I am the anti-homework queen. Even as a high-school teacher I never gave homework other than reading texts. Children’s brains are tired after school and the last thing they need to be doing is mindless sheets of boring homework. Unless it is relevant, interesting and massively engaging it is largely a waste of time. There is no research to show that homework in primary school improves school performance. And as for parents who do their kid’s homework for them – how is that going to help them when they do the next in-class assessment? Children especially need to be playing with other children or their parents and relaxing getting ready for the next day’s schooling!
On this page, I have a range of resources that will discuss homework and also other issues that arise with schooling for our precious children.