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There are 5 Everyday maintenance tasks. Be resourceful, re-use paper at home.

1. Write as many words as you can think of in 1minute. Words must be spelt correctly. Goal: Aim for 20 words.

2. Write lists of the weekly chunk:Remember to use prefixes, suffixes and create word families.

3. Learn and practice timestables. 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x are the ones you need the most. Practice out of order. Goal: Test yourself within a 1 minute timeframe.

4. Reading: 15 minutes. After reading, ask an adult to sign it off in the back of your notebook. When you return your journal, you will receive a new one.

5. Spelling: Lists are found in the front of the notebook.

ODD weeks are words from class learning.

EVEN weeks are leveled lists. Spelling ages are determined by a standardised test.

Monday to Wednesday are for practice only. Tick off the word as you see your child attempt and practice it. You are most welcome to test your child on Thursday when they are more familiar with their lists.

Practice in different ways. Write the word in the air, in a tray of sand, on the ground. Play games like 'Hangman'. Write the word in a meaningful sentence, Play 'Flash' or 'Memory' with a family member. Make spelling it fun.


Homework Routine.
1. Turn off the T.V. 
2. Set out your books and tools in a quiet place away from distractions.
3. Fuel your brain. Have a snack and a drink of water.
4. Set a timer for 45 minutes.
5. Plan out your time. Know which tasks you are to complete each night.

 Think about presentation and apply maximum effort. All Activities must be set out neatly in your Home Learning exercise book.

Parents and Caregivers Comments:

Your  child responds well to encouragement and positive feedback.

Please take the time to view and comment on your child's progress. Your child will set up a section for you to write in and sign their exercise book. Check how your child is coping with their homework. Ask to see what they are working on. Asking 'Do you have homework?' will always get the answer 'NO!' or " I've done it' or 'I did not get any homework today'. Have conversations about what your child is learning. Expect your child to give you full answers and explain what they are doing. Yes or No answers do not tell you anything.

Check everyday that your child has their blue journal cover. It often has notices in it that you are required to read, sign and return.