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.
27 January 2017
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 02 February.
I can show what I know about a period of history.
Research a period of history and show what you have learnt.
- Research and record ten interesting facts about a period of history.
- Make a poster to show what you have found out.
20 January 2017
Our homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 26 January.
I can calculate the perimeter of a shape using doubling and adding.
In Maths lessons this week, we’ve been learning how to measure accurately in cm and mm. We have also started to learn how to measure and calculate the perimeter of a shape. For this homework, I would like your child to complete the perimeters in their book and measure the perimeter of some 2D shapes around the house.
13 January 2017
This week’s homework is creative and is due in on Thursday 19 January 2017.
I can show what I have learned during our ‘What’s the Matter?’ topic, when we concentrated on rocks and soils.
For this homework, I’d like children to reflect on their learning from the past two weeks and show off what they have learned. Your child could:
- give an overview of what they have learned about the three different types of rocks and their properties
- show how different rocks are formed
- take photos of different rocks
- be a scientist and conduct a science investigation
I look forward to seeing all the children’s wonderful ideas and creations.
06 January 2017
The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Thursday 12 January.
I can respond to difficult situations in a positive way.
Our SEAL topic this half term is called It’s good to be me.
In Year 3 we have discussed how to deal with difficult situations in a positive way. Your child can talk about the story ‘Happy to be me’. They can discuss the moral of the story and how everyone is special and unique.