20 April 2012
This week’s homework is creative and is due in on Wednesday 02 May.
I can show what I know about pirates. Arrrgh!
Our new Pirates topic starts next week! Children should choose a creative way to show what they know about pirates. This week we break the normal creative homework rule of keeping our creativity confined to an A4 page: the best homeworks will be displayed on the wall so…
- make them as colourful and interesting as possible
- they could be on larger paper, or even on something 3D
Now, stop acting like a landlubber and get yer pirate thinking cap on!
25 April 2012
The homework this week is creative and is due in Wednesday 23 April.
I can show what I know about forces in the world around me.
It is completely up to how your child decides to present their homework. Here are some ideas:
- a diagram
- a report
- a conversation between two people
30 March 2012
It’s the Easter holidays and, in line with our Homework Policy, teachers do not set spellings or homework tasks. Instead, enjoy the sunny weather by getting active: a trip to the park, a game of football, a cycle ride or a long walk!
During the holidays, two of our teachers will visit Italy, one will be in Russia and one will be in…Barry Island!
23 March 2012
The homework this week is talk time and is linked to our current SEAL topic.
I can talk about a time when I have felt proud.
The homework is due in on Wednesday 28 March.
16 March 2012
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 21 March.
I can show what I have learnt in our Animal Kingdom topic.
As we are coming to the end of this term’s Big Topic, we thought it would be nice to celebrate what the children have learnt. Children should show creatively something or some things they have learnt during the topic.
- a poster
- a storyboard
- a poem
- a leaflet
- a report
- an observational drawing
09 March 2012
The homework this week is talk time and also a little bit creative and should be completed by Wednesday 14 March:
I can prepare a one minute presentation on an animal.
This week, we were visited by some very special animals, some that we may never touch or see again. They included a slithery corn snake, the adorable sugar glider (which we saw eat some live bait!) and also a tarantula (sedated thankfully). These were fascinating creatures and we learnt a little bit about each of them. Your objective is to find out as much as you can about these creatures and prepare a one minute oral (that means speaking) presentation on your chosen animal.
There need be nothing in your homework book. All that is required is that you are able to speak for a minute on your chosen animal. Please come and speak to me if you have any questions. Good luck!
02 March 2012
The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in on Wednesday 07 March.
I can help someone with a worry
In keeping with our SEAL theme this week, the homework is to discuss how your child could help someone with a worry.
You could talk about:
- what they could do
- what they could say
- who else could help
Remember, with Talk Time homeworks, there is no need to write anything in the books; a few notes might be helpful but aren’t essential.
24 February 2012
This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 29 February 2012.
Next week, on Thursday 01 March, it’s World Book Day. To celebrate, all the classes are having a themed day on the subject of reading. There will be lots of activities, including an invitation for your child to dress up as a favourite book character. Linked to this, we’d like all children in school to consider their favourite story and explain why…
I can say why I like a book.
You could create a comic strip, write a book review, draw a story map, write a letter to the author… Anything you like that celebrates reading!
As always, the creative homework should be on one side of the A4 Homework Books, although creative ways to extend this are allowed!
It’s the holidays…
…so there are no spellings or homework activities.
Instead, enjoy a winter walk, the marvellous Muppets movie, some cool culture at a gallery or museum… Enjoy the half-term break.
03 February 2012
The homework this week is talk time and your child should be ready to discuss the topic by Wednesday 08 February.
Is it acceptable to test on animals for medical research?
Encourage your child to justify their opinions and try to present a balanced argument. It’s likely that your child will have a strong opinion one way or the other, but helping them to understand an alternative viewpoint will develop their social and emotional skills (such as empathy) as well as their speaking and listening skills.
Encourage your child to use all of the following connectives at least once during the discussion:
- on the other hand