08 September 2017
This week’s homework is Talktime and is due on Thursday 14th September:
I can discuss what I’m looking forward to this year and how to improve my learning.
Children have been asked to reflect on the year ahead and discuss it with adults at home. Some talking points might be:
- What parts of the year are they excited about?
- Are there any events that they like every year?
- What subjects are they looking forward to learning about most?
- What do they know they need to work hard at to improve?
- What will they do to learn even better this year?
As always with Talktime homework, we recommend turn off the TV, computers, tablets, radios and phones, getting a comfy seat and a few adults around before starting the discussion. It’s useful for adults to demonstrate sophisticated language during these talks, so that children can use similar words themselves.
We are practising the five times tables this week. Hopefully, most children will feel confident with this already, so they should concentrate on increasing their speed and making sure they know the division facts too.
For example, if we know 12 x 5 = 60, we should know 5 x 12 = 60, 60 ÷ 5 = 12 and 60 ÷ 12 = 5.
07 July 2017
This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
Pupil voice is an important part of our school and this annual questionnaire provides pupil views on some of our key health issues.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Thursday 13 July.
05 July 2017
This week’s homework is Creative: I can show what I know about light.
Some helpful ideas:
- a presentation about shadows and reflections
- a light quiz
- light vocabulary word search
- your own shadow puppets
- measure your shadow throughout the day and record the data
- create stained glass artwork
- make your own lighthouse
23 June 2017
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 29 June: How do disasters affect people and places?
Through our Extreme Earth topic, we have discussed in class the impact natural disasters can have on people and places. We have also learnt about the long term and short term effects a natural disaster can cause.
This week, discuss with your child how natural disasters or disasters that are current and in the news affect people and places.
16 June 2017
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect:
To collect, present and interpret data.
This homework is due in on Thursday 22 June.
We have been learning about statistics: presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables. For this week’s homework, I’d like you to collect some data, display it and write some one-step and two-step questions for the class to answer about your data, during our homework review.
We had a discussion in class and the children came up with some data they could collect.
- Traffic survey
- Different colour cars in a car park or on your street
- Different birds/insects/wildlife found in the garden or the park
- Different fruit in the fruit bowl
- Coins in a piggy bank
- If you are going to a family party or a club with a lot of people – ask them their favourite animal, favourite colour, favourite food
Children can collect the data in a tally chart and decide if they would like to present it using a bar chart or pictogram. Remember to label the axes and give the chart a title.
09 June 2017
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 15 June.
I can show what I have learnt so far during our Extreme Earth topic.
We have learnt so much already in our Extreme Earth topic. For this homework, I would like children to showcase their learning about the Earth’s surface, volcanoes or earthquakes.
This can be done in any creative way. Here are a few ideas:
- A story
- A piece of art
- A collage
- A video
- A presentation
- A quiz
- A comic strip
- A non-chronological report
19 May 2017
For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 25 May. In preparation for our whole school themed week next week, Staying Safe, children should consider the following question by showing what they already know.
How can I keep safe?
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.
11 May 2017
This week’s homework is a Talk Time.
I tell the truth and say sorry if I need to.
We have discussed this statement in class and looked at different scenarios.
05 May 2017
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due in on Thursday 11 May:
I can recognise angles as a property of shape.
Children have been given a worksheet to practise what they have been learning in maths lessons. Please note you do not need a protractor to complete the homework. You can use anything that has a right angle.
28 April 2017
This Week’s homework is Creative and is due in Thursday 04 May:
I can show what I have learned during our ‘Forces and Magnets’ topic.
During our mini-topic on Forces and Magnets, Year 3 have learnt about:
- Pushes and pulls
- Magnetic materials
- Magnet strength
- Magnetic poles
Children can choose one or more of these ideas and show what they have learnt in a creative way. Maybe you could display your learning through an information poster, a diagram or a quiz.
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creative homework!