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Reception class homework

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Btfly Thu 12-Sep-13 23:33:36

Should the reception class teacher give homework to the students?

3birthdaybunnies Thu 12-Sep-13 23:34:59

Ours just have books home to read.

HorryIsUpduffed Thu 12-Sep-13 23:35:57

The only homework DS1 had in Reception was eg "make a hat for World Book Day" when the whole school did it. Otherwise just reading book.

DameDeepRedBetty Thu 12-Sep-13 23:38:23

It shouldn't be anything more than reading at home and a bit of occasional joining-in costume making.

Making Nativity Costumes is a whole other thread... watch this space!

Periwinkle007 Fri 13-Sep-13 09:56:25

reading book and fun phonics tasks here

Tiggles Fri 13-Sep-13 10:13:08

DS3 has a reading book each day, and a different phoneme to practice -eg write it, find pictures of things starting with it etc

AbbyR1973 Fri 13-Sep-13 12:59:28

No homework here either just asked to read with children at least 3-4 times per week. At holiday time they are often given a "During My Holiday I did..." Sheet. That's it. Homework starts this year for DS1, now year 1.

millymolls Fri 13-Sep-13 14:43:15

mine used to get reading book each night, phonics sounds e.g. learn the ways to write 'o' eg O, OA, OW etc, then on a friday would get a sheet of homework based on numbers such as colour in the box with the most stars type of work or letters - practice writing letters a, e, g etc and things like which is bigger/smaller, longer/shorter etc. Nothing too tricky though nor time consuming.
They're now in Yr1 and Y2 and already seeing much more

wheredidiputit Fri 13-Sep-13 14:48:04

We have reading book and phonic/simple words work.

We also have a homework book - which is really a book we can write if children have done something interesting and would like to talk about in class.

elfycat Fri 13-Sep-13 14:48:04

We've been asked to do 20 mins a day reading and 20 mins per week on some mathematics website, once we get the log-on info.

There is a piece of paper I'm supposed to stick family photos on this weekend, but we don't do photos.

wonkylegs Fri 13-Sep-13 14:52:23

DS is now in Yr1 but when he was in reception. He got holiday homework - write /draw a picture about what you've been doing. Bake some cakes. Count in 2s/5s/10s etc,
Every week he had 1 reading book & some frequent words to go through in his phonics book every fortnight.

Fuzzymum1 Fri 13-Sep-13 15:06:50

We had a reading book. A few weeks (or possibly months) into term we were given the high frequency words (words that occur often but aren't simple to spell ie the, was, come) to learn and later in the year he was given some words to practice spelling - ie words that sounded out well like jump, clasp, - they were designed for us to read and them to write without looking at them to encourage them to listen for all the sounds in a word.

Pozzled Fri 13-Sep-13 20:50:36

We had:
Reading daily
A diary type book- children to draw/write in it once a week.
A maths worksheet every 2-3 weeks- simple things like counting, adding, colouring the shapes.

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 13-Sep-13 21:09:38

Reading for 10 minutes a day in reception, but with the expectation that you wouldn't do it if your child was too tired.

Y1 and 2: reading, but also.spellings and tables to learn.

One short piece of homework a week in Y3 and 4, and more intensive work in Y5-6 in preparation for secondary school.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Fri 13-Sep-13 21:15:43

I refuse to give 'homework'.
I'm happy to give lots of ideas and website links to let parents know how they can support learning at home, but absolutely no worksheets or annoying tasks.

(Reading does not count as homework - we ask for 5-10 mins 3 times a week (unless the child is too tired)).

3birthdaybunnies Sat 14-Sep-13 09:36:34

It is a tricky compromise, I have two dd for whom even reading is a chore, and most homework, except the dreaded 'parent child craft project' is greeted with groans and sighs. Ds though is loving homework, he has a book from nursery which he can do any homework he wants to in, and he keeps begging for more work. He's already read three books and practiced all of his phonics this morning and already looking for more work. He thrives on the praise from his teachers, he will not need homework but would love to have some when he is in reception. I do think that tiredness is a major issue for them - it is so different having him doing half days and reading than it was trying to get a tierd, grumpy reception child to read.

Damnautocorrect Sat 14-Sep-13 10:24:08

We've had 2 weeks of homework, little booklet projects for the weekend. I'm struggling a bit with it as he's struggling with school so really needs the down time.

Scrounger Sat 14-Sep-13 11:57:51

Reading each night with the book changed 3x a week. After a little while, he had a book and each week for a specific letter he would draw a picture of something beginning with that letter and write some words beginning with it. Started some simple spellings after Christmas. Timings may be a bit hazy.

londonmum14 Sat 14-Sep-13 18:51:13

When I picked DD up on Friday the teacher told the adults that there was a reading book in their bags "but don't worry that they won't be able to read the books, just get them to sound out the letters." Was a book that she'd read easily by herself last term at her nursery (attached to a different school.) I hope by next Friday they'll have assessed the pupils individual capabilities...or am I dreaming??

MamaTo3Boys Sat 14-Sep-13 18:56:40

DS2 gets a picture book with a sheet of questions for me to ask him.

He also gets a homework book with letters/sounds in to practice phonics. This will move on to writing his name etc as he goes through the school year.

I think its a bit much tbh considering DS1 who's in y3 is only coming home with a reading book at the moment

Cat98 Sat 14-Sep-13 20:01:55

When ds was in reception we had reading, one maths task a term (only short) and a couple of craft projects.

Apparently we won't get much in year 1 either at his school which is fine by me.

edwinbear Sat 14-Sep-13 20:32:15

ds started reception a week ago. He gets a reading book every other day and 4 sheets of letters a week to trace. 2 during the week and 2 for the weekend. He's really enjoying doing them.

soorploom Sat 14-Sep-13 21:13:43

we have a weekly task but it can be interpreted in any way ie drawing, writing a bit, sticking pictures, to get dcs used to the idea of homework but it isn't compulsory

RiversideMum Sun 15-Sep-13 13:53:21

No from me! Some of my class are almost asleep when they are collected at the end of the day. Reading book once they have one and suggestions, but nothing compulsory. Hate primary school homework.

Bakingtins Sun 15-Sep-13 14:01:08

Reading 10 mins every day. Most holidays we had a suggested task, usually something crafty, but not compulsory.

In ks1 they still have to do the reading and have suggested homework tasks linked to their topic, we do one a week, taking about half an hour, but again not compulsory and we can choose from a list what to tackle.

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