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
The following times are recommended in acknowledgement of the range of other pursuits students may be engaged in:
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 for years 1 to 3 may include:
Homework for years 4 to 6 may include:
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.