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
‘Homework is an integral part of learning. Beyond the chance to practice and reinforce what you’ve learned in class, it’s also an opportunity to develop independent study and application – and character traits like perseverance.
From motivation and self-discipline to the wonder of independent learning, homework can teach children far more than the exercise set’ (Education Secretary 2018)
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