26 March 2021
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming Junior Leadership Team (formerly the School Council) elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:
- I can prepare a speech (Junior Leadership Team 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 Junior Leadership Team (JLT). With two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 01 April 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 31 March ahead of a democratic vote on Thursday 01 April.
What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.
- ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
- ‘be respectful’
- ‘help others’
- ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
- ‘tell the truth’
- ‘be confident with your ideas’
- ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
- ‘be friendly and approachable’
- ‘make good choices in class and around school’
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. 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, you should instead consider the importance of voting.
19 March 2021
19 March 2021
This week our homework is Creative: I can show different ways to stay safe, including how to seek help.
In the first half-term, we promoted resilience as one of our Rs for learning. However, we can’t be resilient in all situations, at all times. It’s important for people to recognise when things seem overwhelming – and ask for help. It’s also important that children know how to stay safe. 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 how to seek help if they need it. 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!
Please send any completed homework to your child’s class teacher via email and it will be reviewed as part of our weekly homework review.
12 March 2021
The homework this week is talk time and is due in to discuss on Thursday 18 March.
I know what to do if I need help.
This homework is linked to our Living and Learning statement for this week. Children should think about:
- when they may need help with something
- who they should ask
- why it’s important to ask for help.
We’ll then discuss the homework in class.
11 December 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework, which should be returned by Thursday 17 December.
The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or a spiritual perspective.
I can present a review of a book / TV show / film or something else 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 know what a faith celebration means to me.
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.
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 18 December 2020.
03 December 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.
Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:
- create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
- take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
- write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
- devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
- create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 10th December 2020.
27 November 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Practise Makes Perfect homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Friday 27th November.
I know the key vocabulary from our history topic.
This homework is a response to our ongoing learning in History.
Throughout the half term, Y3 and Y4 have been learning all about Ancient Greece. Within this learning, we have been exploring some relevant vocabulary, too.
For your homework, we’d like you to learn the different vocabulary. You may know some, all or none of the meanings of the words already.
The pieces are vocabulary are: oligarchy, empire, bias, government, democracy, chronology, influence, legacy, citizen.
The definitions are below.
There are lots of fun ways you can learn our vocabulary and help remember what each word means:
– Draw it – draw a picture to go with each word
– Flash cards – make a set of flashcards that have each word on
– Actions – you could create some actions to go with each word
– Sentences – can you make a sentence containing a word?
– Songs/rhymes – can you make these to help your remembering?
|Arranging events in the order in which they happened.||A vast group of countries or states controlled by a single ruler.||A government where all citizens have a say in how the place they live is run or governed.|
|The group of people who run or govern a place.||Something that is handed down or left by a person or thing.||A preference for something based on personal opinion rather than facts.|
|Having an effect or power on someone or something.||An inhabitant of a particular place.||A government that is ruled by a small group of powerful and often rich people.|
Your child’s login details for Times Table Rock Stars is stuck into their homework books. Please login to both TTRS and Numbots and practise regularly.
Also, a huge well done to Y3 and Y4 who won their respective Times Table Rock Stars battles with Y5 and Y6! Amazing work! Keep it up!
20 November 2020
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 26 November.
I know how to STOP bullying.
This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:
As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:
Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally (including online), several times on purpose.
As the homework is creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:
- Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
- Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
- Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
- Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.
13 November 2020
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 19 November.
I can show what I know about a Greek god, hero or monster.
This week, our homework, which links to our history learning (Ancient Greece), gives our children the opportunity to celebrate and share their knowledge about a Greek god, hero or monster. Some examples of these that we have been learning in class are: Zeus, Ossydeus, Poseidon, Hercules, King Minos, Theseus, Ceberus and the Minotaur. Children should respond creatively and be ready to show off their knowledge to their peers as part of their homework review. They could do this in a range of ways:
– create a short performance to show to the class
– film themselves showing off their knowledge
– make a collage of their Greek god, hero or monster
– produce a piece of art to show off their Greek god, hero or monster
There are, of course, many other ways that children could respond.
06 November 2020
|The homework this week is talk-time and is due in on Thursday 12th November.
In Living and Learning lessons, we’ll be talking about and celebrating the things that make us the same and the things which make us different.
For this homework, be ready to talk about the things that make you special.
This could be a particular interest you have, a club you belong to, the religion you practise, or a cultural link you have to somewhere or something.
16 October 2020
The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.
This week, we would like you to write expanded noun phrases (ENPs) about a monster. An ENP is a phrase that makes describing something more interesting. For example, teeth (a noun), can be expanded with some interesting adjectives and an article: lots of spine-chilling, razor-sharp teeth (article + adjective(s) + noun). You need to write two ENPs describing the monster’s face, two describing its body/clothes, two describing its behaviour and two describing its voice/movement/smell. Use your imagination or use Minotaur from the famous Greek myth as inspiration – this is the story which our mazes are based from. You can email your teacher if you want to ask any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com