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Homework Guidelines

Homework refers to any learning activity that pupils are required by the school to complete outside of curriculum time. This includes assignments and projects but not revision of school work or studying for tests and examinations.

Objectives of Homework

Homework helps to reinforce pupils’ learning, provide feedback on their progress and cultivate a healthy disposition towards continual learning.

How does homework benefit all?

Pupils Teachers Parents
Homework can
    1. reinforce learning and deepen understanding of lessons taught
    2. allow pupils to regularly practise, and apply skills and concepts taught
    3. develop good study skills and habits
    4. encourage greater ownership and responsibility for independent learning
Homework allows teachers to
    1. consolidate learning that has taken place in class
    2. check for pupils’ understanding and progress, so as to provide timely feedback, intervention and support
    3. review effectiveness of lesson
Homework provides parents with
    1. timely information on the learning progress of their child
    2. opportunity to be involved in the child’s learning

Pupils’ Roles and Responsibilities

Pupils should
  1. understand the purpose of homework and what is expected of them
  2. keep track of homework instructions and deadlines by using the Pupil Handbook
  3. manage time well to ensure that homework is completed and submitted on time
  4. give his/her best effort in completing homework
  5. review feedback from teachers on homework submitted

How can parents support their child in his/her homework?

Parents should
  1. create a home environment conducive for studying and completion of homework
  2. supervise and provide support for child’s learning
  3. reinforce good study habits and attitudes
  4. be mindful of the stresses arising from school homework and out-of-school activities, and help their child prioritise his/her time among these activities
  5. work in partnership with teachers to support child’s learning and development

Monitoring of Homework

In Mayflower Primary School, teachers coordinate and monitor the scheduling of homework, projects and deadlines via the Pupil Handbook and the Homework Board in the classrooms. Parents are strongly encouraged to leverage the Pupil Handbook to monitor their child and to guide him/her in cultivating good homework habits.