Homework policy

Aims

  • To consolidate and extend students’ learning in order to enhance self learning outside the classroom.
  • To help students consolidate the knowledge that they have learnt so that they can apply these skills in their daily life.
  • To help students plan and manage their learning progress. It helps enhance their independent learning and self discipline skills.
  • To let students understand and identify what their areas of improvement are.
  • To assess students’ performance in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.
  • To identify any learning difficulties in order to allow teachers to fine tune teaching strategies to suit the students’ needs.

 Frequency and quantity of homework

  • There is homework for the major subjects (Chinese, English and Mathematics) every day.
  • More exercises may be given to the more capable classes.
  • For P.1 and P.2 students, no more than 1 hour should be spent on finishing homework. For P.3 and P.4 students, no more than 90 minutes should be spent on finishing homework. For P.5 and P.6 students, no more than 2 hours should be spent on finishing homework.

Suggested length of time to be used for finishing different kinds of homework:

Chinese

Items P.1 P.2 P.3-4 P.5-6
Vocabulary 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes
Worksheets 15 minutes 15 minutes
Grammar worksheets 20 minutes 20 minutes
Writing Worksheets 15 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes
Module worksheets 20 minutes 20 minutes
High Order Thinking worksheets 10 minutes 10 minutes
Sentence-making worksheets. 15 minutes 15 minutes
Reading Comprehension 10 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes
Pre Writing Worksheets 15 minutes 20 minutes
Green Book 10 minutes 10 minutes
Reading Booklet 15 minutes 15 minutes
Handwriting 10 minutes
Dictation (Corrections and Parent’s Signature) 10 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes
Formative Assessments (Corrections and Parent’s Signature) 10 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 10    minutes

English

Items P.1-2 P.3-4 P.5-6
Sentence Making 10 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes
Formative Assessments (Corrections and Parent’s Signature) 10 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes
Pre-reading Worksheets 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes
Grammar book 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes
Reading book 15 minutes 15 minutes
Supp.WS 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes
P1 and P2 Module Worksheet (RWS &WWS) 20 minutes
Writing WS 20 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes
P3-P5 Reading WS 20 minutes 20 minutes
P3-P5 Poem WS 15 minutes 15 minutes
Fun Writing 15 minutes 20 minutes
TSA/PreS1 exercises 30 minutes 40 minutes 45 minutes
Handwriting 10 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes
Penmanship 10 minutes 15 minutes 15    minutes

Mathematics

Items P.1-2 P.3-4 P.5-6
Textbook 15 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes
Workbook 15 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes
Long Question 20 minutes 25 minutes
Book A 15 minutes 15 minutes
Mathematics Supplementary Exercise 10 minutes 10 minutes
Mathematics Exercise 15 minutes 20 minutes
Mental Calculation 10 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes
Effective Steps to Mathematics 10 minutes
Self-directed Learning Log 10 minutes 10 minutes
HKAT 50    minutes

General Studies

Items P.1-2 P.3-4 P.5-6
Vocabulary —- 15 minutes —-
Workbook 10 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes
Newspaper Worksheet —– 15 minutes 20 minutes
High Order Thinking Worksheet 10 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes
e-News Sharing —– 20 minutes 20 minutes
Pre-lesson Worksheet 10 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes
Class worksheets/others 15 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes

Homework arrangement

  • Class teachers remind students to write down the homework items in their handbook during Class teacher period and SMILE period.
  • Class teachers check students’ handbook during Class teacher period and SMILE period and sign their names in it every week. Parents need to check their child’s handbook every day.
  • Parents need to sign their names on Chinese dictation and formative assessments.
  • Homework tasks that are not related to learning are not recommended.
  • Suitable amounts of homework are given 3 to 4 days before long holidays.
  • For group assignments, such as projects, suitable arrangements are made in order to provide suitable opportunity of participation, time and assistance to all students.
  • For those students who are not able to complete their homework, extra support will be provided.
  • If students fail to submit their homework frequently, teachers may contact the parents in order to discuss and address this issue.