10 July 2015
This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child.
I can share my views about health.
This annual questionnaire has been compiled in consultation with our school council and 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 15 July.
03 July 2015
This week the homework is creative and is due Wednesday 08 July:
I can show what I know about light.
We’ve been thinking about light during science lessons this week – where it comes from, what creates a shadow and if it can travel through opaque, translucent and transparent materials.
Encourage your child to explore their house looking for sources of light, find their shadows and investigate what things are opaque, translucent and transparent. Ideas for homework could be:
- a picture which shows a shadow
- a diagram showing how their shadow changes through0ut the day
- a collage of objects which are opaque, translucent or transparent.
26 June 2015
This week’s homework is talk time and is due Wednesday 01 July:
I know strategies to deal with feelings to do with change.
As we begin to look ahead to the next academic year, it’s important that your child is aware of how to cope with changes which may happen at school as well as changes which may occur at home, like an older sibling moving to high school, for example. The homework links to our SEAL statement which we’ll be thinking about during next week. Here’s a few questions which might form part of your discussion:
- What is change?
- What changes might you experience at school?
- How do you feel when things change?
19 June 2015
This week’s homework is creative and is due on Wednesday 24 June:
I can report a natural disaster.
During our topic of Extreme Earth, we’ve learnt about a range of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. This week’s homework gives your child a chance to report on a natural disaster in a creative way. Ideas could range from real-life natural disasters which have occurred or one they’ve made up – perhaps Moortown Primary has been the epicentre of an earthquake! Your child could:
- write a report or a newspaper article about the natural disaster
- create a video of television footage at the site of a natural disaster
- produce a graph detailing the magnitude of the natural disaster
- draw a landscape of an area hit by extreme weather
Enjoy being creative!
12 June 2015
The homework this week is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 17 June:
I can show what I know about volcanoes.
This week, we’ve spent our topic time learning about volcanic eruptions. Your child has been given a diagram, which they need to label correctly, to show what that they know the different parts of a volcano.
05 June 2012
This week’s homework is talk time and is due on Wednesday 10 June 2015:
How can I change my learning for the better?
The question links to our SEAL focus on Changes.
Make sure you chat to your child about what improvements would make them a better learner. Ideas could be:
- putting their hand up more to show a teacher they’re responsive
- following instructions the first time
- responding to (and remembering) learning steps in their books
- having a go at a tricky challenge – being resilient
- being ready to learn after playtimes
- remembering their PE kit
Our 8 Rs of learning will be a great starting point to your discussion:
- Responsibility – know that you are in charge of your learning
- Risk – taking – having a go
- Readiness – being ready to learn
- Resilience – keep trying, stay positive and persevere
- Resourcefulness – try a different way and find and use resources independently
- Responsive – respond in the right way to peers and adults
- Remembering – apply your learning in other lessons
- Reflection – think about what and how you’ve learnt and learn from your mistakes
22 May 2015
There’s no homework or spellings set over half-term but I’ll be assigning tasks on Mathletics throughout next week for your child to complete.
15 May 2015
The homework this week is creative and is due Wednesday 20 May:
Who do you think you are?
Next week, we embark on five days of learning about identity, diversity and community. Your child is required to think about themselves and what makes them who they are.
Creative homework is a great way for your child to engage with their homework any way they choose. I’ll be looking for homework with some creative flair as well as some refinement and finesse. Ideas could range from:
- a family tree
- a personal timeline
- a comic strip depicting their life journey
I’m looking forward to finding out what makes each child who they are and the themed week is sure to be a successful one!
08 May 2015
This week the homework is practice makes perfect and is due Wednesday 13 May:
I can understand what I’ve read.
Each child has been given a text in order to complete their homework. This homework requires your child to read a piece of text carefully and answer a range of questions about it. Please encourage your child to tackle the questions independently, though going through the answers together is very worthwhile to check that they have answered the questions as fully as possible.
01 May 2015
This week the homework is talk time and is due Wednesday 06 May:
What policies would you introduce?
This week, we’ve been learning about the general election and are hoping to hold our own election debate with Year 5 next week.
Chat with your child about what policies they believe should be introduced to their parties (Pure Progress and New Day UK). Your child will need to make notes as evidence of their discussion at home and as preparation for discussions in class next Wednesday.