Homework can be an integral part of student learning. As an activity it helps develop study and research skills. Homework should be structured and purposeful; to fit a time frame, so children can relax, play and participate in other family commitments.
The aims of homework are to:
¨ read widely and on a regular basis,
¨ practice a skill that has already been introduced at school,
¨ reinforce that which is already known,
¨ enable completion of unfinished class work.
Homework should be meaningful and serve a need not creating a stressful situation for the student or family.
Homework activities may include:
¨ nominated oral reading,
¨ relaxation reading,
¨ a set activity to consolidate a skill introduced at school,
¨ completion of work,
¨ information and material collection.
For more information on this please speak to your child’s class teacher.