12 June 2015
This week’s homework is creative.
I know what grows in my local environment.
As always, be as creative as you like.
We would like children to look around the local environment to find particular flowers, plants and trees.
- Do they know the name of them? If they don’t, how can they find out?
- Have they found any unusual plants? If so, where were they?
- What do they notice about leaves from different trees?
05 June 2015
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect. Please make sure it is handed in by Wednesday 10 June; there are a few children forgetting to hand their books in.
I know the days of week, months of the year and seasons in order.
15 May 2015
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Wednesday 20th May 2015.
‘Who do you think you are?’
This week, we want to know all about you and who you think you are. We’re going to be asking this question all week (beginning 22.05.15), thinking about our individuality, how we are different to those around us and how we belong to different communities.
Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
- life journey
- family tree
- self image
- art work/poetry/report
08 May 2015
This week’s homework is talk time.
Why do we need instructions?
Please make sure your child is ready to talk about this on Wednesday 13 May.
01 May 2015
This week’s homework is creative homework. Please make sure it is handed in by Wednesday 06 May.
Design a home for “Nothing”. How are you going to keep him safe?
When you are thinking about your design, remember:
- what does he need to keep him safe?
- what is important to him?
- gadgets and toys are not things that he needs
- think about all the things that you have learnt in the past two weeks
24 April 2015
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect. Please make sure homework is handed in by Wednesday 29 April.
In maths this week, we have been learning about fractions. The homework is all about halving – remember that using objects can always help if your child is struggling. It is also useful to make sure that they know that they are dividing by two or sharing into two groups.
27 March 2015
The homework this week is creative and is due on Wednesday 01 April:
I can show what I’ve learnt during curriculum week.
This week at school, it’s been a themed curriculum week where each day has been a subject and then on Thursday and Friday your child has moved throughout the school in mixed classes from Reception to Year 6, learning some new subjects like Mandarin and Urdu.
The homework requires your child to show what they’ve learnt in a creative way. Ideas could range from:
- a diary recounting each day
- a jigsaw where each piece makes up each subject
- a news interview describing the week
20 March 2015
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect. Please make sure it is handed in by Wednesday 25 March.
It is maths practice this week looking at grouping and sharing.
There are practical activities you could do to help your child understand this process:
- sharing sweets amongst the family
- grouping objects into groups of 2, 5 or 10
- playing cards where a number of cards have to be dealt to each person – How many were there altogether? How many does each person have?
- serving food eg potatoes – How many potatoes do we have? How many people? How many potatoes will they get each?
13 March 2015
This week’s homework is talk time. Please make sure your child is ready to talk about this on Wednesday 18 March.
- Is it right that some people are homeless?
- Why might they be homeless?
- How would it feel to be homeless?
06 March 2015
This week, we give children a choice between two creative homework activities. They have a strong cultural or spiritual link and are due in on Wednesday 11 March.
I can respond to a book.
As it’s recently been World Book Day, we’d like children to respond in some way to a book. Your child can be as creative as (s)he likes! Here are a few ideas:
- A book review – a summary of the plot, characters, who it’s suitable for and why they like it
- A comic strip version of the book
- An alternative ending
- A character description of the main villain
- A new front cover
- A model of a scene from the book
or, your child might prefer this homework:
I know the importance of religious books.
We invite children to respond to the sentence above. Holy books are a key feature of different world religions. You may want to research the importance of one, two or all of these religious books and discuss the ways they are regarded, handled and read by members of faith groups. You might also consider the traditions associated with these holy books.
The holy books might include:
- the Christian holy book, the Bible
- the Jewish holy book, the Torah
- the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an
- the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib