Homework Policy

Students are expected to undertake some homework and assignment work, up to four nights a week.

Teachers may assess outside activities (e.g. clubs and chores) which affect a student’s ability to do homework. Allowances will be made for these activities.

Homework will be an extension of class work and not new work. It is important to establish a regular homework routine at home. Students should complete homework tasks at a regular time in a quiet place.

Byford Primary School
Byford Primary School
Byford Primary School

Reading: Students should be encouraged to read books of their own choice at home. The following times are a guide as to what might be expected.

  • Year 1 - Recommend 5 to 10 minutes a night
  • Year 2 - Recommend 10 minutes a night
  • Years 3 & 4 - Recommend 10 to 15 minutes a night
  • Years 5 & 6 - Recommend 20 minutes a night

All classes: Students may be given opportunities to learn spelling and practice table combinations.

Junior and Middle Primary Classes: (suggested time allocation) 10 to 15 minutes only.

Senior Primary Classes: 20-30 minutes only.

Work not finished in class may be sent home for completion.