**Term 4**

## Homework Week 9 Due: Friday December 7th

Your homework this week is to work on your Inquiry project so that you will be ready for the expo in week 10. Depending on your timetable, you might only have 1-2 sessions of Inquiry on your schedule before the expo.

*Please remember to bring in 1 or 2 clear plastic bottles for chemistry next week. You will need one bottle in week 9 and another in week 10.

*Please remember to bring in 1 or 2 clear plastic bottles for chemistry next week. You will need one bottle in week 9 and another in week 10.

## Homework Week 7 Due: Friday November 23rd

Your homework this week is in preparation for Stowers High.

- During Stower's High, you will be making a scrapbook of your time at TPPS. You will need to bring in any photos you have of yourself taken over the years. See if you can bring in photos from a variety of year levels. Some photos you might want to bring in could be from athletic days, book week, school camps, prep gingerbread houses, etc. The photos are to be kept in your classroom until they are used in Stower’s High. It would be best if these photos are on your ipad or printed
- In a few weeks, we will be using the green screen and taking a photo of you dressed as what you think you want to be when you grow up. You will need to start thinking about this now and ensure your stuff is ready to go in week 8. Please bring in your props starting from Monday November 26th.

## Homework Week 6 Due: Friday November 16th

In class we have learned how to write up a scientific report. Your homework is to write up a scientific report based on the last experiment you conducted in Science.

Please refer to the broad bean experiment and other templates posted on google classroom for assistance.

**If you were away, please ask a classmate for a brief overview of the experiment and the results table.

Please refer to the broad bean experiment and other templates posted on google classroom for assistance.

**If you were away, please ask a classmate for a brief overview of the experiment and the results table.

## Homework Week 4 Due: Friday November 2nd

In class students have been working hard on planning what they propose to learn about for their Genius Hour project. All students have now made 'The Pitch' for their project. The Pitch was a multimedia presentation and was shared with the rest of their grade. The Pitch outlined exactly what each student is planning to investigate, including their big questions, related smaller inquiry questions, why they chose this topic, who their primary source will be and how they intend to go about their investigation.

The homework requirements this week include picking two mini questions from their Genius Hour Project and writing a page of notes about each of the questions. They should remember to source the information, writing down the website address, or name of book, and time and date they accessed the information.

The homework requirements this week include picking two mini questions from their Genius Hour Project and writing a page of notes about each of the questions. They should remember to source the information, writing down the website address, or name of book, and time and date they accessed the information.

## Homework Week 3 Due: Friday October 26th

The past couple of weeks in maths we have been focusing on reading timetables, calculating costings and calculating percentages off to create a sale price. Your homework this week is to find the cost of items and take either 20%, 30% and 40% off the price. You must show your working out, by either focusing on the fraction or decimal way that has been shown in class. You must choose 10 items to calculate.

For example, I have been on the JB Hi-Fi website and found that they have a TV worth $199. I could choose to take off 20%, 30% or 40% (you may like to challenge yourself and find 23% or 34%).

In your book you would need to show:

For example, I have been on the JB Hi-Fi website and found that they have a TV worth $199. I could choose to take off 20%, 30% or 40% (you may like to challenge yourself and find 23% or 34%).

In your book you would need to show:

## Homework Week 2 Due: Friday October 19th

Your homework this week is to develop a seed into a descriptive piece of writing. You should write 1-2 paragraphs and have it proofread by someone at home before publishing it and decorating a good copy to go into your writer's gift.

*Remember to use a variety of punctuation

*Remember to use a variety of punctuation

## Homework Week 1 Due: Friday October 12th

Your homework this week is to complete the following 18 questions converting between units of measurement.

Please write the original unit of measure and the conversion

ex. 1.25m = 125cm

Please write the original unit of measure and the conversion

ex. 1.25m = 125cm

**Term 3**

## Homework Week 10 Due: Friday September 21st

As we are coming to the end of term, your homework for this week is to write a reflection on the term by answering the questions below. Your reflection should be typed and put into your Google Drive 2018 Portfolio. Please aim to write 8-10 sentences.

What have you enjoyed in term 3?

What is something you are proud of that happened this term?

What is something new you learned?

What are your learning goals for next term?

What are you looking forward to most in term 4?

**You may add anything else you would like to reflect on

What have you enjoyed in term 3?

What is something you are proud of that happened this term?

What is something new you learned?

What are your learning goals for next term?

What are you looking forward to most in term 4?

**You may add anything else you would like to reflect on

## Homework Week 9 Due Friday September 14th

Your homework this week is to complete a minimum of 2 My Numeracy lessons on Essential Assessment. Please take a screen shot before and after as evidence of your homework.

*If you do not have 2 skills to learn please see your teacher so more can be set

*If you do not have 2 skills to learn please see your teacher so more can be set

## Homework Week 8 Due: Friday September 7th

This week in Maths we have been learning about the Cartesian Plane. We have completed a trail around the school following various coordinates. Attached below is a document showing an example of a Cartesian Plane code breaking activity. It asks you to find the name of the Frenchman who invented the Cartesian Plane by finding the corresponding letter to a given coordinate.

Your task this week is to create your own code breaking activity. This could be a riddle or a joke or simply a question with a worded answer. Using the Cartesian Plane we have provided below, mark various coordinates with letters to answer your joke, riddle or question.

Please ask your teacher if you need any further clarification.

Your task this week is to create your own code breaking activity. This could be a riddle or a joke or simply a question with a worded answer. Using the Cartesian Plane we have provided below, mark various coordinates with letters to answer your joke, riddle or question.

Please ask your teacher if you need any further clarification.

## Homework Week 7 Due: Friday August 31st

Your homework this week is to practise your mental maths skills using Sunset Maths on Essential Assessment. You are required to complete a minimum of 5 new levels. As evidence of completion, you should take a screenshot of your level before starting and then a screenshot after completing 5 more levels or badges.

## Homework Week 6 Due: Friday August 24

Your homework this week is to play integer war using a pack of cards with someone at home. You will need to write down your equations on a piece of paper as evidence of completing your homework. You are required to have a minimum of 20 sums written down. You have the option of doing addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.

Instructions for how to play are on Google Classroom.

*take a picture of your maths foldable if you need a reminder of how to add and subtract integers

Instructions for how to play are on Google Classroom.

*take a picture of your maths foldable if you need a reminder of how to add and subtract integers

## Homework Week 5 Due: Friday August 17

- This week you will need to use a novel you have read within the past month and create a character study. You have a choice of how you present this.

1. Choose one or more characters from your novel to study.

2. Create a study of them which shows what you have learned about them from your reading. For example, you may draw a detailed picture of them based on the book's description and label it with adjectives; OR you could write a couple of paragraphs to describe what they look like, how they behave, what you know about them; OR you may compare two characters with a Venn diagram. You may choose another way to explore a character and present it, as long as it clearly shows what you have learned about what this character looks like, how they behave and anything special about them.

## Homework Week 4 Due: Friday August 10

Your homework this week is to read the article below and write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) to summarise what the article is telling you.

## Homework Week 3 Monday 6th August

*This Friday is a curriculum day so the homework will be due the following Monday.

In Maths we have been using BODMAS to apply the correct order of operations while solving equations. Your task this week is to create a video using explain everything or a similar type of app to explain how BODMAS works. If you do not have an iPad, you could make a step by step booklet to demonstrate your understandings.

Your video should include:

-an explanation of what BODMAS stands for

-at least 2 examples of equations being solved using the correct method (your equations must have at least one part from each letter of the acronym)

-any tips to help people remember how to solve equations

In Maths we have been using BODMAS to apply the correct order of operations while solving equations. Your task this week is to create a video using explain everything or a similar type of app to explain how BODMAS works. If you do not have an iPad, you could make a step by step booklet to demonstrate your understandings.

Your video should include:

-an explanation of what BODMAS stands for

-at least 2 examples of equations being solved using the correct method (your equations must have at least one part from each letter of the acronym)

-any tips to help people remember how to solve equations

## Homework Week 2 Due Friday 27th July

We have been working hard to complete our inquiry projects for our Sustainability Unit. Your homework is to look on the rubric on google classroom and complete any unfinished parts of your project. You will be given some class time next week for finishing touches/3D printing but the majority of what you have left to complete should be done at home. We will be holding a sustainability expo to celebrate our learning on Friday afternoon.

## TERM 2

## Homework Week 11 Due Friday 29th June

In Maths we have been collecting data in a table and using this information to find the mean, median and mode. Your task this week is to collect numerical data from a source of your choice. You will need to use this information to find the mean, median and mode. Your calculations and working out should be done in your homework book.

**You should have a minimum of 7 numbers to compare in your set of data (12, 19, 10, 11, 9, 14, 11).

Ideas for data collection:

-the number footy goals scored across different AFL teams in a week

-average monthly temperatures or rainfall

-your home reading minutes from each week this term

**You should have a minimum of 7 numbers to compare in your set of data (12, 19, 10, 11, 9, 14, 11).

Ideas for data collection:

-the number footy goals scored across different AFL teams in a week

-average monthly temperatures or rainfall

-your home reading minutes from each week this term

## Homework Week 9 Due: Friday 15th June

The homework this week is to conduct research around your Inquiry topic. You should complete the research for 1 mini question. You should write a paragraph (5-8 sentences) as a response to your question. You can use a mini question you have not answered or come up with a new one. This should be written in your homework book.

## Homework Week 8 Due: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June

Your homework this week is to prepare for your debate on Thursday. Make sure your speech is complete and that you have practised and prepared.

Home reading minutes will be checked on Friday as usual.

Home reading minutes will be checked on Friday as usual.

## Homework Week 7 Due: Friday 1st June

Our homework this week looks at our inquiry unit on sustainability, this time with a Mathematics focus. This week's task requires you to learn from mum and dad about utility expenses. Have a look at your household water bill, electricity bill and gas bill. In your Homework book, use mathematics equations to calculate how much use you per day of water, electricity and gas.

For example:

My water bill shows I used 1600L of water in the month of April.

I have two people living at my house therefore we both use 800L of water each per month (on average).

With April only having 30 days, I used 26.67L a day in April.

I calculated this by:

800L divided by 30 days = 26.67 L

This calculation should be completed for electricity and gas as well.

For example:

My water bill shows I used 1600L of water in the month of April.

I have two people living at my house therefore we both use 800L of water each per month (on average).

With April only having 30 days, I used 26.67L a day in April.

I calculated this by:

800L divided by 30 days = 26.67 L

This calculation should be completed for electricity and gas as well.

## Homework Week 6 Due: Friday 25th May

You are required to complete a minimum of 2

Please take a screenshot of your number of Skills to Learn before completing your work and then a screenshot after to demonstrate your completion. For example if you have 7 Skills to Learn, you would screenshot that and then after completing 2 skills, your screenshot would read 5 Skills to Learn.

Please see your teacher if you have any questions or issues.

**My Numeracy**activities from your Essential Assessment.Please take a screenshot of your number of Skills to Learn before completing your work and then a screenshot after to demonstrate your completion. For example if you have 7 Skills to Learn, you would screenshot that and then after completing 2 skills, your screenshot would read 5 Skills to Learn.

Please see your teacher if you have any questions or issues.

## Homework Week 5 Due: Friday 18th May

You are required to choose 1 of the following topics to create a PLAN for a 3 min speech.

We will be working on developing the speeches at school but everyone must choose a topic and have their ideas written down in your homework book.

The plan must contain min of 10 sentences/ideas. The plan can be any style/format.

Happy speech writing!

**you are writing a

1. If I could change one thing in the world it would be...

2. To stop road accidents I would...

3. What food would you love to eat at every meal?

4. What is the best scientific invention ever?

5. Does advertising influence our food choices?

6. iPods are anti-social

7. Why are film stars so popular?

8. My secret life as a hero/heroine

9. My biggest surprise ever

10. Was that a spaceship?

11. Sports are for everyone

12. Do animals really think or do we only think they do?

13. The superpower I would like to have is...

We will be working on developing the speeches at school but everyone must choose a topic and have their ideas written down in your homework book.

The plan must contain min of 10 sentences/ideas. The plan can be any style/format.

Happy speech writing!

**you are writing a

**PLAN**not the entire speech

**Topics for the speech contest:**1. If I could change one thing in the world it would be...

2. To stop road accidents I would...

3. What food would you love to eat at every meal?

4. What is the best scientific invention ever?

5. Does advertising influence our food choices?

6. iPods are anti-social

7. Why are film stars so popular?

8. My secret life as a hero/heroine

9. My biggest surprise ever

10. Was that a spaceship?

11. Sports are for everyone

12. Do animals really think or do we only think they do?

13. The superpower I would like to have is...

## Homework Week 4 Due: Friday 11th May

Your homework this week will be based on your lit circles book. You are required to choose 2 main characters from your book and create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the characters. This activity should highlight the similarities and differences between character traits, strengths and weaknesses.

## Homework Week 3 Due: Friday 4th May

In Maths we have been using volume to complete our ANZAC supply boxes. Choose 3 objects of varying size from around your house and calculate the volume of each object.

Use the formula for volume V = l x w x h

Measure one item from each category below:

Small (ex. tissue box)

Medium (ex. chest of drawers)

Large (ex. fridge)

*be sure to include the appropriate cubed units of measure

Use the formula for volume V = l x w x h

Measure one item from each category below:

Small (ex. tissue box)

Medium (ex. chest of drawers)

Large (ex. fridge)

*be sure to include the appropriate cubed units of measure

**EXTENSION - calculate how many times your small object could fit inside your medium and large objects**## Homework Week 2 Due: Friday 27th April

As part of our sustainability inquiry unit, we will be looking at biodiversity. Your task this week is to research biodiversity and demonstrate your understanding by writing a short paragraph (roughly 3-6 sentences).

Your paragraph should include:

-the definition of biodiversity

-why biodiversity is important

-a few examples of animals or plants that depend on each other as part of our ecosystem

Feel free to do your own search or use the following links to help:

kids.britannica.com/students/article/biodiversity/317516

mocomi.com/biodiversity/

Your paragraph should include:

-the definition of biodiversity

-why biodiversity is important

-a few examples of animals or plants that depend on each other as part of our ecosystem

Feel free to do your own search or use the following links to help:

kids.britannica.com/students/article/biodiversity/317516

mocomi.com/biodiversity/

## Homework Week 1 Due: Friday 20th March

Your task this week is to read the commonwealth games article and summarise the main idea by writing a short paragraph (3-5 sentences).

*You can find the article by logging into your Grade 6 2018 google classroom account

**If you do not have access to google classroom see your teacher

*You can find the article by logging into your Grade 6 2018 google classroom account

**If you do not have access to google classroom see your teacher

## Homework Week 8 Due: Friday 23rd March

Your task for this week is to use your iPad app, 'Explain Everything' or 'VideoScribe' to explain the mathematics we have been learning about in the past couple of weeks. This app allows you to draw and speak as you record your thinking.

1. Show and explain the method you use to complete an addition, subtraction, division and multiplication sum of two decimal numbers. eg 23.4 +54.3 and 42.85-21.35 and 34.5 / 5 and 12.3 x 2.4

2. Show the working out of an additional 4 sums (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and include the answer (you do not need to explain your thinking throughout these sums).

1. Show and explain the method you use to complete an addition, subtraction, division and multiplication sum of two decimal numbers. eg 23.4 +54.3 and 42.85-21.35 and 34.5 / 5 and 12.3 x 2.4

2. Show the working out of an additional 4 sums (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and include the answer (you do not need to explain your thinking throughout these sums).

## Homework Week 6 Due: Friday 9th March

__GOVERNMENT INQUIRY__

In class we have been investigating our Inquiry topic, 'How does Government work in Australia?' As part of this investigation, we have learnt about Concept Maps and how they can show our thinking. We made our own concept map of the topic Government and what we knew at the start of the unit. A local government representative, Michelle Kleinert, Deputy Mayor of Manningham, has visited to talk to us about some of the roles and responsibilities of local government. Matthew Guy, the State Opposition leader has come to tell us about some of the roles and responsibilities of state government. We are beginning to understand how the different levels interact. As part of our inquiry we also all created our own questions - things that we do not understand and want to know more about.

For homework this week, you need to research answers to one or more of your ‘I Wonder’ questions about Government. This may be by reading information or through discussion with your parents. If you read articles for information, you can count this time towards your Home Reading minutes.

In your Homework book, write your question and on a separate line, start your answer. Your answer(s) can be in paragraphs or you could include labelled diagrams or pictures.

## Homework Week 5 Due: Friday 2nd March

Your task for this week is to use your iPad app, 'Explain Everything' to explain the mathematics we have been learning about this week. This app allows you to draw and speak as you record your thinking.

1. Explain what a prime number is.

2. Explain what a composite number is.

3. Draw a factor tree (as demonstrated and practised in class) to show the importance of factors. In your recorded voice explanation, use the words 'prime' and 'composite' as you describe what you are doing in constructing the factor tree.

Explain Everything allows you to export your work to Google Drive. When you have finished and saved your work please export it to your Google Portfolio, into your Maths folder. It can be titled 'Prime and Composite Explanation'.

1. Explain what a prime number is.

2. Explain what a composite number is.

3. Draw a factor tree (as demonstrated and practised in class) to show the importance of factors. In your recorded voice explanation, use the words 'prime' and 'composite' as you describe what you are doing in constructing the factor tree.

Explain Everything allows you to export your work to Google Drive. When you have finished and saved your work please export it to your Google Portfolio, into your Maths folder. It can be titled 'Prime and Composite Explanation'.

## Homework Week 4 Due: Friday 23rd February

Writing is a major focus for our school this year. We tend to write the best pieces when we are engaged and interested in the topic. To help you 'tune into writing', your homework this week requires you to think about some topics or 'seeds' to write about. Most students still have their Writer's Notebook or Seed book from last year. These will continue to be used. For those students who do not have their seed book at school, we ask that they buy one this week. This book will be used throughout the year. The seed book can be A4 or A3 in size, preferably with no lines and spiral bound.

Your task this week is to collect 5 writing seeds and put them in your seed book. Ideas could include a photograph, a picture or an article from a magazine or newspaper, an entry ticket to a place of interest, a pamphlet, a drawing, a docket which purchased something special, or anything else of interest. The seeds should mean something to you - be special or interesting or make you feel a particular way. Each seed needs to be attached to a separate page.

Choose 3 of these seeds to develop. Developing your seed is the start of planning your writing. You need to 'show your thinking' by making points under the three levels of thinking:

1. Surface level thinking - What can I see? What is obvious? What are the facts?

2. Below the surface thinking - What do I think? What can I infer? What questions do I have? What do I visualise?

3. Core Thinking- What issues are involved? What connections can I make? What are the key messages?

Once you have listed your thinking, now list 3 possible genres or text types you could turn them into as well as possible titles. For example, a photo of a tiger could be turned into a persuasive text "Why tigers should not be kept in captivity"; a narrative story could be "The Tiger Who Couldn't Swim" or a poem called, "Hungry Tiger".

Your task this week is to collect 5 writing seeds and put them in your seed book. Ideas could include a photograph, a picture or an article from a magazine or newspaper, an entry ticket to a place of interest, a pamphlet, a drawing, a docket which purchased something special, or anything else of interest. The seeds should mean something to you - be special or interesting or make you feel a particular way. Each seed needs to be attached to a separate page.

Choose 3 of these seeds to develop. Developing your seed is the start of planning your writing. You need to 'show your thinking' by making points under the three levels of thinking:

1. Surface level thinking - What can I see? What is obvious? What are the facts?

2. Below the surface thinking - What do I think? What can I infer? What questions do I have? What do I visualise?

3. Core Thinking- What issues are involved? What connections can I make? What are the key messages?

Once you have listed your thinking, now list 3 possible genres or text types you could turn them into as well as possible titles. For example, a photo of a tiger could be turned into a persuasive text "Why tigers should not be kept in captivity"; a narrative story could be "The Tiger Who Couldn't Swim" or a poem called, "Hungry Tiger".

## Homework Week 3 Due: Friday 16th February

The students were asked to consider how they are going to plan and organize their time to fit in all of their commitments within a week. Their homework task is to complete a timetable by showing all their sporting or other extra curricular activities on each day (Monday to Sunday). This will help them to see that some days and times are going to be easier than others to complete homework tasks. We are encouraging students to be independent in organizing themselves and to develop a good routine, not leave things in a panic until the last minute. Sporting and musical activities, as well as hobbies are an invaluable way to keep fit, relax and to feel invigorated. We need to guide students to have a healthy balance by using their time wisely. This is an example of how you might set it out:

## Homework Week 2 Due: Friday 9th February

Our health task is due on FRIDAY. Each student has been given two A3 sheets which have been pasted into their Homework book. These sheets are a diary of our eating, sleeping and exercising routine for a week. As part of our Positive Education PERMAH model, we are learning that what we eat, as well as how much sleep and exercise we have can greatly affect our moods and our ability to concentrate. Each student is required to fill in the diary every day for the next week. If a column does not apply to you, such as 'supper', leave it blank. Drinks can be listed as the type of drink, such as 'water' or 'milk' and a tally recorded beside it for multiples of the same eg. water 6.

This diary is expected to be completed and returned to school on Friday 9th February. We will be analyzing the data in class and using it for some of our Maths lessons.

This diary is expected to be completed and returned to school on Friday 9th February. We will be analyzing the data in class and using it for some of our Maths lessons.

## Homework Week 1 Due: Friday 2nd February

For this week, homework consists of:

1. Showing your parents the requirements below and talking about how it is going to work for your family.

2. Reading for 50 minutes (this week only as you only have Tuesday-Friday this week) and recording details of what you have read in your Homework book.

3. Parent signature.

1. Showing your parents the requirements below and talking about how it is going to work for your family.

2. Reading for 50 minutes (this week only as you only have Tuesday-Friday this week) and recording details of what you have read in your Homework book.

3. Parent signature.

## Homework Guidelines for Grade 6

Weekly homework is now being set. Every student has been allocated a Homework book. This book is to be used for set tasks each week unless a task requires their iPad to be used instead. Parents are requested to sign that their child has completed the required amount of reading each week as well as the set tasks in their homework book. The students will be responsible for recording their home reading in their Homework book.

The homework books have all been set up with the students at school so that everyone knows the expectations. Weekly homework tasks will be uploaded to the Homework tab on our Grade 6 website. All students are required to have the Grade 6 website icon saved to their Home Screen on their iPad. Diaries are NOT being used this year. Instead we will be guiding the students to use compass and set reminders to manage their time. Homework for Grade 6 will generally not exceed 30-45 minutes per school day. Homework will usually be set on Friday and will be due the following Friday. Occasionally a minor task will be due earlier in the week if we are using the information for a specific lesson in class. Having a full week to complete tasks allows families to work out when is the best time for them to allocate to homework. Our goal is to have self-motivated students who plan and organise their time to complete tasks in a timely manner by fine tuning their organisational skills. Some of them will need support and encouragement to set up regular routines at home. Please support them with encouraging a quiet place to work and talk with them about what they are learning about. It is so much easier for them when parents show an interest in what they are doing.

Reading

Every student is expected to read for 140 minutes per week. Find a 'good time' for reading in your house. It is a great daily habit to spend 20 or more minutes per night in bed just before going to sleep. For other families, after school or even in the morning, may be better. To get to the 140 minutes we ask that this should be spread over at least 4 separate times through the week, not in one long stretch, once a week. Research shows that the more students read a variety of material, the more brain connections they make and the easier learning becomes.

Reading minutes can be accumulated through a variety of the following activities:

- Daily reading a novel of their choice

- Reading a newspaper, magazine article of non-fiction book of their choice

- Reading an appropriate eBook

- Reading and practice of spelling or common words

- Research for a class project or investigation - this may include note taking and responses

- Reading and/or responding to a Literature Circles book

- Reading Eggspress

Each week students will be required to complete some Mathematics and Spelling/Grammar based on what we are learning in class.

The homework books have all been set up with the students at school so that everyone knows the expectations. Weekly homework tasks will be uploaded to the Homework tab on our Grade 6 website. All students are required to have the Grade 6 website icon saved to their Home Screen on their iPad. Diaries are NOT being used this year. Instead we will be guiding the students to use compass and set reminders to manage their time. Homework for Grade 6 will generally not exceed 30-45 minutes per school day. Homework will usually be set on Friday and will be due the following Friday. Occasionally a minor task will be due earlier in the week if we are using the information for a specific lesson in class. Having a full week to complete tasks allows families to work out when is the best time for them to allocate to homework. Our goal is to have self-motivated students who plan and organise their time to complete tasks in a timely manner by fine tuning their organisational skills. Some of them will need support and encouragement to set up regular routines at home. Please support them with encouraging a quiet place to work and talk with them about what they are learning about. It is so much easier for them when parents show an interest in what they are doing.

Reading

Every student is expected to read for 140 minutes per week. Find a 'good time' for reading in your house. It is a great daily habit to spend 20 or more minutes per night in bed just before going to sleep. For other families, after school or even in the morning, may be better. To get to the 140 minutes we ask that this should be spread over at least 4 separate times through the week, not in one long stretch, once a week. Research shows that the more students read a variety of material, the more brain connections they make and the easier learning becomes.

Reading minutes can be accumulated through a variety of the following activities:

- Daily reading a novel of their choice

- Reading a newspaper, magazine article of non-fiction book of their choice

- Reading an appropriate eBook

- Reading and practice of spelling or common words

- Research for a class project or investigation - this may include note taking and responses

- Reading and/or responding to a Literature Circles book

- Reading Eggspress

Each week students will be required to complete some Mathematics and Spelling/Grammar based on what we are learning in class.