20 May 2016
This week’s whole school homework is creative and is due Wednesday 25 May:
I understand rights and responsibilities.
This half term, our SEAL theme has been Rights and Responsibilities. We’ve been learning that if we have rights, we also have responsibilities. Children have been considering the following rights and responsibilities.
- I have the right to learn and I have the responsibility for my own learning.
- I have the right to play and I have the responsibility to play fairly.
- I have the right to express an opinion and I have the responsibility to respect the opinions of others.
- I have the right to be safe and I have the responsibility to make safe choices.
- I have the right to be healthy and I have the responsibility to make healthy choices.
Your child is required to show their understanding of rights and responsibilities in a creative way. Ideas could include:
- a story
- a poem
- a song
- a poster
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script
13 May 2016
This week’s homework is creative and is due Wednesday 18 May:
What is symmetry?
This week, during our maths lessons, we’ve been learning about lines of symmetry. We’ve investigated lines of symmetry with our Lego shapes and models as well as 2D shapes like squares, rectangles, parallelograms and others.
Your child is required to show their understanding of symmetry in a creative way. Ideas could range from:
- a diagram with more than one line of symmetry
- a model that shows bi-lateral symmetry
- photographs of items around their house that are symmetrical
- logos (like the VW car badge) which have lines of symmetry
Please ensure that your child does that homework, at home, and brings it into school on the correct day as outlined in our school homework policy. I’ve been disappointed at the lack of responsibility some children are showing at the moment so encouraging your child to take ownership! This will help prepare them for Year 5.
06 May 2016
This week, the homework is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 11 May:
I can practise rounding numbers.
Your child has been given a worksheet to complete which will challenge them to show what their understanding of rounding is.
This homework is a recap of a maths skill we’ve learnt this year and last year and we need to keep revisiting to make sure we remain confident and accurate with it.
29 April 2016
This week’s homework is creative and is due Wednesday 04 May:
What does Power mean to you?
In class, we’ve been learning about different types of power. This homework is chance for your child to showcase what they think power is in a creative way. Ideas could range from:
- designing a circuit that uses electricity
- a power fitness routine designed to work powerful muscles
- a power energy bar or smoothie for a powerful workout
- a political speech
The children have really got stuck in with this mini-topic and we can’t wait to see what creativity comes through the door next week!
22 April 2016
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due in by Wednesday 27 April:
I know how to make a simple electrical series circuit.
Your child has been given a booklet to complete. This science learning links to our topic on Power. We’ve investigated electricity in class and the homework is a great way to check our understanding of the practical stuff we’ve found out.
24 March 2016
This week the homework is creative and is due Wednesday 30 March:
I can write a story.
Throughout the week, we’ve been learning how to write descriptively. We’ve used similes, metaphors and personification to make our story of “Owen and the Midnight Meeting” interesting and descriptive. We’ve also been choosing adjectives for impact – so not just the longest adjective we can think of, but the adjective that is going to give the most impact for the reader.
Your child is required to write a story of their own. In order to write a descriptive and interesting story, they’ll need to use a plan to help jot down their ideas before writing. The story can be about absolutely anything but if your child is suffering a little from writer’s block, here are a few ideas to get them started…
- Jeff, an astronaut who visited Mars, went to investigate a cave and could not believe what he found inside
- Jane, an unlikely hero, went in search of a magical herb to win the war against the evil warthogs
- Bob, a warrior mouse, was called upon to defend his city against the invasion of the fearsome ferret pirate
I can’t wait to read what the children write – happy writing!
11 March 2016
This week the homework is talk time and is due Wednesday 16 March:
I know how to use peaceful problem-solving
The homework links closely to our SEAL statement for next week and provides an opportunity for your child to discuss ways in which they can:
- spot when peaceful problem-solving is necessary
- know ways to be peaceful
- work closely with others to resolve something
We’ll be using this homework during our circle time next week so it would be useful if your child made some notes on their discussions at home in order to fully participate in our SEAL session.
04 March 2016
This week’s homework is Creative.
I can recommend a book.
As part of our World Book Day learning, we’re setting this homework across the whole school. Children have each been given a leaf to fill with their homework – front and back.
These leaves need to be wonderfully well presented because they will be decorating trees in our library.
On the leaf, children could:
- recommend a favourite book (fiction or non-fiction) with reasons why
- recommend a book that is important to their family or culture
- create illustrations
- provide information on the author
- say why reading is important to them
26 February 2016
This week’s homework is creative and is due Wednesday 02 March:
I can measure using mm, cm and m.
We’ve been learning about measuring length during our maths lessons. To put our learning to the test, your child needs to show that they can measure using millimetres, centimetres and metres. Creative ideas could range from:
- measuring the height of family members
- measuring different body parts like hand span and feet
- creating a quiz to test knowledge of measuring facts (like how many millimetres in half a metre)
It’s great when Year 4 gets creative! I’ve been impressed by past creative maths homeworks and I’m sure this one will not disappoint.
…so there’s no homework this week. Enjoy the break – walks to spot the first signs of Spring, restful reading huddled up at home, or whatever else you get up to!