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    Default Homework - is it necessary?

    I was just chatting with some other parents at pick up and a few are complaining that we don't have any homework! (We have home readers and news topics but not homework sheets )
    Our teacher and school don't believe it's necessary at this age (year 1 ) but these parents think it is? What is your schools homework policy and do you think it is beneficial at this age (infants kindy to year 2) our teacher says many parents request homework - but why???

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    Ours schools only homework is reading and there is an app they can use at home if they want to and I am happy with that. I don't want him bringing home sheets at his age (pre-primary)
    I would be happy if he didn't have homework until high school to be honest. I teach him a lot of other stuff when he is home with me and don't see any benefit in over stretching him further with homework.

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    In year 1 my kids had sight words and home readers
    Even now in year 3 and 5 they only bring home homework twice a week 1or 2 sheets and a novel from the library to read a bit each night

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    No homework at the school I work at.

    My children get minimal homework (home reader, reading eggs, etc.)

    I don't agree with homework but think reading is important.

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    I don't agree with homework either. It's definitely important that parents read with their children, use mathematical language etc., but homework isn't needed for that.

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    The school we will send ds to does not have homework (other than readers). I've read studies that say homework has no benefit before about year 9. I don't think it's beneficial at kindy-year 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    No homework at the school I work at.

    My children get minimal homework (home reader, reading eggs, etc.)

    I don't agree with homework but think reading is important.
    I agree - why would parents request it? Do they at your school?

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    My kids get homework at year 1 and year 5. It doesn't bother me i enjoy seeing where they're at and what they're doing at school and it doesn't take long they don't seem to mind doing it, i don't agree with hours of homework at any age though

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    I think the thinking behind it is it creates a good work ethic, and expands on what they have been taught during class, so there are academic benefits, that's my take on it from what I've heard.
    Although I have seen quite a few articles that quote studies to say there are no benefits, especially for younger children.
    I have one child in school and I don't see the benefit in her homework, I think reading is the best homework and some of the projects they get I find are quite interesting other then that I'm not a fan of homework. (Although I should add she does get a lot so it takes a quite a bit of time to get through)

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    Default Homework - is it necessary?

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    I agree - why would parents request it? Do they at your school?
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