Year 1 Homework

30 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2011 by

This week’s homework is creative and it links to our Staying Safe week. It is due in on Wednesday 05 October 2011.

I can show how I need to be safe when playing outside.

Here are some ideas that we came up with as a class when we talked about the homework:

  • A poster highlighting the dangers of playing in a playground
  • A series of pictures or photographs showing potential hazards
  • A list of rules
  • A drawing

I look forward to seeing your creations on Wednesday.

23 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 by

This week’s homework is talk time and linked to our mini-topic – Sound.

I can talk about sounds I hear at home.

We want to know how many different sounds you can hear at home and what they are and how they sound (soft, sudden, irritating…). We will discuss your findings on Wednesday 28 September.

16 September 2011

Posted on Friday 16 September 2011 by

Homework is due every week. It is given out on Fridays and is due on Wednesdays. This gives children enough time to do the homework.

We will be holding a ‘Learning Session’ for parents in the next few weeks, where we will explain the homework in more detail and show some examples.

This week’s homework is creative and is due on Wednesday 21 September.

I can show something interesting about myself.

Here are some ideas for what might be creative:

  • poster
  • labelled diagrams
  • photographs
  • models
  • drawings
  • writing some sentences
  • your child’s own idea

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 07 July 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is Creative Homework.   Please hand in on Wednesday 13 July.

I can show my learning journey.

This is the final homework of this academic year.  It’s an opportunity for your child to reflect on their learning over the year.   Their reflections could include:

  • what they have learned
  • when they learn best
  • how they learn something new
  • how they know they have learned something new
  • how they approach learning something

We look forward to sharing these learning journeys with the children.

Thank you for all your support with homework over the past year.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

01 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2011 by

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 6 June.

I know what a question is.

The aim of this homework is to develop the children’s understanding and use of questions.Ask your child some questions, eg ‘What is your favourite colour?’ ‘Who is your best friend? ‘

Read through the sheet with your child. They choose a ‘wh’ question word that makes sense to complete each sentence. Then play the game at the end.

24 June 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011 by

The homework this week is ‘Creative’ and is due in on Wednesday 29 June.

I can create a map of a journey I make.

Here are some ideas:

  • Bird’s-eye view map of their route to their school / grandparent’s house etc on paper or on a computer.
  • A constructed model of a familiar journey using Lego/K’nex etc.
  • Another idea would be for you to make the journey, taking a picture every few minutes.
  • Drawing your route is a great idea, too.

I look forward to seeing all the maps.

17 June 2011

Posted on Friday 17 June 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is Talk Time (with some recording) and is due in by Wednesday 22 June.

I can discuss health issues at my school.

I have worked with members of our Health Group (made up of our School Councillors) to create the homework for this week – a health questionnaire.

As part of the next level of our Healthy Schools status we are working on a number of targets relating to obesity and emotional health.

Your views and responses to the health questionnaire will help us to be an even happier and healthier school.

Please discuss the issues raised in the questionnaire at home and record your views on the questionnaire provided.  Return your completed forms to your class teacher.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.

10 June 2011

Posted on Thursday 09 June 2011 by

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in Wednesday 15 June.

What do I know about my local area?

Homework this week is linked to our new topic, ‘On our doorstep‘.

Tips:

  • What is our local area called?
  • What is there to do?
  • Are there any places of interest?
  • What do I like / dislike in my local area?

20 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is “Creative Homework”.  To introduce next week’s themed week, we’d like the children to think about the community that they belong to.

I know what a community is.

This could be shown in many different ways:

  • a poster
  • photos
  • a mind map
  • children showing different communities they belong to
  • a map showing different communities

All the children in school are thinking about this so it will be a great opportunity to discuss it as a family.  We look forward to seeing you all next week for different activities, especially next Friday afternoon from 2pm when we will be celebrating our community at Moortown Primary.