year 6 homework how much?

(14 Posts)
3asAbird Sun 16-Oct-16 15:59:28

How much maths /spellings per week or term please.

So far all we have in 1 term is 1 mental maths sheet.
Read
Topic work end if term project something crafty with writing.

spanieleyes Sun 16-Oct-16 16:04:58

Weekly maths and english ( no more than 20 mins each)
Termly project work (2-3 hours)
weekly spellings

mrz Sun 16-Oct-16 16:10:23

Reading (daily if possible)
English & Maths around 20 mins each

TeenAndTween Sun 16-Oct-16 16:19:10

DD last year had CGP books. Approx a double page for maths and a double page for Grammar each week. Sometimes 2 double pages. I think it worked well.

redskytonight Sun 16-Oct-16 17:44:41

Read
Meant to do book reports but they are sort of optional, so DD doesn't bother
Half termly topic type project

We have been promised revision books in SPAG and maths later in the year (such joy!)

BertPuttocks Sun 16-Oct-16 18:10:35

DD has had:

- Maths worksheet each week (about 10 mins)

- English or grammar worksheet each week (about 10 mins)

- Spellings each week

- Reading at least 3 times a week

- One piece of topic-related work (took about an hour to do)

vghifcqueen Sun 16-Oct-16 19:01:14

Maths twice a week
One comprehension
One piece of creative writing
One grammar homework
One piece of either history or science
Spellings
Reading every night for 20 mins
Handwriting twice a week

And this weekend they added a verbal reasoning and a non verbal reasoning into the mix.

They stick to the homework timetable and it rarely takes more than about 40 minutes a night and we do spellings the day before the test as it only takes 5 mins and reading in bed. It sounds painful but it has been surprisingly manageable. It's a prep gearing up for 11+ so hopefully should drop off after the exams in January.

MilkRunningOutAgain Sun 16-Oct-16 19:22:39

Read 5 times a week for 15 mins minimum
Spellings ( also acts as handwriting practice as have to copy out each word 7 times)
Mathletics ( time taken varies from 10 - 45 minutes )
Grammar worksheet ( generally completed in less than 5 minutes, DD is good at this )

She also gets a 45 min extra maths lesson every week after school, plus a reading comprehension lesson, also 45 minutes.

NavyandWhite Mon 17-Oct-16 16:55:52

Reading every night
20 spellings a week to learn
2x maths
1 x english
2 x verbal reasoning
15 mins a night Maths123

Piratefairy78 Tue 18-Oct-16 17:24:58

We currently only have reading, preferably 5 times a week. However we've been told that homework in KS2 is currently being looked at and a new format is being introduced in term 2!

MonsterINTHECupboard Tue 18-Oct-16 17:39:03

2 lots of homework here every night. Has to be handed in next day. Supposed to be 30-40 minutes per subject. Sometimes takes a lot less, sometimes a bit longer. Plus weekly spellings and should be reading something every night.

SE13Mummy Wed 19-Oct-16 01:58:44

Reading each night was encouraged (DD1 has just started Y7), a reading comprehension/guided reading follow-up activity and a generic maths activity was set once a week.

I was delighted with the lack of homework as there's little to suggest that it accelerates progress/achievement and I like my DCs to have time to play after school.

bojorojo Wed 19-Oct-16 04:14:06

There is plenty of evidence that homework accelerates progress at secondary level but it is less convincing at primary level. However, there is plenty of good sense in doing some homework in Y6 so that Y7 homework does not come as a shock and good habits are formed such as independent working, research and using time efficiently and effectively.

FormerlyCatherineDeB Wed 19-Oct-16 04:44:34

Very little here, maths and English once a week which I wholeheartedly approve of.

I do worry that secondary homwortk will be a massive shock after doing so little though.

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