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Ballymagee Primary School and Nursery Unit

Learning Today to Discover Tomorrow

Home Learning

Home Learning is an important part of your child's education. It provides an opportunity to practise and consolidate work done in class and gives you an opportunity to see what your child has been doing in school. It is a valuable means of emphasising the special place home and school give to learning. It encourages the development of self-discipline and independence and builds a foundation for study which will be needed in the future.


Home learning tasks are set regularly for all children and are chosen or adapted by the class teacher so as to be within the capabilities of your child.


For P1 children's tasks will mainly focus on reading, early mathematics and related activities.


P2 & P3 children will continue with reading and mathematics and spellings and tables will be introduced.


In P4 to P7 a range of learning and written tasks will also be included.


As your child progresses through the school, home learning will gradually become more demanding but less direct parental supervision should be required.


An outline of what to expect in Home Learning is provided to parents at the start of each academic year during the Curriculum Meeting.


If the content or quantity of Home Learning is causing problems for your child you should contact the class teacher to discuss how best to help.