Why is home learning important?

Why is home learning important?

Dear Parents,

During this time of school closure, I have been very proud of the children’s dedication towards their home learning set by the teachers. It has been a pleasure to see them engaging through the See Saw App and taking a high level of responsibility when completing their set tasks. As the children complete their home learning I feel it is important to reflect on why it is important.

Please see my thoughts below:

Why is home learning important?

  1. Helps build responsibility. Home learning makes children accountable and taking ownership of their learning and take responsibility for their actions.
  2. Develops work ethic from an early age. By completing home learning projects children start to understand the obligation and self-regulation to commit to their projects and to see them through. This will help them in both Secondary School, University and beyond.
  3. Gives children confidence. Sometimes children need to attempt problems or tasks on their own and realize that failure is an important part of the learning process. In working through maths problems or constructing a piece of writing, students gain confidence and hone creative problem-solving skills.
  4. Enhances self-esteem. Once children gain confidence that they can complete a task or perform a skill independently, they build a healthy self-esteem, which is important to many aspects of everyday life.
  5. Teaches study habits.  Consistent home learning can help children realise the importance of practice, and the importance of building positive study habits.
  6. Parents become more involved in a child’s education. Home learning allows parents to support their child and also keep regular contact with their class teacher if their child is finding a task difficult.  This allows the teacher and parent to work together closely to support the child’s progress and how regularly discuss how best to help them.
  7. Prepares students for professional careers. While most professions do not require workers to take tasks home, there are indeed deadlines in the real world. Home learning can help children prepare for the real world by teaching them to meet their obligations on time.

I hope that you found this article interesting and if you have any questions regarding your child’s home learning please feel free to contact their child’s teacher.

Happy home learning!

With best wishes

Rachael Perkins

Primary and Kindergarten Principal