HIS Homework Policy 2017

Home Learning Aims

  • Home learning should promote organisational and study skills, and positive work habits.
  • Home learning should encourage students as they get older to develop the confidence and self discipline needed to study on their own and preparing them for the requirements of Secondary School.
  • Home learning should encourage a parent child partnership.
  • Home learning should be an enjoyable learning experience.
  • Home learning should promote positive attitudes about school and learning.
  • Home learning should consolidate in-school learning.

Home learning at Hanoi International School should:

  • be stimulating but not too complex
  • have a clear goal, be well explained and clearly understood
  • show variety over time, (i.e. tasks could be physical, creative, verbal, not just reading, writing or mathematical tasks)
  • be reviewed in class, where appropriate, so that the student receives quick feedback while it is still fresh in their mind
  • be suited, where possible, to individual needs.

NB There will be no mandatory home learning set from specialist subject teachers such as PE, Vietnamese, French and Music.

The Home Learning will be given out on a Monday and will generally be due on the Friday of the same week.  Sometimes, particularly in Grades 5, the students will receive home learning tasks that require a longer deadline.  Homework will not be set for the school holidays.  If a student is travelling during the school term they may be asked to keep a travel journal while they are away.

Students in Pre-kinder and Kinder, will not receive homework but may be asked to bring items in from home to support their learning.

Students in Grade 1 and 2 will focus on developing reading and writing skills.

Students in grade 3-5 will be given a variety of homework each week that will support their learning.

All students at HIS have an account with Education City, ixl.com and Reading Eggs.  These subscribed sites can be used at home and are sites that consolidate learning in the class.  Please ask your class teacher if your child does not have access to this site.

 

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