29 September 2017
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 05 October:
I can revise place value.
Children been given a sheet of questions which revises learning which we’ve done in class over the last few weeks. If there are any questions, children should come and see us for help before the date it’s due in – we like helping!
We’re improving our 3 and 5 times tables this week.
22 September 2017
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 28 September:
I can learn at least five new words to use in my writing.
Children should discuss a variety of words with adults that would be impressive ones for them to use in writing.
- discuss the meanings of words (‘Bizarre means very strange or unusual.’)
- use them in a variety of sentences (‘The man had a bizarre haircut.’)
- think about a situation where the word wouldn’t be appropriate. (‘I wouldn’t use bizarre for anything that looks like I’d expect it to.’)
- make sure the words are ones that are used in lots of situations (bizarre can be used to describe anything strange so is a good choice, but chancellor is only ever use when you’re talking about an important person in state/government and rhododendron is only ever going to be useful to talk about the plant)
We’re expecting children to write examples of these words used in sentences in their homework books. They should be able to use these words in the next couple of weeks as we write various descriptions.
15 September 2017
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 21 September:
I can show what I have learnt after reading Orion and the Dark.
Children have been asked to demonstrate what they have learnt and enjoyed after reading our class novel. Some ideas we had in class were:
- Drawing the characters and writing descriptions
- Paper mâché or other material to make the characters
- Constellation art
- Story board/comic strip
- Feelings poster (A4) of how they changed for Orion throughout the story
- Play/presentation about the book
When completing this Creative homework, as per the name, be as creative as you like! Make sure you chat about ideas with your child: could the homework be in the form of a poster, a letter, a comic strip, some writing, a PowerPoint…? Could it use photos, drawings, fold out ‘extras’ on the page…?
We are practising the three times tables this week. This is a new times table for most, so this week, children should focus on becoming familiar with this. It may take some time to learn a new times table, but as long as the practice is little and often, they’re sure to get it in no time. Make sure to reiterate division facts, too.
For example, if we know 5 x 3 = 15, we should know 3 x 5 = 15, 15 ÷ 5 = 3 and 15 ÷ 3 = 5.
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.