Living Arrows 2019 – 6/52

We’ve reached a new stage that, if I’m honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to.

Nerys has started getting homework from school.

Luckily for us she is very keen to do it, so at least we don’t have any battles on that front at the moment.  On Friday she came home with a sheet of letters to practice writing, with lead in and lead outs.  And to be fair to her she had finished it before her tea was even ready that evening.

She also has books to read online and, while it’s still early days, she’s already getting more confident working her way through them and sounding out the words.

I’ll be so happy for her once she can read fluently, it’s something she’s been so keen to do for a while now.  She would love to be able to read to herself in bed the same way Rhys does.

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Rhys is pretty good at getting on with his homework too, although he’s not quite as keen as Nerys is.  I think the novelty of it all has worn off a bit now he’s in year 3!

He has spellings to learn every week and a page of mental arithmetic questions to work through.

We normally try to get the maths done and dusted on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday morning so we’re not stressing about doing it after school before it has to be handed in.  And it means on a Sunday afternoon we can generally have a relaxed time with a walk somewhere after swimming lessons.

That’s when I took this photo of Nerys, on a little walk in Clyne woods yesterday afternoon.

We didn’t venture too far in because it was pretty muddy and we weren’t really dressed for it.  So most of our time there was spent throwing stones into the stream not far from the gate and playing pooh sticks.  It was just what we needed – a bit of time in nature, and a bit of fresh air, before heading back home to the warm for a bit of playing on the computer and the ipad.


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  1. 11/02/2019 / 8:06 am

    I used to hate homework as a teacher and would set the absolute minimum I could get away with! It sounds like the homework Nerys is getting it quite reasonable and helpful, though. Hopefully that will continue! #LivingArrows

  2. 11/02/2019 / 9:45 pm

    Oh they seem so young when they first getting homework don’t they? I really don’t think they should get it so early. Reading on online is different! We still get books home at the moment but they are a little boring! Nice to get out int he fresh air and blow the cobwebs away xx

  3. 13/02/2019 / 12:31 am

    Well done to them for wanting to read in the first place. I love reading and loved it as a child, but my sister doesn’t like it at all and I don’t know if she’s read 2 books in her 18 years of life which I think is really sad.

  4. 15/02/2019 / 11:58 am

    Our lives seem to revolve around school. School runs, actual school, logistics for day trips, school swimming lessons and clubs plus reading, homework and so many different school events too. It’s never ending! x

  5. 17/02/2019 / 9:37 pm

    I bet Nerys will be reading fluently in no time, it sounds like she enjoys reading and that makes all the difference. Our school is fairly light on homework and they only start getting it in year one, we usually do a few extra bits at home anyway as the kids really enjoy it. Your little walk sounds lovely, sometimes it’s nice to just get outside even if it’s only for an hour. #livingarrows

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