In the primary department pupils from P1 - P6 will have homework for four nights a week from August until the summer term. Every night they will have reading practice and in addition some written task. From time to time older pupils will have homework assignments. Towards the summer holidays there may be less homework in some classes.
At Cedars School we acknowledge that parents play a key role in the education of their children. In the early stages parent/child dialogue promotes language and numeracy skills and as pupils progress through primary into secondary education, parents can provide a supportive environment in which the young person can develop the necessary study skills to move towards independent learning. Our homework policy takes account of parents as partners in the learning process.
In P1-P3 the homework is usually daily reading practice with a supporting activity. There may also be maths’ activities to practise skills learned, spellings or reading words to learn. Work relating to other curricular areas such as social studies, the sciences and the expressive arts should also be undertaken at different points in the term.
In P4-P6 core aspects of homework consist of reading practise with occasional supporting activities, spelling/grammar activities and maths work/ times tables. Additional work in language and personal projects as well as other curricular areas such as social studies, the sciences, the technologies, the expressive arts and R.M.E. is also given as appropriate. The children are expected to read independently at home.
Cedars School acknowledges the complexity and diversity of present day lifestyles and the wide spectrum of parenting and working arrangements which impact on the area of homework. Therefore, parents are encouraged to contact the school as early as possible to discuss any matters causing concern in this area or any area relating to their children.
The use of homework is monitored through parental feedback, report cards and parents evenings. The school operates an open door policy and parents are encouraged to contact the school if they have any queries or concerns.
Homework Aims P1-P2
Homework Aims P3-P6