14 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which should be completed by Thursday 20 September.
I know some Where in the World facts.
This homework, which links to our current mini-topic (Where in the World), is a chance for children to show off their geographical knowledge. Children should learn and remember (one of our 8Rs for learning) some facts about the world that they find interesting. There are many things children could learn about:
- the seven continents
- capital cities
- names of the oceans
- the countries of the UK, Europe or the world
- the population of some countries
- interesting facts about a place they find interesting or have been
- how to say a common word or phrase in several languages (for example, hello!)
- and, of course, there are many more facts children could find out and learn
This homework should be evidenced in homework books with children ready (another of our 8Rs for learning) to show off their new-found geographical knowledge as part of our weekly homework review next week.
07 September 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 13 September:
I can show what I know or would like to know about a country.
This homework links in with our current topic of Where in the World. It’s an opportunity for children to reflect on what they already know about a country that they’ve visited, a place they would like to research or simply about England.
Ideas shared in Y3 and Y4 include:
- a collage
- a fact file
- a tourist leaflet
- a poster
- a travel guide
- a diary entry
- a MASSIVE list of questions about a country of your choice
We’re learning our 3 times tables this week.
13 July 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 19 July.
I can show my highlights from Year 3.
This is the very last homework of the year. Have a look back at class news and discuss with your child what has been their highlight and show it in a creative way.
- write a story, song, rap or poem about the year
- draw a picture or comic book strip of your favourite learning
- recreate something we’ve done at home
- create awards or certificates for the class
- create a play to replicate your favourite memories
06 July 2018
This week, our whole school homework is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 12 July.
I can make healthy choices.
This is the chance for children to reflect on our Being Healthy themed week and consider what healthy choices they should make and encourage others to make.
This could be presented in any creative way:
- a game
- a poem
- a song
- a quiz
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script
- a diary entry from the week
29 June 2018
As part of our Being Healthy themed week, the homework this week is to complete a health diary. The completed diary should be brought back to school on Thursday 05 July to ensure all the entries are made.
The diary covers diet, sleep and physical activity.
Once completed, you should reflect on your diary:
- what surprised you about your diary?
- what were you proud of?
- what could you improve?
- did you make any improvements throughout the week?
- did you manage to achieve your five a day?
- did you have five different portions of fruit and vegetables?
- did you try to reduce your number of snacks and sweetened drinks?
- did you find any alternative healthier snacks and drinks?
Physical activity guidelines state that children should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day (30 minutes at school and 30 minutes outside of school). Is this something you have achieved?
Sleep guidelines state how much sleep children should have at different ages. For example, a seven year old should have 10 hours 30 minutes sleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development.
We look forward to reviewing the diaries next Thursday in our homework review.
22 June 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 28 June:
I can show my understanding of mass, volume and capacity.
In class, we’ve been using a variety of weighing scales (grams and kilograms), using different measuring containers/cylinders (millilitres and litres) and adding, subtracting and comparing mass & volume.
To show their understanding of these topics, your child could:
- investigate the measuring containers you have at home and produce a table of their findings
- do some cooking, weighing ingredients, with an adult/sibling
- make a quiz
- go on an adventure to find all things to do with the topics (film it)
- find containers and estimate their capacity (then check)
- make a game like top trumps
15 June 2018
The homework this week is Talk Time.
I can reflect on my learning.
The photographs in this post relate to some of the learning that has happened in class this week. Talk to your child about the photos and what they’ve learnt this week.
Remember to make some notes about it in the homework books.
08 June 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time:
I see things from other people’s point of view.
This is an important skill that enables us to get along happily with each other. Discuss at home why it is so important and the different times when seeing something from someone else’s perspective may be required.
18 May 2018
Our whole school homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 24 May.
I am aware of my route to school.
- Points of interest – houses, buildings, gardens, street furniture, historical landmarks, street names and local amenities such as your favourite shops, doctors and cafes.
- Nature – what trees, flowers, animals or birds do you see?
- Points of improvement – spot things that make the walk unpleasant. This may include obstacles on the routes (pavements blocked with cars & bins), litter (where are the bins and whether littering is a problem) and difficult crossings (is there anywhere where it feels unsafe to cross?).
- Potential new features – what would you like to see on your route?
Children are invited, but not required, to use the initial version of the map below and add details of any of the above features in a creative way.
11 May 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time:
What calming down strategies can you use?
This week’s Living and Learning theme is all about understanding techniques that can help us calm down. Have a chat at home about different strategies you could use for different emotions and situations and be ready to discuss these in class on Thursday 17 May.