Friday 15 January
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 20 January.
Practise your number bonds to 20 or Practise your number bonds to 10
We have been recalling number bonds to 20 by using what we already know about number bonds to 10.
7 + 3 =10 so…
Some children still need to memorise number bonds to 10 before moving onto this. Therefore some children have been set slightly different homework this week.
08 January 2016
For all children in Year 1 to Year 6, the homework this week is Talk Time and is due Wednesday 13 January.
Which two charities should we support at school and why?
It’s time for children to think about our next two school charities. In 2014 and 2015, we have supported St Gemma’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK raising a total of £4370.02. We’ve helped these charities for two years now, so it’s time for a change.
We need you to have a discussion at home about which charities would be best for us to support. Following a class discussion next week, each class will nominate two charities to be considered by the School Council, who will make the final decision.
Once your child has decided on two charities, make sure they have clear, powerful reasons to support their views.
You might want to discuss whether we support…
- a local charity
- a national charity
- an international charity
- a children’s charity
- an animal charity
- a charity which helps a vulnerable group in our community
- a charity that has helped our learning, like Heart Research UK, NSPCC, RNLI
Our new school charities will be announced on Friday 15 January.
There are no homework tasks or spellings during the holiday period.
Instead, support your child in other ways. Make sure they take part in family events, encourage them to relax and catch up on some reading at home, encourage them to send thank you notes (emails are fine, too!) – all these things will help their English skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing.
Plenty of maths skills can be practised, too – planning some top telly and considering times and durations of programmes, working out what half price is when the sales start… could your child even help with some cooking to use various measures?
Whatever they do, make sure your child, and you, have a happy and healthy Christmas break.
11 December 2015
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 16 December.
Find a rhyming poem to enjoy with your family.
You could look in a poetry book if you have one, or find one on the internet. Write down the rhyming words in your homework book. Enjoy!
04 December 2015
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 09 December.
I can show what I know about the 8 Rs of learning.
The 8 Rs of learning are:
taking risks, being responsive, being responsible, being resilient, showing readiness, being resourceful, being reflective and remembering.
27 November 2015
Following our Health themed week, this week, our whole school homework is creative and is due on Wednesday 02 December.
I make healthy choices.
Each class has taken part in a variety of learning this week including a range of visitors to support our teaching of keeping healthy (please see our Class News pages).
Your child could present this creative homework in a variety of different ways:
- a quiz which tests the knowledge of other children
- art work
- a poster
- writing: diary, story, letter, instructions, report
- a rap
- a mindmap
- your own creative idea
We look forward to seeing your creative ideas to demonstrate how to keep healthy and this homework will be the focus of our open afternoon, next week.
Homework open afternoon, 2.40pm on Wednesday 02 December – parents/carers of children in Years 1 – 6 are invited into the classroom to help you to be aware of the standards of homework in your child’s class; it will also give you an insight into how we give feedback to your child even if the homework does not appear to be marked.
20 November 2015
The homework this week is talk time homework / practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 25 November.
How can you learn which way is left and which is right?
In maths this week, we’ve been learning about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd…) and the left and right positions. Many children (and adults) struggle with remembering their left and right, but there are lots of ways to remember them if it doesn’t come naturally!
If your child cannot remember their left from right after doing the homework, it is not the end of the world! The homework acts as a chance for them to discuss their learning with you and for you to share any ways of remembering their left from right.
13 November 2015
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 18 November.
I can show / tell people what to do if they are being bullied.
It’s anti-bullying week next week (16-20 November). The theme for the week is Make a noise about bullying. Children’s homework should tell others what to do if they are being bullied.
In school, we tell children that the most important thing you can do to STOP bullying is to Start Telling Other People.
The link to the website is below: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/
We have been learning about shape this week. We have looked in detail at the following four basic shapes and so your child should be able to fill in the following table which can be found in their homework books. Please note that we’re learning that a circle has no sides but has a curved edge.
…so there is no homework this week.
Please make sure your child spends some time most days reading – books, comics, newspapers… Why not visit the library or a book shop this week?
To support writing, your child should review their spellings from the last few weeks. You could test them on words from all the lists, and ask them to use the words in sentences or a story, or create a comic strip with a word used in each speech bubble.Perhaps you could set a challenge (for you as well as your child!) of using spelling words in everyday conversations! Practising handwriting by joining up is a useful activity, too.
In Maths, children in Key Stage 2 should definitely practise times tables – including the related division facts. Can your child respond within five seconds (not counting up to work it out) to questions like ‘What’s 7 times 8?’ and ‘What’s 42 divided by 6?’
Of course, make sure your child is happy and healthy over half-term, too! A walk and play at Roundhay Park, a bike ride, a conker challenge, a trip to the art gallery… Enjoy!