04 May 2018
This week’s homework is Creative:
I can show my understanding of fractions.
As we’re coming to the end of our unit of fractions, I would like children to demonstrate what they have learnt in a creative way. This could be done with some artwork, creative writing or even something like cooking! This homework is due in on Thursday 10 May.
27 April 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Friday 04 May.
At Moortown, we have updated one of the website pages – the Learn More > Calculations page:
The new content includes a list of downloadable tests. When you download, you can change the test each time by pressing F9 to keep you on your toes! These quizzes can be used alongside shorter, sharper learning at home.
This week, children should take five minutes and see if they can beat the score we’ve recently done in class. Remember to take your time, especially with the questions that have the blank box in the middle!
20 April 2018
In preparation for next week’s Living & Learning theme, this week’s homework is Creative and due on Thursday 26 April.
I can recognise emotions in myself and others.
Last week, we did some artwork about different emotions by showing a variety of facial expressions and their associated colours. For next week, children should complete another piece of emotions artwork about themselves and in other people.
23 March 2018
This week the homework is creative and is due Thursday 29 March:
I can recognise my talents.
As we’re coming to the end of our Being Me half term topic, it’s important to recognise why it’s good to be us! We want children in Year 3 to recognise that everyone is good at something and it could be anything! This homework is a great opportunity to show your talents in a creative way.
We had some ideas in class for how to show this week’s homework. You could:
- draw a poster
- design a piece of art
- film your talent
- create a song/poem/rap
- make a presentation
- write a story about your talent
- use a computer to help
16 March 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is in preparation for next week’s Living and Learning theme (I know the difference between being proud and showing off).
What makes you proud?
Have a chat about anything and everything that makes you beam with pride. Perhaps it’s achievements or accomplishments, friends or family – whatever it is, be ready to explain and discuss in class on Thursday 22 March.
09 March 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect, consolidating learning we’ve been doing in Maths on perimeter. The children have a worksheet which requires them to find the perimeter of 2D shapes and explaining their reasoning.
This homework is due on Thursday 15 March when we will go through the answers together.
02 March 2018
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:
I can show what I love about reading.
We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!
Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:
- an interview with your favourite author
- a character biography or fact file
- tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
- book cover art, including a blurb
- a book review or recommendation
- write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
- amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
- a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
- a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read
We look forward to seeing what children come up with!
23 February 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 01 March.
Should zoos be banned?
Have a discussion about whether or not animals should be kept in zoos or whether or not we should close them down. Whichever side of the debate you fall on, come up with arguments for both sides and be ready to discuss them in class.
26 January 2018
The homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 01 February.
I can show my understanding of money.
In maths, this week, we’ve added and subtracted money and practised giving change. Some ideas for how to show this understanding creatively are:
- make a quiz
- make a shop or shopping list
- make a song or rhyme
- make a board game
- make coins
19 January 2018
The homework this week is Talk Time and will be discussed in class on Thursday 25 January.
What is a safe risk?
This is in preparation for next week’s Living and Learning theme: I am aware of risks. Being aware of risks and being able to assess the degree of risk is a crucial skill for living independently and safely.