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What kind of homework does/did your Reception age child get?

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NapQueen Sat 24-Sep-16 16:34:31

Dd has been in reception class 3 weeks. This weekend she got her first piece of homework, and I wondered what your dcs get/got.

Her homework this week was to rearrange our phone number into numerical order and to write down four words, each starting with one of the letter sounds they've learnt this week.

Lovelongweekends Sat 24-Sep-16 16:35:25

Mine only got reading for the whole of reception.

BruceBogtrotter101 Sat 24-Sep-16 16:39:30

My DD got home work for the first time this week. They have been given work sheets to practice writing cursive letters (S,A,T) and the figure 1. They also get one library book a week and a reading book (which at the moment is pictures only) which is changed twice a week.

Lilaclily Sat 24-Sep-16 16:41:41

Mine only got the biff and kipper books, starting with the ones with just pictures

Artandco Sat 24-Sep-16 16:42:18

Reading 10 mins every night

Once a week learning sounds/ words/ and spellings later on in the year

Once a week maths. Order, basic adding, learning number bonds

TheGoblinQueen2711 Sat 24-Sep-16 16:50:35

Through out the week my 4 year old is bringing home Biff Chip and Kipper books, with no words (though I might ask how they feel about sending ones with words home as while she enjoys making up her own story from the pictures, she is used to books with words and is starting to learn to read)
This weekend she has brought home some phonic sounds to learn (SATPIN) and some 'tricky words' to learn, tricky words are ones that can't be sounded out phonetically, i.e go, the, into etc etc.
She has also got a 'love to learn' book, which is full of plain paper and each week an activity will be stuck inside related to classroom learning, so they can show us what they are learning. This weekend she gets to decorate the book with stickers/photos etc
It sounds like a lot written down, but it's not. I'm hoping she will bring home some math in the future too.

waterrat Sat 24-Sep-16 20:47:02

none except reading. I wouldn't do spelling with them they need to relax after school. They are there all bloody day - if the teachers want them to do number games/ spelling they should do them there.

idontlikealdi Sat 24-Sep-16 20:53:24

Mine had worksheets once a week, in the beginning they had to trace letters and then write them in cursive. That then progressed to sentences. Three books a week.

They've just gone into year one and we have just got the first ever spelling - ten to be tested next Friday.

Muskateersmummy Sat 24-Sep-16 20:54:28

Just reading so far for us. And it's not been specified that she has to do something, she just comes home with a couple of books and a reading log.

mishmash1979 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:59:40

3 weeks in my son just had "books to share" which were basically story books that we read to him eg grufallo, ten in a bed etc. We had reading books after half term and keywords to learn and recognise too

Muddlingalongalone Sat 24-Sep-16 21:01:17

DD got a project Oct half term to collect autumn stuff & have photos taken, a science project Feb half term to do an experiment & reading from about Nov time, 2 x books per week.
For year 1 we've been told they won't be setting homework apart from reading as much as possible unless they think a little additional practice/help is required with something specific. Message was let your children have as many experiences as possible, go out & explore the world.
I'm over the moon!

RiverTam Sat 24-Sep-16 21:01:40


DD's school is very laid back with regard to homework (and lots of other things tbh), so even in year 2 it's not too onerous. Which is good as it has zero benefit for primary children.

OverScentedFanjo Sat 24-Sep-16 21:06:23

Three sections.

Topic- something relating to the class topic.

English- writing task

Maths- something like measuring three things and working out which was longest.

Plus phonics sheets

Plus reading each night.

I reckoned it took 3 hrs each weekend to do the homework.

Far too much.

longdiling Sat 24-Sep-16 21:13:40

Nothing. Just had her first homework in year 2. I wholly support the school in that too.

HardToDeal Sat 24-Sep-16 21:14:56

None, just reading (and I think phonics card game type things for some students). As it should be!

EdithWeston Sat 24-Sep-16 21:18:15


The aim was 10 minutes every day. But it didn't matter if it didn't happen every day (eg if your DC was just too tired).

ShelaghTurner Sat 24-Sep-16 21:19:28

DD2 has just started getting reading books this week. After Christmas they get a tiny bit of writing or practical maths and after Easter they start getting spellings.

lukeymom Sun 25-Sep-16 03:16:47

My son has been there 3 weeks and hasn't has any yet.Reasons being I think is because he has been sent home mostly because he keeps going to sleep but he also keeps wetting and soiling himself.He can't get used to school,he loved his nursery.School is too long.He was off Friday so I think I might have had homework then.Maybe next week.

lukeymom Sun 25-Sep-16 03:20:39

The thing with my son even I tell him to sit down and draw a picture or write his name he always says no. But later he will usually come to me with a little picture he's drawn or his name. So with home work I know for a fact he will keep saying no.I have another child I have to help too and read with.

lukeymom Sun 25-Sep-16 03:25:02

True I agree with you on that.

attheendoftheday Tue 27-Sep-16 21:50:48

Dd1 is year 1 now, but got fat too much homework last year imo. She had daily reading (10 mins), a list of spellings weekly (started with 5 but rose to 10 around Christmas), a set of sums to rote learn (7 sums) and another task related to their work that week.

I hated it.

user1471449040 Thu 29-Sep-16 20:57:18

when you say reading do you mean books the LO read to you or you read to them e.g. bedtime stories?

Love51 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:15:10

We are supposed to hear them read for 10 mins a night, but as they are only 3 weeks in, the books only take 2 minutes to read, even with stopping to sound out. 1 book per week. I'm sure that will get longer as they progress to longer books though. We also have a print out of, so far, about 6 words sent home, they have to learn to spell, this week he, she, me, put, like (new set today, can't remember the rest yet!) - no idea how 'like' is in that group of words. My dd has taken it upon herself to teach these to my 3 yo (he has not taken it upon himself to learn though!) One maths worksheet per week, which seems paltry in comparison. First it was to write all the digits, then there was a counting exercise that stopped at 5. New set tomorrow. No indication these have been seen.
Whether this seems too much depends on where in the week we are - just school that day, no probs. Throw in breakfast club and after school club and it seems too much. She reads in the car on the way back from after school, which is ok when I can glance at the book and memorise, but may become trickier!

Idliketobeabutterfly Sun 02-Oct-16 18:18:06

Books for me to read to DS and letter practice so far.

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