The school has always set homework tasks to extend and enhance learning. A homework policy is in place. It is helpful if a child has a quiet environment in which to complete homework and also know that they have support from parents should they need it. The children may be asked to cover a variety of tasks and activities but they fall generally into the following categories. We feel it is important to establish a homework routine so that the children see learning as a partnership between home and school.
10 minutes for sharing stories, reading and counting/numeracy activities.
Years 1 and 2
10 minutes daily (minimum) for reading, spelling, numeracy and literacy activities.
Years 3 and 4
1 hour weekly (minimum) for reading, spelling, literacy/numeracy activities and occasional assignments in other subjects.
Years 5 and 6
1 hour weekly daily (minimum) with continued emphasis on literacy/numeracy but also ranging across all of the curriculum.
The junior children have homework diaries in which assignments are recorded.