Homework

Homework is set in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 at Highfields School and serves a number of purposes.

We believe Homework:

  • bridges the gap between learning at school and learning at home
  • reinforces work done in class
  • can provide challenge and extension opportunities
  • helps to develop time management skills
  • assists in establishing habits of study, concentration and self discipline
  • provides parents with the opportunity to observe the work their child is undertaking, provide assistance where necessary and monitor their progress
  • encompasses a variety of non academic activities

At Highfields we use a Homework Grid from Kindergarten to Year 2. It is a holistic approach which has been chosen specifically because of its sound research base and its intent to:

  • broaden the definition of work done at home to include an array of different and less sedentary tasks – some set by school and some set by home
  • recognise the wide range of after-school activities offered by the wider community
  • encourage positive family interactions
  • allow time for children to pursue their own learning
  • encourage a focus on life skills as well as academic skills