Homework

Homework

As professional educators, we believe that:

  • Homework is an important self-discipline activity and provides an opportunity for a student to revise, practise, and expand on, what is learnt in class.
  • Making mistakes are just as important in learning as getting correct answers and this applies equally to homework undertaken by a student.
  • Regular assessment of homework tasks is essential to gauge the level of student learning and provide assistance in the learning journey of each child.
  • Homework must be regularly marked by the teacher setting the work

Recognition is given to the need for adequate rest and recreation for all children after completion of the school day. Homework set should not impinge greatly on a student’s time for life events such as participation in community groups, cultural activities, sports, etc. The following list highlights the expectations for homework at our school.

 

YEAR  ONE:

  • No more than ten minutes (usually reading)

YEAR  TWO:

  • No more than ten minutes written work.
  • Spelling and Reading every night.
  • One Maths or Language Exercise.

YEAR THREE:

  • No more than fifteen minutes of written work.
  • One Number Fact Table set for every week.
  • Spelling and Reading every night (Books may include Library Books, Readers or books from home.)
  • One Maths, Language Arts or other exercise.

YEAR FOUR:

  • No more than twenty minutes written and reading.
  • One Number Fact Table set for every week.
  • Spelling and Reading every night.
  • Maths, Language Arts or other exercise.
  • YEAR FIVE:
  • No more than twenty-five minutes written work.
  • One number Fact Table set every night.
  • Spelling and Reading every night.
  • One Maths, Language Arts or other exercise

YEAR SIX:

  • No more than thirty minutes.
  • Ten minutes learning/Reading.

Twenty minutes written (may be a project which is to be completed by a due date)