Homework can be of considerable educational value providing it is carried out in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and does not become a burden to children, teachers or parents.
Classroom teachers will develop a classroom homework policy that best meets the needs of the class. The following times are a guide as to what can be reasonably expected each night:
- Years 1 to 3-up to 20 minutes oral reading and basic number practice (Mon-Thurs)
- Years 4 to 6-up to 30 minutes (Mon-Thurs)
If children appear to need extra help, please do not hesitate to discuss the matter with the class teacher.
In general, formal homework is restricted to appropriate revisionary tasks, the completion of activity work or further research on project assignments.