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Homework Questionnaire Summary Summer 2014

Marine Park First School
Park Road
Whitley Bay
United Kingdom, NE26 1LT

Tel: 0191 2008723

[email protected]

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Sent to all parents in school and both sessions of Nursery.

Parents were invited to respond by circling the category that was the “best fit” for their experience.

 

100 questionnaires were returned

56% had no comments

Themes from parent responses

 

The homework books are great as no sheets can be lost as they are all in one book. This has been a great idea. It also lets pupils and parents look over the previous homework to see what they have been taught at school and home. With regards to the Learning Journey I love this idea too as it is lovely to look back and see all the exciting jobs, visits, work your child has done over the nursery year. Also it’s a good way to communicate with teachers, pupils and parents. (N+Y4)

 

 

I am often unsure about how much I should help my child with their homework (eg spelling) and how much is expected of them. For example, the “I Spy Maths” homework where they had to find maths words beginning with each letter of the alphabet was quite tricky. (Y1)

 

 

Homework sometimes feels a bit inconsistent. I think that regular reading, writing and maths homework is good. Spellings are definitely a good idea too...but again this has felt inconsistent. Holiday tasks are great fun and we've enjoyed doing them. Feedback would be good though.

 

**** has particularly enjoyed homework tasks that were practical and relevant to real life eg looking at recipes. Sometimes it is tricky to motivate **** on a weekend to complete homework as she has other activities…. Holiday homework tasks that involved writing a diary was a lovely shared activity that we particularly enjoyed. (Y2)

 

Very happy with the homework that my child receives I think this is helping her progress a lot quicker. (R)

 

…It’s great that the learning journey gives a space for the children to practise the skills they have been developing at school in literacy and maths without being too prescriptive. I find that **** finds this more motivational and does not perceive it as a chore. (R)

 

I don’t find the home/school reading book particularly useful as it has little information about my child’s strengths and weaknesses (Y1 – Y4)

 

I think my children would like a home/school book where they could also stick in photos etc of things that have interested them over the weekend or additional things related to current topics. My two children have both enjoyed the homework most when it has been practical activities eg making a maths game, investigating weight via cooking and also project/research work has been very popular (Y3+4)

 

Thank you for being so creative with the homework activities. (Y1)

 

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Which year group(s) is/are your child(ren) in?

N

R

1

2

3

4

 

5

29

22

16

18

18

 

 

Responses shown as a %

 

Questions

Yes

Mostly

Sometimes

No

Don’t know

Yes/Mostly

2

Do you like the idea of a homework book/Learning Journey?

85

11

4

-

-

96

3

Have you found the curriculum information sheets in the books useful?

74

22

5

-

-

96

4

Do you access the curriculum sheets/information /maths videos on the school website?

24

8

33

34

1

32

5

Have you found the suggestions for things to do at home useful?(On the curriculum sheets)

58

16

20

4

-

74

6

Do you find that the homework activities are supporting your child's learning?

62

27

9

1

-

89

7

Has/have your child(ren) enjoyed the activities?

56

34

9

-

-

90

8

Have you enjoyed supporting your child(ren) with the activities?

74

19

5

-

-

93

9

We send homework tasks over the holidays – have you found these to be useful?

44

31

16

6

-

75

10

Do you find the information in the home/school books for reading useful?

62

20

9

4

2

82