Early Childhood (above) having fun making mandazi
Home learning is often the subject of a heated discussion amongst teachers and parents. Some teachers and parents love it, and some hate it. However, it helps students in many ways. It teaches children to be independent and to be responsible for completing a task. Home learning can boost confidence in independent problem-solving and in handling situations alone in the future. Home learning gives an opportunity for parents to see their children’s academic progress. Home learning allows children recap on the skills, concepts and information that they have learned in class.
Our school handbook says
P1-2 10 minutes of reading 10 minutes other
P3-4 20 minutes or reading 20 minutes other
P5-6 30 minutes of reading 30 minutes other
How to help with Home learning?
1. Create a home learning-friendly area
Having a dedicated space for children to do homework will help them stay focused. Make sure it is well-lit and stocked with everything they’ll need for their assignments.
2. Routine Study Time
A regular routine helps children get used to working at home. Some children work best in the morning, while others may prefer the afternoon. Work out a routine where your child is at their most productive.
3. Make Sure They’re Learning
Homework is important, but only if children use this time to learn. If you do the work for them, they’re not going to see any of the benefits. It’s important you’re there to support and help them understand the work, so they can do it themselves.
4. Praise Work and Effort
Recognising the hard work that they’re putting in and praising them for it is a great way to get children to respond positively to homework.