Westgarth’s homework policy was developed in consultation with parents/carers and staff. It was informed by research and aims to provide students and families with flexibility in selecting optional homework tasks on a needs basis.
Additional Tasks for Learning From HomeTerm 2, 2020
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There are a number of websites that we refer to when designing homework tasks for students. Below is a list of a few that we recommend exploring further:
Developed by the University of Cambridge, Nrich is an excellent resource that covers all areas of mathematics. Tasks are often open-ended and there are many games, which assists in making learning fun. Most activities are designed to be completed offline, making it a convenient way to complete tasks without relying on constant access to a device.
Literacy Zone http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/
Among other things, this site is particularly useful for interactive tasks and games centred on language conventions; grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Audio books are a fantastic way to strengthen comprehension, the ability to visualise, pronunciation of words and fluency. Audible states on their website “for as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids”. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Former Assistant Principal Donald Eddington created this YouTube Channel to build consistency with the mathematical language used by teachers and parents/carers. His instructional videos are also a great reference when viewing the processes taught by teachers at Westgarth for solving maths problems.FUSE https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/funathome
The Department of Education and Training has put together this suite of quality learning tasks, which are mostly self-directed, meaning children can complete them independently. They are generally open-ended and can be interpreted by children of differing ages to suit their own capabilities/strengths. Our ABC ME learning activities for the Learning from Home period were sourced from this site.
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