Monday, 17 October 2016

Homework Contract

Dear Parents, the Year Two Mental Maths books are now complete for the year as they only have 32 units of work. I would like to introduce a Homework Contract with the children for the remainder of Term Four as it is important for them to establish a homework routine especially as they move through the year levels. The Homework Contract will be sent home with your child on Tuesday and needs to be completed and at school on Friday for us to mark and revise as a class activity.
The homework will vary and there will be a number of different activities for your child to complete. Please encourage your child to take care and pride in completing this homework task.

Today we had many engineers in Blue Room during our Science lesson. There were five groups and they were given a bag of items to use to create an object that could be pushed or pulled or raised or lowered using a pulley system. There were some very clever designs. The children will rotate each week so that they have the opportunity to experience all of the different ways to create simple machines. Here are a few examples from today's lesson.

Have a great week.
Kind regards,
Paula Murphy