Homework is very important for the education of each pupil. It revises and develops work already done in school and allows children to study at their own rate in their own surroundings. It promotes good work habits which will help in secondary school and in later life. This independence and acceptance of responsibility is a very important part of the child’s development.
Most parents are aware of the importance of homework and so take an active role in this aspect of their child’s education.
How you can help:
- Organise a definite time and place for doing homework each evening.
- Encourage your child to do his/her homework at a regular each evening, preferably early.
- Take an active interest in the homework and schoolwork your child is doing. This helps to make your child realise that school is very important. Ask questions about homework.
- Especially in Junior classes – help as much as possible.
- Listen to reading, spelling, tables etc.
- Check written work and encourage children to be neat and tidy and to have pride in their homework.
- Sign the homework diary when the work is completed.
- Sign and acknowledge any notes written by the class teacher/principal.
It is important to realise that any comments are written out of genuine concern for the child’s progress and behaviour.