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Homework

A balanced approach to homework plays an important role in a child’s education.

At Stafford State School, we promote homework as not only an opportunity for students to develop self discipline and independence, but also for parents to see and share their children’s education.

Lower primary

Duration

  • 15 minutes each night

Focus

  • Reinforcing literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills

Common tasks

  • Daily reading to, with and by parents/carers.
  • Linking concepts with familiar activities (e.g. shopping / cooking).
  • Conversations about what is happening at school.
  • Write for meaningful purposes.

Upper primary

Duration

  • 30 to 45 minutes each school night.

Focus

  • Reinforcing new concepts and developing independence

Common tasks

  • Daily independent reading.
  • Practising classwork from Key Learning Areas.
  • Extension of classwork, projects or research.
  • Spelling​.