At St Basil’s we are very committed to building strong home/school links. We know that education is most effective where there is a positive partnership between home and school. We hope that homework/learning at home will increase a child’s enjoyment of learning and his/her understanding.
Parents, carers and other family members can and do make a real difference to children's education. When parents and schools work together, children do better. Children learn a great deal at school and you can add to that learning by supporting them at home. With support and encouragement, children find it easier to get into the homework habit.
Homework helps your child to:
- learn how to organise and manage their time
- take more responsibility for their own learning
- practise and build on what they have learned at school
- develop confidence to deal with frustrations, overcome difficulties and solve problems
- learn and work independently in the future.
Homework also helps teachers to check your child's understanding of classwork and keep track of their progress. It lets you find out what your child is doing at school and get involved in their learning.
Recommended time allocation for homework:
Years 1 and 2 – 1 hour per week
Years 3 and 4 – 1.5 hours per week
Years 5 and 6 – 30 minutes per day
Children should be aiming to read at home every night
Maths and English homework will be set on a Monday to be returned by Thursday.
Learning Challenge homework will be set on a Friday to be returned by Monday.
Spellings will be set weekly.
If there are any problems regarding homework please contact the class teacher who will be more than happy to help in any way they can.