This forms another link in home/school relations and as well as being useful for its own ends, should be helpful to parents to let them see what work is being done at school. Your interest and encouragement will influence your child’s feelings about work in school and at home. Parents can play an important role in monitoring, supporting or actively helping children with their homework. Rather than simply hearing reading, parents can discuss, comment and question to help develop language skills. Homework should be done when parents have time to supervise the work and when children are still reasonably alert. Please stop if your child is tired, upset or really struggling. A note to the teacher can explain the situation.
There are several types of homework set by class teachers and the amount and type will vary according to the needs of the individual child. It will normally be set over 4 nights in the week and may involve the following:
- Reading and Language Work
- Mathematics (P1 –P 7)
- Topic / project related work (P1 – P7)
- Spelling Practise (P3 – P7)
- Education City Games and occasionally may include:
- Personal Research
- Problem Solving
- Written work
- Catching up with uncompleted work
- Extra practise / reinforcement
Tasks will be explained by the Class Teacher and should be manageable in the time available. Older pupils may be given the opportunity to plan their homework over the week allowing them to perhaps miss a night but make up for this on another night. We would ask parents to help their child correct his/her homework if mistakes have been made. Education is a joint process and children will benefit from your attention. We also ask that parents sign the homework diary / planner to indicate that it is the child’s work and that they are satisfied it is their best effort. Homework returned to the school will be monitored by Class Teachers and will contribute to the on-going work in the classroom.