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
Summer Half Term
In line with our Homework Policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn next week because it’s the Summer half-term holiday. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help your child continue learning: get reading, go places, talk lots!
Have a happy and healthy holiday.
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!