17 March 2017
The homework this week is creative.
I can design a house or room of the future.
Think about what houses may look like in the future. What would yours look like? What would you have in your room? Consider how it will make our life easier or be better for the environment. Annotate your design with notes to explain the different features.
10 March 2017
The homework this week is talk time.
I keep calm or help others to calm down.
In class we’ve been talking about strategies used to help calm down. Talk to people at home about what you can do to help yourself calm down or how you can spot when people are not feeling calm and how you can help them.
03 March 2017
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 09 March.
I know that houses in other countries may be different to our houses.
Think about your own experiences or ask friends or family who have been to or lived in other countries about the houses that people lived in.
How are they different to the houses we live in? How are they the same?
You could draw and label a picture of the houses, write an estate agent promotion for a house, create a model of the houses with labels.
24 February 2017
This week, following our learning on 2D and 3D shapes, the homework is practice makes perfect.
This should be completed and returned to school by Thursday 02 March.
Here is some information that might help.
When we talk about 3D shapes, we talk about faces, edges and vertices.
- The faces are the flat parts of the shape.
- The edges are the lines where two faces meet.
- The vertices are the points where two or more edges meet.
For example, this cuboid has 6 faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices:
03 February 2017
For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 08 February. There are two options:
- I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
- I know the importance of voting.
It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council. With two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers, all children at Moortown Primary are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 09 February with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready. Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech to their class on Wednesday 08 February.
What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.
‘Communicating with others – pupils and adults.’
‘Having good listening skills to know what to contribute in meetings.’
‘Thinking of realistic ideas to suggest in meetings.’
‘Considering other people’s views even if you don’t agree with them.’
Hints for your speech include:
- What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
- What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
- What do you think would make the school better?
- What could you do that people would really like?
- Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do
Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions over the last year. We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility. You’re welcome to stand again for election.
Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.
If you choose not to stand in the election then you should consider the importance of voting.
27 January 2017
The homework this week is creative and links in with our learning in maths this week:
I can show what I have learnt about money.
In maths lessons, we’ve become familiar with different coins and made amounts using combinations of coins. For this homework, show off what you have learnt this week or show me some other learning or experience involving money!
20 January 2017
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 26 January.
What makes a house a home?
We will be learning lots about houses in this topic. For this homework, we’d like you to talk about what it is that makes your house a home. What makes it special and what makes you feel comfortable in it – both emotionally and physically!
13 January 2017
This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 19 January:
I know where I live.
This homework is the first homework linked to our upcoming history driven big topic: Time Travel. Throughout this topic, the children will focus on houses and homes through the ages.
To kick off our topic, your child is required to think creatively about where they live. Ideas could range from:
- learning their address by heart;
- sketching their house;
- delving into the history of their house;
- a floor plan of their house;
- taking photographs and labelling their house.
It’d be great to see the children be as creative as possible so that we can learn lots about where each of us lives.
06 January 2016
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 12 January.
It is good to be me.
Talk to your child about why it is good to be them. What are they good at? What qualities do they value in themselves? Who or what else makes it good to be them?
09 December 2016
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Thursday 15 December.
I can recite a poem.
Children have a poem by Ogden Nash called Winter Morning in their homework books. They need to learn this poem so that they can recite it from memory on Thursday. To help them, children could write it out, learn a line or two each day, record themselves reading it.
Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes
Smooth and clean and frosty white
The world looks good enough to bite
That’s the season to be young
Catching snowflakes on your tongue
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going