Nope - if the teacher is doing their job properly a primary school child should not need homework unless it's a special assignment or reading - Montessori does this
A small amount is fine I think - its good for kids to see their parents as educators as well IMO... No more than about half an hour of revision type stuff for younger kids though. It also gives parents an opportunity to sit with their kids and see what they are doing at school.
More project-based homework is ok for older kids, but honestly, they spend so much if their time at school I really think its too much sometimes and can make 'work' seem burdomesome to them, which is not a good thing going into the workforce later!
I think it's fine, it prepares them for all the studying they will need to do when they are older.
My daughter is in a support unit and I've asked them for homework as she isn't made to do the work at school, so I want them to send it home so she can keep up.
Yes - those were daily targets.
I totally misread the title of this thread. I thought it asked if I believed in housework!
I started in DS1's class today, hes in Grade 3. Im exhausted after one morning with the kids. Sure you may think a teacher isnt doing their job due to homework having to be done.... Its a very different story! The amount of work that they need to cover in a year as set by the government must be covered or it shows in the childs progress. I know our teachers dont clock in at 830 and clock off at 3!
Class disruptions from classmates, struggling classmates and helping them join in (meaning slowing down the class activity), assemblies, fire drills, teacher illnesses.... These are the small factors as to why homework can be set home, to keep up with the curriculum!
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