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Homework & Assessments

Here you will find information on our school's homework & assessments policies

Homework Policy

Aims of Homework

  • Re-enforcement and practice of work already carried out.
  • Encourages self – discipline and independent working methods on non- school resources.
  • Enhance a sense of education/partnership with parents.
  • To practice handwriting
  • To develop good habits of neat presentation.

 


 

Duration of Work.

Infants:                        10 minutes

1st & 2nd                       20 – 30 minutes

3rd & 4th                       30 – 40 minutes

5th & 6th                       40 – 60 minutes

If children are experiencing difficulty and are working for longer than the above times, parents are requested to write a note in their homework diary.

 


 

Contents of Homework

  • Infants:                        Oral work (Revision of words and reading)
  • 1st & 2nd                       Spelling Tables , English and Irish Reading One written assignment
  • 3rd & 4th                       Spelling (Irish and English) Tables, English and Irish Reading Two written assignments
  • 5th & 6th                       Spelling (Irish and English) Tables, English and Irish Reading Two/three written assignments

        Project work may be given by the class teacher to be completed over a specific time period.

 


 

Guidelines for Parents

  1. Listen to your child’s reading.
  2. Examine spellings. Ask your child to write them down for you.
  3. Examine tables.
  4. Ensure your child has a quiet time for written and oral work.
  5. Note if work is too hard for your child to complete.
  6. Please sign the homework diary on completion of work.
  7. There is no homework given at weekends.
  8. On special occasions, at the discretion of the class teacher, no homework will be given.

School Assessment

From the time of first enrolment in the school a separate book of record cards is kept on each pupil.

 

At the end of each school year, a report on curriculum progress, social development and general comments is completed. The report is sent to the parents at the end of the school year. A copy of all reports, signed by the class teacher and Principal is retained in the school.

 

Drumcondra Reading Tests and Mathematics Tests are also undertaken each year. Teachers continually make informal assessments on pupils and other forms of assessment can include weekly spelling tests, table tests, etc.

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