Homework

18 September 2020

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mr Wilks

Your homework this week is creative: I know the different types of animals.

In science lessons, we’re learning about living things and their habitats. This week, we’ve been learning about the different types of animals and what makes them special (see this attached document for more information).

We’d like the children to show that they know some animals that belong to each group and why they belong to each group. For example:
All mammals have hair, give birth to live young, feed their young with milk and are warm-blooded. Some examples of mammals are humans, horses, whales.

It is up to children how they present this information. The may choose to create a poster, a video, a presentation.

Times Tables

Your child’s login details for Times Table Rock Stars is stuck into their homework books. Please login and practise regularly.

This week, we’re recapping the 2s,5s and 10 times tables. Your Times Table Rock Stars questions will be set to practise these times tables (with a few exceptions for children who have already shown they have mastered these tables.

 

18 September 2020

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mr Roundtree

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and should be completed by Thursday 17 September.

Your child has been sent home with a maths sheet that will reinforce this week’s learning on numbers to 100.

Here’s a link to the sheet.

Please sent photos of your child’s completed homework to benparker@spherefederation.org. We will go through the answers in next week’s homework review.

18 September 2020

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mrs Taylor

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and due on Thursday 24 September.

I can write a sentence.

We’d like to know a little bit more about the children and what their interests are outside of school. If possible, it would be great if the children could tell us this in a sentence. They could also add other detail such as pictures or photos.

Don’t forget to check the following when writing a sentence.

  • Capital letter at the start
  • Full stop at the end
  • Finger spaces
  • Does it make sense?

Our handwriting guide shows the correct letter formation to support this writing. This can be found inside your child’s homework book.

As we are currently not returning homework to school, please send this to us by email (carolinetaylor@spherefederation.org and jackiefreeman@spherefederation.org).

Thank you for your support.

What are the Covid-19 symptoms?

Posted on Monday 14 September 2020 by Mr Roundtree

In the Autumn term, it’s quite common for children to pick up a bug along the way – colds, for example. After a long period of isolation away from others, maybe this is even more likely if our immunity thresholds are lower. We’ve got quite a few children absent from school today, but not necessarily with Covid-19 symptoms.

The NHS list these as the three symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

It’s the cough symptom that might be trickiest. To help, do read the description: ‘this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours’.

A blocked or runny nose isn’t a symptom listed on the NHS website so we’d still expect this person to be in school.

There are two really important ways to protect your primary-aged child from Covid-19 (and other illnesses):

  • wash your hands more often, and for longer – is your child doing this as a matter of routine at home?
  • social distance – are you and everyone in your family aware of the rule of six?

11 September 2020

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone,

It’s Friday so your child will be coming home with a homework task: we’re setting weekly homework as we normally do. The key difference here is that Homework Books should stay at home for the time being.

Just as normal, the tasks are posted on the website. Instead of the task pasted into books, children take home a piece of paper with the task on, too. The tasks are a variety of Talk Time, Practice Makes Perfect and Creative, but especially the first two.

Parents, you can email a picture of the completed task (or task in process) or update about a completed task. (Lots of you were doing this with the home learning tasks we set in Spring and Summer terms). The homework will be reviewed in school, so some pictures would be good!

 

Homework

This week’s homework is talk time and will be reviewed on Thursday 17 September.

I can talk about what I’ve learnt this week. 

Sit down as a family and have a chat about how school has been this week. What have they learnt? What have they been proud of? What have they found tricky?

We’ll then discuss this in class on Thursday.

 

 

11 September 2020

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Today, the children have brought home their homework book. Please do have a look inside this book as there is some useful information including our homework guide.

Taken from the Autumn for All document, here’s some information about how homework is a bit different at the start of this year.

The homework this week is Talk Time.

‘I can talk about my first week back at school.’

For this homework, please have a discussion about your child’s first week back at school. Discuss what they have learnt, what they have enjoyed and what they like about being back at school.

If your child would like to, they can write about what you have discussed.

If you’d like to share what you have discussed with your child, please email me at benparker@spherefederation.org before Thursday 17 September.

 

 

 

11 September 2020

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mrs Taylor

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and should be completed by Thursday 17 September.

I can learn a rhyme by heart.

As we begin our learning in Year 1 with the whole school topic of After the Fall, we’d like the children to learn the nursery rhyme associated with the book, Humpty Dumpty. We’d love to see some videos of the children reading/singing the rhyme (carolinetaylor@spherefederation.org and jackiefreeman@spherefederation.org).

The children can listen to the rhyme here.

On Friday, the children will be bringing home their homework book. Please do have a look inside this book as there is some useful information including our homework guide.

Taken from the Autumn for All document, here’s some information about how homework is a bit different at the start of this year.

We’re setting weekly homework as we normally do. The key difference here is that Homework Books should stay at home for the time being.
Just as normal, the tasks are posted on the website. Instead of the task pasted into books, children take home a piece of paper with the task on, too. The tasks are a variety of Talk Time, Practice Makes Perfect and Creative, but especially the first two.
Parents can email a picture or update about a completed task (just as many have been doing with the home learning tasks we set in Spring and Summer terms). The homework will be reviewed in school, so some pictures would be good!

 

Week 14: 16 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Friday, everyone!

It’s the last day of term and what a crazy year this has been!

Finally, now we’ve all seen it at school, here is the Y6 Leavers video. Hopefully you can keep it and look back on it in years to come and be reminded of how awesome we think you are. Enjoy!

Mr Wain and I would just like to thank you all, both adults and children, for all your hard work – not just over this tricky lockdown period – but the entire year. It’s been a pleasure to work with each and every one of you.

Today is the final part to our Dragon’s Den task!

First up, your first task is to present your sales pitch to someone else at home or video it and send it to me. You’re presenting your product to the Dragons so really go for it! You’ve worked so hard!

R2s:

  • volume
  • expression
  • steady speed
  • confidence
  • really sell your product

The final part to your Dragon’s Den is to make a prototype – a small model to show what it would really look like.

You can make your prototype out of any materials: play doh, newspaper, card… anything at all!

As always, send a picture of your finished article!

Week 14: 17 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020 by Mrs Freeman

Well, it’s the last day of the summer term. Sadly, the school year has ended in a very unexpected way. All the staff in Year 2 are incredibly proud of each and everyone of you.  well-done-23443783 - Tappy Twins

Today, I have given you some tasks about continuing to stay safe online. We have been using technology an awful lot over the last few months and it is very important to stay safe online just as you do in the real world.

Task 1

Staying safe online

Watch Episode 3 – Playing games

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

Talk about how to stay safe when playing games online.

Task 2

Choose an activity to complete.

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T-I-025-Internet-Safety-Things-to-Keep-Safe-Activity-Sheet

Task 3

It is important to understand that sometimes things don’t appear quite ‘right’ online and can be dangerous or distressing.

When should you ask an adult for help or advice?

Who are personal ‘safe’ adults who children can trust about online worries?

Can you sort these scenarios into two groups?

  1. Does it feel right?
  2. Does it feel wrong?

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Have a great summer and STAY SAFE! 

 

 

 

Week 14: 17 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Year 1, you did it!! 🙂

Well done to you all for your amazing effort and attitude during lockdown. It’s been such a strange time and you’ve all coped fantastically! You should all be extremely proud of yourselves. I hope each of you has an amazing summer and a well earned break! I can’t wait to see you all in September.

Find my final video of the school year on our class news page!

Here are your final home learning tasks:

Task 1:

As it’s Friday, It’s our Love of Reading session. Sit down with a good book and enjoy reading.

Task 2:

Enjoy your favourite film.

Task 3:

Have the best summer.

Take it easy, everyone! 🙂

Mr Parker