My kids are in school in Vic - prep they get two readers a week, they get sight words and are tested weekly to see if they are ready for the next round. They have a mathletics log in to practice maths and have also been given other homework. This continues through year 1 and 2. In year 3 they don't get readers but have to read 10mins each night independently, read with an adult and have an adult read with them and discuss what they read. They do 10mins of mathletics a night and then get a homework task every fortnight. Once a week they do a big write that sometimes will come home to discuss then write at school.
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31-10-2015 17:39 #41
31-10-2015 18:46 #42
Tell me about how life changed when your kids started school.
I would hate to live in other states where parents can't choose and been forced to send my May and July baby the year they turn5. My son is 5 and starting school next year. I like how Victoria cut off is April. Personally I think the cut off should be Term 1 across Australia.
31-10-2015 19:12 #43
31-10-2015 19:29 #44
I'm not familiar with other states (although all schools should be following the new English syllabus and maths maths as well) but by the end of first year of school, children should be able to read level 5-8 text, know numbers and numerals up to 20 and be able to count to 30.
FYI - here is a link to the literacy continuum. By the end of first year of compulsory schooling, most children should be at cluster 4. This is the continuum for nsw but I don't think it would be much different for other states.
Here is the numeracy continuum
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