Reading - 10 mins parent reading to child
Total time = 10 mins
Written work - 10 mins
Reading - 10 mins assisted reading, 10 mins parent reading to child, 5 mins sight words
Total time = 35 mins
Written work - 15 mins
Reading - 10 mins assisted reading, 15 mins independent reading
Total time = 40 mins
Written work - 20 mins
Reading - 30 mins independent reading
Total time = 50 mins
At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School a variety of purposeful and well structured homework tasks needs to be considered to ensure balanced learning, taking into consideration, family life. We believe parental involvement is imperative to the success of homework and thus communication between school and home is essential for its success.
Homework may require revision of concepts that have been taught in school, some research and preparation for new learning or it may be intended to bring parent and child together in learning experiences.
When assisting with homework please consider the following pointers to:
Take homework seriously and make sure that time for it is built into after-school routines.
Ensure that conditions for doing homework are favourable: lighting, heating, appropriate table and chair, distractions are minimised (TV turned off).
Don’t take over. It’s not your homework! It’s important to encourage but remember that children have to learn to be self-reliant and independent.
Don’t allow homework to drag on and on. An important lesson for every child to learn is that time must be managed, and there has to be a finishing time for everything.
If experiencing difficulty with homework please raise the issue with your class teacher sooner rather than later.
Every youngster needs a balanced day with time for exercise, rest, hobbies, reading and friendships, as well as study.
The recommended time students spend on homework will vary depending on age and maturity. The following is a guide for teachers and parents on the approximate time children can be expected to spend on homework tasks each school night.
Recommended Homework Time per Weeknight
Reading: 10 mins parent reading to child
Written work: 10 mins
Reading: 10 mins assisted reading, 10 mins parent reading to child, 5 mins sight words.
Written work: 15 mins
Reading: 10 mins assisted reading, 15 mins independent reading
Written work: 20 mins
Reading: 30 mins independant reading
At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart homework is intended to contribute to school progress, independent study and equip children for the rigours of a competitive world.