Homework is assigned because:
(a) the development of a regular home study habit assists children with their learning.
(b) homework provides parents with an opportunity to become directly involved in the formal education of their child.
Parents are asked to check that homework is completed neatly. If homework is not completed for a valid reason, then a note explaining the circumstances should be sent to the teacher.
The Homework Grid tries to acknowledge and develop the partnership between home and school. St Agnes recognizes families’ busy lives and the myriad of activities and commitments children and families have beyond school. Hence the Homework Grid is an attempt to honour the diversity of family activities and recognize how many of these are aspects of life-long learning e.g. family responsibilities, cultural activities, sporting commitments. Each class will develop their own Grid and give an explanation to parents.
View the Homework Grid example.