07 September 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time:
I can discuss different ways of working out a calculation.
Children have been given a Year 5: Random Tables test. The point, however, isn’t to complete the test (but you can if you’d like). Children should discuss different ways to solve a calculation – the more the better! For example:
9 x 4 could be thought of as:
- 9 doubled and doubled again
- 10 lots of 4 with one group of 4 taken away
- 9 + 9 + 9 + 9
- 9 lots of 4
We’ll discuss our findings in class on Thursday 13 September.
13 July 2018
This week’s whole homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
Pupil voice is an important part of our school and this annual questionnaire provides pupil views on some of our key health issues.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
Please note the questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 18 July.
06 July 2018
This week, our whole school homework is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 12 July.
I can make healthy choices.
This is the chance for children to reflect on our Being Healthy themed week and consider what healthy choices they should make and encourage others to make.
This could be presented in any creative way:
- a game
- a poem
- a song
- a quiz
- a letter
- a comic strip
- a script
- a diary entry from the week
29 June 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and doesn’t really have a specific due date.
Know your lines, what you’re doing and the songs for Bugsy Malone.
We’re fast approaching performance dates for our production, Bugsy Malone. Rehearsals are going well but to improve further we need everybody to know their lines, if they have them; to know when to come on and off; and to know all of the lyrics to the songs.
Here are some links to the songs online so make sure you get them playing and learn the lines, particularly of the ones that are trickier to remember. See whether your child can show you the actions that go with them too.
22 June 2018
This week, our homework is Talk Time: I know and understand the importance of telling the truth.
Telling the truth is so important in many aspects of life. Sometimes, it can mean we can solve problems better – especially in a school environment. Children should talk about the statement at home in preparation for a class discussion.
15 June 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Friday 22 June.
I can talk about my learning.
Below are some images taken of the learning we have been part of this week. Look at the photos together and ask your child to tell you about their learning. There are lots of things they could tell you or that you could ask:
- Did you enjoy that learning?
- Do you thinking you improved on any skills in that lesson?
- If you could do that lesson again, what would you do differently/the same?
- What was the purpose of that learning?
- What was your favourite learning from this week?
For Talk Time homework, the children should make a few brief notes on the the conversations they’ve had to help them in our class discussion.
writing & reading
Friday 8 June 2018
This week, our homework is Creative: I can show what I know about angles.
In maths this week we’ve started our new geometry topic. So far we’ve focused on angles: what they are, how we use a protractor, how we know if it is acute, obtuse, reflex or a right angle and lots of estimating. This homework will allow children to consolidate this learning.
We discussed lots of ways in which children might respond to this. Here are a few examples…
- find angles around your house, take pictures of them and estimate their size
- create a poster which could help someone use a protractor
- film yourself measuring angles
- go out and about, creating a Vlog of all the angles you can spot
Of course there are many ways in which you might respond to this. Please remember that it is a creative homework and children should be spending about 30 minutes on completing it.
18 May 2018
Our whole school homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 24 May.
I am aware of my route to school.
- Points of interest – houses, buildings, gardens, street furniture, historical landmarks, street names and local amenities such as your favourite shops, doctors and cafes.
- Nature – what trees, flowers, animals or birds do you see?
- Points of improvement – spot things that make the walk unpleasant. This may include obstacles on the routes (pavements blocked with cars & bins), litter (where are the bins and whether littering is a problem) and difficult crossings (is there anywhere where it feels unsafe to cross?).
- Potential new features – what would you like to see on your route?
Children are invited, but not required, to use the initial version of the map below and add details of any of the above features in a creative way.
11 May 2018
This week our homework is TalkTime: What small changes could we make to be healthier?
At home, children should discuss what small changes we can make to be a little bit healthier. These could be things like taking the stairs instead of the escalator, drinking more water or trying to drink less fizzy drinks.
This links to our writing in which we’re trying to persuade people to drink/eat less sugar.
Children should be ready to discuss this in class on Thursday 17 May 2018.
04 May 2018
This week’s homework is Creative:
I can show my understanding of fractions.
As we’re coming to the end of our unit of fractions, I would like children to demonstrate what they have learnt in a creative way. This could be done with some artwork, creative writing or even something like cooking! This homework is due in on Thursday 10 May.