Work done at home only when the student is self-motivated to complete it or under exceptional circumstances, agreed upon by the teacher and parent.
Reading is to be encouraged
Teachers need to provide opportunities for students to share their personal reading Discuss different books and stories.
Read to students every day Provide time for personal reading in class
Allow students to bring in their own books from home to share (not take home)
Have a class library etc.
Set personal goals
Author of the week
Students to present class novel of the week
Spelling list words is to be encouraged
Ensure students know why spelling correctly is important when communicating with
others. (Stories, projects etc)
Time that can be saved if you donâ€™t have to constantly look/find/change correct spelling
Short sharp sessions that you might go back to instead of doing all at once
Work with students to develop strategies to assist them to effectively learn words.
(Bouncing a ball, clapping, writing down etc)
Maths. Times tables are to be encouraged
Students set goals. Flip cards. Timed in class. Partner activities. Record own progress.
Projects/assignments/extension work is to be encouraged
Provide opportunity for audience/display
Do not give a rubric to students. Focus on the learning not the assessment of that
learning, allow students to have some say over the investigation, what they want to find
out, provide opportunities to discuss information, share what they are learning and range
of presentation styles etc.
Provide time in class to complete/work together
Teach specific time management strategies such as segmentation, timelines, prioritise,
Informal homework is to be encouraged
Encourage parents to incorporate informal learning such as unpack school bag, set the table, play board games, memory games, go to the public library and local park. Parent
interviews for projects or special days etc
Work completion is to be encouraged
Ask why students are not completing work in class and explore strategies with them to address the issues. For example a student is distracting others or being distracted-sit
them with a role model, give them the opportunity to sit where they believe would best assist them to concentrate, identify concept poster as a specific goal, rule off work
completion with time each day for reflection etc. Encourage them to take it home to complete. Inform the parents of the issue and outline the strategies discussed and their
childâ€™s responsibilities and commitments. If a parent insists on the work coming home this request needs to be honoured. However, we do not take responsibility for students who
still do not respond to parents help by enforcing sanctions at school.