26 April 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.
Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:
- create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
- take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
- write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
- Devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
- Create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Friday 03 May 2019.
18 April 2019
The homework this week is creative.
All about teeth
Year 4 have started a mini-topic all about teeth. The children can use this week’s homework to showcase what they already know, what they have learnt or what they would like to know in relation to teeth.
Homework is due back on Thursday 25 April.
22 March 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:
- How does paying a compliment make you feel?
- How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
- Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
- Can you compliment people too much?
Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 28 March 2019. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.
15 March 2019
This week, homework for Year 3 and Year 4 is Talk Time and is linked to the upcoming production: Fe Fi Fo Fum!
I know my lines, lyrics to the songs, and where I need to be for the Easter production.
As next week is the last week of rehearsals, we expect each child to have learnt their lines, words to the songs and where they need to be. Any extra practice you can get in at home will greatly support your child. Please ask your class teacher if you have lost your script so we can get you a new one to support this learning at home.
08 March 2019
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 14th March:
I can say positive things about myself while staying modest.
Children have spent time discussing their individual strengths in class. We’d now like them to discuss these at home, celebrating them with their families. We’ve discussed the fact that we all have things we’re good at, whether they’re subjects in school, parts of subjects, or nothing at all to do with school.
Friday 01 March 2019
This week, our whole school homework is Creative: I can present a summary of our class novel so far.
Every class in our school is currently enjoying their class novel topic. As such, we’ve read quite a bit of our books. This week, children should summarise what they’ve read so far. A good summary would give an overview of what’s happened, focussing on key events and characters. There are many ways in which children could choose to respond to this but here’s a few ideas…
- use an app to create a movie trailer for what’s happened so far
- create a timeline of key events
- turn what’s happened so far into a short comic
- write a song, rap or poem about one of the main characters/events
- create an image about a key event
- draw a portrait of a main character and label their characteristics
However children decide to respond, their efforts will be celebrated as part of our weekly homework review in class. This homework is due by Thursday 07 March 2019.
Friday 08 February 2019
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 14 February 2019.
I can show different ways to stay safe.
This week, we have enjoyed a staying safe themed week. We’ve had lots of visitors and covered a range of important safety-related topics. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.
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.
01 February 2019
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 7th February:
I can create multiplication problems and solve them.
Children have learnt how to multiply two and three digits by one digit in columns and have solved problems using these skills. Now, we’re asking children to create their own problems and solve them using a multiplication calculation.
If I save £136 every month for six months, how much will I have saved?
We’re learning our 7 times tables this week.
Friday 25 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework:
What is a drug?
This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful. Some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.
Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…
- What is a good definition for a drug?
- What is a drug? What is not a drug?
- Are all drugs bad?
- Why might some people need to take medicines?
- Who can prescribe medicine?
- Who should administer medicine?
- What should you do if you find some medicine?
- Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?
Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 31 January.
Friday 18 January 2019
Friday 18 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework:
I can show different ways to make things better.
This homework, which is due on Thursday 24 January, is an opportunity for children to reflect on our living & learning statement for this week: I can make things better.
Children should think about ways to make things better in a variety of different situations and contexts:
- in class
- in a friendship group
- at playtime
- at home
- with siblings
- out and about (countryside, park)
- the wider environment (recycling)
You could consider…
- Why should we try and make things better?
- How do we do this?
- When should we apologise?
- What is the effect it has on others around us when we make things better?
- Older children might want to consider the benefits of restorative justice.
Don’t forget to be creative! Produce a report or diary; capture photos of making things better; create rules for better games at play times; make a poster about how to say sorry; or, think of your own creative response.
This homework will be celebrated in our weekly homework review.