23 September 2016
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.
I can identify word classes.
Children have spent two weeks learning about various aspects of grammar. This homework gives them the chance to practise their skills; they have a worksheet which they need to complete, showing their understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
A brief summary of what each of these words are called is at the top of the sheet to help children and remind any parents that may not be aware.
Children also have Mathletics homework; if they log on, activities have been set to complete.
16 September 2016
This week’s main homework is Creative.
I can show what I know about geography.
Having spent a mini topic learning lots of geography skills and gaining lots of knowledge, we’d like children to show us what they know. They could draw a map and show directions with a compass, show their understanding of grid references, create a short video on how to use atlases… It’s up to them!
We also have Mathletics homework on place value this week, as well as a spelling activity to do – see the spelling page for more info.
09 September 2016
The first homework of the year is a Talk Time homework, designed to get children thinking about how they might learn best this year. It is due on Thursday 15 September – note that this is not a Wednesday, as it would have been last year.
I know how to improve my learning.
In class, we have discussed Drivers (things that will help children to achieve their best) and Blockers (things that might prevent them from achieving). Children may wish to include discussion of these, but should reflect on how to be even better at learning – do they need to concentrate better? Would they benefit from learning their times tables better? Which ones? How will they learn these?
Some top Talk Time tips:
- have a discussion with several people, including adults
- turn phones off
- turn the TV off
- try to use great vocabulary to help children develop their language skills
- children should keep notes in their homework book to aid their discussion in class
Have a happy and healthy holiday
It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!
Does your child spend less time outdoors than prison inmates? A survey suggests three-quarters of children do, as the time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears.
Research shows that playing outdoors promotes social skills, improves vision, reduces stress, increases attention span and provides vitamin D.
15 July 2016
This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
This annual questionnaire helps us to find out pupil views on some of our key health issues at school. Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 20 July.
08 July 2016
This week’s homework is Talktime and is due Wednesday 13 July:
How can I make a healthy change?
The homework this week ties in with our SEAL statement: I can make a healthy change. Prior to the end of the week, I’d like your child to discuss and then plan what changes they will aim to make in order to make a healthy change – these must be realistic and can range from a very small change to something much more ambitious.
Although it’s great to see children readily aiming to alter their diet or up their exercise, it’s important to remember that health can not only be physical but mental too. Try to encourage your child to think of healthy changes for the mind and body!
Ideas could be:
- instead of using the car to get to school, could you and your child walk, scoot or bike to school?
- aiming to go to bed earlier so that your child gets plenty of sleep
- instead of playing video games, could your child play outside?
- spending quality time with family (without a television or iPad!)
- going for a long walk with family or friends – Roundhay Park is great for a day out!
This homework is a great opportunity for your child to help make Moortown a happy and healthy school!
01 July 2016
As you know, we have had to close school on Friday 01 July – Shadwell Lane had its water turned off. For that reason, and because two classes are out of school today, there hasn’t been chance to set homework or spellings for this week.
Even though there is no set homework or spellings, please remember there are lots of things that the children can be doing to reflect on their learning from this week.
Again, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the school closure.
24 June 2016
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due 29 June 2016.
I can change my behaviour for the better.
This week in class, we have been discussing how we can make positive behaviour choices and the effect it has on ourselves and the people around us. You may wish to use the following questions to prompt a discussion with your child.
How can you change your behaviour?
Why should you change your behaviour?
What is the difference between a good and a bad behaviour choices?
Are you happy with your behaviour?
What is behaviour?
- Don’t talk on behalf of your child – they need to be ready to respond, even if it’s a quiet murmur to begin with.
- Encourage them to expand on what they say – can they explain, give examples and add some extra information so their conversation is interesting, convincing or lively?
- Be a good role-model – show your child you’re listening by asking questions, adding your comments and reflecting on what they’ve said.
17 June 2016
This week, the homework is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 22 June:
I can use my mathematical knowledge and skills.
Your child has been given a booklet full of maths challenges so that they can use what they’ve learned during the year. Be ready to join in with your child’s learning and see if you can beat them at multiplication battleships!
Maths is one of my favourite subjects and it’s fun to use what we know to tackle tricky challenges – happy solving!
10 June 2016
This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 15 June:
Why does money matter?
In our recent Money Matters themed week, we considered spending, donating, saving and getting money. Take a look through the news section and class news pages to remind you about the week.
Your child is required to show their understanding of money in a creative way. Ideas could include:
- a game
- a poem
- a song
- a quiz
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script