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Homework

Homework is seen as an important aspect of our school’s educational program.
It is designed to:

  • help develop study habits;
  • reinforce classroom learning;
  • extend learning beyond the school;
  • give children a chance to practice skills outside the classroom thus making the curriculum more relevant;
  • link home and school;
  • give parents insight into what children are learning and how they are learning;
  • give children practise in organising their time;
  • develop responsible independent learners.

It is expected that parents will supervise homework but it is not expected that parents will complete homework tasks for the child. If requested by the teacher, parents should check and sign each night’s homework and comment in writing if they feel it is necessary.

How much homework can I expect?

All year levels should read at home. Students use home reading diaries to record the reading they are doing. These are regularly monitored by teachers.

  • Prep              parents may read to or talk with the student about their day. As students progress teachers may send home high frequency words to support reading.
  • Year 1           5-10 minutes
  • Year 2           5-10 minutes
  • Year 3           15 minutes
  • Year 4           15 minutes
  • Year 5           20 minutes
  • Year 6           25 minutes

Useful Links to Help Parents –

http://magicwords.com.au/learning-magic-words.html

Apps:

Out and About – Department of Education Queensland

Speak - Department of Education Queensland

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