Homework - Continuing the Learning at Home
Homework is an important component of the teaching and learning process. It strengthens home-school links, allows for practicing, consolidating and extending areas studied in class, teaches students to plan and organise their time while establishing regular habits of study. It is recognised, however, that homework should not impinge on students’ time for play, leisure and physical activity outside of school.
What is expected?
Home reading - In Year 2 we expect the children to read each school night. This should take the form of reading to, with and by parents / carers. Adults should act as models of phrased, fluent readers. Reading is not necessarily a 'Just Right' book. It may be a Library book that they have an interest in and they would like to share it with you. Sometimes, your child will bring home a Guided Reading book that will have been introduced by the teacher that day. This book should be read independently by your child. E-Books, appropriate newspaper/magazine articles, letters from relatives/friends, recipes etc are all other suggested examples of home reading to be shared and enjoyed. All reading is to be recorded in student's Home Reading Diaries.
We also strongly encourage your child to complete Reading Eggs activities that are targeted to meet individual needs throughout the week. You will find your child's login details inside their Home Reading Diary. Click here to go to the website Reading Eggs.
Weekly homework will also include opportunities to revise what we have been learning at school. These tasks are optional but a great way to share what's happening in the classroom between student and parent. Please see the right hand column for weekly updates.
Weekly Homework / Class revision
**Homework for Year 2 will come home on a Monday and is expected back at school by the following Monday.
Spelling - Revision
This week students will spend time in class reviewing our recent graph/digraphs.
Every Monday, students will be given a spelling sheet with their weekly spelling words. They will then be tested on Friday on their chosen 6-8 words.
15 minutes of nightly reading to be completed and recorded in home reading diary.
Show and Share Weekly Topics
Holiday Happenings: Tell us what you did over the holidays. Maybe you have something to show us?
Inquiry: Bring in your favourite piece of technology that you use at home. It may be old or new. If it is easily breakable or not appropriate to bring to school, take a photo.
Relationships: Tell us about someone in your life you have a special relationship with. What makes it so special?
Melbourne Cup: Share with the class how you spent your Melbourne Cup weekend. Did you go away?
Shh! It’s a secret! Bring along something small in a bag. Play a guessing game with your classmates. Use clues to describe your item and see if they can guess what it is.
Favourite Book: Bring in your favourite book to share. You can present the title, author, illustrator, and give an overview of the story.
The best of 2018: Share with your class the best things that have happened in your life in 2018.
Christmas: Bring in something you want to share about your Christmas celebrations. Maybe a photo of a past Christmas or something you are hoping Santa will bring you.