11 December 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework, which should be returned by Thursday 17 December.
The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or a spiritual perspective.
I can present a review of a book / TV show / film or something else cultural.
We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.
We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!
However, your child might prefer to do the following:
I know what a faith celebration means to me.
Over the course of this term, some children in school may have celebrated a religious festival of some sort. This might have been
- the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
- the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
- the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
- the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
- and the Chinese New Year festival, coming up
There are lots of other festivals and celebrations, which you and your child together might want to reflect on.
We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script). Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 18 December 2020.
03 December 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.
Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:
- create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
- take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
- write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
- devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
- create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 10th December 2020.
27 November 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 03 December.
I know the key vocabulary from our History topic.
The vocabulary below is linked to the Great Fire of London.
Some of the words have been added to the word search below. How many can you find? Challenge: Use the words in a sentence.
20 November 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 26 November.
I know how to STOP bullying.
This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:
As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:
Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally (including online), several times on purpose.
As the homework is creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:
- Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
- Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
- Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
- Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.
13 November 2020
This weeks’ homework is talk time and is due on Thursday 19 November.
Our Living and Learning statement this week is:
Talk with a family member about the things that are the same and the things that are different between you both. We’re all human and we might like and do similar things but we want to celebrate our differences, too! Talk with your adult about the things that make you different and special. Be ready to share these in class next week.
06 November 2020
This week, the homework is practice makes perfect and is based on the addition maths learning we have started in class this week. It is due on Thursday 12 November.
Click on this link for a video introducing this learning for you to watch at home.
16 October 2020
The homework, this week, is creative and is due on Thursday 22 October.
Our Living and Learning statement this week has been…
This forms part of current Living and Learning lessons about mental health and how we feel. Self care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health.
For homework, we would like the children to play wellbeing bingo and try out some of the ideas below.
The children can choose how to present this.
- Maybe a photo or picture of them trying a favourite technique.
- Could they ask a family member which one they enjoy to do.
- A sentence to explain the ideas that work for them and how they make them feel.
- Pick their top five ideas and put them in order (using ordinal numbers from our maths learning – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th)
09 October 2020
I can share my views about health
Your views can help us to become happier and healthier.
Parents/carers: please complete the online survey with your child and comment at the end. Please submit before Thursday 15 October.
02 October 2020
This week, the homework is Talk Time and should be completed by Thursday 08 October.
Are animals happy in zoos?
This is a moral question, based around our science learning about living things. which we’d like you to discuss at home with your child. During the discussion with your child, it’s important to appreciate that there may be two opposing views and that although it’s okay to disagree we should respect the opposing view.
- Turn the telly off!
- Sit around the dining table!
- Have a chat and share opinions and ideas!
- Children should talk with family, friends and each other –maybe even using FaceTime or Skype.
There is no need to record anything in your child’s homework book from your discussions at home. The children will be able to share their views when we review the homework at the end of the week.
25 September 2020
The homework this week is Creative and is due on Thursday 01 October.
What is Autumn?
This week, our fluency text in class was the poem, Autumn is here. For homework, we would like the children to show what are the signs of Autumn.
Creative homework allows the children to choose how they want to present this. It could be:
- Photos from a walk to show signs of autumn
- A painting of an autumn scene
- Artwork using a collection of autumnal natural objects
- Counting using some leaves, conkers or acorns
- Some sentences and pictures about an aspect of autumn (eg conkers, harvest, hedgehogs)
- Cooking using some autumn ingredients (eg blackberries, apples)
- Adding another verse to the poem, Autumn is here
Be as creative as you like!