Our homework programme has been developed after considerable review, including making use of current research about what works, past experience and feedback from children, parents and teachers. We have developed a system that allows for choice within families and enables families to manage homework to fit in with their family values and any extra curricular activities children are invovled in.
In our view, children should be doing reading, spelling and maths homework. We have designed a system in which parents can manage the expectations for their child while teachers provide support and guidance for families. The document below oultines expectations for homework, as well as tips for how you can help your child and how long you can expect your child to spend on homework.
Click here to view the Homework Guide for Parents. This document outlines our homework programme and provides a number of links to websites that will assist parents and provide resources.
Click here to view the Essential Spelling Lists (your child's teacher will let you know what list to focus on).
Click here to view the Basic Facts Number Knowledge stages (your child's teacher will let you know what stage to focus on).
Click here to view the Place Value Number Knowledge stages (your child's teacher will let you know what stage to focus on).
We also have some Maths information that may be helpful in you assisting your child. Please click on the link to view the information to support number knowledge for Years 1-3 and Years 4-6. Further information can be found at www.nzmaths.co.nz/families