Home learning should be to practise and reinforce skills currently being learned at school. Home readers are sent home with children still on the colour wheel or reading below their chronological age.
Expectations for average amount of time spent on home learning daily are:
Whanake Team – An average of 20 minutes per school day is appropriate to spend on home learning. Tasks and activities are appropriate for different groups of students and may include school readers, learning basic sight words, individual spelling and basic facts, and a short time on Mathletics/Reading Eggs.
Waipuna team – An average of 20-30 minutes per school day is appropriate to spend on home learning. The students in Waipuna team have a school values based homework sheet which includes some compulsory and optional tasks. The compulsory tasks include school readers (for those children working on the colour wheel or reading below expectation), individual spelling (or other language related activities), time on Mathletics and Reading Eggs. With the optional tasks, students are encouraged to self monitor themselves by completing at least eight activities that are related to the school values by the end of the year.
Matauranga team – An average of 30-40 minutes per school day is appropriate to spend on home learning. Tasks/activities include school readers (for those children working on the colour wheel or reading below expectation), recreational readers, individual spelling, basic facts (as appropriate), time on Mathletics/Reading Eggs. There is a point system which recognises learning across the curriculum and extra curricular activities.