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In St John's Homework Is Set:


   - To develop an effective partnership between the school and parents in pursuing the aims of the school.


   - To Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy.


   - To extend school learning through additional reading; and encouraging pupils as they get older to develop the confidence and self discipline needed to study on their own.


We at St. John’s see homework as a means of revising work done in school and which encourages parental involvement in their children’s studies.


Homework is also important in the development of good work habits and promotes an attitude of independence within our pupils.


We would anticipate that homework allocated to P1 - P3 children should not take the children more than 30 minutes to complete and work allocated to P4 - P7 children should not take any more than one hour.


Homework will only be given to pupils from Monday through to Thursday.  Only in exceptional circumstances will non-written homework be given at weekends.  Please encourage your child to complete their homework to the very best of their ability.



Parents should always encourage their child/children to read as often as they can outside of school.


Parents can  help and encourage their children by reading along with them at home together.  Children should be encouraged to read every night.


Modelling good reading habits from the earliest stages of a child's development can help instil, in children, a love for reading, which it is hoped will continue right throughout each child's entire life.