13 September 2019
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.
I can name the material an object is made from.
To tie in with our science topic, this homework asks the children to go on a material hunt around their home. The children’s challenge is to identify an object and the material that it is made from
The homework is due on Thursday 19th September.
06 September 2019
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and due in Thursday 12 September.
I can write sentences.
As we begin our learning in Year 2, we’d like to know what the children want to learn during this year and what their interests are outside of school. Their responses should be in full sentences.
Here are some reminders of what to check for when writing each sentence.
- Capital letter at the start
- Full stop at the end
- Finger spaces
- Does it make sense?
Our handwriting guide shows the correct letter formation to support this writing. Please ask if you would like a printed copy of this guide.
12 July 2019
The homework this week is creative and is due in next Thursday.
I can write about what I was learning in these photos.
Children could choose one of the photos, or all of them, to write about what they were learning. Alternatively, they could write a text related to the learning. For example, a recipe for their bagel bruschettas, instructions for creating a magic square, a retelling of the Secret Garden story.
Friday 05 July 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate happy and healthy choices.
This homework links to our weekly living and learning statement and is something we talk about a lot in our school. Can you encourage your child to make a new healthy choice every day this week? Or think about one new healthy change your child can make? Try to help them make sure the choice is a realistic, achievable one, such as avoiding being on an electronic device after a certain time to help sleep, or adding one extra daily portion of vegetables to their diet each day.
As this is a Creative homework, children could respond in a variety of ways:
• Create a blog, video blog or diary to show the changes we’ve made.
• Create a poster convincing others to make a happy and healthy change.
• Make a cartoon strip in which a character makes a happy and healthy change.
• Write a song, poem or rap that will encourage others to make changes.
• Reflect on change they’ve made and how it made them feel.
There are of course lots of other ways to respond, too.
Children should be ready share, and celebrate, their homework in their class by Thursday 11 July 2019.
28 June 2019
|The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.
I know how to measure.
We’ve been learning about measures in maths lessons recently. The children have a worksheet to complete in their books. For each problem, they need to choose the appropriate unit of measure.
21 June 2019
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.
I know my 2, 5 and 10 times table.
By the end of Year 2 children should know these times tables and be able to recall any of the facts within 6 seconds. Spend time this week practising the ones that your child finds more difficult.
There is a sheet in the books which the children can use to test themselves. Also, here are a couple of links to times table games we play in class:
14 June 2019
The homework this week is talk time and is another moral themed homework:
Should we stop buying food that is grown in other countries?
In topic lessons this week, we’ve looked at some foods the teachers have bought from the supermarket and have been surprised at their country of origin and how far they have travelled to get to the supermarket.
There are reasons both for and against us buying food from other countries. Discuss these with your child and we’ll debate back in class next week.
14 June 2019
This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
Pupil voice is an important part of our school and this annual questionnaire provides pupil views on some of our key health issues. These views can help us to become happier and healthier.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues and add your own comment at the end.
The completed questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Thursday 20 June.
Friday 07 June 2019
Friday 07 June 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate a moral choice.
A moral choice is committing to act for what you believe is right and good. As responsible citizens, we have a duty to ensure that we, and others, act on what we think is correct. This homework, which links to our on-going living and learning work, will help children to further understand this.
As this is a creative homework we look forward to receiving a range of responses. Children should think about something they feel passionate about and illustrate this however they see fit.
- create a piece of art that shows the choice
- write a news report about someone making a moral choice
- find a key person from history and explain how, and why, they made a moral choice
- create a short piece of drama to show the choice being made.
This homework should be completed by Thursday 13 June 2019.
Friday 17 May 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can show what I know about a particular job.
This homework is in preparation for our themed week which is next week. Throughout the week, we’ll focus on money. One aspect of this is how money is earned. Obviously, our children are a little young to be earning money but it is really important that they have aspirations.
For their homework this week, children should decide on a job (maybe one they want to do or one that a family member has) and find out some useful information about the profession: what a ‘normal’ day looks like, how much you can earn, what qualifications/experience you need, etc.
Children could respond to this creative homework in a range of ways:
- Create a poster
- Make a ‘project board’
- Re-create a ‘day in the life of…’ and document this in pictures
- Make a presentation
- Compare a few different jobs
- Devise a short play to show their peers what the job involves
- Research the salary and decide how they might spend their money
- Write a job application
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Friday 24 May 2019.