05 October 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 11 October:
I can show what I’ve learnt about the 8Rs.
If you’ve forgotten what they are, we’ve talked about them in class:
- being resilience
- take responsibility
- being responsive
- being ready
- taking safe risks
- being resourceful
We’ve been concentrating on these important aspects of learning for weeks now and our class should know plenty about them. Now’s the time to show us! In class we’ve discussed all of them and how we can show each in class.
Children have shared ideas for this homework:
- drawings of animals which represent each of the 8Rs
- descriptions of how you can do them in class
- photos of children showing each R in action
- a comic strip of a story showing these in action
- a poster
28 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.
If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?
This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:
- What makes a good travel companion?
- Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
- Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
- Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?
Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.
21 September 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 27 September:
I can say what I found out about transport during our school trip.
We had a great time in Hull at the Transport Museum – now we need to reflect and share on what we learnt! Children will talk about their learning in a whole-class discussion next week, which is the start of our Time Travel topic.
14 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which should be completed by Thursday 20 September.
I know some Where in the World facts.
This homework, which links to our current mini-topic (Where in the World), is a chance for children to show off their geographical knowledge. Children should learn and remember (one of our 8Rs for learning) some facts about the world that they find interesting. There are many things children could learn about:
- the seven continents
- capital cities
- names of the oceans
- the countries of the UK, Europe or the world
- the population of some countries
- interesting facts about a place they find interesting or have been
- how to say a common word or phrase in several languages (for example, hello!)
- and, of course, there are many more facts children could find out and learn
This homework should be evidenced in homework books with children ready (another of our 8Rs for learning) to show off their new-found geographical knowledge as part of our weekly homework review next week.
07 September 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 13 September:
I can show what I know or would like to know about a country.
This homework links in with our current topic of Where in the World. It’s an opportunity for children to reflect on what they already know about a country that they’ve visited, a place they would like to research or simply about England.
Ideas shared in Y3 and Y4 include:
- a collage
- a fact file
- a tourist leaflet
- a poster
- a travel guide
- a diary entry
- a MASSIVE list of questions about a country of your choice
We’re learning our 3 times tables this week.
13 July 2018
This week’s whole homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
Pupil voice is an important part of our school and this annual questionnaire provides pupil views on some of our key health issues.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
Please note the questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 18 July.
06 July 2018
This week, our whole school homework is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 12 July.
I can make healthy choices.
This is the chance for children to reflect on our Being Healthy themed week and consider what healthy choices they should make and encourage others to make.
This could be presented in any creative way:
- a game
- a poem
- a song
- a quiz
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script
- a diary entry from the week
29 June 2018
As part of our Being Healthy themed week, the homework this week is to complete a health diary. The completed diary should be brought back to school on Thursday 05 July to ensure all the entries are made.
The diary covers diet, sleep and physical activity.
Once completed, you should reflect on your diary:
- what surprised you about your diary?
- what were you proud of?
- what could you improve?
- did you make any improvements throughout the week?
- did you manage to achieve your five a day?
- did you have five different portions of fruit and vegetables?
- did you try to reduce your number of snacks and sweetened drinks?
- did you find any alternative healthier snacks and drinks?
Physical activity guidelines state that children should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day (30 minutes at school and 30 minutes outside of school). Is this something you have achieved?
Sleep guidelines state how much sleep children should have at different ages. For example, a seven year old should have 10 hours 30 minutes sleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development.
We look forward to reviewing the diaries next Thursday in our homework review.
22 June 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 28th June:
I can show what I know about grammar.
Children have been given a sheet of grammar questions, revising their understanding of aspects of grammar and punctuation that they’ve learnt about over the year:
- standard English
- verb tenses
- speech punctuation
- word classes
- parts of sentences
15 June 2018
This week’s home is Practice Makes Perfect.
In class, Year 4 have been writing recounts. Today, we watched a short cartoon about the discovery of a pyramid. The children have been asked to write a diary entry as if they were the person entering the vast tomb.
There are several things to remember when writing a recount. The class will need to remember these and include them in their writing.
Remember, this is not a story!