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!
24 March 2017
This week’s homework is Talk Time.
I see things from other people’s point of view.
Children should talk about how it is important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel in order to help them resolve their issues. We will have a class discussion on Thursday 30 March.
We are still concentrating on our 3 and 4 times tables.
17 March 2017
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect: To understand the spelling rules for plurals.
I would like children to revise the different spelling rules for plural words. It was highlighted in our recent Year 3 grammar test that this is something all the children need more practice on.
The task the children have been given is to:
- Walk around your home and look for things you have more than one of. Make a list of all the plurals you can find.
- With your help, discuss how these should be spelled. How many things have you got on your list?
- Can you find at least one thing for each spelling rule?
- Just add ‘s’ (cups)
- Add ‘es’ (bunches, boxes)
- Change ‘y’ to ‘ies’ (stories)
- Change the word completely (mice, children)
- Change the ending to ‘ves’ (halves)
10 March 2017
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 16 March.
I can show what I have learnt about fractions.
In maths lessons, we’ve become familiar with unit and non-unit fractions, fractions of objects, quantities and numbers. For this homework, show off what you have learnt this week involving fractions.
It’s worth remembering that ‘creative‘ does not necessarily mean ‘colourful’ or ‘eye-catching’. Similarly, it is worth remembering that we expect children to spend a minimum of 30-40 minutes on creative homework – children shouldn’t spend much longer, either.
03 March 2017
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect:
To learn your lines and songs for the school production.
It’s going to be a busy few weeks in Year 3 getting ready for the Year 3/4 production. Children should start to learn their lines now off by heart and learn all the songs, too. Thank you for all the support you have given to your children already. You can tell they’ve been practising and it’s going to be a great show!
24 February 2017
This week’s homework is talk time and is due on Thursday 03 March:
I don’t interrupt with my mouth or my hands.
Our SEAL theme this half term is ‘Getting on’; it covers four main aspects:
- developing the social skills of friendship
- working well together in a group
- managing anger
- resolving conflict
Children can discuss why it is important to take it in turns to speak and to listen without interrupting.
03 February 2017
For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 08 February. There are two options:
- 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 at Moortown Primary are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 09 February 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 08 February.
What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.
‘Communicating with others – pupils and adults.’
‘Having good listening skills to know what to contribute in meetings.’
‘Thinking of realistic ideas to suggest in meetings.’
‘Considering other people’s views even if you don’t agree with them.’
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 over the last year. 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 then you should consider the importance of voting.