Doing Homework {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s safe to say that we are now well and truly back into the school routine, with both LP and Little Man at school for at least a few hours each day. But unlike Little Man, LP gets homework each day and it’s definitely ramped up a notch since Reception last year.

We now have a pretty set after school routine where LP will get changed out of her school uniform, sit at the dining room table and do her homework before having snacks and going off to play. Each day she brings her book bag home and each day it has a book in it – sometimes the same book as the day before or other times a new book.

It’s so nice to hear LP read, to hear her sound out the letters and break the words down to work out what they say. Other words she’ll already know and will say with ease but sometimes there’s a tricky one that takes a little longer.

After reading we usually have some writing to do – a sheet dedicated to a letter of the alphabet with outlines to trace the letter and then space for LP to write the letters without any help. Considering a year ago she didn’t know any letters I am so proud of how much she has learnt.

Each week we also get a homework book that comes home on a Friday and back to school on a Wednesday. It has both a writing and a numeracy task and she’s always happy to work through them, trying her best and surprising us with how much she knows and how quickly she picks things up.

Homework is definitely part of our lives now but I really appreciate how happy LP is to sit and do the homework each day before going off to play. I know that if we left it until the last minute it just wouldn’t get done so for us getting it out of the way really helps. But I’m not looking forward to a time when both LP and Little Man have homework to do!

Doing Homework {The Ordinary Moments}


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    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Oh it’s so lovely to see that she has come on so quickly with reading. I’m enjoying starting out reading with Libby and look forward to it getting a bit easier for her.

  2. I know this might sound silly as Miss H is only 2 and a half but I cannot wait to do reading homework with her; special moments when they are just learning to read 🙂 We are still trying to learn the alphabet this end; we know the song but letter recognition is hit and miss! #OrdinaryMoments x

  3. I feel like Win already has so much homework….and all he wants to do is play with his toys when he gets in. Often we’ll do it after breakfast as he seems to be much more responsive. Non of it’s compulsory, but I kind of feel like I can’t just ignore it! Hahaha!!!! x

  4. We have started with the books coming home from school and I can’t wait to see how Alice gets on over the next year. I know from niece how much it ramps up in year 1, I’m pleased to hear LP is embracing it. x #theordinarymoments

  5. Awww isn’t it lovely to hear them read? I love it! We just got into the homework stage now E is in yr 1 – to be honest It annoys me haha he loves it and couldn’t wait to tell me about it but yeah, not so keen!

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