What is homework? It is work that must be done at home by you not your parent. Homework is a time to reflect on the day’s work, time to test your recollection and consolidate what was done in class.
Homework is given every day!
Important points of homework:
• It should test your understanding of the work done in class.
• Draw up a homework time table/schedule.
• It is a carry-over from school to the home. SCHOOL + HOME = CONTINUITY
Parents must check that the homework is done and only then sign the homework book.
Parents are highly motivated coaches and can make a big difference!
Healthy foods: Avoid tea, coffee, sweets and coke!
Sleep: Enough sleep will help you grow. Children need at least 9 – 10 hours sleep.
Reading: Go to the Local Library – reading is knowledge and practice makes perfect! Read newspapers, magazines. Reading together strengthens parent/child bonds.
Limit T.V: Don’t become a coach potato. Rather watch Educational Programs and news.
Maths: Practice, practice, practice TIME TABLES.
Calculations: Taxi fares, change etc.
Writing: Practice your writing skills. Write letters and notes to family members. Always write neatly.
Space to study: Find a good, quiet place to study.
Time: Be time wise and don’t waste time. Find the best time to study.
Motivate: Parents support and motivation is important.
Analyse test and exam results: Reflect on successes and failures, and identify the reasons for them.
Goals: Talk about your goals and set goals for the term ahead.
Determine study strategies: Discuss the plan for next tem, e.g. studying two hours a day, with a friend, in a study group, mind maps, question papers.
Discuss: Your progress and the reasons for good and bad marks and ways to improve.
Books: Make sure your books are up to date
Believe: You can do it!
Abide by the exam rules!
Exercise, eat healthy and get enough sleep!.