03 July 2015
This week the homework is creative and is due Wednesday 08 July:
I can show what I know about light.
We’ve been thinking about light during science lessons this week – where it comes from, what creates a shadow and if it can travel through opaque, translucent and transparent materials.
Encourage your child to explore their house looking for sources of light, find their shadows and investigate what things are opaque, translucent and transparent. Ideas for homework could be:
- a picture which shows a shadow
- a diagram showing how their shadow changes through0ut the day
- a collage of objects which are opaque, translucent or transparent.
26 June 2015
This week’s homework is talk time and is due Wednesday 01 July:
I know strategies to deal with feelings to do with change.
As we begin to look ahead to the next academic year, it’s important that your child is aware of how to cope with changes which may happen at school as well as changes which may occur at home, like an older sibling moving to high school, for example. The homework links to our SEAL statement which we’ll be thinking about during next week. Here’s a few questions which might form part of your discussion:
- What is change?
- What changes might you experience at school?
- How do you feel when things change?
19 June 2015
This week’s homework is creative and is due on Wednesday 24 June:
I can report a natural disaster.
During our topic of Extreme Earth, we’ve learnt about a range of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. This week’s homework gives your child a chance to report on a natural disaster in a creative way. Ideas could range from real-life natural disasters which have occurred or one they’ve made up – perhaps Moortown Primary has been the epicentre of an earthquake! Your child could:
- write a report or a newspaper article about the natural disaster
- create a video of television footage at the site of a natural disaster
- produce a graph detailing the magnitude of the natural disaster
- draw a landscape of an area hit by extreme weather
Enjoy being creative!
12 June 2015
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 17 June:
I can show what I know about volcanoes.
This week, we’ve spent our topic time learning about volcanic eruptions. Your child has been given a diagram, which they need to label correctly, to show what that they know the different parts of a volcano.
05 June 2012
This week’s homework is talk time and is due on Wednesday 10 June 2015:
How can I change my learning for the better?
The question links to our SEAL focus on Changes.
Make sure you chat to your child about what improvements would make them a better learner. Ideas could be:
- putting their hand up more to show a teacher they’re responsive
- following instructions the first time
- responding to (and remembering) learning steps in their books
- having a go at a tricky challenge – being resilient
- being ready to learn after playtimes
- remembering their PE kit
Our 8 Rs of learning will be a great starting point to your discussion:
- Responsibility – know that you are in charge of your learning
- Risk – taking – having a go
- Readiness – being ready to learn
- Resilience – keep trying, stay positive and persevere
- Resourcefulness – try a different way and find and use resources independently
- Responsive – respond in the right way to peers and adults
- Remembering – apply your learning in other lessons
- Reflection – think about what and how you’ve learnt and learn from your mistakes
15 May 2015
The homework this week is talk time and is due Wednesday 20 May:
Who do you think you are?
Next week, we’ll be learning all about our identity, diversity and community during our themed week. Your child needs to be ready to discuss what makes them who they are – can they talk about:
- important people in their life?
- a special event in their life?
- what qualities they think they have?
In order for your child to participate fully in the class review of this homework, be sure to encourage them to make notes of your conversation in their homework book.
08 May 2015
This week the homework is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 13 May:
I can understand what I’ve read.
Each child has been given a text in order to complete their homework. This homework requires your child to read a piece of text carefully and answer a range of questions about it. Please encourage your child to tackle the questions independently, though going through the answers together is very worthwhile to check that they have answered the questions as fully as possible.
01 May 2015
This week the homework is creative and is due in on Wednesday 06 May.
I can show what I know about magnets and forces.
In class, we’ve been learning about different forces and magnets. This is a chance for your child to show what they know and have learnt over the past couple of weeks.
- make a game
- create a quiz
- write a poem
- draw and label different types of magnets
- create a table to show magnetic and non magnetic materials, or…
- any other creative idea they might have!
24th April 2015
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due on Wednesday 29 April.
I can use column addition.
Year 3 have been learning how to use column addition. They have a worksheet to complete to practise this skill.
27 March 2015
The homework this week is creative and is due on Wednesday 01 April:
I can show what I’ve learnt during curriculum week.
This week at school, it’s been a themed curriculum week where each day has been a subject and then on Thursday and Friday your child has moved throughout the school in mixed classes from Reception to Year 6, learning some new subjects like Mandarin and Urdu.
The homework requires your child to show what they’ve learnt in a creative way. Ideas could range from:
- a diary recounting each day
- a jigsaw where each piece makes up each subject
- a news interview describing the week