Homework at Berry Public School has been designed to:
- Consolidate new learnt skills
- Increase confidence and fluency in Reading
- Help students develop self-motivating work patterns and routine
- Strengthen home and school bonds
- Support learning in the classroom
Our homework policy was updated in 2019 in consultation with our parents, students and teachers.
We have created pages to support students in English and Mathematics.
- Mathematics resources and links
Other great ideas from our consultation:
- Get your child involved in house chores
- Premier’s reading challenge (opens Monday 2nd March for 2020) – Booklist found in link https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html
- Premier’s Sporting Challenge https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/sport/psc
- Write a shopping list – real or window shopping online to a budget
- Exercise together
- Menu plan
- Cooking – following a recipe, measuring ingredients, learning about healthy foods.
- Grow flowers/vegetables in your garden. Record their growth using photos or graphs.
- Board games – uno, scrabble, monopoly, dominos, chess just to name a few favourites!
- Collecting/sorting/creating using leaves, sticks, feathers, flowers, shells recycled materials such as bottle tops, keys, paper.
- Build using lego, blocks, magnetic blocks or recycled material (build a newspaper tower as tall as you can)!
- Investigate your family tree together.
- Go for a day trip – visit museums, University of Wollongong Discovery Centre, libraries, beaches, Minnamurra Rainforest, Coast walk.
- Learn a musical instrument
Parent Reading and Support
Primary Learning - Some great ideas in the resource section for ways to assist in grow your child’s mind at home, including a great article in supporting your child’s reading (filter to “parents”)
Learning Potential – fantastic ideas of activities you could do with your child to help them explore and encourage their love of learning
Guidelines for Healthy Growth and Development for Children and Young People (5-17 years)