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.
22 March 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:
- How does paying a compliment make you feel?
- How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
- Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
- Can you compliment people too much?
Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 28 March 2019. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.
15 March 2019
This week, homework for Year 3 and Year 4 is Talk Time and is linked to the upcoming production: Fe Fi Fo Fum!
I know my lines, lyrics to the songs, and where I need to be for the Easter production.
As next week is the last week of rehearsals, we expect each child to have learnt their lines, words to the songs and where they need to be. Any extra practice you can get in at home will greatly support your child. Please ask your class teacher if you have lost your script so we can get you a new one to support this learning at home.
08 March 2019
This week’s homework is Creative and will be discussed in class on Friday 15 March: I can say something good about myself.
This week in Living and Learning, we’ve been saying things that are good about ourselves. We have been sharing these in class and have talked about being confident when doing this. Have a discussion with your child about what they think is good about themselves. Then, show it in a creative way! Here are some ideas:
- a diagram
- a poster
- a video
- draw a picture
- write a poem
Get ready to share this on Friday 15 March 2019.
Friday 01 March 2019
This week, our whole school homework is Creative: I can present a summary of our class novel so far.
Every class in our school is currently enjoying their class novel topic. As such, we’ve read quite a bit of our books. This week, children should summarise what they’ve read so far. A good summary would give an overview of what’s happened, focussing on key events and characters. There are many ways in which children could choose to respond to this but here’s a few ideas…
- use an app to create a movie trailer for what’s happened so far
- create a timeline of key events
- turn what’s happened so far into a short comic
- write a song, rap or poem about one of the main characters/events
- create an image about a key event
- draw a portrait of a main character and label their characteristics
However children decide to respond, their efforts will be celebrated as part of our weekly homework review in class. This homework is due by Thursday 07 March 2019.