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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 03:34 AM   11
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Paige gets everything on a Monday to be handed in by Friday.

One reading book
One maths worksheet
Spelling - write new words x3, write 3 sentences and one other spelling strategy.
Sometimes a sound worksheet.

More than enough for us, and I don't even mention school work at the weekend.
I'm a Scottish Teacher and this sounds about average for Scottish schools. No primary school aged kid should get homework over the weekend and it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes a night. Homework should really be used to reinforce learning.

Personally my eldest is only 3, we do lots of reading at home and he and his 19 month old brother have stories as part of their bedtime routine. I do firmly believe in homework where it is used appropriately by the teacher. It allows for a home/school partnership. I see so many young kids in our school whose parents don't bother doing any homework with them. These tend to also be the parents who don't read to their kids and the difference in the kids learning and attitude to learning can really be seen.



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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 06:55 AM   12
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My son is only 2, but reading this makes me sad that he will have so much homework so soon. We were touring some preschools and I was shocked at how academic they have become. It seems like they get so little time just to be kids.



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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 07:26 AM   13
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Paige gets everything on a Monday to be handed in by Friday.

One reading book
One maths worksheet
Spelling - write new words x3, write 3 sentences and one other spelling strategy.
Sometimes a sound worksheet.

More than enough for us, and I don't even mention school work at the weekend.
I'm a Scottish Teacher and this sounds about average for Scottish schools. No primary school aged kid should get homework over the weekend and it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes a night. Homework should really be used to reinforce learning.

Personally my eldest is only 3, we do lots of reading at home and he and his 19 month old brother have stories as part of their bedtime routine. I do firmly believe in homework where it is used appropriately by the teacher. It allows for a home/school partnership. I see so many young kids in our school whose parents don't bother doing any homework with them. These tend to also be the parents who don't read to their kids and the difference in the kids learning and attitude to learning can really be seen.
Another Scottish teacher here, but I am secondary school.

Personally, I dislike issuing homework. IMO it widens the gap between those from a "good" home background and those from chaotic homes. I issue maybe 3-4 homework pieces a year for each class (aside from upper school obviously!) but those are "project" type tasks, and I always offer to take the kids to the school library for books, and give them the use of my classroom before/after school, at break and at lunch.

IMO, reading books which your child is interested in at home is far more valuable than enforcing the reading of school issued books. I was an avid reader from an early age (I remember reading the entire babysitter club series back-to-back when I was maybe about 7-8?) yet I hated school issued reading. Similarly, I loved writing when it was something I chose to do myself (I remember writing a letter to the local animal sanctuary to thank them for my dog, for example) but I hated when I had writing homework.

Also, particularly with maths, I got really confused as my dad helped me with my homework but used a different method than the school.

When my daughter goes to school (which is a long time off, admittedly!) if she chooses not to do her homework, that's fine. They spend so long doing formal learning at school, I think it is far more important they develop in other areas when at home. As Lora said, they are always learning, even if it is informally.



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 09:05 AM   14
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My son is year 1, he gets spellings once a week and is expected to read 3 x a week (we do everyday usually) I'm fine with these, but then he gets a project book that we have to do 3 projects each half term. Excessive, very little value, feel like its testing us more than them. Reception was worse as it was so much writing, multiple times a week, it was difficult keeping up and my son got bored.

I think just reading and spellings is plenty.



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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 10:36 AM   15
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Thanks ladies for your input , it seems that the majority are not really happy with homework. We read a lot, he loves to write, I'm encouraging him to work more on the math app, it is not graded but I think practicing some extra math without pressure is good for him.

He goes to sports classes, and to piano classes and he has free time to play. I just needed to see what sort of homework other children his age get.



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 17:20 PM   16
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My ds is year 1. We get 2 homework sheets on a friday. One is spellings and the other is maths, english or topic. This takes him about 10 minutes. He usualy does it after a quick snack on a friday ( i also photocopy it for dd who is 2 so she can do her " homework" and not scribble over ds work. ) he is meant to get a reading book a week, his teacher said she would increase it to 2 books a week, however we have had the same book for almost a month now. Luckily we have a wide range of books at home, ds picks a couple to read at bedtime himself, and one for oh to read to him. We do lots of reading, i enjoy reading and the kids do too. Ds is loving science atm so occasionally, we do one of his science kits, or do a couple simple experiments. Nothing is forced though, all done if he asks. Same with work books. He enjoys them and will sometimes sit down and do a couple pages, or ask us to write out sums for him, or ask us to help him learn his times tables. All of this is done because he wants to, we dont ask him to do any of it. He genuinely enjoys learning, almost as much as he loves power rangers and lego.
Sorry for the typos. On my phone.



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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 17:28 PM   17
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I teach grade 1. We do not give homework. It has been proven to be ineffective below 5-6 grade. I ask my kids to read at home, but I work in a high poverty school and I know that doesn't happen. Either my kids would not do their homework or do it wrong because they are doing it alone. I want to make sure they are practicing their skills perfectly, that cannot happen by handing them a worksheet to do at home alone.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 01:04 AM   18
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My ds is year 1. We get 2 homework sheets on a friday. One is spellings and the other is maths, english or topic. This takes him about 10 minutes. He usualy does it after a quick snack on a friday ( i also photocopy it for dd who is 2 so she can do her " homework" and not scribble over ds work. ) he is meant to get a reading book a week, his teacher said she would increase it to 2 books a week, however we have had the same book for almost a month now. Luckily we have a wide range of books at home, ds picks a couple to read at bedtime himself, and one for oh to read to him. We do lots of reading, i enjoy reading and the kids do too. Ds is loving science atm so occasionally, we do one of his science kits, or do a couple simple experiments. Nothing is forced though, all done if he asks. Same with work books. He enjoys them and will sometimes sit down and do a couple pages, or ask us to write out sums for him, or ask us to help him learn his times tables. All of this is done because he wants to, we dont ask him to do any of it. He genuinely enjoys learning, almost as much as he loves power rangers and lego.
Sorry for the typos. On my phone.
That is SO complacent of them to not have changed his book in a month??!!



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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 03:54 AM   19
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My sons in reception. He has a reading book changed 3 times a week and 3 tricky words (changed when he can do them). He also has 2 phonic sheets a week but they are nice and easy (mainly colouring) and not compulsory. He also has homework for school holidays, this half term was a diary where he had to write a short sentence and draw a picture each day of what he's been doing. I think that's plenty! I think year 1 is similar only they have spellings instead of phonics sheets.



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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 13:21 PM   20
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My ds is year 1. We get 2 homework sheets on a friday. One is spellings and the other is maths, english or topic. This takes him about 10 minutes. He usualy does it after a quick snack on a friday ( i also photocopy it for dd who is 2 so she can do her " homework" and not scribble over ds work. ) he is meant to get a reading book a week, his teacher said she would increase it to 2 books a week, however we have had the same book for almost a month now. Luckily we have a wide range of books at home, ds picks a couple to read at bedtime himself, and one for oh to read to him. We do lots of reading, i enjoy reading and the kids do too. Ds is loving science atm so occasionally, we do one of his science kits, or do a couple simple experiments. Nothing is forced though, all done if he asks. Same with work books. He enjoys them and will sometimes sit down and do a couple pages, or ask us to write out sums for him, or ask us to help him learn his times tables. All of this is done because he wants to, we dont ask him to do any of it. He genuinely enjoys learning, almost as much as he loves power rangers and lego.
Sorry for the typos. On my phone.
That is SO complacent of them to not have changed his book in a month??!!
I actually give up waiting for them to change them. They put a note in his reading log asking us to coment on his reading, seems pointless to me since me and OH are the only ones who read the lig and we already know how his reading is, ( its great, he reads everything, and understands what he reads. If he doesnt he asks and re reads till he gets it) his reading books seem quite easy but its taken me from sepetember to just before half term to get them to asses his level and move him up. We have enough books at home ( possibly have way too many) that he can read whenever he likes.



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