St Mary's Catholic School
Bowen

Homework Policy

Homework is an integral part of a child’s education. It helps maintain communication between school and home on the child’s academic growth and it reinforces basic skills and concepts taught in class.

Homework should be regular, relaxed and non-threatening.  Children should be given homework which involves familiar concepts or skills.  Parents should not be required to ‘teach’ anything to their child as part of homework set.  Homework which creates stress in the child and/or parent should be discontinued and a note of explanation sent to the teacher the next day.  Homework should provide a time for parents to positively reinforce and encourage their children’s efforts.

Organisation

Homework will be set for Monday to Thursday evenings only, leaving weekends free.  All homework requirements are to be handed in to the classroom teacher on Friday mornings.

Homework Outline

Year Level
Expected Time Limit
Reading
Literacy
Numeracy
Prep

No more than 10 minutes

Nightly reading aloud
Term 1 – parents sharing with child
Term 2 – To/With/By with child

2 – 5 Sight Words/week
DIPL homework sheet – completed orally with parent; working towards child completing

 
 
Year 1

No more than 15 minutes

Nightly reading aloud to parent

Sight Words/Number Words
DIPL homework sheet

Number chart - counting

Year 2

No more than 20 minutes

Nightly reading aloud to parent

 

Sight Words/Number Words/Mathematical Terms
DIPL homework sheet

Number chart - counting

Year 3

No more than 20 - 30 minutes

Nightly reading aloud to parent

DIPL homework sheet
Oral Language activity
(Show and Share topic)

Tables/Number Facts
Revision Activities

Year 4

No more than 20 - 30 minutes

Nightly reading aloud to parent

DIPL homework sheet

 

Tables/Number Facts
Revision Activities

Year 5

No more than 30 minutes

Nightly reading (aloud 2 nights)

DIPL homework sheet

Tables/Number Facts
Revision Worksheet

Year 6

No more than 30 minutes

 

Nightly reading (aloud 2 nights)

DIPL homework sheet

 

Tables/Number Facts
Revision Worksheet

Any student who has not completed their homework requirements and handed it in to their classroom teacher on Friday morning will be excluded from Funtastic Friday activities for that week unless a written note is provided by the parents.

Reading requirements are four nights a week for all year levels (minimum).  At least two of these nights for students in Years 3 – 6 should be aloud to parents for at least 10 minutes to develop reading expression and fluency.

Students in Years Prep – 2 should read aloud every night. Parents are to sign a nightly record to indicate that their child has read to them.  Students who consistently do not complete their four nights of reading may be excluded from Funtastic Friday activities to complete reading requirements.

Contact

Principal: Mrs Dianne Austin

39 Poole Street
Bowen QLD 4805

P: (07) 4786 1203
F: (07) 4786 2314
E: bwn@tsv.catholic.edu.au

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