Help with homework

How can I help my child with their homework?

We understand that you may not be familiar with some of the homework your child brings home, as the curriculum continues to grow and change there is always something new to learn! We have listed a few tips and websites that may be helpful:

Do's

  • Do find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, a good light source and the right equipment e.g. pens, pencils, ruler, scissors, glue.
  • Do be aware of modern teaching methods, e.g. long division (see below)
  • Do plan a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
  • Do allow your child to have something nutritional to eat before starting on homework.
  • Do discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are studying at school.
  • Do turn off the TV - but you could have music on if they find it helpful.

Dont's

  • Don't give your child the answer in order to get a task finished. Instead, explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary.
  • Don't teach your child methods you used at school. It could confuse them.
  • Don't let homework become a chore. Keep it fun and make it a special time that you both look forward

A little every day will help your child learn. Try doing these at home:

  • Practice phonics, letters and sounds
  • Read with your child - Discuss what you did and didn't like about the book and what you think might happen next.
  • Handwriting practice.
  • Practice multiplication, addition, subtraction and division.

Primary Homework Help

Woodlands Primary school has run a website filled with games for every subject taught throughout primary school, it is a well renowned website appreciated and endorsed by lots of schools.

Jargon Busters

"What are these conjunctions and articles that my children are talking about?" English Jargon Buster

"What about vertices, long division, square numbers and improper fractions?" Maths Jargon Buster