Essential Assessment

Dear Parents /Carers, 

At St George Preca, the students in Years 3-6 have access to Essential Assessment.

This assessment platform allows them to work on specific, differentiated areas of the mathematics curriculum to grow their knowledge from their current understanding. It gives students the opportunity to practice mathematical content and skills. 

Students have access to My Numeracy tasks that have been assigned specifically to them based on assessments along with Sunset Maths (Mental Computation) and Jetpack Algebra (Algebraic Thinking). In the classroom we focus on rich problems, investigations and games to develop their numeracy skills. 

Students are able to use Essential Assessment at home and have access to My Numeracy, Sunset Maths and Jetpack Algebra. They are encouraged to use these as part of their home learning. 

All students have login information in their diary as well as  logon information being located under the software tab on this page. The weblinks are easily accessible through the Learning Spaces and the programs will run on any tablet/chromebook or computer.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask your child’s class teacher. 

Kind regards, 

Shanon Cobbin (Year 3-6 Mathematics Curriculum Leader) and Year 3-6 classroom teachers

Reading At Home 

The evidence for children who participate in reading at home is astounding; the more reading the children do, the quicker they will develop as readers. We ask you to be an active part of your child’s reading with good home reading habits. The most successful readers have support both at home and at school.

We ask families to establish good reading habits and routines, therefore we ask you to:

  • set aside a dedicated reading time and quiet space in order to promote the importance of reading
  • read a wide variety of texts, e.g. picture storybooks, newspapers, comics and magazines
  • promote reading for enjoyment as well as for learning
  • Record your child’s reading time in their school diaries 

Year Level Recommended Daily Home Reading Times 

 

Prep and Year 1 Year 2 Year 3  Year 4  Years 5 & 6 
Minimum of  10 minutes  Minimum of  15 minutes  Minimum of  15 minutes Minimum of  20 minutes Minimum of  20 minutes 

Online Reading Program

Sunshine Online

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program

Sunshine Online

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program 

Wushka 

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program 

Wushka 

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Selected Novels, Library Books, etc

To ensure these good reading routines are maintained, diaries will be taken home daily and returned to school, signed by an adult.

Diaries will be: 

  • Checked by the classroom teacher either on a Friday or Monday to track work habits and learning at home
  • Used to organise their learning, such as casual clothes days, student free days, etc
  • An avenue for further communication between guardian and teacher