07 December 2018
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which should be returned by Thursday 13 December.
The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or spiritual perspective.
I can show what I know and think about something cultural.
We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.
We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!
However, your child might prefer to do the following:
I can show what I know about a festival.
Over the course of this term, some children in school may have celebrated a religious festival of some sort. This might have been
- the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
- the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
- the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
- the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
- and the Chinese New Year festival, coming up
There are lots of other festivals and celebrations which you and your child together might want to reflect on.
We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script). Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.
30 November 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and due in on Thursday 06 December: I can remember and be reflective by showing something I have learnt in Topic this week.
Children should reflect on their new topic that we have started this week – Forces: Magnets.
Suggestions in class, to show what they have learnt, included:
- a poster
- a video
- a presentation about magnets
- a drawing of a magnet
- a poem
- a dictionary of different forces
Be as creative as you like!
23 November 2018
Homework for the whole school this week is Talk Time: Which charity should our school support?
Next week, a charity will be decided for Moortown Primary to support in the year ahead – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?
You could talk about:
- what a charity is
- why charities are important
- what sort of work they do
- charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
- national and international charities and their work
16 November 2018
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 22 November.
I know how to STOP bullying.
This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:
As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:
Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times on purpose.
As the homework is Creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:
- Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
- Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
- Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
- Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.
09 November 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due Thursday 15 November:
Is it ever OK to break a promise?
This homework encourages your child to discuss the morals around breaking a promise. As a class we discussed different situations and if we thought if was right or wrong to break a promise. For example, if somebody was being unkind to our friend would we break a promise to help the friend in need? Be sure to include these types of problems in your conversation.
Make sure to jot down some notes from your conversation in your homework book ready for our class debate.
19 October 2018
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:
- 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 are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 25 October 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 24 October or Thursday 25 October.
What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.
- ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
- ‘be respectful’
- ‘help others’
- ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
- ‘tell the truth’
- ‘be confident with your ideas’
- ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
- ‘be friendly and approachable’
- ‘make good choices in class and around school’
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. 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, you should consider the importance of voting.
12 October 2018
I can remember my Must Dos!
This week, our homework is Practice Makes Perfect. The homework is focused on some of our Must Dos: capital letters at the start of sentences and for proper nouns and using the correct punctuation at the end of sentences: . / ! or ?. Must Dos are non-negotiable expectations that the Year 3 children must follow throughout each subject.
Have a look at the paragraph of writing below, correcting any Must Do mistakes. This is due in on Thursday 18 October.
Challenge: can you create a key to find and underline – adverbs, verbs, nouns, contractions and conjunctions?
05 October 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 11 October:
I can remember and be reflective by showing something I have learned this week.
This homework links in with our Living & Learning statement: I reflect on my learning. I remember what I’ve learnt. It’s an opportunity for children to reflect and remember their learning from this week. This could be maths, English, reading or topic – including the History of Britain play from Thursday. If children have been inspired to extend their learning and find out further information, that’s great too!
Ideas shared in Y3 include:
- a collage
- a fact file
- a poster
- a timeline
- a diary entry
- a MASSIVE list of questions about a time in history
We’re learning our 3 times tables this week.
28 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.
If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?
This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:
- What makes a good travel companion?
- Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
- Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
- Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?
Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.
21 September 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 27 September:
I can discuss what I learnt about transport from our class trip.
Children need to look on the class news page to be reminded of some of the exciting things we saw at The Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum. Then, they should discuss their learning at home, making notes in their homework book. If they also feel inspired to find out more about one of the aspects we saw, that’s great!