Homework is in most cases given out Mondays and is due back at school on Fridays. Please encourage your child to be responsible for bringing their homework book back to school on Fridays.
Homework tasks that are set by your child’s teacher will reflect the learning focus that has been taking place in your child’s classroom. Homework helps to strengthen the home/school connection as it gives families an insight into what their child has been learning about and helps open up conversations.
Throughout the year homework tasks will include Reading, News Report presentations, Writing and Maths tasks, and other tasks related to our Inquiry unit.
Speaking and Listening
The students will be asked to prepare and deliver a variety of presentations throughout the year. Information regarding Term One’s presentation has already been pasted into the students’ homework books.
Reading is a very important part of the homework schedule - we hope that students develop a regular pattern of reading at home. Regardless of your child’s ability, we encourage all students to read aloud to someone else on a regular basis so that their accuracy and expression can be monitored. We encourage parents to question and discuss the content of their child’s books.
By the end of Year Four, students are expected to know their times tables, to at least 10x10, and associated number facts. Students will be supported to consolidate their knowledge of these during the year through homework tasks.
A Parent’s Role In Homework
* Be involved, but don’t complete the homework for your child.
* Set a designated place at home for your child to work. Supply paper, pencils, a ruler and other materials they may need.
* Help your child establish a homework routine.
* Encourage your child to do their best.
* If your child is putting in effort and is still struggling, please bring the homework session to an end and send in a note or see your child’s teacher to explain the situation prior to the day it is due.