Think Before You Start - Discuss

Why are we set work for home as well as at school?

Do you feel as though homework helps you to learn more when you do it?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. How much homework do you get, and what sort of tasks do you have to complete?
  2. What are your favourite and least favourite homework tasks, and why?
  3. Is homework a good thing or not, and why?
  4. What educational alternatives to homework would you prefer to do, and why?

Key Words -
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Homework: schoolwork that a pupil is required to do at homework.

Skill: the ability to do something well or with expertise.

Be The Teacher -
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Some teachers think that primary shcool children shouldnt have any home work at all and that time outside of school could be spend relaxing or doing fun hobbeys.

Stretch Yourself...

Write a 2 minute podcast about a school that bans homework.

Go Create...

Draw a comic/manga style comic of someone finding it difficult to finish their homework. What else do they get up to? Do they learn something new?

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