MILKY MĀMĀ, PORKY PĒPI
Homework can be good and bad. Recently parents have had to do more home learning with their children than ever before. This will have given you a good insight into how your tamariki learns and what they enjoy and what challenges them.
Sometimes whanau time is more important than homework, especially when it is a worksheet developed purely to meet expectations. School expectations, teacher expectations and parent expectations on teachers. There is no evidence that homework makes any difference to raising achievement.
Learning happens in lots of ways and doesn't have to be hard. Sharing chores, playing board games and getting outdoors together teaches tamariki so many things about the world. It is more important to have quality whanau time and talk with your tamariki so they learn all the other important things in the world like work ethic, love and laughter, being active and being kind.