We can't believe that we are already halfway through the teaching year! Welcome to Term 3.
Homework - as a syndicate, the homework set is a weekly quiz designed to support children in developing their researching skills, locating appropriate information, and their ability to skim, scan, and select information. The expectation is that children will use the internet to locate their answers, and provide some extra information on each question. In our class economy, each correct answer is worth $1. For extra research provided on each question as evidence of research, children will receive $9 further...so the potential earnings are $10 per question!
We expect that our children will read for at least 20 minutes a day outside of school hours. This supports all literacy learning and is statistically proven to support future success. We have the school library that they can access at lunchtimes and during some class hours. Magazines, online articles, the newspaper, books, comics...read anything!
Sumdog - this is a Maths site that parents have paid a subscription for. We have some class time for this but as a syndicate we expect that children will spend time on this site after school hours for maths stamina and maintenance.
Spelling - this is optional. The words are on our homework tab and is run as an opt-in or out. There is a prize for each winning speller in each of the three sections.
This term, children will be bringing home all unfinished classwork to complete in their own time.