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How much homework does your yr3 doc have?

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ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 18:42:28

I think ds gets a lot. He gets homework on Friday to hand in on Wednesday. This week he has:
A book to read and then book report to do on it
Maths (which took bloody ages as he didn't understand it)
Facts to research about a sea animal and has to write 10 points about
Print out pictures of two sea animals/fish to label and then write out some facts (these can be as a booklet if he wants - so I've been sitting helping him make a lift the flaps book).
That's in five days. Tomorrow he's at a child minder til 6 so effectively rules out doing anything tomorrow.

caffeinated Sun 19-Jan-14 20:10:56

Ours get maths weekly generally a worksheet
Weekly spellings,
Then comprehension fortnightly

EvilTwins Sun 19-Jan-14 20:16:51

Maths weekly - either a sheet or some stuff on MyMaths, spellings weekly, reading to be done as often as possible (not an issue as DTDs read lots though I often forget to record it in their reading diary) and then literacy work linked to their topic - that tends to be fortnightly, though last term they sent it all together with different deadlines, though DCs could do it earlier than the deadlines if they wanted (mine didn't) I am glad they don't have more - they do enough what with clubs and actually being children.

LowLevelWhinging Sun 19-Jan-14 20:20:13

that does sound like a lot.

My DS gets weekly maths sheet, weekly spellings (to be done daily) and 2 books a week.

Chocovore Sun 19-Jan-14 20:42:29

10 spellings a week. One piece if homework most weeks, given out on a Thurs to be returned by Tues. this could be a maths worksheet, a letter to write or some activities on Education City. Duration is normally between 30 mins and an hour although sometimes it has taken longer.

He also has a reading book he brings home to be read to parent as and when with no pressure.

I would really not be happy with any more than we get - yours seems far too much.

jnl0612 Sun 19-Jan-14 20:48:25

Too much if you ask me.
She's gets 3 pieces every week.
This week is Topic - she had to make a wind sock
Maths - she had to answer various maths riddles (an a4 sheet full)
Lit - she had to research something about exploring then write a short story to read in class.

Plus reading 3 times a week

This is far too much for DD who is 7 and has SEN she really struggles

Bonsoir Sun 19-Jan-14 20:50:24

I don't think that the fact that your DS is at a child minder should preclude him from doing homework that evening.

alma123 Sun 19-Jan-14 20:53:28

DS at private school:

20 spellings per week
1 book every night Monday - Friday, sometimes with questions to write down
Comprehension - once per week
Maths 1 -2 times per week

LydiaLunches Sun 19-Jan-14 20:58:05

Maths which takes an hour for DD, 10 spellings, not for a test but to include each in an interesting sentence, well presented. A comprehension that takes less than 5 minutes and ongoing reading (not a chore).

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 20:58:37

Well by the time we get back and has tea after childminder it's probably 6.45. He's in bed at 7.30 on school nights and I don't think he should be doing homework just before bed.

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 20:59:19

Cm doesn't do homework with mindees

LydiaLunches Sun 19-Jan-14 20:59:27

We get a week to do each piece so it is manageable, DD2 has much less but is given it all on a Wednesday to return Monday, which for some reason is a nightmare.

Kewcumber Sun 19-Jan-14 21:05:44

Why can't he do soe home work at the childminder?

DS has 6-8 spellings a week which have to each be put into a sentence or story.
Maths worksheet plus either a mental maths worksheet or an activity on Education City/Mathletics
One "creative" task which is topic based - today was to draw a fashion outfit from either 1900, 1950 or 1990

And obviously daily reading for 15 mins.

He does a lot of sport so it can be hard to fit in but he may as well learn now that if you want to do lots of extra curricula stuff then homework has to be fitted in somewhere. We mostly do it Friday after school and Sunday.

It depends what book he has to read. If its a long one probably too much but I guess if you can read it in 15 mins * 5 or 6 then its no different to reading every evening.

If you think its too much then why are you complicating it by making lift the flap books?!

spookyskeleton Sun 19-Jan-14 21:06:42

Ds1 gets a sheet of literacy and a sheet of maths work every Friday to be handed in the following Friday. Each of these take half an hour at the most to do.

He also gets about 15 spellings each week and a times table to learn -these are both tested on a Monday.

He has one reading book at a time and can change this as often as we can read it (which isn't that often blush)

I struggle to manage this due to him being at after school club most afternoons plus the numerous football practices/matches and Ds2's Reception homework.

RueDeWakening Sun 19-Jan-14 21:32:44

DD is y2, but each week gets:
10 (ish) spellings to learn
6 sentences to write using spelling words
Reading comprehension
2 x home readers
2 x "book reviews" on the home readers (these are only a couple of sentences)
Either a maths worksheet or a maths game.

Occasionally there's something extra like researching a topic or similar.

All comes home on Friday to go back the following Wednesday.
Home readers are Monday/Thursday.

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 21:34:30

I'm not complicating it. It was a suggestion on the homework sheet which ds was then keen to do as he wants points to get golden time

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 21:36:14

The cm won't supervise him doing homework so it's difficult for him to do it there. Plus there are 3 under fives running around plus a number of other after school kids.

It just seems a lot to me to do in five days.

FiveHoursSleep Sun 19-Jan-14 21:37:28

Weekly spellings and a learning log every couple of weeks or so.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 19-Jan-14 21:41:14

Personally I think your CM is part of the problem. One whole evening out of the five, so 20% of the time he could devote to homework, is gone completely. And he doesn't even have his tea there!

But that does sound like a lot.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 19-Jan-14 21:41:32

I think we get off lightly looking at some of the responses...

DS is in y3 and usually has a maths worksheet and 10 spellings to learn. Plus reading of course, but I don't really count that as he's a bookworm and reads anything he can get his hands on. Usually homework is given on Friday for submission on Thurs, spelling test on Friday.

coppertop Sun 19-Jan-14 21:42:24

Spellings and times tables to learn.

One or two small projects per term.

School reading book(s) to read.

None of it takes up a great deal of time.

Camargue Sun 19-Jan-14 21:43:51

20 minutes of literacy or maths and sometimes spellings. It's on the very meagre side but I am glad.

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 19-Jan-14 21:48:42

It's not really such an easy to solve problem though with a cm. he likes her and there aren't many locally.

dixiechick1975 Sun 19-Jan-14 21:51:23

DD is expected to do 20 mins a night. Plus reading and learn 20 spellings for a weekly test.
Monday - make up 10 sentences using words from spelling list
Tues - maths
Wed - english - punctuation etc
Thurs - spanish
Fri - topic work

Afterschool club supervises homework if the children go there.

NinjaPenguin Sun 19-Jan-14 21:55:21

He gets one question a day of maths, and then is giving a further four questions to do over the weekend. So 9 questions of maths a week.

They have to write a few sentences a day, about their day, as homework- roughly five of six sentences.

Spelling is five spellings, across the whole year group and regardless of ability.

And also a reading comprehension thing- as well as their reading books (which they get given each time they finish, so for DS, that's fairly often) and each book they get given, they are given a series of questions to complete as they go along each page/chapter, so it depends on the reading book.

And they have to do something to show something which happened that week. So if you made a cake, you might draw and make a collage of the cake, or you could write a story describing what the cake was like, or whatever.

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