…so enjoy the break.
We don’t give homework or spellings and tables to learn during holidays. Instead, we hope you all enjoy the break and spend some fabulously festive family time, whether it’s playing board games, enjoying a book or two or simply relaxing in front of the telly for a treat.
14 December 2012
This week, the final homework of 2012 is practice makes perfect.
As the Key Stage 1 production is approaching, the homework this week is to practise and prepare:
- the words to the songs (these are in your child’s Homework Book)
- individual parts (practise projecting your voice!)
Don’t forget: Monday is dress rehearsal so we need all costumes in school.
Public performances are on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2.15pm – donations to Dogs Trust (one of our school charities). See you there!
07 December 2012
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 12 December 2012.
Your child has a worksheet on addition in their book. If you have any questions about the worksheet, please come and see me.
30 November 2012
This week’s homework is Talk Time. It’s due on Wednesday 05 December.
I can talk about what I have learnt about the circus.
Have a discussion with your family about all the learning you have enjoyed in this topic.
23 November 2012
This week’s whole school homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 28 November.
I can show what bullying means and how to stop it.
As part of the current SEAL theme of Getting On, this week is anti-bullying week. Within class, the children have been asked to consider bullying including these key points:
- What is bullying?
- What are the different types of bullying?
- What should you do if you are bullied?
- What should you do if you see someone being bullied?
Useful websites to look at include:
- Childline (http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/bullying/Pages/Bullyinginfo.aspx)
- Go-givers (http://www.gogivers.org/)
- Kidshealth (http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html)
You could produce:
- art work
- a poster
- writing: diary, story, letter
- a rap
- a mindmap
- your own creative idea
16 September 2012
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect – to complete a worksheet.
You’ll find the worksheet in your child’s homework book.
This homework is due on Wednesday 21 November 2012.
09 November 2012
Homework this week is creative. It’s the first of three homework tasks this year when we invite children to respond to something from a cultural or spiritual perspective (we’re going to time these so they fall close to religious festivals, from Eid to Easter).
I can respond to a book I’ve recently read.
This week, we’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read. We’re interested to hear your child’s opinions and any connections they might have made between the book and their own life. This book review might include pictures, an interview (you could write a fictional script between an interviewer and a character), 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 Eid or Diwali means to me and my community.
Just before the half-term, some children in school will have celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid. Next week, some children in school will celebrate the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali. We invite those children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).
It’s the half-term break…
…so there’s no homework this week.
Please make sure your child continues to read lots and be read to – this is always the most valuable activity you can do at home to help learning.
Why not put some Maths into practice too: play a board game, bake something, create some mathematical art…
19 October 2012
This week’s homework is talk time. It’s due in on Wednesday 24 October 2012.
Should animals perform in the circus?
Remember that talk time homework is marked through a class discussion/debate once the homework has been handed in.
12 October 2012
The homework this week is Creative and is due on Wednesday 17 October.
I can show what I know about the circus.
As you know, our new topic is Roll Up, Roll Up! I would like you to show me anything you already know about the circus. You can be as creative as you like, but if you’re struggling why not try:
- produce a spider diagram of ideas
- draw pictures with labels
- write a sentence
- produce a poster
- cut and stick pictures from the internet or magazines