We’ve had so much homework flood into our house this week, with the majority of it being for my six year old Little Mister!
As the homework has come in drips and draps, it’s taken me all week to keep on top of the deadlines and what needs to be done.
And of course it’s me who needs to be on top of it for them, as they still don’t seem to understand the sense of urgency when it comes to working to a deadline!
So a new homework schedule x 2 + my new working mum status = total chaos, first week back at school!
I do understand the need for homework, but at the same time I do think that kids just need to be kids and we need to allow them some time for life learning!
Especially just one week into the new term.
Both of the Little Shires are exhausted, and these last two evenings Little Mister has been in bed by 7.15 and asleep by 7.16!
Hey ho, it is what it is…
This week Little Mister had 10 spellings to learn & a piece of work to do around this term’s topic of The Great Fire of London & Fleas (I love the fleas part – I don’t remember fleas playing a big part in Britain’s history!) .
This week he chose to draw a picture of St. Stephen’s tower & Big Ben ablaze, but in future we have research to do, an Acrostic poem to write & a house in Pudding Lane to model out of a shoe box!
And each element should take just half an hour.
It never does!
Then, just as I thought I’d got this, Little Mister arrived with a mid-week maths challenge which had a 48-hour deadline!
Mademoiselle’s Year 5 homework has been gentle with just a handful of spellings, however I feel this is the lull before the storm.
This weekend I think we’ll be preparing a homework chart – if not for the kids, then for me!
I hope you had a good week & you’re not too jaded with the return to school.
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.