Year 1 Homework

29.11.19

Posted on Saturday 30 November 2019 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

During our themed week, the children wrote about themselves and their identity. For homework, their task is to choose a family member and write at least four sentences about them using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

The homework is due on Thursday 5 December.

Friday 22 November 2019

Posted on Friday 22 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: Which charity should our school support?

Next week, a charity will be decided for us to support for the year ahead – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

You could talk about:

  • what a charity is
  • why charities are important
  • what sort of work they do
  • charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
  • national and international charities and their work

Next week, each class will vote (because in our school we make democratic decisions) for the charity they would like to support to form a shortlist. Then, our recently elected School Council will decide which charity we will support for the next year.

Friday 15 November 2019

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 15 November 2019

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 21 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 we can STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

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, several times opurpose.

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.

Posted on Sunday 10 November 2019 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 14 November:

I know my address.

This homework links well with our geography topic, Where in the World Am I? 

Friday 11 October 2019

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 11 October 2019

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:

  • I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
  • I know the importance of voting.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council.  With two representatives from each class chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 24 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready.  Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech in class to their peers.

What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.

  • ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
  • ‘be respectful’
  • ‘help others’
  • ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
  • ‘tell the truth’
  • ‘be confident with your ideas’
  • ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
  • ‘be friendly and approachable’
  • ‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

  • What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
  • What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
  • What do you think would make the school better?
  • What could you do that people would really like?
  • Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do.

Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions.  We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility.  You’re welcome to stand again for election.

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.

If you choose not to stand in the election, you should instead consider the importance of voting.

04 October 2019

Posted on Friday 04 October 2019 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Talk Time.

Is spending lots of time on a computer, iPad or tablet a good thing?

In our topic sessions, we are designing and making a new product. Computers, iPads and tablets are very popular products with both children and adults. They help us to learn lots of new things. However, it’s a good idea to limit screen time. With your child, discuss the pros and cons of spending time on computers, iPads or tablets.

The homework is due on Thursday 10 October.

Friday 27 September 2019

Posted on Friday 27 September 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can see maths all around me.

Maths is all around us. But, how often do we appreciate this? This homework is all about spotting maths in our everyday lives and we’re exposed to it more than we realise sometimes. We’d like to children to find some examples of maths from their everyday lives and show these creatively. There are many examples of maths in the world around us but here are a few examples:

  • travel, TV or film timetables
  • measuring ingredients
  • finding examples of shapes in buildings
  • counting out objects
  • spending money when shopping
  • distances on road signs
  • %s in sales
  • cutting food into the correct amount of slices or pieces

Children should be ready to celebrate their learning in our weekly homework review in class by Thursday 03 October 2019.

Please note: this homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.

20 September 2019

Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Talk Time.

Is it OK to cut down trees to make paper?

Again, this week’s homework is linked to our science topic, ‘Materials’. As a class, we have discussed the many different ways in which we use paper in everyday life. However, the paper making process involves cutting down lots of trees. Discuss the question above with your child.

Refer to the homework policy for how to complete Talk Time homework.

The homework is due on Thursday 26 September.

13 September 2019

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect. 

I can name the material an object is made from.

To tie in with our science topic, this homework asks the children to go on a material hunt around their home. The children’s challenge is to identify an object and the material that it is made from

The homework is due on Thursday 19th September.

 

 

06 September 2019

Posted on Friday 06 September 2019 by Mr Parker

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can count objects to 10.  

During their first week in Year One, the children have been counting objects to 10 and have got a sheet in their homework books to practice this further.

The homework is due on Thursday 12 September.