Homework Years 3 – 6

 

Homework mainly consists of practice exercises, which enable students to apply new knowledge or review, revise and reinforce newly acquired skills learnt in class.

 

Examples of such exercises are:

 

  • Memorisation of mathematical times tables, practising spelling words and writing creative stories.

 

  • Daily reading, to, with, and by parents/caregivers or older siblings.

 

* Parents/caregivers should then discuss what has been read and include questions about the themes, concepts or characters of the book children were reading.

 

* Questions should preferably probe beyond the surface of the text information and have children provide their opinions and beliefs about what they have just read.

 

  • Reading for pleasure – material can include newspapers, magazines, cartoons or own creative work.

 

  • Practice exercises for consolidating mathematical concepts (there is a limit to the effectiveness of this).

 

  • Review or reinforce new mathematical knowledge through the use of the Mathletics Program (each child has access to this program all year).