Home Learning – Term 3 Important Notes

Please note, the home program is similar to Term 2, but with some significant changes;

  1. Home Reading – levelled readers.

Students will move reading levels if deemed appropriate. Assessment of levels will take place later this term. Please remember that books continue to be changed every Friday. 

  1. Term 3 Learning Goals

As soon as you or your child believes a goal from the chart has been achieved, pop it in the pink “It’s a Goal!” goal chart box next to the front door and I will assess and mark off the goal if it has been achieved. Every fortnight, students will be responsible for transferring their class goal achievements to their home learning goal chart.

  1. *Sight word SPELLING – see back of Term 3 goals

Spelling words have been moved to the back of the goal charts – this will make it easier for you to monitor and easier for me to communicate progress by highlighting the words your child is currently learning to spell. When ready to move on, children place these in the pink ‘It’s a Goal!’ chart so I know to assess them.

  1. *Sight word READING – coloured books

Children need to read AND spell all list words before moving to the next group. When ready to move on, children place these in the pink ‘It’s a Goal!’ chart so I know to assess them.

  1. Mathletics
    As usual
  2. Fortnightly homework grids
    As usual

* After successfully reading and spelling all of the required spelling words (wow!) students will then begin personal lists, where words are selected from challenging daily reading tasks, writing tasks and Words Their Way sorts.

Any questions please ask!

Reminder: Mixtures Task due Monday 24/7/17

Just a quick reminder that the ‘My Mixtures’ science task is due Monday!

Happy investigating this weekend! Remember to think outside of the box and bring in any examples, pictures or drawings to add to our inquiry wall.

‘My Mixtures’ – Home Task

DUE DATE: 24/7/17 Monday (T3W2)

This week, we have had interesting discussions about mixtures and explored uses of mixtures, where to find mixtures, descriptions for mixtures and when we make mixtures.


Today, students will receive a ‘My Mixtures’ home task over the next week to investigate some mixtures that we use in our everyday lives.


For example:

To build an inquiry wall, I would like to see students thinking outside of the box to explore other mixtures which we may have not thought of yet. Pictures would be great! Please support your children through this stage as we have had discussions about how some mixtures may be safe to eat (food) and some are not safe (poisons or chemicals).

Home Reading Program – Term 2 Important Notes

Home Reading Program – Term 2

 The program this term consists of:

  1. Home Reading – levelled readers.

Students are constantly being assessed and will move reading levels if deemed appropriate. If you have concerns please let me know. Books continue to be changed every Friday. 

  1. Term 2 Learning Goals

As soon as you or your child believes a goal from the chart has been achieved, pop it in the pink “It’s a Goal!” goal chart box next to the front door and I will assess and mark off the goal if it has been achieved.

  1. *Sight word spelling – see back of Term 2 goals

Spelling words have been moved to the back of the goal charts – this will make it easier for you to monitor and easier for me to communicate progress by highlighting the words your child is able to spell.

  1. *Sight word reading – coloured books

Approach to sight words for this term is for children to read AND spell all words before moving to the next 100. Those on different lists from last term will continue until they catch up.

  1. Mathletics
  2. Fortnightly homework grids

* After successfully reading and spelling all of the first 300 magic words (wow!) students will then begin personal magic lists where words are selected from challenging daily reading and writing tasks.

 

Home Learning: Term One

Home Learning in Term One consists of:

  1. Fortnightly homework grid
  2. Mathletics – online login
  3. Sight word practice
  4. Sight word spelling – these words are highlighted in the Home Reader info booklet
  5. Home Reader – levelled reader

Please bring folders to school every Friday for Home Readers to be updated. Homework grids will be marked on fortnightly Friday’s.