Category : Academic
Application: Educators, Learners and Parents
WHAT IS HOMEWORK?
Home work refers to tasks assigned by teachers to learners to be completed during non-school hours, either at their own or with assistance from their parents. As most learners completed these tasks at home, it is called homework.
THE PURPOSE OF HOMEWORK?
Homework has no single purpose. The homework policy at Crescent Girls’ High School aims to:
Increase learner’s knowledge and improve their abilities and skills.
To re-inforce what learners have already learned
To prepare for their future lessons.
To extend what they know by having them apply what they have learned to new situations
To provide ongoing opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s education.
AMOUNT OF HOMEWORK REQUIRED?
There is a positive correlation between amount of homework done and learner achievement. At Crescent the learners in Grade 7,8 & 9 shall be given approximately 2 hours of written work. They shall be required to assign and further devote approximately 45 minutes to reading.
In Grade 10, 11 & 12 they shall be given approximately 3 hours of written work and further 1 hour shall be assigned to reading.
WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?
When parents do homework of their own at the same time as their children, its sets a good example and help to foster a positive attitude towards learning. This could include reading a newspaper in the child’s presence while homework is being done. Parents can monitor homework in many ways. They can ask their child whether they have received homework and how they are coping with it. They could sign the child’s homework record book and write a comment in the homework record book.
Parents should not allow their child to do homework in front of the T.V. Parents should provide a working surface, a desk or table. They should ensure that the environment is conducive for homework to take place.