I am interested to hear how much reading and or homework your children get, and what age they are?
I have a daughter in Year 2, she is 7 years old. She gets a reading book every night and homework once a week, this will be either maths/science or English and is usually 2 worksheets or similar.
I also have a son in Reception, he is 4. He gets a reading book to read every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and phonics homework once a week which is usually something like letter formation practice or ‘real and nonsense’ words sheets.

Do you think your children get too much homework, not enough or just the right amount? Do you find it hard making time to fit it all in, especially if your children do after school clubs or activities?
Would love to hear your thoughts!



  1. February 11, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    I’m not a big fan of homework per se but I do think reading every day with your children is hugely important – it can have a massive impact on their enjoyment of books if they see that you place it as a high priority and regularly reading and talking about books will push their development on like nothing else. Reading impacts on all other aspects of learning but particularly writing. When it comes to homework generally I think it tends to put pressure on children who can’t do things – especially if they have parents who don’t or can’t help and the ones who can do it don’t really need to be practising it anyway . . . reading can be done by everyone as even the parents who have reading difficulties themselves or even speak a different language can still ask questions and talk about the story. So basically what I’m saying is read, read, read and stuff the rest 🙂 x

    • February 12, 2013 / 9:55 am

      I tend to agree Lollzz, reading has always been a big part of life for us anyway, I am a bookworm myself and we have ALWAYS read to our kids, from the very beginning. Now Gemma is a bit older she enjoys reading by herself but still always asks for a bedtime story to be read to her.

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