16 September 2016
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 22 September.
Where in the world?
We’ve been learning about the world in our topic lessons for the past two weeks. We’ve used atlases, maps and globes to locate and name the different countries in the United Kingdom and the different continents and oceans of the world.
In this homework, you can reflect on this learning and create something which shows it off. Alternatively, you could teach the rest of the class about a place in the world which is special to you. It could be a place really far away or really close.
09 September 2016
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due on Thursday 15 September:
I can make someone feel welcome.
This week, we have started to think about our new SEAL theme, ‘New Beginnings’. Our SEAL statement next week is I can make someone feel welcome and we would like the children to think about how they might do this.
Speak with your child to see what they could do or say to welcome someone, maybe with reference to our three new children in class. This will also help children to develop empathy skills to consider how others may feel in certain situations. As well as the school setting, you might also want to consider other examples such as other groups like brownies, sports clubs, at parties and even visitors to your house.
In our SEAL session next week, we shall be considering this statement through discussion and also drama.
Please see below for talk time guidance in our homework policy:
Talk Time homework: this involves a discussion topic eg ‘Should animals be kept in zoos?’ Children should make notes (even pictures, diagrams etc) ready to participate in a class / group discussion on the topic. Please make sure you write a comment about the Talk Time discussions in the homework books.
- Turn the telly off!
- Sit around the dining table!
- Have a chat and share opinions and ideas!
- Children should talk with family, friends and each other.
Have a happy and healthy holiday
It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!
Does your child spend less time outdoors than prison inmates? A survey suggests three-quarters of children do, as the time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears.
Research shows that playing outdoors promotes social skills, improves vision, reduces stress, increases attention span and provides vitamin D.
15 July 2016
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.
This annual questionnaire helps us to find out pupil views on some of our key health issues at school. Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 20 July.
08 July 2016
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 13 July.
I can learn and recite a poem.
The children have to choose one of the poems in this booklet to learn. They should write it neatly into their homework book and then practise reading it until they can recite it without looking at it.
01 July 2016
As you know, we have had to close school on Friday 01 July – Shadwell Lane had its water turned off. For that reason, and because two classes are out of school today, there hasn’t been chance to set homework or spellings for this week.
Even though there is no set homework or spellings, please remember there are lots of things that the children can be doing to reflect on their learning from this week.
Again, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the school closure.
24 June 2016
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 29 June.
I can cope with an unexpected change.
The SEAL theme this half-term is Changes and as part of this we’re learning about unexpected changes.
Talk to your children about how changes can be both positive and negative but also that a change which appears negative could be positive – or at least have some positives. Children will need to be ready to deal with sudden or unexpected changes so also talk about strategies they can use to help cope with a change.
17 June 2016
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 22 June.
I can create a chart to present data.
You’ve been given some information in a tally chart – though you can use your own data if you’d prefer.
Your job is to create a bar chart (or another type of chart) using this data. Remember all that we’ve learnt this week!
Once you’ve created the chart, write some questions about the data for other people to answer.
10 June 2016
This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 15 June:
Why does money matter?
In our recent Money Matters themed week, we considered spending, donating, saving and getting money. Take a look through the news section and class news pages to remind you about the week.
Your child is required to show their understanding of money in a creative way. Ideas could include:
- a game
- a poem
- a song
- a quiz
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script
Summer Half Term
In line with our Homework Policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn next week because it’s the Summer half-term holiday. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help your child continue learning: get reading, go places, talk lots!
Have a happy and healthy holiday.