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Old Sep 5th, 2017, 15:55 PM   21
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That sounds like a lot
Holly got quite a lot of homework in reception but she hasn't received any this year yet.



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 02:52 AM   22
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Ok so today was his first day so so far I can already see big difference when it comes to learning. He came home with reading diary which says they should read 5 pages a day, fill in the diary and talk about the book. Monday -Friday they get different book and must fill in something about the book for each day. They will also get a spelling test every Wednesday.

With reception they had one book for every week and I had a sheet to fill which was for parents only
Eek that's a lot of homework for such little children! Maria has only had two pieces of homework - one to choose and colour in suitable items to take on a forest trip from a list of pictures, and the other one was to finish a piece of work she was supposed to do in class but didn't finish.

On Friday one of the parents is going to teach the class orienteering - brilliant!



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 02:54 AM   23
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Maria's school sounds amazing!



 
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It really is. I'm wondering whether I should offer my services to teach the class English!



 
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That would be great!



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 04:29 AM   26
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My secondary kids do not even have daily homework!



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 01:14 AM   27
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My jaw just dropped at the amount of homework they are giving 4 and 5 year old kids in the UK!! Holy moly.

My son is starting at a primary school at the end of October that has a no homework policy right the way through until they leave at age 12. There are even some high schools in NZ that have a no homework policy. I think there's some research that shows it doesn't really help all that much and it's more valuable for kids to have time to just be kids after school.

Even when I was at school back in the day, I don't think we had homework until probably age 10 and even then it wasn't much.



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 01:17 AM   28
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We have far too much homework here. After a day sitting still at school, I think they should just be able to be kids after school and run around and play. I didn't get homework until high school and I don't think it made a difference academically.



 
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They get more homework later after the first couple of years here but it still isn't huge amounts and as the school day is short (and broken up after every lesson for a 15 minute break so they're not sat down for hours) its not too much, they still have plenty of time to be kids and play. High school (16+) is when there can be a lot of homework but high school isn't compulsory here and the learning is very self-directed so its good preparation for university.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 16:59 PM   30
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I feel so sorry for the children who have so much homework Thomas doesn't get homework. He's only just started bringing a reading book home (level 1). He's year 2.



 
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