Those of you with older children know
how the amount of homework
will build up over their years at school,
but if you feel your child
needs more of a challenge,
here are some suggestions:
1. If you haven’t already, join the local library
and visit it weekly.
2. On this blog click on the link for ‘Educational Websites’
at the top of the page.
3. Try games such as scrabble, draughts, chess,
Monopoly and card games
4. Perhaps start an ‘extra work’ copybook.
I would be very interested any extra work done
and if your child brings these in will correct them.
In this copy you could try some of the following:
5. Write a book review or a film review.
What was it? What happened in it?
Was it enjoyable?
What mark would you give it out of 10? Why?
6. Make a bookmark for your favourite book
or the most recent book that you have read.
7. Make a card or write a letter
to a family member or friend.
8. Beginning with the letter ‘A”
list in alphabetical order
as many names you can think of.
(Other lists can include: places, animals, foods, sports,
past times, jobs people have, things you would find in school,
in the kitchen etc.)
9. Write a story or poem.
10. Compose tune. Write the words to this song.
11. Write down all the things you are good at.
12. Describe how to play your favourite sport.
13. Write down 5 facts about something that interests you.
14. Listen to some music and draw what you see.
15. List as many adjectives or describing words that
you can think of to describe yourself
16. Describe yourself for an alien.
17. Who is the person you would most like to meet?
What would you like to ask this person?
18. Design a useful invention.
19. Draw yourself as a cartoon character.
20. Make up to quiz questions you know the answer to
and write them down.
Bring them into school and we will have a quiz.
21. List all the verbs (doing/action activities) you will do today.
22. Paint how you are feeling using colours.
23. What would you do with 3 wishes?
24. Invent your own super hero. Describe and illustrate.
If none of these appeal to you,
read or ….
…. read 🙂
Finally; some food for thought:
The following link tells the story of a school
that abolished homework and had the children read instead!
It would seem to have had a positive effect.