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     SHOULD PARENTS HELP WITH HOMEWORK?


It is estimated that Parents can spend at least 6 hours a
week in helping their children with their homework. If you
show interest and give support early on, it will encourage
your child to develop positive attitudes to learning, in and out
of school.


You will benefit too. You’ll get to know your child's particular
strengths and difficulties and you will also find out what your
child is studying. Our school will also gain by having
motivated pupils and well-informed parents who are fully
involved with their children’s education.


As your child gets older, of course, there is a need to
become more independent. Helping your child to get
organised, providing equipment and a quiet place to work
and offering lots of encouragement will ensure the right start.


We will issue your child with a homework diary where
children write down what they have been set and when it is
due in. You should check it and sign it every day.
               HOW YOU CAN HELP:
 Nominate somewhere at home as a homework area. It
  needs a flat surface, a good light source and resources
  such as pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, glue and
  dictionary to hand.

 Set up a daily routine. Plan a homework timetable so
  you both know what your child needs to know and
  when. It’s a good idea if your child has a break and
  something to eat before starting on homework.

 Ask your child to explain the homework and how it
  follows on from what they are doing in school.

 Be interested and be on hand to talk to your child on
  what they have learnt so far.

 Help your child to be an independent learner by
  explaining how to locate words in a dictionary rather
  than just giving an answer to finish quickly.

 Don’t be tempted to teach your child the methods that
  you used in school.

 Turn off the television so there are no distractions.

 Use your child's homework diary to note down any
  difficulties or to praise your child on what they have
  done.

 Don’t let homework become a chore. Make it a special
  time that you both look forward to.

				
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