St. Boden’s N.S.
This policy was reviewed by Board of Management meeting October 2017.
To re-enforce work already done at school
To strengthen link between home and school
To establish a work ethic in the child from an early stage
To develop study skills
To aid the transfer to secondary school
given every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (with occasional
vary from week to week or from beginning of year to end. Different children
will complete the same homework in different lengths of time.
following are guidelines only:
1st/2nd : 15 minutes – 30 minutes
3rd/4th : 30 minutes – 40 minutes
5th/6th : 40 minutes – 1 hour
Ideally homework will contain a balance between reading
tasks, learning tasks and written tasks. Literacy and Numeracy will be a big
component of all homework at all levels every night.
Sample Infant Homework
Junior – Phonics / handwriting or number work & sound
Senior – Reading / maths, word box & sound book.
Spellings (English & Irish) Tables in 3rd term
Maths /Exercises from Maths Books /Shadow Books
Spellings ( English & Irish)
Written assignments from Spellings workbook
Finish – History / Geography / SPHE assignments started in class
Remember: Reading is encouraged at all times!
Please find attached suggested reading lists for different
Parents are invited to ensure time and space is allocated
Parents are also invited to sign homework diary every day.
Parents have a very important role in listening to reading,
spellings, table etc.
If homework is causing lots of stress and anxiety please
talk to your child’s teacher.
Teachers correct all homework every day.
If homework is not being done on a regular basis your
child’s teacher will contact you.
Every child from 1st to 6th class
inclusive has a homework diary. Each day’s homework is written in on the day.
Please check and sign every day.
The homework diary is also a convenient way for you to pass
on messages about appointments, absenteeism’s, difficulties with homework etc.
Infant children have a homework wallet which contains all
Homework is assigned by Class Teacher/Resource Teacher /
Learning Support Teacher in line with their support plan.
Ratification – By Members of Board of Management October