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Homework Policy

Homework 4th/5th/6th Class

Please ensure that homework is done with care and in full at all times. If at all possible, homework should be done in a quiet room without the distraction of T.V., radio etc.

How much (time) homework?

The following are guidelines for time spent at homework. Different children will complete the same homework in different lengths of time. Time spent will vary from day to day and also from the beginning to the end of the school year. It is important to remember that it is the quality and not the quantity of homework that matters.

The following are general guidelines only:

  • Junior Infants 0 – 10 minutes
  • Senior Infants Up to 20 minutes
  • Rang 1 Up to 30 minutes
  • Rang 2 Up to 40 minutes
  • Rang 3 Up to 50 minutes
  • Rang 4 Up to 1 hour
  • Rang 5 Up to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Rang 6 Up to 1 hour 30 minutes

Homework is given from Monday to Thursday. Normally there is no homework at weekends or on a school day just before a public holiday. However, children in middle and senior classes may sometimes be required to work independently on projects at weekends.

Presentation of Written Homework

Please put a heading and the date on each written exercise.

  1. Where necessary, draw a red margin on the page.
  2. Put the number of the question in the margin.
  3. All written work is to be done in blue/black biro.
  4. Use a red biro for margins, underlining and correcting. Gel pens and markers are not to be used for this.
  5. Handwriting must be neat and ‘joined up’.
  6. Use a ruler for drawing lines.
  7. Put a red line at the end of your work.

Maths Copies

  1. Put a red margin on the left side of the page and down the centre (as shown in school)
  2. Put the topic and the page number at the top of each exercise (e.g. Length p.77).
  3. Pencil to used for drawings e.g. graphs, shapes number lines etc.

School Policy

  1. Please sign your child’s homework journal when you are happy that the work done is your child’s genuine best effort.
  2. Please use the journal to let us know if your child has difficulty with his/her homework.
  3. Please sign any note in the journal from the teacher.
  4. If homework is not completed through the child’s own fault (e.g. forgotten book) please ensure that it is submitted the following day.

Pupil Sign : ________________________ Parent Sign : ________________________