Homework is an integral part of learning and teaching. It provides the opportunity for the development of self reliance, self discipline, self confidence and participation in taking responsibility for learning by your child. It also strengthens the link between home and school in providing an opportunity for parents and carers to share in the learning process. Homework can take many forms and will reflect the age, stage and area of learning currently being undertaken by your child. It will be issued on a regular basis and will be varied, meaningful and interesting.
Bargarran primary school has a homework policy based on Renfrewshire Council’s policy and guidance. You can request a copy of this policy from the school office.
Homework is normally given from Monday to Thursday.
Reading, spelling and maths are the most common tasks given, but pupils may be asked to do a research project, or find items of news for their current affairs discussions in class.
Partnership with parents here is important. Your co-operation and support are vital and you will be asked to sign work to show that you have seen it and agree that it has been done to a high standard and return it on time. No homework is given to pupils who are on holiday during term time – an opportunity is given to catch up once they return. If you are having problems with homework, don’t hesitate to contact the school to discuss this with your child’s teacher.
A copy of our Home Learning Position Paper is available for you to download below.