Tips for parents for good homework habits
- Do find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, a good light source and the right equipment eg pens, pencils, ruler, scissors, glue.
- Do be aware of modern teaching methods, eg in long division.
- Do plan a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
- Do allow your child to have something nutritional to eat before starting on homework.
- Do discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are studying at school.
- Do turn off the TV - but you could have music on if they find it helpful.
- Don't give your child the answer in order to get a task finished. Instead, explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary.
- Don't teach your child methods you used at school. It could confuse them.
- Don't let homework become a chore. Keep it fun and make it a special time that you both look forward
Having trouble getting started? Have you reached a stumbling block? Perhaps you just fancy some learning fun?
REMEMBER we have a homework club and our school doors open at 8.45am - plenty of time to ask for some help from your teacher or learning support.
A little every day will help you learn, learn, learn. Try doing these at home -
- Practise phonics, letters and sounds
- Read a range of texts - any thing goes! Then tell someone what you liked/disliked about it! Recommend a book to someone else.
- Handwriting practise
- Visit the local library
- Practise multiplication, addition, subtraction and division - chant your tables when ever you can. Songs can help here!
- Use money when you go shopping - not too much though!!
Try having a look at these sites for inspiration:
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ - this site is Woodlands Primary School Homework Help page - it is very good!
A website full of interactive stories, writing opportunities and games.
An excellent poetry site which has recordings of poems to listen to, and interesting information about Poets.
A service for children, parents and teachers at home and at school - fun and easy to use curriculum based learning resources.
A website which is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the Key Stage 2 National Tests - also called KS2 SATs.
Glossary for KS1 and KS2 Maths
An interactive science website.
The glossary at the bottom of the document explains all the key grammatical terms we teach in primary school.
An educational website where children can practice their times tables for free.