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.
Friday 08 February 2019
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 14 February 2019.
I can show different ways to stay safe.
This week, we have enjoyed a staying safe themed week. We’ve had lots of visitors and covered a range of important safety-related topics. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.
Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and who might help them to stay safe. This could be done in any creative way:
- a story
- a poem
- a comic strip
- an advert
- an interview
- a game
…or any other creative ideas!
The homework will be reviewed as part of the themed week learning.
01 February 2019
This week’s homework is Practise Makes Perfect: I know my lines for our song, ready for class assembly. We ask that the class have rehearsed, and learnt the words to, Abba’s Mamma Mia by Wednesday 13 February 2019. This is the day of the Year 3 class assembly.
The children have been performing this song on Mondays, as part of a series of Music lessons, so they are already relatively familiar with the song. Everyone has been sent home with a copy of the lyrics, however the lyrics can still be found online here. For a video with lyrics to sing along to, and to get some help with the beat and rhythm, please click here.
Friday 25 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework:
What is a drug?
This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful. Some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.
Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…
- What is a good definition for a drug?
- What is a drug? What is not a drug?
- Are all drugs bad?
- Why might some people need to take medicines?
- Who can prescribe medicine?
- Who should administer medicine?
- What should you do if you find some medicine?
- Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?
Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 31 January.
Friday 18 January 2019
Friday 18 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework:
I can show different ways to make things better.
This homework, which is due on Thursday 24 January, is an opportunity for children to reflect on our living & learning statement for this week: I can make things better.
Children should think about ways to make things better in a variety of different situations and contexts:
- in class
- in a friendship group
- at playtime
- at home
- with siblings
- out and about (countryside, park)
- the wider environment (recycling)
You could consider…
- Why should we try and make things better?
- How do we do this?
- When should we apologise?
- What is the effect it has on others around us when we make things better?
- Older children might want to consider the benefits of restorative justice.
Don’t forget to be creative! Produce a report or diary; capture photos of making things better; create rules for better games at play times; make a poster about how to say sorry; or, think of your own creative response.
This homework will be celebrated in our weekly homework review.
11 January 2019
Homework this week is Creative: I can show something I’ve learnt this week.
This is due in on Thursday 17 January. As usual, we will be carrying out our homework review so your child must be able to talk and answer questions about their homework, in class, on this date.
We are learning our 3 times tables.
14 November 2018
This weeks homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 20 December: I can discuss what will be included in my secret hideout.#
Early next week, Year 3 will be writing their own non-chronological reports which advertise their secret hideouts for sale. We have been looking at non-chronological reports this week and have started planning for our own writing.
Can they remember any of the features of a non-chronological report?
- present tense
- bullet points
- repetition for emphasis
- direct questions/instructions
Can they come up with their own examples to use in their writing?
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.