16 March 2018
The homework this week is Practice Make Perfect.
This week, we’ve been learning all about measuring. Your child’s homework is to find things in their bedroom that are longer and shorter than the 30cm piece of paper provided.
If you lose your paper ruler, please ask me for another one.
09 March 2018
This week the homework is Talk Time. We are coming to the end of our big topic, Life Forces, and I would like you to talk to your child about the things they have enjoyed and learnt during the topic.
02 March 2018
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:
I can show what I love about reading.
We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!
Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:
- an interview with your favourite author
- a character biography or fact file
- tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
- book cover art, including a blurb
- a book review or recommendation
- write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
- amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
- a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
- a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read
We look forward to seeing what children come up with!
23 February 2018
This week the homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 01 March.
Are animals happy in zoos?
This is a moral question which I’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.
02 February 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time. It’s our Year 1 class assembly on Wednesday and each child has a few lines or actions to learn. Your child’s homework is to practise them in preparation for Wednesday.
Please return homework books next Thursday.
26 January 2018
This week the homework is again practice makes perfect. We have working hard in our writing sessions to use conjunctions to make our sentences more interesting.
Use the correct conjunction to make the sentences in your homework book more interesting.
Please return you homework book next Thursday.
19 January 2018
This week the homework is practice makes perfect. We’ve been spending time learning number bonds to 20. A number bond is a number fact we know instantly, without needing to work it out, like 17+3 and 15+5.
The children’s task is to find the missing numbers to make number bonds to 20.
Please return homework books by next Thursday.
12th January 2018
This week the homework is creative. We’re starting a new topic next week all about life. Within the topic, we’ll be learning about different animals. The children’s task is to make a fact file about their favourite animal.
Please return homework books by next Thursday.
05 January 2018
The homework this week is Talk Time.
How can you show good manners in school and at home?
Please return your homework books the following Thursday.
08 December 2017
The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 14 December.
The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or spiritual perspective.
I can show what I know and think about something 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 can show what I know about a festival.
Over the course of this term, some children in school will 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 which next year will be in February
There are lots of other festivals and celebrations which you and your child together might want to reflect on. You can research more festivals.
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.