21 June 2019
Homework this week is Creative: I can show what I am curious about.
In class, we have been reading ‘Curiosity: The story of a Mars Rover’ by Markus Motum. The book follows the Mars rover, Curiosity, as she travels across the red planet in search of proof of life on Mars. This lead us to discuss what we are curious about. We have discussed things that we may be curious about:
- Has every species of animal been discovered?
- The solar system.
- Are there any famous artists that create their art on computers?
- The digestive system.
- The question: ‘What came first the chicken or the egg?’
- Our family heritage.
- Is there life on Mars?
- A YOUtuber.
Children are invited to research what they are curious about. We talked about using books, asking adults questions, reading newspapers or researching online. We discussion that we need an adult’s permission to go online.
Your child should show what they want to find out or learn omre about and show this in a creative way. Ideas in class included:
- Making a poster or leaflet.
- Creating a presentation as an ‘expert’ on the subject of their choice
- Writing a song.
- Create an animation.
- Draw a picture and label it.
- Make a video.
This is due in on Thursday 27 June 2019.
14 June 2019
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Friday 21 June 2019.
Talk Time : I can tell the time to the minute on an analogue clock.
For the past 2 weeks Year 3 have been learning to tell and show the time to the minute on an analogue clock. This homework has been chosen as it is a vital life skill that Year 3 must be able to do by the end of the year.
The R2s that Year 3 use to tell the time are:
- To or past?
- Count in jumps of 5 minutes.
- Count on in jumps of 1 minute.
- Decide which hour we are talking about.
As a challenge, we have just started to tell the time with a 12 hour analogue clock using the language of AM and PM and then explaining what we may be doing at this time of the day.
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.
13 June 2019
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 13 June 2019.
I can show my understanding of addition and subtraction.
Over the year, children have added and subtracted 3 digit and 3 digit numbers. They have used number lines, base ten, bar models and place value grids to help them. We have also used column addition or subtraction as a formal written method. Now, we would like children to demonstrate what they have learnt.
Here are some ideas we had in class:
- teach someone else how to add or subtract and record how you did so
- make a board game about adding or subtracting
- write a poem, rap or story about the calculations
- make a quiz to test others (maybe on Kahoot like we’ve used in class)
- show the skills you need in order to solve maths problems
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.
10 May 2019
This week’s homework is Creative.
I can recommend a book.
As part of our reading lessons this week, we’ve been discussing our favorite books, authors and explaining why we like them so much.
Children should think about:
- which book is their favorite (fiction or non-fiction) with reasons why
- if there is a book they could recommend that is important to their family or culture
- if there is a book with illustrations they really like
- provide information on the author
- say why reading is important to them
This is due in on Thursday 16 May 2019.
Friday 03 May 2019
This week, homework is Talk Time and links with our Living and Learning statement for the week: I recognise mental health.
I can discuss if physical health is more important than mental health.
Children should discuss this at home and make notes on their thoughts ready to share with the class on Thursday 10 May 2019.
26 April 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.
Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:
- create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
- take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
- write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
- Devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
- Create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions
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 03 May 2019.
18 April 2019
Homework this week is Talk Time.
Talk Time: I can discuss my alternative ending to Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!
In Writing next week we will be writing our alternative endings to Year 3 &4’s production Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!
Today the children got into groups and had a chance to discuss and act out their alternative endings to the story from the point where Jack climbs the beanstalk.
We had a list of questions to prompt our ideas, including:
- What’s at the top of the beanstalk?
- Who lives there?
- What are they like? What is their personality like?
- What 3 things does Jack take from the place in the clouds?
- Does Jack descend the beanstalk?
- Do these things bring Jack and his Mother’s farm fortune? Do they get Daisy back?
- What does the future for Jack look like?
Get ready to share your ideas in Writing on Tuesday 23 April 2019.