It is a concern to staff that a large number of students are still not returning the required weekly homework tasks.

Outlined below are the homework expectations for students in Year 3,4,5 and 6. If you have any questions please contact your child’s class teacher.

Our homework focus is on: Reading, Spelling, Big Talk and Numeracy.

Homework will be handed out each Monday and is due back on the following Monday.

Home Reading /Student Diary – Students should be reading daily (including weekends) for between 10- 30 minutes depending on age/ability (recommended 15minutes minimum for grade 3/4 and 20 mins minimum grade 5/6). They record the name of the material they have read into the student diary and also keep a record of the number of nights of reading. Please sign your child’s diary once a week so that we know you have seen them reading. We expect at least 5 nights reading each week. The students are expected to read their Reading Adventure book, when this is completed they can select a text of interest. Information about homework or school events may sometimes be written in the diary and can also be used by parents as a means of communicating with the teacher.

Spelling- Weekly spelling words will be given each Monday. Students should be completing a Look, Say, Cover, Name, Write, Check each night to practice their words. A spelling test will be given on Monday of each week.

Numeracy – Each week students will be required to complete a maths activity which may be based on times tables or basic number facts. These will be given out on a Monday and need to be returned the following Monday.

Big Talk – Students will bring home big talk homework in which they are required to discuss their writing topic and ideas. We would like this to be signed to know that these useful conversations have occurred. The year 3/4 students will have this go home on a Tuesday night and the year 5/6 students will have this sent home on a Wednesday night  (this may be fortnightly).  

We would appreciate your support with homework. Year 5/6 students can access their homework through the Dropbox on their laptops if needed.

Students will be kept in at lunchtime to complete their homework if not handed in on time. Please do not hesitate to contact your classroom teacher if you would like to discuss this further or have any concerns.

Thankyou,

Senior staff

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