Your child is given two reading books to read at home every week. One is the RWI book that they are reading in class that week and the second book is given according to the reading stage that they are currently on.
Daily reading is very important for beginning readers and we expect that you will read with your child for a minimum of 10 minutes every night. Children who read each day with an adult make noticeably significant progress in their independent reading skills, than those who only read occasionally at home. We check your child’s Reading Record every morning to check that they have read at home.
Your child is given Writing, Maths and Spelling homework every Friday. These pieces of homework link to what your child has been learning and allow your child to apply the skills that they have learnt in class that week. It is expected that these pieces of homework are returned to your child's class teacher by Wednesday the following week.
Over the school holidays your child will also come home with a Learning Log. This will ask the children to create, explore and investigate a topic that we will be studying. Your child can complete their learning log by drawing and taking pictures, making a model or by writing sentences. Please be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your learning logs and sharing them in class.
If you would like to carry out extra activities here are some options that you may wish to choose: