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Homework Update


Dear Parents,

At this point during the year I would like to remind you of the homework commitments that the students have in 5AB each week. This will help us all support the students and make sure we are on the same page.

Up to date homework assignments can be found on the class web site at

I understand that the students have very busy lives and often have other commitments outside of school that may hamper their ability to do their homework. Please email me if this happens or better still ask your son or daughter to email me. If you need any further details about homework please email me.


Reading Group
All through the week.
Each student is a member of a reading group. They meet on Tuesdays and Fridays and set their own reading assignments each week.

It is expected that students read each day. They should also submit 3 entries in their reading log to me every Friday. These can be from their reading group book.

Reading Response Journal
This is dues once a week. The due day can be found on the class homework schedule.

This homework is daily and details of the current assignments can be found on the class websites. If students have 'no' maths homework they are expected to work on matheletics.

Each Monday 5 spellings are given out to the students. They then have to choose 5 spellings of their own. Spelling sentences using each of the 10 spelling words are due on Tuesday.
Two extra spelling activities should take place between Tuesday and Friday. Details can be found in the front of the students spelling books.
The spelling test takes place each Friday.

Each student is member of a comprehension group. They meet on Tuesday and Thursday and set themselves homework depending on what their activity entails. Usually this means they will have homework on those nights.

This is ongoing and depends on the students commitment and class activities. Many students will be taking part in the student blogging challenge against students from around the world. More details can be found here
I have been very impressed by the students commitment to their blogs and have recently read some great holiday blogs. Please support the students in their blogging by reading what they are writing and adding comments.

This changes with each unit and from next week students will be working on the exhibition.
We are currently are working on a story writing assignment.

This will be updated through the class websites.

Read the blog
I try to update the class blog daily with further details of homework assignments and other things that are happening in 5AB. I also add extra detail for parents to help you follow what is going on in the class.