Home Work


HOMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR TOKO SCHOOL

In Years 5 – 8  home work could be essential learning tasks (spelling, home reading, maths etc), completion of unfinished work, research into new learning occurring in the classroom, co-creating information in online forums, discussion of current events or mathematics / IXL, maintenance work using mathletics.  Homework should not be onerous.  It should add to the classroom program. Many children have many after school activities already and we strongly support children following their passions and interests outside of school.  We are also great encouragers of children playing and having adventures.

At this level  students need to continue to develop their accuracy, fluency and independence in reading and in using texts to support their learning.  It is expected that if children do not bring a school text home that they can select another to read at home. It would be great if all students had a novel or other suitable material to read for a sustained period of time.  Classes visit the school  library each week so they have regular opportunities to issue new books

 

In the Years 1 – 4, home work is in the form of reading a book/poem sent home, learning basic words and or maths basic facts.  Parental interest and involvement in this activity is of great value to your child; reinforcing what they have read during the day and helping to establish necessary homework routines.   Homework should not be onerous.  It should add to the classroom program. Many children have many after school activities already and we strongly support children following their passions and interests outside of school.  We are also great encouragers of children playing and having adventures.

Home readers may be sent home many times with the whole book taking a few days to complete the guided reading programme in the classroom.  Children may also choose books from their best fit box.  Re-reading the same books over again and again is encouraged and assists with children developing reading confidence and reading fluency.  Please don’t be alarmed when the same book comes home it is an important part of our reading programme.

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly is Good for Kids

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