This week our schedule, routines and specialist timetable are in full swing. This has meant that this week we began our spelling rotations between the Year 1-3 students. The junior primary PLD phonic spelling program at OLC ensures your child is provided with appropriate explicit instruction and spelling phonic concepts and words suited to their individual needs and abilities. These lessons take place in the morning after morning fitness Monday to Wednesday. Your child will be given a list on Monday morning which will be glued into their light blue Look, Cover, Write, Check homework pad and kept in their homework folder.
HOMEWORK Tonight your child came home with a blue spelling folder. Inside is a list of their PLD phonic spelling words, that students will be studying for this week. It is designed so that students are able to use the flap to 'cover' over each word as they write them. We ask that your child practises these words in preparation for the spelling test that takes place in class every Friday. Aim for three times a week, however if your child wants more practise that is fine, or if you feel they have consolidated the words then no more practise is necessary! Please mark/check these with your children as you do them. There is also additional lines/room on each page for your child to practise their tricky sight words each night. Sight words will be tested in class once a week on a set day (either Tuesday or Thursday). Sight words will be sent home tomorrow (Tuesday 20th) Just to reiterate... homework is not to be a stressful time for families. It is more about getting into good organisational habitats. Designate 15-20 minutes Monday-Thursday and encourage children to do as much as possible. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we send out homework each week.
Alice and Alison