Homework is an essential part of the learning process.
Your homework should be designed to help you do one or more of the following:
- To practice key skills already learnt in school
- To help you to extend your knowledge and understanding of a subject/topic
- To prepare for exams and tests
- To complete important pieces of work such as coursework or key assessments
- To research new topics and concepts
TOP TIPS FOR GOOD HOMEWORK:
Make sure you are clear what you are being asked to do. If not, check with your class teacher
Write the homework clearly into your organiser
Try to do your homework as promptly as you can. The longer you leave it the more likely you will forget what you have to do
Try to do your homework somewhere where you will not be disturbed
If you do not understand what you have to do, see the class teacher as soon as you can
Don’t be afraid to ask your parents for help or advice. Be proud of what you produce for your homework and show them what you do
When you get your homework back, read the teacher comments carefully so that you can get an even better grade the next time
Get into the habit of doing your homework and doing it well!
Below are a few websites to get you going. Some of them are for specific subjects and some of them are a little more general.
Offers homework help, articles, interactive activities, virtual tours, science fair ideas and projects for kids
Free maths lessons and maths homework help from basic maths to algebra, geometry and beyond
Directory of kid-friendly sites for homework help, reference, fun and games and search engines