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.
West 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.
Our homework policy ensures that children receive homework to reinforce class work, establish good work habits and encourage parental involvement. This involves a great variety of activities to support both class and group work.
Parents are the most important people in a child’s life. Parental interest and encouragement influence the child’s feelings about work in school and at home. The undivided attention of one adult is something that children value highly at any time. The recommended time to be spent at each stage is as follows: (P1-3, no longer than 15 minutes per night.), (P4, no longer than 20 minutes per night), (P5-6, no longer than 30 minutes per night), (P7, no longer than 45 minutes per night).
Parents are asked to sign all homework tasks to acknowledge that their child has completed them.