07 January 2011
This week’s homework is creative and links to the literacy learning that we have been doing in class. It is due in on Wednesday 12 January 2011.
I can write a kenning poem.
A kenning poem describes something without giving its name away. It uses verbs ending in ‘er’.
Here is an example similar to the ones we looked at in class:
Think of your own animal. Now write a kenning poem about your animal. Remember to think of all the verbs (doing words) that your animal does and then add ‘er’ to the end of them.
Adjectives/ Adverbs group: Try to use your ambitious vocabulary. Can you think of even better words eg eater could also be scoffer or gobbler. (Remember your hyphens too!)
…so there are no spelling lists, tables or other homework this week.
Enjoy reading, writing (and possibly making?) Christmas cards, reflecting on this term’s topics and other activities.
03 December 2010
This week’s homework is a creative homework and is due in on Wednesday 08 December.
I can show what I have learnt about fractions.
When we discussed this as a class we thought of a few ideas:
- Draw and shade fractions of different shapes.
- Draw (or take photos) of different fractions that you see around you.
- Create a fraction game or puzzle.
- Show me some equivalent fractions.
- Write some fraction word problems.
I will look forward to seeing a fraction bonanza on Wednesday!
26 November 2010
This week’s homework is a Talk Time homework and is due in on Wednesday 01 December.
I can talk to someone at home about how to stay safe close to water.
I look forward to speaking to you and finding out your top water safety tips!
19 November 2010
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 24 November.
The children have a worksheet with some clock faces on them. They have to look at the clock face and work out the time. The time should then be written in words, underneath the clock face.
12 November 2010
This week’s homework is creative and is due in on Wednesday 17 November.
I can design a bus or train that is good for the environment.
Ideas that we came up with as a class included:
- Harnessing animal power to move the vehicle
- Using manpower to move the vehicle in a Flintstones style pick-it-up-and-run-with-it way!
- Using old vegetables as fuel
- Making trains and buses at least double decker to maximise the number of passengers per journey
It is up to you how you present your ideas. You could draw and label the vehicle, explaining the special features. You could make a collage using different materials. You could make a prototype – which was an ambitious idea by one of our class members – and photograph this for your homework book!
(Don’t forget our rule: homework should ‘fit’ onto one side of the homework book, but could have flaps and accessories that extend this!)
Good luck! I will look forward to seeing what your creative minds come up with this week!
05 November 2010
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due in on Wednesday 10 November.
I can show how I have practised measuring, length, weight or capacity.
When we talked as a class we came up with some ideas. Ideas included:
- Measuring items found at home using a ruler.
- Helping to weigh ingredients in the kitchen (possibly a cake for Mr Wilks!).
- Comparing the units used to measure weight, length or capacity.For example, how many centimetres in two metres? How many grams in a kilogram?
Best of luck! I will look forward to seeing what you have done on Wednesday.
Our policy is not to give homework in the holidays. However, if you’d like to support your child’s learning at home, have a look at the Homework Tips for Parents (which has ideas for extra practice) and the National Expectations section (which should give you some ideas about what to learn more about).
Don’t forget: all children should be reading on a daily basis: comics, books, websites. Why not make a trip to the library this holiday?
Older children should also practise times tables (why not re-cap all the tables you’ve practised so far this year?).
15 October 2010
It was fantastic to hear all the things you found out from last week’s talk time homework. A big thank you to those who had to delve back a long way in their memories, and also to those whose didn’t have to delve too far!
The homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 20 October.
I can see 2d and 3d shapes around me.
We had a talk as a class about this and came up with some brilliant ideas for what we could do. Ideas included:
- Taking pictures of some 2d and 3d shapes you see.
- Sketching some shapes you see at home.
- Making an object, such as a person or animal out of lots of different shapes.
- Creating a shape collage out of pictures from a magazine
- Making some pop-up 3d shapes – good luck with that one!
I will look forward to seeing what you have created on Wednesday. Best of luck!
08 October 2010
The homework this week is a Talk Time homework and is due in on Wednesday 15 October.
I can talk to someone at home about what transport was like when they were young.
I will look forward to speaking to you about some of the interesting things that you have found out.