Friday 27 September 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can see maths all around me.
Maths is all around us. But, how often do we appreciate this? This homework is all about spotting maths in our everyday lives and we’re exposed to it more than we realise sometimes. We’d like to children to find some examples of maths from their everyday lives and show these creatively. There are many examples of maths in the world around us but here are a few examples:
- travel, TV or film timetables
- measuring ingredients
- finding examples of shapes in buildings
- counting out objects
- spending money when shopping
- distances on road signs
- %s in sales
- cutting food into the correct amount of slices or pieces
Children should be ready to celebrate their learning in our weekly homework review in class by Thursday 03 October 2019.
Please note: this homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.
20 September 2019
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 26 September.
I can divide numbers by 2 digit numbers.
In class, we’ve been learning how to use the factor pair method when dividing by a 2 digit, composite number. If you need any help, pop in and see me before the due date.
13 September 2019
Ahead of next week’s Living and Learning theme, this week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed in class on Thursday 19 September.
I know when to and when not to take risks and responsibility.
Have a chat at home about scenarios when you should take risks and responsibility but on the flip side, when shouldn’t you do either?
We’re going to have a debate in class, so be ready to contribute what was spoken about at home!
06 September 2019
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 12 September.
I can talk about my goals for the year.
Children have been asked to discuss their targets for the coming year. This could be something to improve in school or out of school and may relate to their handwriting, spelling, times tables or even joining in with sporting competitions. It might be best to talk about how to improve and not just what!
We will talk about their targets as a class and share our aspirations.
Friday 05 July 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate happy and healthy choices.
This homework links to our weekly living and learning statement and is something we talk about a lot in our school. Can you encourage your child to make a new healthy choice every day this week? Or think about one new healthy change your child can make? Try to help them make sure the choice is a realistic, achievable one, such as avoiding being on an electronic device after a certain time to help sleep, or adding one extra daily portion of vegetables to their diet each day.
As this is a Creative homework, children could respond in a variety of ways:
• Create a blog, video blog or diary to show the changes we’ve made.
• Create a poster convincing others to make a happy and healthy change.
• Make a cartoon strip in which a character makes a happy and healthy change.
• Write a song, poem or rap that will encourage others to make changes.
• Reflect on change they’ve made and how it made them feel.
There are of course lots of other ways to respond, too.
Children should be ready share, and celebrate, their homework in their class by Thursday 11 July 2019.
21 June 2019
This week’s homework is linked to the My Health My School survey the children will be completing soon.
They have a number of aspects of their daily routine to keep track of: having breakfast; snacks and drinks consumed; and exercise taken. The children are going to start their diaries on Saturday 22 June and finish them on Friday 28 June (so homework is not due in until Monday 01 July).
We’ve gone through how to complete the diary and children should ask if they’re not sure through the week.
14 June 2019
This week’s whole school 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. These views can help us to become happier and healthier.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues and add your own comment at the end.
The completed questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Thursday 20 June.
Friday 07 June 2019
Friday 07 June 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate a moral choice.
A moral choice is committing to act for what you believe is right and good. As responsible citizens, we have a duty to ensure that we, and others, act on what we think is correct. This homework, which links to our on-going living and learning work, will help children to further understand this.
As this is a creative homework we look forward to receiving a range of responses. Children should think about something they feel passionate about and illustrate this however they see fit.
- create a piece of art that shows the choice
- write a news report about someone making a moral choice
- find a key person from history and explain how, and why, they made a moral choice
- create a short piece of drama to show the choice being made.
This homework should be completed by Thursday 13 June 2019.
Friday 17 May 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can show what I know about a particular job.
This homework is in preparation for our themed week which is next week. Throughout the week, we’ll focus on money. One aspect of this is how money is earned. Obviously, our children are a little young to be earning money but it is really important that they have aspirations.
For their homework this week, children should decide on a job (maybe one they want to do or one that a family member has) and find out some useful information about the profession: what a ‘normal’ day looks like, how much you can earn, what qualifications/experience you need, etc.
Children could respond to this creative homework in a range of ways:
- Create a poster
- Make a ‘project board’
- Re-create a ‘day in the life of…’ and document this in pictures
- Make a presentation
- Compare a few different jobs
- Devise a short play to show their peers what the job involves
- Research the salary and decide how they might spend their money
- Write a job application
Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Friday 24 May 2019.
17 May 2019
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Tuesday 21 May.
I can talk about careers.
As part of our themed Money Week, we’ll be discussing where money comes from which will involve talking about careers. At home, discuss what career you have now and whether it is the same career you hoped you’d have when you were ten. Talk about the decisions you’ve made in your life to take you on the path to your current workplace and what path your child might have to take to get them to their desired career.
For Talk Time homework, children should write a few bullet-pointed notes which will help them take part in our class discussion.