Homework is designed to reinforce work taught in school.
General points for consideration by parents
Where homework is set its purpose and value should always be carefully considered and all necessary preparation should be made.
The approach to homework should reflect the organisation and content of work in the
classroom. Where groups have been engaged in different activities it is reasonable to
expect that any tasks set for homework will be different for each group and will reflect the children’s varying abilities.
In assessing what might reasonably be achieved by children at home teachers should
a the facilities and resources available to pupils out of school;
b the special difficulties which confront some children, eg. long journeys to and from school;
c the individual interests and abilities of the pupils.