It is important that pupils of middle and upper school consolidate their day’s work by doing regular homework and revision. Homework does not consist of written work only. It includes the study of all that has been taught during the day and regular revision of past work. Individual projects, personal writing, leisure reading and researching are all just as important for home study as set written activities.
Excessive time spent on homework can be counter-productive. Please use the following guidelines and consider the variety of activities listed above when determining the amount of time needed for homework.
The suggested maximum time to complete set work, usually on four nights of the week only, is as follows:
Year 6 - 30 minutes
Year 5 - 25 minutes
Year 4 - 20 minutes
Year 3 - 15 minutes
Year 2 – 10 minutes
Students in Year 1 should complete some tasks in numeracy and literacy, especially reading. Students in Prep (based on their level of readiness) will engage in homework via shared reading experiences (take home readers) as well as some literacy and numeracy experiences.
Parents can be of great assistance and support to their children and teachers by taking an interest in homework activities. Please view written work and check oral learning.
If your child is unable to do set homework for some reason, please contact the class teacher to discuss your concerns or circumstances.