Daily reading to parents, with parents and by parents, should be part of daily routines. There may be some times when there are ‘one-off’ tasks to complete or a series of tasks related to a unit of inquiry, spelling and mathematics. As a guideline Monday to Thursday - 15 to 20 minutes each night as a maximum.
Reading and literature are important aspects of our programme. Years 3-6 students are expected to spend time on private reading each night. Maths mental computations and games should also be part of daily routines. There may be some times when there are ‘one-off’ tasks to complete or a series of tasks related to a unit of inquiry.
As a guideline the times below are suggested times per night for specific home tasks (four times a week):
The Chinese programme is also part of the Primary homework programme and is part of the allocated time allowance, not an extra.
Discuss the task and guide the children, but avoid the temptation of doing it for them. If there are any perceived problems leave the activity and write a note in the diary or contact the teacher so that the teacher can address it the next day.
Homework will be provided only when it supports learning. The nature of homework may include revision/research, assignment completion, preparatory work, but will not include new learning or busy work. Secondary homework is posted on Ding! and parents receive a daily update on current homework assigned.
An estimated time allocation for each year group is as follows:
Parent feedback on our homework expectations is welcome.