Homework is an opportunity for you to help and be involved in your child’s learning. In secondary school, homework reinforces what they learn at school and encourages them to maintain lifelong study habits.

Types of homework
  1. Practice exercises. Practice exercises give your child opportunities to apply new knowledge, or to review and reinforce recently learned skills. They could include:
    • completing Maths exercises
    • practicing words or phrases learnt in a language other than English
    • reading – at least 30 minutes each day.
    • essay writing and other creative tasks.
  2. Preparatory homework. Preparatory homework gives your child the opportunity to gain background information so they are better prepared for future lessons. For example:
    • reading background material for history
    • reading English texts for class discussion
    • researching topics for class work
    • collecting newspaper articles
    • revising information about a current topic.
  3. Extension assignments. Extension assignments encourage your child to pursue knowledge individually and imaginatively. For example:
    • writing a book review
    • making or designing an artwork
    • completing science investigation exercises
    • researching local news
    • finding material on the internet
    • monitoring advertising in a newspaper.
    There are many ways you can help your child with their homework including:
    • encouraging a regular daily time to complete homework
    • discussing key questions or suggesting resources to help with homework
    • helping create a balance between time spent doing homework and recreational activities or part-time employment
    • celebrating your child’s successes and achievements
    • attending school events, productions or displays your child is involved in
    • talking to teachers to discuss problems with homework.
    For questions about your child’s homework, contact their classroom teacher or learning advisor on 54432133