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Guidelines for Homework for Ist Years
GUIDELINES FOR HOMEWORK FOR 1ST YEARS.
This is the key to success- not a private diary.
Parents and teachers can look at it whenever they wish.
Each class must be accounted for& written up.
Students should use the code for recording homework
W = written, L= learning, O= oral, P=
R = revision
T= test (in red)
‘No Homework’ should not be written down unless they are told
to do so by a teacher.
Journals needs to be monitored & checked regularly by parents.
Have tel. number ‘Homework Pal’ if in doubt about homework
WHAT IS HOMEWORK?
It is the revision of the day’s work.
It is written work.
It is work to be learned.
It may be something oral or something that has to be find or do.
WHERE TO STUDY?
The same place and time every day, if possible. Routine is very
A quiet room and a business like atmosphere.
A table and supportive chair is recommended.
Good lighting is essential and the room should not be too hot.
No FRIENDS / TV / PHONES / MUSIC during study time.
Check regularly to see what work is being done.
WHEN AND HOW LONG FOR STUDY?
As soon as possible after school.
Homework is not advisable after 9.00 P.M.
It should not be done in the morning before school.
It is recommended to spend approximately 1.5 to 2 hours five nights a week.
It is important to develop a homework routine and to learn to time
Use a homework timetable.
15 – 20 minutes a subject is recommended.
Do not spend a long time on any one subject.
Take breaks and allocate EXTRA time at the end of the study time for a particular subject if needed.
HOW TO STUDY?
Do homework on the night given.
Make sure to concentrate when studying the subject.
Use active learning methods when
Remember –‘Look: Cover: Say/Write: Check:’
Reading over is not learning.
COPING WITH TESTS
Learn to cope with anxiety
Set realistic targets.
PLANNED rather than CRAMMED study.
This means studying every night rather than trying to do it all just
before a test.
Use the weekend for revision.
Encourage self testing regularly& practice recalling information.
Learn from your mistakes and make sure that corrections are
HOW PARENTS CAN HELP DURING SCHOOL TERM
As a parent you need to stay involved with homework.
Try to negotiate and advise
Make homework a priority. Homework must be done before going out to other social activities in the evening.
Check & monitor homework journal.
Check & monitor homework environment at home.
Check presentation of written work.
Encourage doing their best.
Encourage questions in class.
Help & encourage self-testing of learning work.
Examine learning work.
Gradual moving towards independent responsibility& own homework space
Insist that the bag is packed the night before and be organisation for
Make sure that your daughter eats well (having a breakfast, lunch
Encourage regular exercise and relaxation at lunch time in school.
Remind her to go to bed early on school nights.