As a general rule, every child from Junior Infants to Sixth Class is given homework each weekday night. Parents are asked to ensure that their children complete the homework each night. In the event of the homework not being attempted or not being completed, teachers may insist that the children complete the homework during weekends.
Each child from first class to sixth has a homework journal. It should be signed each night by a parent when the child’s homework is completed and inspected.
Where exceptional circumstances prevent the completion of homework, please forward an explanatory note to the teacher.
Parents are asked to refrain from doing their child’s homework. Work set for homework will have been prepared in class. Please check your child’s homework for neatness and point out any mistakes.
Changes have taken place in the way in which certain areas of Maths are being taught. In helping your child, please adhere to the methods being used in school. Providing alternative methods may lead to confusion for the child.
Oral work is as important as written work. Please listen to your child’s reading, and examine spellings and tables.
As a general rule, homework is not given at the weekends.
Reading: It is primarily in the home that the habit of reading is fostered. Encourage your child to join the library and help him/her to appreciate that reading can be fun and not a chore which is confined to school or homework. Encourage reading in free time and during holidays.
Problems with Reading: Children with reading difficulties may be referred to the Learning Support Teacher. For a support programme to be successful, it will require the encouragement and active co-operation of parents. Specifically, parents are asked to listen to their child reading on a nightly basis. Be positive. The road to good reading may not be smooth, but your child will get there in the end.