Homework

Regular homework is a valuable part of the learning process and contributes to the development of good study habits and independent learning.

At The Costello School students will be set home learning on a regular basis. The amount will increase as children progress through the School.

The home learning will vary in length and nature according to the subject and learning needs of the students. They will be from a wide range of activities including:

  • recording observations
  • completing set exercises
  • interviewing and surveying
  • learning vocabulary
  • researching and looking things up
  • thinking, talking and making notes
  • drawing and sketching
  • essay and story writing
  • reading
  • collecting materials and information
  • revising
  • completing class work

Students should ensure that they understand the home learning requirement, that deadline dates are written in diaries and that home learning is handed in on time. Your child’s tutor will monitor the home learning set and keep you informed if there is any problem. It will help enormously if your child has a quiet room in which to work and that they establish a sensible routine for the completion of home learning. Parents are asked to sign the homework diaries each week.

How is homework set and recorded?
All homework is set by the teacher and recorded in student planners.

Get your homework done before you go home!
Homework can be a big cause of arguments at home and can disrupt quality time spent together as a family. At Costello, we run a supervised Homework Club every day of the week from 8-8.30am and 3.05-4.00pm in the Library. If you want your child to make the most of this then please encourage them to come along.