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  1. Louisa

    I think primary kids shouldn't have homework in the holidays. 6 weeks worth is really harsh. I think they should have some down time to relax, the moment they go into year 7 they will have lots of work. Give them a break I say! #wotw

  2. Kim Carberry

    Oh no! My two hate doing homework. I think my youngest gets too much where my eldest at secondary school gets hardly any.
    That seems a bit unfair that Boo had so much to catch up on. I wouldn't be happy with the school at all.
    I think they do put too much pressure on kids doing their SAT's….The school my youngest goes to has had the YR 6's in during the holidays every day for 4 hours. It's too much.
    I don't mind homework on a normal week but during the holidays our kids deserve a break!

  3. The Reading Residence

    My daughter's school doesn't send any homework during the school holidays which I think is absolutely right – that's the point of the holiday! She gets plenty during term time, so I think they have the balance right. Of course, there are still the parents that set projects and homework for their own kids during the breaks – that's their prerogative, of course. My girl will still read every night and write in her journal, so that's enough for me! Hope it doesn't all hang over your weekend, thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. Jenny Leonard

    I don't think primary children should have homework at all. Let kids be kids and do what they want with their free time. They are adults long enough. If they choose to spend that time writing or doing sums then fine, but just as fine if they want to spend a week rolling around the garden in a cardboard box.

  5. Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings

    Hi Anne, I think the holidays should be a time of play and relaxation. Maybe the schools could encourage reading a good book over the holidays, but as for laying on too much homework, don't they do enough already?

    Over here the amount of homework the children get from a young age is crazy, but the homework classes make a fortune from it as many parents opt to send their children to do it there.

    Young children should be out exploring and using their imagination and not stressing about homework.

    Hope yours get theirs done without creating you too many gray hairs!


  6. pixiedusk

    In the Philippines we are bombarded with homework nightly! I remember getting some punishment for not doing it in grade school. In here my son doesnt get any but we do have some this half term. My son finished half of it and we still need to finish some arts one. I actually welcome it as I am out of ideas on what to do with my son. So with me its a great help. #wotw

  7. Suzanne W

    As my kids have got older, I've got less and less intense about homework. I really don't think that in primary school, it should be given any kind or air time to be honest. They have years ahead of them for studying and should be playing. My son also has SATS this year but has only really had a bit of maths and some spelling/grammar to do. Our school agrees that this new lot of SATS is utterly ridiculous! I'm inclined to agree. I hate the fact that our children have such pressure put on them from this incredibly young age.

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