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    Default what does your year 2 child have for homework?

    what are they bringing home for homework? what kind of things are they working on? can they do the homework all by themselves or do you have to help them thru the lot.?

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    Hi there,home reader plus 2 sided activity sheet, which includes 15 or 20 sight words that need to be written out each night, plus 2 pages of a maths book. My first ds2 did not require any assistance and completed it fast. Ds2 required alot of assistance to stay on task plus it took him about 4 times longer to complete as he struggles with writing.

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    Home reader
    Sight words/handwriting
    Matheletics

    We do the home reader each night, we do the sight word activities all in one go on Thursday mornings (supposed to have a small activity per day of the week but we like doing them all in one go more), and the matheletics we do on the weekend usually.

    Oh, and I sit with him for the home reader but he can do it well independently, the sight words he is mostly independent with, and the matheletics he is completely independent.

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    Last year in term 1-3 he got nightly home reading, nightly spelling words (about 15-20), a weekly maths sheet, a weekly spelling activity (for eg rainbow words, make a findaword, spelling starjumps), and a weekly activity (for eg play a game with mum, help cook dinner, do 30mins physical activity etc).
    At some stage they needed to do a bit of Mathletics, Study ladder etc.
    And yes he could do it all by himself.

    In term 4 they banned homework!

    They now only have to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    what are they bringing home for homework? what kind of things are they working on? can they do the homework all by themselves or do you have to help them thru the lot.?
    Mine had reading and sight words each night.
    Weekly- write out sight words, make into sentences, mathletics, and then optional tasks.

    Had to help him because his reading was way behind and he was seeing an OT for writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Mine had reading and sight words each night.
    Weekly- write out sight words, make into sentences, mathletics, and then optional tasks.

    Had to help him because his reading was way behind and he was seeing an OT for writing.
    Ds1 had site words and mathletics in year 1. Thought the homework would be pretty much the same in each year/school.
    He had a work book last year for year 2, he had to work on a unit per week consisting of maths, spelling and writing including writting a paragraph, learning verbs and nouns, unscrambing words etc and he had to read 2 books per week.

    He would start his homework whilst I got dinner ready and I would observe and assist when required, generally he did the majority himself.
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    Home reader each night
    20 sight words to learn for the week
    15 spelling words to write each week
    5 maths problems each night
    Worksheet for the week

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    Default what does your year 2 child have for homework?

    my boy does his own reading he's reading the diary of a wimpy kid books and I buy readers that he is interested in like the Star Wars ones in Aldi at the moment.
    he has about 10 sight words that he has to write 50 sums
    a finder word and putting the months into seasons.
    this is his first week and he has 3 nights to complete.
    but we usually do it all wed afternoon because he gets home straight after school rest of the week they are in care until 6 pm and by the time they get home it's dinner shower and bedtime.
    he can read confidently and spell good at maths
    but writing is extremely difficult for him. and a battle.
    i generally have to help him with comprehension and explain his homework. but once he understand he works independently.
    my son has Aspergers
    Last edited by Cherry18Bloss; 10-02-2016 at 19:25.

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    TBH I don't take homework too seriously. I am against it.
    we are prolly 75-80% compliant
    I work long hours and my DH is away like 3 months of the year.
    I encourage reading.
    and they read pretty much every night DD still get read too but I encourage her to lay in bed and look at pictures.


 

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