‘Parents, carers and other family members can and do make a real difference to children’s education. When parents and schools work together, children do better. Children learn a great deal at school and you can add to that learning by supporting them at home. For example, showing an interest in their homework and talking to them about it really helps them to learn.’
(Making the Difference: Homework, 2004)


In St Augustine’s Primary School, we aim to help pupils:

*develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning
*utilise opportunities for additional learning time
*improve their self-confidence and motivation
*develop effective study skills
*manage their time effectively

Homework tasks set by the school support parents and carers in demonstrating to their child that they have a keen interest in their learning and progress. The activities also provide valuable opportunities for parents and carers to work alongside their child on tasks and activities which reinforce the learning they do in school; this provides parents with a valuable insight into their child’s ongoing progress.

A Curriculum for Excellence encourages children to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. With this in mind, St Augustine’s Primary School sees the home, the community, the environment and the media as valuable contexts for learning to be extended and enriched.

A range of homework activities are set in St Augustine’s across various areas of the curriculum and include:

reinforcement of class work
research topics and investigations
preparation for class work
activities relating to Personal & Social Development
preparation for presentations
researching current affairs

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