09 March 2018
This week the homework is Talk Time. We are coming to the end of our big topic, Life Forces, and I would like you to talk to your child about the things they have enjoyed and learnt during the topic.
02 March 2018
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:
I can show what I love about reading.
We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!
Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:
- an interview with your favourite author
- a character biography or fact file
- tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
- book cover art, including a blurb
- a book review or recommendation
- write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
- amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
- a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
- a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read
We look forward to seeing what children come up with!
23 February 2018
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.
Children have a reading activity in their homework books to complete.
We’ll then go through it with the children on Thursday.
26 January 2018
The homework this week is talk time.
Is it okay to eat animals?
This is a moral question which we’d like you to discuss at home. In these discussions, it’s important for children to appreciate that there may be two opposing views and that although it’s okay to disagree we should respect the opposing view.
19 January 2018
The homework this week is talk time.
I am aware of risks.
Being aware of risks and being able to assess the degree of risk is a crucial skill for living and learning. Discuss the different risks your child may encounter in and out of school and whether they are safe risks or not.
12 January 2018
The homework this week is creative.
I know the different parts of my body.
We’re starting Life Forces, our new big topic, next week. We’ll first be learning about ourselves. In this homework, show us what you know about humans and our bodies. As always, it’s up to you how you present your homework. It could be a poster, a model, a collage, a video. It’s up to you!
05 January 2017
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect. It is to learn your lines for our class assembly on Wednesday. We don’t have much time to practise before the show so please work hard to learn them by heart.
Hope to see you there at 2.40!
08 December 2017
The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 14 December.
The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or spiritual perspective.
I can show what I know and think about something cultural.
We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.
We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), 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 I know about a festival.
Over the course of this term, some children in school will have celebrated a religious festival of some sort. This might have been
- the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
- the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
- the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
- the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
- and the Chinese New Year festival which next year will be in February
There are lots of other festivals and celebrations which you and your child together might want to reflect on. You can research more festivals.
We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script). Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.
01 December 2017
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and relates to the money learning we’ve been doing.
Your child has either a worksheet of questions or a challenge to work through. Although they might be able to complete the homework independently, it would be better if they could talk it through with an adult as they are doing it.
24 November 2017
For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 30 November.
Following our whole school themed week this week, Who do you think you are?, children should consider the following statement by showing what they have learnt.
I know what community is.
As a guide, children could think about these aspects.
- What is community?
- Where is their community? Children could consider their school community to local community to wider community. Moortown Community Group has lots of information about our local community.
- Who is in their community? Children could consider visits/visitors during our themed week.
- Why is community important? Children could consider the terms ‘identity’ and ‘diversity’ discussed during our themed week.
- How can we be a good citizen in our community?
This could be done in any creative way.
- A story
- A poem
- A map
- A comic strip
- An advert
- An interview
- A game
- A model
…or any other creative ideas!