Tips for a positive start to the school day: encourage your child to pack their school bag and lay out their uniform before going to bed each evening try to make sure your child eats breakfast - this provides essential energy and will help him or her perform better at school allow plenty of time for your child to get. Homework will become more challenging in secondary school, in particular during the final years. Types of homework your child may receive in secondary school include: Practice exercises, practice exercises give your child opportunities to apply new knowledge, or to review and reinforce recently learned skills. Year 9, year 9 - 60 to 120 minutes a day, years 10 and 11. Years 10 and 11 - 90 to 150 minutes a day. Other ways to support your child's learning, you may not be reading with your child as you did at primary school but you can still support good reading habits.
Ask your child if there's anything you can do to help with homework. Discuss the organisation of the work. If your child has several assignments due in on the same day, suggest they space the work out rather than leave it all until the night before. Talk to your child about the books you're both reading. Ask what books your child would like for birthday and Christmas presents. Go to the library together - if your child is stuck for a new author, ask the librarian for guidance or look online at book reviews. The following is a rough guide to how long your child should be spending on homework at secondary school: Years 7 and 8, years 7 and 8 - 45 to 90 minutes a day. Look for opportunities to talk to your child about schoolwork - children enjoy sharing what they are learning. Try to find topics youre both interested in so it's more of a conversation than an interrogation.