Homework reinforces what your child is learning in school. It also gives you a chance to become involved in the learning process.
At Someries Infant School, all children take a book home from the classroom library every day – try to read the book together every night. As well as reading with your child, you are also politely asked to complete their Reading Record regularly which helps track your child’s reading progress.
Remember, the time your child spends on homework is less important than his or her understanding of it.
As well as our ‘formal’ homework, children are asked to talk to their families about what they have learned in school. This can be the most valuable homework of all, especially if you show interest and play an active role by asking your child questions about their day.
Our tips for good homework habits:
- Do find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, a good light source and the correct equipment, for example pencils, ruler, scissors and glue.
- Do be aware of modern teaching methods.
- Do plan a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
- Do allow your child to have something nutritional to eat before starting their homework.
- Do discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are learning at school.
- Do turn off the television – but you could have music on if they find it helpful.
- Don’t give you child the answer in order to get a task finished. Instead, explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary.
- Don’t teach your child methods you used at school. It could confuse them.
- Don’t let homework become a chore. Keep it fun and make it a special time that you both look forward to.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s homework do not hesitate to speak to their class teacher.