08 July 2011
This week’s homework is Creative Homework. Please hand in on Wednesday 13 July.
I can show my learning journey.
This is the final homework of this academic year. It’s an opportunity for your child to reflect on their learning over the year. Their reflections could include:
- what they have learned
- when they learn best
- how they learn something new
- how they know they have learned something new
- how they approach learning something
We look forward to sharing these learning journeys with the children.
Thank you for all your support with homework over the past year.
Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:
- take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
- take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
- enjoy visits to the local library;
- spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
- encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
- take a trip to a museum or art gallery.
Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up. Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!
01 July 2011
This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 6 July 2011.
I can calculate time intervals.
A time interval is the time between something starting and finishing. For example:
- A bus journey
- A TV programme
- A train journey
- A lesson
- A cake baking in the oven
You can use number lines to calculate time intervals.
24 June 2011
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect. The children will be answering questions about graphs. It’s due in on Wednesday 29 June 2011.
17 June 2011
This week’s homework is Talk Time (with some recording) and is due in by Wednesday 22 June.
I can discuss health issues at my school.
I have worked with members of our Health Group (made up of our School Councillors) to create the homework for this week – a health questionnaire.
As part of the next level of our Healthy Schools status we are working on a number of targets relating to obesity and emotional health.
Your views and responses to the health questionnaire will help us to be an even happier and healthier school.
Please discuss the issues raised in the questionnaire at home and record your views on the questionnaire provided. Return your completed forms to your class teacher.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.
10 June 2011
This week’s homework is creative. It is due in on Wednesday 15 June 2011.
I can use interesting adverbs.
Remember adverbs usually end in ‘ly’.
The children could:
- Show their understanding of these words in sentences.
- Create a game.
- Create a wordsearch.
20 May 2011
This week’s homework is “Creative Homework”. To introduce next week’s themed week, we’d like the children to think about the community that they belong to.
I know what a community is.
This could be shown in many different ways:
- a poster
- a mind map
- children showing different communities they belong to
- a map showing different communities
All the children in school are thinking about this so it will be a great opportunity to discuss it as a family. We look forward to seeing you all next week for different activities, especially next Friday afternoon from 2pm when we will be celebrating our community at Moortown Primary.
13 May 2011
Around the country, it’s Walk to School week next week. To promote the event, there are two activities for chidren throughout school to have a go at…
First, all children should complete the creative homework, due in on Wednesday 18 May 2011: I can persuade someone to walk to school. Children could create a poster, write a newspaper article, write a poem, or an even more creative idea of their own!
Second, as a bit of fun, there’s an extra homework activity – and this one comes with a prize! Watch the walking to school video – it’s been on the site for a few months now, but have you spotted Wally?!
Children have taken home a map to mark where Wally is. Younger children have been given a map which shows the route the stars of the video take as they walk to school. To make it more of a challenge, older children have no route shown on their map! Along the way, you can just about spot where Wally is, but look closely as he might be around more than once…
This should be returned by Friday 20 May. Correct entries will be put into the hat with winners selected at random. Good luck!
06 May 2011
This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 11 May 2011.
I know features of newspapers.
28 April 2011
This week’s homework is talk time. We will have a class discussion on Wednesday 04 May about the topic.
I know about the Royal Wedding.
They could discuss:
- Aspects of the wedding
- Whether they enjoyed watching it or not
- Whether they think we should have a Royal family
During your discussions at home, please use and encourage vocabulary such as:
- I think…because
- I agree because…
- In addition,
21 April 2011
This is Practice Makes Perfect homework: Write a recount about something you did over the holidays.
Perhaps you went to a theme park, a play park or visited family?
- Use time connectives (First, Next, Finally,)
- Write in chronological order
- Write in first person (I)
- Include VCAP: Interesting vocabulary, connectives, add-ins and varied punctuation (? ! , ; – )
Adverbs and Adjectives literacy groups – remember those sophisticated connectives!
It is due in on Wednesday 27 April 2011.