Year 5/6 Homework – 2010
This term, students will complete project based homework that will expand their knowledge
and support their learning in the ‘Democracy’ unit of work. Students will be given these
homework tasks which are as follows:
The People Make a Nation
Students may choose one activity a week from the 19 listed, to complete and submit to their
teacher on Fridays. They will research and present historically accurate information about
Australia’s federation and Parliament. Students may present the information in any format.
Relevant websites have been included on the activity sheet to assist students with their
On completion, students’ work will receive a detailed comment that provides advice on areas
of strength and areas of potential development.
Year 5/6 Assignment- Discovering Democracy
This assignment requires students to research how the city of Canberra came to be our
nation’s capital. Students will be given specific criteria they are to research and write in their
own words. They will receive a detailed marking guide that outlines the marking. Students
will present their information as a complete assignment which is due in two parts:
- Part 1- Outline of assignment
- Part 2- Final presentation
On completion, students’ assignments will receive a completed marking rubric that outlines
exactly the different achievements of the student. It will also include a comment that provides
advice on areas of strength exhibited by the student and areas of potential development.
In conjunction with the research based homework tasks, students may also be required to
complete weekly Mathematics homework using ‘Nelson Mental Maths Strategies’ or other
relevant texts. They may also be required to complete any unfinished class work.
Please note that all homework tasks at Garran Primary School are not compulsory.
However, we feel that there are strong educational benefits to be had by allowing students to
independently complete targeted project based homework tasks. Homework based activities,
build skills that are essential for all students as they make the transition between Primary
and Secondary school settings.