Homework can be a very valuable and supportive pursuit if the children fully understand their tasks and are well supported in completing the work. It can offer the children the chance to practise newly learned skills, to investigate a particular interest, and to consolidate new learning. When set and completed within the right structure, its completion undoubtedly builds self-esteem and confidence in children.
It is, however, important to recognise that the children work hard at school all day and therefore additional work must be a planned part of the curriculum, allowing the children to continue with additional interests outside school.
What type of homework is expected of my child?
The amount and variety of homework will increase as your child moves through the primary school. We offer an outline of what will typically be set.
Please click here to see our full homework guide.