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 04.01.2016 | 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.

Child's Fill-In-The-Blank Answer Goes A Bit Off Topic

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents

An answer a child put on their fill-in-the-blank homework task has caused a bit of a stir. The worksheet contained images of objects, along with w...

6-Year-Old's Handwriting Homework Asks: 'What P***** You Off'

SWNS | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised a primary school after six-year-old pupils were given homework asking them to write about "what p****s them off". Bishop K...

Help! What Are Phonics? A Confused Parent's Guide

Isabelle Lee | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

Being a linguist, a primary school teacher, and a parent who taught my children to read, here is my breakdown for you, explaining why they are worth the effort, and why your child may become a better reader and speller because of them.

Homework: How to avoid the tears

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child has been at school for two years or 12, homework can be the source of tears. And not just yours. Now that the new term is underway,...

Photos Show Homeless Boy Studying Alone On The Street At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

UPDATE: This Hardworking Little Boy's Dreams Will Come True Thanks To The Internet Photos of a young boy using the light from a fast-food restauran...

Encouraging a Reluctant Reader: Top 10 Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I am going to assume that you know the basics of making sure you have lots of books at home, that you read every day to your child (with enthusiasm!) and that you have books that interest your child. Beyond that, here are my Top 10 Tips...

Parents Shocked By Raunchy Play Set As Homework For 12-Year-Olds

SWNS | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised a school for making 12-year-old children learn a "sexist" play where characters use chat-up lines to try and get drunk girls i...

The School That Ditched Homework

Rae Duke | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK
Rae Duke

There's a school really making waves in the world of education and those waves are rippling out to broader shores.

Five Things I Got Completely Wrong About Starting School

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

When my first child started school two years ago, everyone said it would be a big change. I didn't exactly disbelieve them, but really, I thought, how big could it possibly be? Unsurprisingly, I got it completely wrong.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

Teen Excluded From School After Walk-Out Protest Over Lack Of Homework

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old boy was excluded from school after he walked out of class in protest at not getting enough homework - and 100 of his fellow pupils follo...

When Kids Are So Eager to Do Homework They're Beating Each Other

Melanie Kendry | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

When kids are fighting because they all want to do maths practice - or grammar - with you, it's a nice problem to have. But also one you need to solve. What if you're handling your kids solo, and there's no one else there to get the offender(s) in a headlock so you can carry on?

How to Get Kids to Do Homework

Melanie Kendry | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

My son said he was afraid of getting the answers wrong because he wanted to impress me. He'd tense up and breathe faster when we started practising the times tables. The solution came by accident. I asked him to answer 'smoothly', not fast, gave him a big hug and told him we need to make mistakes to learn.