Parents’ beliefs and expectations about homework differ considerably. Homework can help children to develop study habits and become independent learners, if it is a positive experience from an early age. After school time should be a balance between play, socialising, family time, hobbies and interests, sport and a small amount of school work. Homework should not be a stressful time.
Please check with classroom teachers or team leaders at the start of the year for each Team’s homework plans.
In general; with the exception of the younger children, our teams use purchased homework books, where a section is completed on a weekly basis. Spelling, reading and basic facts practice is also expected. Projects and alternative homework will be provided from time to time, such as speeches, Science Fair and inquiry research. If at any time your child has no homework; 30 minutes of reading and learning basic facts or times tables would be beneficial.
Children in the junior team will usually have a reading book to read Mon-Thurs, and poetry on Fridays. Sometimes they will have sight-words to practice or a small amount of spelling.