Beveridge Homework Policy

Beveridge Primary School Homework Policy

Please familiarise yourself with our homework policy.

Homework Policy

Link to ABC Reading Eggs

ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

And it really works!

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

Link to Mathletics

• Take an active role in your child’s mathematics progress.

• Encourage your child to use Mathletics 3 to 5 times a week.

• Encourage a balance between the Full Curriculum section and Live Mathletics.

• Take time to work together with your child. The Support Centre in each activity will help show how to solve a particular problem.

• Encourage your child to do activities that challenge, rather than those he/she finds easy.

• If the Course is too difficult or too easy, then change to a more appropriate Course.

• Celebrate your child’s successes. Print the Certificates out and put them on the fridge!

Homework – Words Their Way – How to sort

Homework due Fridays

Students have taken home a word sort to complete as homework this week. We are slowly introducing them to the program and as they complete their tasks at school, they will then bring them home to discuss and do with you.

Please make sure they are sounding out as they are sorting. Ask them to explain why they have sorted the words/pictures the way that they have.

Encourage them to find other words that look and sound the same around the house, in their readers etc.

(Please remember that is shouldn’t be difficult, it is an activity they have completed at school)

 

Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centered approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size fits all solution.

13a word sort http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cJlxEITqZw

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Homework – Words Their Way – How to sort

Students have taken home a word sort to complete as homework this week. We are slowly introducing them to the program and as they complete their tasks at school, they will then bring them home to discuss and do with you.

Please make sure they are sounding out as they are sorting. Ask them to explain why they have sorted the words/pictures the way that they have.

Encourage them to find other words that look and sound the same around the house, in their readers etc.

(Please remember that is shouldn’t be difficult, it is an activity they have completed at school)

 

Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centered approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size fits all solution.

13a word sort http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cJlxEITqZw

20130828-214524.jpg

20130828-214518.jpg

Homework – Mathletics

How to get the most out of Mathletics

* Take an active role in your child’s mathematics progress.

• Encourage your child to use Mathletics 3 to 5 times a week.

• Encourage a balance between the Full Curriculum section and Live Mathletics.

• Take time to work together with your child. The Support Centre in each activity will help show how to solve a particular problem.

• Encourage your child to do activities that challenge, rather than those he/she finds easy.

• If the Course is too difficult or too easy, then change to a more appropriate Course.

• Celebrate your child’s successes. Print the Certificates out and put them on the fridge!

Reading – 100 Most used words

M100W  – Learning to Read – The Most Important Words

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In English there are 100 frequently occuring words that make up, on average, half of all the words used in reading and writing.

The first 12 most frequently occuring words appear so often they make up on average, one quarter or one in every four words. The next 20 most commonly used words together with the first 12 words (32 words) make up, on average, one third of all words in reading and writing. The remaining 68 most frequently occuring words (100 words), make up the 100 most important words in learning to read, as they account for one half or one in every two words, on average, that we use in reading and writing.

Please ensure that your child is learning to read these words at home.

If you want suggestions for different ways to learn these words please come and see me.

Ms Con

http://www.stbenedicts.qld.edu.au/documents/classnotes/year2/m100wordlist.pdf