Homework is an important aspect of the partnership between the school and home. It enables parents to participate in what is being taught at school. Work done at home should help consolidate students’ learning and set in place good habits and routines to carry through to the senior school. In the early stages parental involvement and encouragement is key to children’s learning.
Rationale for homework
“A good, well-managed homework programme helps children and young people to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their child’s education.” (www.teachernet.gov/management)
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