Ryde Public School

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Help with homework

Homework is often a revision of what is covered in class. As well as regular weekly homework, your child may have assessments such as assignments or projects with due dates.

At Ryde Public School homework is as follows:

  • Kindergarten will not be provided with any formal homework tasks.
  • Reading logs will be sent home weekly for Kindergarten and fortnightly for Years 1-6. This will include links and references to the Super Six comprehension strategies used across the school.
  • Matific tasks will be set and monitored from Years 1-6 fortnightly.
  • Students and parents are encouraged to participate in shared daily reading experiences.

Parents and caregivers can choose to complete additional tasks which could include:

  • Family, social, cultural, recreational and extra-curricular activities i.e shopping, cooking, relaxing, sports, play dates, getting outdoors, life skills
  • Matific (Years K-6, whole school)
  • Seesaw Post an article, activity, photo or video (K-6, whole school)
  • Reading Eggs (Support classes and some Stage 1 students) 

Ryde Public School's homework policy

A key to success is being organised. To avoid Thursday night meltdowns about incomplete homework, read our homework tips.

Tips for all ages

These tips are relevant for all students Kindergarten to Year 12.

  • Ask your child about their homework, know what they are learning about and when assignments are due.
  • Use our term assessment planner (DOCX 53.57KB) to record when assessments and exams are scheduled so you can help your child prepare in advance. Make to-do lists to spread out the workload.
  • Get into a routine of doing homework at a set time, ideally a little each day.
  • Have a set place where the kids can do their homework, with the equipment they’ll need:
    • pens and pencils
    • highlighters
    • scissors
    • glue
    • scrap paper
    • ruler
    • calculator
    • printing paper
    • computer and internet access
    • a printer.
  • Turn mobiles to aeroplane mode or off so there are no disruptions.
  • If there’s no set homework, encourage your child to do some reading. For younger children, it’s great for them to read aloud to you. For older kids, ask them to tell you about what they have been reading.
  • Don’t jump in and give answers. Homework is about helping kids become independent learners.
  • Encourage your child to start assignments as soon as they receive them – this will reduce any night-before stress.
  • Your child needs to do their own projects and assignments. There’s no point submitting work done by anyone other than the student. Teachers need to know what students can do independently.
  • If your child is having difficulty with their homework, contact their class teacher for help.

  • For help understanding terms used in English, visit English A to Z.
  • For help understanding terms used in mathematics, visit Maths A to Z.