Homework – Weeks 9 and 10, Term 2

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Here is our homework for Weeks 9 and 10 of Term 2. All of our tasks relate to the learning we have been doing, or will be doing, in class. For information on the recycled sculpture competition, you can check out this post.

This homework is due back on Friday, 1st July. Our organisation tip is to be in the right frame of mind for completing
homework. Make sure you have had something to eat and drink, and that you are feeling energetic. Your work will not be quality if you’re tired and hungry.

When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Recycled Sculpture Competition

This term Mrs Ferguson is running a recycled sculpture competition. It is featured on this fortnight’s homework. Here is the information that has been provided. If you have any questions, don’t forget to ask!

These leftover bits and pieces (click here to see them) from our new Performing Arts Centre were going to end up in landfill! What a waste!! Instead – we have saved them! But now we need your help to decide exactly what to do with them!

Recycled Sculpture Competition!
All you have to do is decide what we should make out of these bits and pieces and draw your design.

The best design will be built and the designer will receive a $30 Angus and Robertson book voucher!

You can enter as many different designs as you would like. The pieces are quite big! If you would like to see the pieces in real life – you will find them next to the shipping container in the kitchen garden (just outside the kitchen entrance facing Centre Rd). Entries need to be placed in Mrs Ferguson’s pigeon hole before the end of term 2!

To help inspire you, here are some examples of recycled sculptures:

Homework – Weeks 6, 7 and 8, Term 2

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Our homework for the following three weeks is a little bit different to normal, as the students have come up with the suggestion and developed their own project that they would like the complete. For this task, each student is going to develop a book review.

As a part of the book review, students will need to select a book and then complete a wide range of activities exploring the book in more detail. It is important to remember to select a book that you think is appropriate for you – no point picking something too easy.

When the reviews are returned, we will mark them using the rubric below. What do you need to do to get the best mark?

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Homework – Weeks 4 and 5, Term 2

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Here is our homework for Weeks 4 and 5 of Term 2. All of our tasks relate to the learning we have been doing, or will be doing, in class. To complete the geography task this week, you may need a map of Australia. You can download one here or get it off me in class.

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This homework is due back on Friday, 27th May. Our organisation tip for this week is to have a space in the house where you can complete your homework without interruptions or distractions. It is very hard to work if you have the TV blaring in front of you!

When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Homework – Weeks 2 and 3, Term 2

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Here is our homework for Weeks 2 and 3 of Term 2. All of our tasks relate to the learning we have been doing, or will be doing, in class. If you need a World Map to use for the Geography task, you can download one here or get it off me in class.

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To play the Powerlines Challenge, you can click here for Level 1 or here for Level 2.

This homework is due back on Friday, 13th May. Our organisation tip for this week is to make a toolkit or collection

of belongings that you use just for homework, so you know you will always have the right materials on hand. When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Homework – Weeks 8 and 9, Term 1

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Here is our homework for Weeks 8 and 9 of Term 1, a special camp edition. You will notice many of the tasks have to do with your experiences on camp. The homework is the same format as last fortnights; you need to complete two tasks from each of the rows – tasks that will extend your learning. Don’t forget that reading is also a part of your homework that needs to be completed, and should be recorded in your diary.

Your homework is due back on Friday, 1st April. Our organisation tip for this week is to use your diary and pre plan when you will do each task during the fortnight, so you don’t have to rush at the last minute. When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

56C have been very good at completing our homework so far this year, which is fantastic to see. Don’t forget that if you don’t submit your homework on the due date, or have not completed all the required tasks, you will need to do these during our homework makeup session of Friday afternoons. This includes our weekly reading. If you are having trouble with any of the tasks or are finding them difficult to complete in the time frame, just come and ask for help before the due date and we can work out what to do. This is an important skill to learn as we prepare for secondary school, where there will be increased expectations and workload.

Homework – Weeks 4 and 5, Term 1

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Here is our homework for Weeks 4 and 5 of Term 1. As we discussed in class today, it is laid out a little differently to last fortnights. As with all things, as we recieve feedback and reflect on what we do we like to improve things for the better. I hope this homework layout is much more relevant for us all! (Just as you’re learning as 5/6 students, I am still learning to be a great 5/6 teacher… it’s a little different to 3/4!)

Don’t forget to complete you reading and at least two activities from each of English, Maths and Integrated. Are you picking tasks that challenge you and extend your learning?

Your homework is due back on Friday, 4th March (right before camp). Have you used your organisation skills to plan out how much you need to complete each night? When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Remember, if you have any questions, just ask!

Homework – Weeks 2 and 3, Term 1

hwkThis is our homework grid for Weeks 2 and 3 of Term 1. Don’t forget to complete all 9 activities above the line, and choose one of the three tasks below the line. Your homework is due back on Friday, 18 February. Have you used your organisation skills to plan out how much you need to complete each night?

Remember, if you have any questions, just ask!

Our homework will be marked using the marking rubric below. This is a tool to help you know exactly what you need to do to get the best marks on your homework each week. When you finish your homework, why not score yourself – it should be the same score I give you!

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What is homework in 5/6?

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Dear Parents,

Students in Grade 5/6 will be receiving fortnightly homework in the form of a grid. There will be nine compulsory tasks and three optional tasks where children are asked to complete one of these tasks.

Our homework tasks have been developed in line with the policy endorsed by the School Council in 2010. Students in grades 5 and 6 are expected to do no more than 30-45 minutes of homework per night, which includes 20 minutes of reading. The aim of homework at Berwick Fields is for students to develop organisational skills and regular study habits, as well as revising skills learnt in class.

Implementation:
Each cell within the grid can represent an amount of time for example- 10 to 20 mins per night. It will usually be handed out on a Monday and be due in the Friday fortnight.

An explanation and expansion of grid items that you may see:

Reading: includes reading for pleasure, reading fiction, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, comics and assigned reading of texts set by teachers as class work. It is vital for student’s literacy development that they read on a regular basis, regardless of their reading ability.

Be read to: Being read to is an essential part of developing the desire to read and bonding with parents. It enables children to imagine and form thoughts in their heads.

Shopping/Cooking: This is an active pastime and a very valuable one in gaining a number of life skills eg: shopping- budgeting, selecting, reading item labels and discovering what things cost and value for money.

Physical activity: There is a need for young people to have less sedentary lives, get fit and learn active skills that should see them grow into healthier, happier adults. This entry would include all forms of sport and also includes activities with family such as walking, riding a bicycle, bushwalking and walking the dog.

Helping around the house: Students will be encouraged to pick up after themselves and assist with activities for the family’s benefit such as doing dishes, helping prepare meals, tidying their rooms and other parts of the house or whatever else will be helpful. Outdoor work can include weeding, gardening etc.

Art: Making, designing, creating!

Maths: It is important for children to not only practice skills that they have learnt at school, but to also use these skills in everyday life. It is really essential that all children know their tables well and can calculate basic facts mentally.

Teach your parents: One of the best ways of consolidating what one has learnt is to teach the concept to another.  When a child is preparing material to present in this section, it is reinforcing learning of the concept and by verbalising it to another it is further consolidating the learning process.

Assignments / Project research: This section is where set assignments with due dates and time factors can be researched. It includes finding out information from the Internet, dictionaries and encyclopaedias, libraries, parents and a host of other sources.

Use computer for work:

Some students only use computers for games and ‘chatting’, but they must also learn to use the whole range of services that computers supply including researching information, communicating with family and friends, writing and word processing and using programs to develop a wider range of skills.

When homework is returned students will be provided with feedback in the form of a marking rubric, which is attached. This allows students to know what they need to complete and what we are looking for them to do in order to achieve full marks. Students should be able to use the rubric to assess themselves and see if they have put in their best effort.

Please let us know if you have any feedback on the homework grid. Thank you for your support.

The Grade 5/6 team
Berwick Fields Primary School