A: When they are younger listen to them read every evening, check that their memorisation work e.g. tables is done and see that their work is neatly presented. As they grow older teach them to be more self reliant, asking for help when they need it and showing you their work when it is completed. Remember that the purposes of homework are:

• To consolidate and reinforce what is taught in the classroom.
• To involve parents in the schoolwork of their children.
• To establish routine and foster a sense of self-discipline in each child.
• To develop in the child good learning and memorisation skills.