Homework

Although homework is not compulsory, it is encouraged and these are the school’s recommendations.

 

Children in the infant classes are expected to :

  • read regularly
  • learn spellings
  • practise number work

As a rough guide, children in the infant classes are not expected to work for more than about fifteen minutes at any one time and a maximum of twenty minutes for older infants. This may vary according to the activity or the child’s interest.

Children in the junior classes are expected to:

  • read regularly
  • learn spellings
  • learn tables
  • do project work
  • practise number work
  • practise musical instruments
  • complete unfinished work

Children in the junior classes are not expected to work for more than twenty-five minutes at any one time and thirty minutes for the older juniors. Again, this may vary according to the activity or the child’s interest.

To help children, parents and teachers monitor when and how much homework should be done. Better results will be achieved if parents involve themselves with the work and try to make the activities as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Parents initial the book and comments from children and parents are welcomed. If for some reason a child is not able to do the work it should be noted in the book for teachers to see. Equally, if the child is having difficulty this should also be noted so that teachers can deal with the problem promptly.

We hope that by doing homework children will practise and reinforce important knowledge and concepts. Parent’s co-operation in this is important.