Homework has many functions and is an important part of the curriculum. Homework can take many forms, e.g. reading, writing, numeracy, illustration, project work and revision.
At the Girls' Prep, the amount of homework increases gradually year on year as the pupils progress through the School. The homework focus for the younger girls is on reading, spelling and Mathematics. Homework is always purposeful and is linked to that week’s curriculum, and parents are encouraged to take an active part in this aspect of their daughter’s education.
From Year 3, a homework diary is provided to enable girls to record tasks independently and it is also used as an informal method of communication between parents and School. The homework diary should be signed weekly by parents. Girls are expected to read every evening and written homework is set each night, lasting for approximately 20 minutes, depending on the age of the child.
The aim of homework is to consolidate and extend work covered in class, encourage independent learning skills and to show progress and understanding. Girls in Years 5 and 6 receive homework in all academic subjects.