Classes at Compass International School offer every child an opportunity to discover new things about the world and themselves, guided by dedicated and talented teachers. Homework also plays an important role in helping children excel. Nevertheless, it is something that we sometimes try to avoid which is why we have set up our Class Dojo (Primary) and Show My Homework (Secondary) to allow students and parents to check on homework tasks and avoid falling into the trap of saying that they have no homework to do!
Outside of school hours, we challenge students to complete certain exercises to re-enforce what they have picked up during the day.
Homework is a valued part of the learning experience. It encourages children to think about what they have learned at their own pace, and to absorb it by completing exercises and tasks that apply this knowledge. It prompts them to think independently, and to build an understanding of how to adapt knowledge to other subjects and situations. It also helps to develop a solid work ethic, which will serve them well in later life.
Children are asked to complete topic-based writing and reading tasks at home, often with the help of their parents. They are encouraged to read as broadly as possible, to build up their range of knowledge and their confidence with reading material.
Children who make the time to do homework are more confident in their studies, and achieve far more than those who merely digest their information in class time. As a result, the involvement of parents can be crucial to a child's success in education. The school endeavours to keep parents involved with news about homework tasks set in class time, and welcome their help in nurturing lifelong learners with a passion for discovery.
Some tips for helping your child manage their homework:
- Check your child's Class Dojo or Show My Homework pages to see what homework has been set
- Provide a quiet and comfortable space to complete homework, with as few distractions as possible. Set aside some time for homework to be completed each night, if necessary
- Encourage children to start tasks in good time, so that they are not cramming to complete homework at the last minute
- Try to avoid having televisions and games on or in the room during allotted homework time
- Show an interest in your child's homework and be on hand to offer help and support where appropriate, without taking over the task entirely
- Talk to your child about how they are handling their homework. If they express any concerns about the difficulty or volume of homework, consider discussing it with your child's teacher if it would be helpful
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