Year 1-4 Pool and Ngā Manu: Friday 08 March

Home Learning

Definition

Newlands Primary School defines Home Learning as any activity that your child has been asked to complete outside of their time at school. This may be an independent task or one which requires some adult supervision.

While Home Learning often focuses on Reading, Writing, and Maths, it may also include more topic focused activities.

Home Learning is focused predominantly on opportunities for practice rather than the introduction of new learning. However, within the context of an activity, students may naturally lead their own exploration of new concepts

Review 

Whānau, teachers, and students were all included in a review giving their views and opinions surrounding Home Learning at Newlands Primary School. The response rate was positive and allowed for some in-depth analysis of NPS needs. 

Based on the responses received, whānau want to retain Home Learning, and feel it is of benefit. Whānau saw value in Reading and Spelling procedures, and requested additional Maths.

Te Kākano

Daily Reading at Home

Students will bring a book home each day to read. This is a book they have read with their teacher in a guided reading lesson. On Fridays, they will bring home their Poem Book to read the ‘poem of the week’ and other favourites.

Te Pihi

Daily Reading at Home

Reading may include text from the student's guided reading lesson, personal reading such as a chapter book, or online text such as Sunshine Online. 


Te Kōhuri

Daily Reading at Home

Reading may include texts sent home by the school, online reading, or assigned ‘personal’ reading. We want to foster students who love reading, which includes allowing them to choose genres that they enjoy. 

Daily Spelling Practice

Once a student is reading at Level Yellow 1 on the colour wheel, they will have three to five new weekly spelling words which are written in their home learning book. Students need to spend time practising and learning these at home ready for their test on Friday.

Daily Spelling Practice

Each student will have five new weekly spelling words which they have written in their home learning book. Students need to spend time practising and learning these at home ready for their test on Friday. 


Daily Spelling Practice

Each student will have new weekly spelling words which they will record in their spelling notebooks, and which they can access at home through Google Drive. Students need to spend time practising and learning these at home ready for their test on Friday.