Homework and Stationery
Aim of homework is
- To consolidate children’s learning and understanding of topics covered in class
- To help develop time management skills (in order to prepare for the more rigorous demands of secondary school)
- To help develop self -discipline
- To create opportunities for pupils to extend themselves on a variety of topics
- To allow for children to express what they know in a variety of different ways
Homework should be
- Linked to and supporting the work that is being completed in class that week
- Assisting in the mastery of basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, spelling, research and mathematics
- Engaging, with a variety of activities
- Giving opportunities to show family members what they have learnt
Parents’ Role with Homework
- Ensure that pupils have a quiet working environment for completion of homework
- Guiding children when they are experiencing minor difficulties by asking questions and modeling how to find answers
- Direct and guide children on where to find answers (but not giving them the answers )
- Communicating to class teacher when children are experiencing some difficulty with tasks or particular topics
- Communicating with the class teacher for guidance on “how” to assist on topics
- Guide students onto recommended websites for reinforcement or extension
Structure of Homework
- All pupils have a diary, reading log and homework book and/or activities.
- Teachers have discretion on when homework is set and due back:
- e.g. Arabic Year 2-6: Homework is given on Monday and submitted on Friday
- Monday to Friday for Spelling etc.
- Monday to Monday for projects, presentations, research etc.
- Regular feedback from teacher will be provided: acknowledgement, corrections, comments etc.
- Email / google classroom are used for upper Primary as a communication back-up
- Photocopy sheets are kept to a minimum
- School diary is used for communication between parents and teachers
- Time allocation for Arabic /Hindi/French homework must be adhered to so students are not overburdened
- Lower Primary: approx. 15-30 minutes
- Higher Primary: approx. 45-60 minutes