Accessing learning while absent from school
Below are some different ways your children can access learning while they are absent from school.
All students will have access to Reading Eggs and Maths Seeds. Please email the teacher if you are unsure of your child’s username and password. It is important that you read with your child daily.
Distance Learning During Covid-19 for JLC
Students in Year 1 and 2 will have a Google Classroom that the teacher will used to post other work such as jolly phonics, handwriting and writing. Please check on this daily. We encourage you to share your child’s learning with their teacher daily.
MLC and SLC
All students have access to Reading Eggspress and Mathletics. Please email the teacher if you are unsure of your child’s username and password. All Year 3 – 6 classes also have Google Classrooms, where the teacher will regularly post work. Please check on this daily.
Distance Learning During Covid-19 for MLC and SLC
Students in Year 3 to 6 will have a Google Classroom that the teacher will used to post daily and weekly learning tasks. Please make sure your child is checking this daily and sending their work to the teacher.
We encourage all students to send their teacher videos and pictures of their learning so the teacher can give them support, encouragement, and feedback.
Many high quality educational companies have also started to offer free access to their products while students are learning from home. Below is a list of some of these.
- Storyline Online (stories read out loud to students)
- Storybird (write stories and put beautiful illustrations with them)
- Study ladder
- Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids
- Scholastic learning at home
- Google Arts and Culture virtual trips
- Code.org (great for learning to code)
Information about Homework
Homework should be relevant, authentic and within a student’s capability. The focus of homework activities in all areas of our school is to develop information, literacy and numeracy skills of students. Homework is aimed at complimenting classroom programmes to foster and encourage study skills, independent work habits, time management and to provide opportunities for child and parent interaction in these areas.
Homework at MHP mainly comprises of basic facts, spelling, and reading. It also includes Mathletics/Maths Seeds and Reading Eggs/Eggspress and research projects.
Junior Learning Community: The purpose of homework in the JLC is to consolidate and reinforce the learning that takes place in school. Each week the students will be expected to complete reading, spelling and basic facts (Maths Seeds) homework. A reading book will be sent home each night from Monday to Thursday and a poetry reading for Years 1 and 2 on Friday. Spelling words to learn will be given at the start of the week and will be tested at the end of the week.
Middle School Learning Community: Students in the MLC have reading, spelling, and mathematics homework each week. The students are expected to read for at least 30 minutes at home. They are encouraged to choose and read their own books from our school or public library. Students are also able to access texts on the Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress as well.
Senior Learning Community: Homework tasks in the SLC are expected to further build on the learning partnership between home and school. All students are expected to read each day for a minimum of 30 minutes. Each student will have a spelling list based on their needs from their classwork and the words will be tested at the end of each week. All SLC students are expected to earn a minimum of 1000 points on Mathletics each week. In addition all students are expected to know their multiplication facts, as well as addition and subtraction facts to 20.