Grade 5/6 Homework Term 1 & 2 2017
In Grade 5/6 we are trying to foster study habits that will support students as they go into secondary school. Homework is one way in which students can build their personal organisational skills, time management skills and reinforce classroom learning. The expectation is that students spend about 20-30 minutes each day working on homework tasks. We recognise that students have a range of different activities and committments throughout the week and we advise that they develop a study plan to ensure they have time to complete the set homework tasks. An example has been provided in the following attachment:
Throughout the week students are expected to complete the following:
Reading: Read every night. Read aloud for a few minutes to an adult or yourself to practise your fluency & accuracy.
Viewing, Writing, Speaking & Listening: Read an article from your local paper or watch the evening news – summarise the article. Remember that in a summary you only include the main ideas; who, what, when, where, why. This will be shared and discussed in class each week.
- Complete the weekly brain Teaser (in the homework folders).
- Practice times tables, automatic recall. Refer to tables attachment for strategies to learn each table. This is optional, but the expectation is that all students will know their times tables.
- Tables tricks link
- Times Table ideas
Select a different Thinkers Key relating to our Inquiry topic to complete each week or you may prefer to choose a key and complete a longer term project (you must still bring in evidence of your progress each week).
At times, it may be required for unfinished classroom work to be completed at home.