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St Paul's NS, Walshestown National School, Drogheda Co Louth

Homework Guidelines

Ideally homework will contain a balance between reading tasks, learning tasks and written tasks.  This balance can vary considerably from day to day. It should be noted that homework time devoted to reading and learning is as important as written work.

Homework may contain exercises based on reading, spellings, tables, written work, pieces to be ‘learned by heart’, drawing / colouring, collecting information/items and finishing work started in class.

Children often feel that reading and learning spellings, tables, etc. is not real homework. Parents can play an important role in listening to reading and items to be learned ensuring that this work is done well.

Below you’ll find additional information on the following:

  • How much time should be spent on homework?
  • How much help should parents give?
  • How often should parents monitor homework?
  • When should parents communicate with the teachers about homework?