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!
08 June 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 14th June:
I can discuss what I learnt in our Ancient Egypt topic morning.
Children need to look on the class news page to be reminded of some of the exciting lessons we had to launch our new topic: Ancient Egypt. Then, they should discuss their learning with adults at home, making notes in their homework book. If they also feel inspired to find out more about one of the aspects we learnt about, that’s great!
18 May 2018
Our whole school homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 24 May.
I am aware of my route to school.
- Points of interest – houses, buildings, gardens, street furniture, historical landmarks, street names and local amenities such as your favourite shops, doctors and cafes.
- Nature – what trees, flowers, animals or birds do you see?
- Points of improvement – spot things that make the walk unpleasant. This may include obstacles on the routes (pavements blocked with cars & bins), litter (where are the bins and whether littering is a problem) and difficult crossings (is there anywhere where it feels unsafe to cross?).
- Potential new features – what would you like to see on your route?
Children are invited, but not required, to use the initial version of the map below and add details of any of the above features in a creative way.
11 May 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 17th May:
I can use homophones correctly.
Children have been given a sheet of sentences to complete by filling in the correct homophone. We’re still making mistakes with this in writing and we really need to get them sorted!
27 April 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 10th May.
I can show what I know about 2D shapes.
In class, the children have studied lots of 2D shapes and their properties. We have also learnt about symmetry and rotation. There are so many ways in which the children can show us how much they have learnt in a creative way.
Below are a few ideas. Have fun!