Homework

The Great Homework Debate

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Gary Lineker and Kirstie Allsopp are just two of the high profile parents who’ve lamented the amount of homework set for children - and questioned i...

Test Yourself: The Homework Questions That Parents Can’t Even Answer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Last time we checked, homework is meant to consolidate what children are learning at school, not test the brains of parents who are several decades ol...

Not Every Child Is An A Grade Student: Why We Must Not Make B/C/D Shameful

Alice Wilde | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

Controversial, as I've been a teacher for 22 years and I've personally set hundreds of hours of homework in that time. But I am becoming increasingly aware of a society in which the only results that anyone wants for children, be it parental or for school statistics, are the bloody As and A*s.

An Apology To My Kids - Why The Current Education System Is Failing You

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

Expecting kids to all be at a certain level at the exact same time is on a par to expecting toddlers to all walk at the exact same time. It dismisses your unique gifts, your individuality and forgets that in the long run, you'll all get there in your own time.

Homework Belongs In The Bin. End Of

Jen Faulkner | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

Yes homework should be banned. I have said it before and I'll say it again - children need to be allowed to be children. The school day is jam packed enough with academic and educational lessons, and in my opinion that is where it needs to stay.

A Post-Truth Perspective On Homework, Pushy Parents And Polyester Trousers

Martha Oxgood | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents
Martha Oxgood

it's not to anyone's benefit for the school to be involved in what happens in the few precious hours between three and seven pm. Children don't need one more thing to be measured/scolded/rewarded for, teachers don't need one more medium through which parents can evaluate them, and parents don't need any more reasons to feel like they are failing their children.

Parents Baffled By Complex Maths Question Designed For Six-Year-Olds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

A family was left dumbfounded when they were presented with their six-year-old’s maths homework. The parents, who blog at The Holderness Family, upl...

Four Things Every Parent Can Do To Ensure Their Children Get The Best Education

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

Now I work as a coach helping students to develop their study skills so they can get the top grades in their exams. I'm also mother to two primary age children. Today I want to share with you 4 things that every parent can do to ensure their children get the best education possible.

Many UK Parents 'Would Welcome' A Homework Strike Like Families In Spain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents in Spain are reportedly undergoing a “homework strike” because they feel their kids get too much work sent home. The Spanish Alliance of ...

Is Children's Down Time No Longer A Pastime?

Jo Caley | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Caley

I agree that all children need encouragement to progress and succeed. But is a meaningless literacy worksheet (in which connectives, adjectives and determiners must be used) the right way to go about it? What even IS a 'determiner' when it's at home?!

Homework - Yes Or No?

Lisa Ives | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Ives

I was just reading 'Is Homework Worth the Hassle?' on the BBC news website and it reminded me how much I hate the concept of homework, as directed by schools. As a home schooling mum you could be forgiven for thinking I am anti establishment. But I'm not.

This School Has Banned 'Traditional' Homework

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents

A secondary school has decided to ditch “traditional” homework in favour of a more relaxed approach. Teachers at Philip Morant School and College...

Mum Gives Her Daughter A Lesson In Gender Equality In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

Liz Mayes was helping her seven-year-old daughter out with her English homework when she decided to make a little suggestion of her own. @EverydaySex...

Do We Need to Re-think Homework?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

We must remember that our students are children and, curriculum burdens asides, they have to be at the heart of any decision we make. If we want them to enjoy their youth and not have to grow up too soon, we must prepare them for, but not force them into, the work patterns we must follow as adults.

How To Make Home A Great Learning Environment

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Where did the summer go? Suddenly everyone’s back to school, and it’s time to knuckle down to school runs, homework and study again. Learning does...

This Teacher's Homework Policy Is What We All Wished For At School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher has come up with a new homework policy that adults wish they had during their time at school. A Reddit user, monetclaude, shared a photograp...

Kid's Homework Reveals More About Mum Than She Expected

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum learned that her child knew her better than she realised when she checked their homework. The homework, which was later shared on Imgur with the...

Kids Stressed By SATs Need To See This Teacher's Advice

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

A Year Six teacher set her pupils an extensive homework assignment to help them cope with SATs stress. Nearly 90% of 10- and 11-year old pupils in Eng...

Hilarious #HomeworkFails From Kids Are The Best Things You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are taking to social media to share hilarious photos of their children's homework fails. From innocently inappropriate drawings to unfortunate...

This Kid Has His (Slightly Rude) Desert Survival Guide All Planned Out

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher got a surprise when one of her pupils completed a "creative thinking project" about how to survive in a desert with a drawing that would ord...

The Corrections On This Kid's Homework Are Baffling

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher marking a child's school task to match words with their definitions has left us a bit baffled. The teacher marked two answers wrong on th...

This Children's Task Is Baffling Adults (But It's Really Quite Simple)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents

A children's maths task which uses pieces of fruit to add and subtract seems to be baffling parents and adults online. Mum Thighler Perry tweeted a...

Kid's 'Dream' In Martin Luther King School Work Is Rather Unsettling

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A child had a very unusual approach to his Martin Luther King-inspired worksheet. His class were given the task of coming up with their very own "...

Mum Shares Son's Spelling Homework With Glaringly Obvious Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum tweeted a photo of her son's Year 6 spelling homework that featured misspelt words from the teacher. Amanda, tweeting from @Pandamoanimum, sh...

I Hate Homework!

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents
Carey Ann Dodah

I know I am not alone and parents throughout the country struggle with this very challenge every week. So here's the thing - I don't have the answers but am on the journey too with a dogged determination to overcome this biggest of hurdles and try to remove the pain from homework.