02 December 2016
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 08 December.
I know how the 8 Rs help me to learn.
Children should consider which Rs they do and how they use them. Conversely, they should think about the Rs they could use more an when they might use them. Adults, this may be useful for you too!
A quick reminder of our 8 Rs for learning:
Responsibility, Risk-taking, Resilience, Responsive, Resourcefulness, Readiness, Reflecting, Remembering.
25 November 2016
The homework this week is a whole school creative homework. Because of the open afternoon next week, the homework is due in on Wednesday not Thursday.
I can show what I have learned in STEM week.
This week, all our learning has been STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) focussed.
For this homework, we’d like children to reflect on their learning across the week and show off what they have learned. Your child could:
- give an overview of the STEM subjects
- do their own mini STEM project
- be a scientist and conduct a science investigation
- continue some of their favourite STEM week learning at home
18 November 2016
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 24 November.
11 November 2016
The homework this week is practice makes perfect.
As we’re coming to the end of our Class Novel Big Topic about the Katie and… books, we’d like the children to write a letter or email to James Mayhew, the author of the stories.
You could tell him about the learning we’ve done in the topic; what you thought about his stories and which one was your favourite; you could suggest a plot for a new Katie book; you could ask him questions.
If you’d like to send an email, you can email it to [email protected]
04 November 2016
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Thursday 10 November.
I can show what I have learned about the 2 times table.
In maths lessons this half-term, we’re learning about multiplication and division. We’ll be looking at the 2, 5 and 10 times table. This week, we’ve focussed on the two times table. Children should complete the worksheet in the book.
They could also do something creative to show their understanding of the two times table.
Finally, remember that Mathletics is a good way for children to practise their maths at home.
21 October 2016
It’s half-term, so there’s no homework. Enjoy the holiday instead: hunt down a collection of chestnuts on a walk at Roundhay Park, enjoy a cinema trip on a damp day, go further afield and visit somewhere new…
Whatever you do, have a good break.
14 October 2016
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 20 October.
I can create a piece of art which reflects a feeling or mood.
This could be a painting, sketch, sculpture, collage, e-art, tapestry (?). However, you should try to convey a feeling or mood in your art. We’ll then look at them as a class and see if our feelings when looking at the art match your intentions.
There is also a spelling task to complete this week in the homework books.
07 October 2016
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 13 October.
What is the value of art?
Art is valuable in lots of different ways. It can cheer us up if we’re feeling sad. It can entertain us or help us to see things in different ways.
Yet, art also has a monetary value. Some art is worth millions of pounds. Is this right? Is it easy to see which art is more valuable?
What art is valuable to you and to your family? Why is it valuable?
30 September 2016
The homework this week is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 06 October.
I understand how someone else feels.
For this homework, children should discuss this statement with others at home.
They should consider:
- What are the different emotions someone might feel? How many can you name? When/why might someone feel that way?
- How would you know how someone else is feeling? What does their face look like? What does their body look like?
- What could you do if you see someone showing certain emotions? For example, loneliness, anger, confusion or worry.
In our SEAL lesson this week, we considered how someone else might feel through the book, Beegu.
Children should be prepared to share their ideas.
23 September 2016
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 29 September.
I love reading!
For this homework children should show off their love of reading. This could be stories, comics, fact books, poems.
Here are a few ideas for what the children could do:
- write a review of their favourite book
- create a poster celebrating their favourite book or author
- write a letter to a character in or the author of their favourite book
- interview a character or an author
- re-write a favourite part of a book
- write an alternative ending or new chapter for a favourite book