Dear Parents / Carers,
I would be very grateful if you would complete the questionnaire below regarding homework as we would like to review our practice here at MWPS.
As you know the value of homework has been the subject of debate over the years and there are conflicting views as to whether it positively impacts on academic achievement. It is our belief that homework should not put undue pressure on children and families and certainly shouldn’t impact on family time and extra-curricular opportunities.
The views of children and Governors will also be sought to give us as rounded a picture as possible.
Thank you for support in this.
Homework Questionnaire for parents, March 2018
Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Very important Quite important Some importance Very little importance
Too much About right Not enough
Too hard About right Too easy It depends on the subject
Reading Spelling Times tables Pieces of writing
Writing tasks Number facts Written calculation Research
Mathematical investigations Projects On line tasks
Yes No Sometimes
It helps to develop independent working
It prepares your child for High School and the future
It’s good practice for a school to set homework
It reinforces work done in school
It raises children’s attainment
It involves you in your child’s learning
Children have worked hard enough during the day
It cuts into family time
It can cause friction / anxiety
There is less time for other activities
How children learn in school is different and it’s difficult to help them
Year 1 / 2 Year 3 / 4 Year 5 / 6
Are there any other comments you wish to make regarding homework?
We would appreciate your name if you are happy for this form not to be anonymous. Without names we are unable to follow up any individual issues.
Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Feedback will be provided once the responses have been analysed.
Name of parent / Carer ……………………………………………………………