Practice work Policy
We believe that revising at home is an important part of the daily schedule. We hope that revising time for primary school students, or their parents, is not a stressful time, but rather a time when students can:
– Review and practice what they have learnt
– Investigate questions more fully than the time allows in the classroom
– Gather additional material or develop work related to a project or report
– Demonstrate independent learning and responsibility.
Additionally, homework may be assigned if a student fails to complete class assignments in an appropriate time scale.
Parents/guardians can assist students by creating a home environment that is conducive to getting practice work done. Parents can also help children with their work by:
– Setting a regular time for revision
– Choosing a quiet place away from distractions
– Monitoring assignments
– Providing guidance
If you feel this is not happening on a regular basis, please communicate these difficulties to the classroom teacher.
In addition to the revision work, we encourage parents to read to and with their children as much as possible. Reading should form a natural part of the daily routine and the emphasis should be on the shared enjoyment of reading. Such an approach improves fluency, vocabulary and confidence. Your child’s teacher can provide you with suggestions for reading and reading material. Our aim is to develop a love of reading in all students and parent modelling and involvement is imperative to achieving this goal.