What does your primary 1 / rreception child get for homework?

(10 Posts)
ilikeyoursleeves Thu 22-Nov-12 19:26:36

My ds1 (just turned 5) is in p1 in Scotland, the equivalent of reception in England. I'm new to this school business so I'm not sure what's normal but some nights he seems to have way too much homework. For example tonight he had to do a worksheet on the sound 'ch', a number worksheet and then EIGHT pages of reading!!! Ds is a fluent reader so the teacher has put him on particular books which have about 5- 10 sentences per page. He loves reading in his own time but hates doing if for homework, I am starting to think its all a bit much?

What does your child get for homework?

CaseyShraeger Thu 22-Nov-12 19:30:54

Just reading, and no set amount of that.

learnandsay Thu 22-Nov-12 19:40:32

We get nothing like that. My 4 yo Reception daughter gets three reading books a week. Her teacher asked me to practice her writing but didn't specify what she wants me to do or supply any materials. (We previously had a sheet of cursive letters.)

beanandspud Thu 22-Nov-12 20:39:11

Just reading his book (changed daily) and practicing his flash cards. Takes us 10 mins maximum unless DS is happy to do some writing/spelling but it's not expected.

simpson England Thu 22-Nov-12 20:46:23

2 reading books a week, numeracy task, literacy task (usually involving writing sentences) and 10 spellings a week...

Kethryveris Thu 22-Nov-12 22:24:54

none set.. we were asked to read with them regularly, and if they had an entry in their reading diary every day they got a star on a chart.. and if they got 3 stars they got to pick out a little prize from a box.

but no set homework!

tanfastic Thu 22-Nov-12 22:27:08

Rhyme cards and sharing books that are changed twice a week and a library book once a week. We've been given guides about how to help with numbers etc but nothing is set.

doublemuvver Thu 22-Nov-12 22:38:26

Phonic sheets with actions. Reading books "coming tomorrow". All quite relaxed!

GoldenPeppermintCreams Thu 22-Nov-12 22:46:28

Reading every night and 15 minutes set homework on Education City once a week.

Shodan Thu 22-Nov-12 22:52:30

Phonics sheets with actions. Maths games weekly. Reading books on average three times a week. Occasional other bits, for e.g he had a wordsearch to do. He also has a target sheet and that asks that he practise writing numbers up to 20, writing sentences using fingerspaces and something else I've forgotten grin But the things on the target sheet are 'do them when you remember' rather than 'must be done by...'.

They also have a website thingy he can log onto when he fancies.

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