’s progress 

  • practice learned skills and develop mental recall of facts 

  • develop independence in learning, time management and study skills 

  • develop reading skills through regular practice 

Homework times 

The following times are recommended in acknowledgement of the range of other pursuits students may be engaged in:
  • years 1 to 4 – fifteen minutes  

  • years 5 and 6 – twenty minutes  

If your child is taking longer to complete tasks, please discuss this with his/her class teacher. The reasons may vary from organizational and resource issues to the level of difficulty and type of task. 

Homework tasks 

Homework tasks for years 1 to 3 may include: 

  • reading  

  • sight words, phonics revision and spelling 

  • number facts  

  • short revision work sheets   

Homework for years 4 to 6 may include: 
  • reading  

  • spelling  

  • number facts  

  • activities that contribute to the completion of class assignments and projects  

  • practise for oral presentations 

Teachers will consider varying levels of student ability, resources required and the close link to work covered in class and will mark homework either daily or weekly to provide feedback to both students and parents.