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hi all

what kind of things do you send home for numeracy homework - i anything at all?

We usually only send home words and sounds. How ever this year parents have been asking for number work too. Our head is reluctant as we think it will be too much so he has asked me to ask on here to see what others do!!

 

Any feedback would be gratefully received

 

Lola

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We send home reading books and leaflet showing which letters and sounds we've learnt this week and then a suggestion for something the children and parents might like to do together over the week / whenever. This could be linked to any of the six areas. For example, we've had number and writing hunts, sent home a playdough recipe, suggestions of things to look out for and talk about / draw / photograph in preparion for the next week (eg building sites) - kind of games / fun activities that are optional, that extend the learning of children who do it but aren't essential if families have other things planned. I think there have been threads on here before with some good ideas for home activities.

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Reception

we send home a library book and maths game every week

next half term I will be sending sound book and reading book as well

 

year 1

as above and a maths homework sheet related to the work done that week

Tinkerbell

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We send a 'home activity' every Friday. Sometime literacy some times numberacy.Last weekend the children had to bring in something with numbers on and we gave the parents some suggestions-bus ticket, till receipt, birthday card.

 

next half term they will get reading books.

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Parent of 4 children who all need support with homework, point of view here. :o

If you do decide to send maths work home as well, something that the child can do independently, is practical and fun. xD

 

Something that gives the child a sense of achievement rather than an 'I can't do without support' challenge. Homework is a nightmare in my house. The work is often too advanced, uninspiring and often worksheet based. :(

 

Peggy

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Not sure I can help really - have been sending home a weekly letter telling parents of sounds we have covered that week and some of the things we intend to cover next week from children's interests. This week included info that we'd been doing lots of measuring/related vocab because we've had a week on looking at how they've change since babies.

 

In the past number work 'homework' has been very practical. Can you count how many stairs up to bed? Can you set the table for tea - how many forks will you need for your family? When shopping, can you find any numbers on the prices? Number of the house you live at. Write down your telephone number. Which numbers can you see on car registrations. Can you push the numbers on the TV remote to get CBBS/ITV or whatever.

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In the past number work 'homework' has been very practical. Can you count how many stairs up to bed? Can you set the table for tea - how many forks will you need for your family? When shopping, can you find any numbers on the prices? Number of the house you live at. Write down your telephone number. Which numbers can you see on car registrations. Can you push the numbers on the TV remote to get CBBS/ITV or whatever.

The best kind of homework you can send in my opinion. Practical stuff that takes no extra effort on already busy parents. I like the one about counting the stairs to bed and looking for numbers on registration plates. Useful, no hassle and fun!! Well done

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This has triggered a deep memory of some homework I got as a child.I've remembered it so it must have been effective.We had to find a yellow fire hydrant sign locally.The numbers (apprentally) relate to how far and how deep the mains supply was for the firemen to attach their hoses.We had to walk the number of steps and try to find the grate lid.Do we still have fire hydrant signs?

 

practical is best!!

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We send home phonics letters and reading books, once the children are ready. But as is a requirement we also set an interactive homework using Education City through this we are able to set homework in maths, literacy and science, my children love doing these homeworks and i am always being asked to set more. they also enjoy using it within the classroom and i use it as a teaching tool. it also supports letters and sounds. feedback from parents is that they enjoy sitting with their children to complete and it gives them a good idea of what they can do. Of course sitting a computer isn't for all children but I am fortunate to work in a very affluent area with parents who are on the ball. Of course there are more opportunities for homework once your school implements the governments requirement of a learning platform you will be able to give them lots of visual stimulation and use these to develop their learning. Sorry for ICT push but it is my specialism!

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I have concerns about all the ICT we are 'pushing' these young children into, regarding the use of computers.I am curious to see what research has to say about it.

 

Tinkerbellx

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How about something like a board game - then other children can join in too? Mind you you'd need a few - ooh children could make their own!

Taking it down to EY, could they bring five red leaves, 4 twigs - something like that?

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I have concerns about all the ICT we are 'pushing' these young children into, regarding the use of computers.I am curious to see what research has to say about it.

 

Tinkerbellx

 

 

Dr Tanya Bryon, presenter of 'House of tiny tearaways., was asked by the prime minister (Blair) to write a report on childrens use of internet and computor gaming.

 

INFO HERE

 

I personally think like any other activity we enable for children, which reflects the world around us and the world they are growing up into, should promote the knowledge attitudes and skills they need to participate in them in a safe, secure and meaningful way. They cannot be shielded from computor use, because we feel they are derogatory to their development. it would be like saying don't play outside because of the dangers (actually, sadly, I believe outdoor play has been limited because of adults irrational fears-but that's another topic).

Computor use is part of most every adults life, as a communication media, social endeavour, information giver, and for relaxation plus lots more.

Computor use with children, I believe should like any other activity be available, in balance with all other activities that we offer. And risk assessed similarly.

 

Peggy

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