10 May 2019
This week’s homework is a little different. As Year 6 will be taking their SATs next week, we’ve discussed areas we need to remind ourselves of over the course of the week as well as the importance of making time for relaxation and sleep
Choose five areas of maths and grammar to remind yourself of over the week. Only spend 15 minutes at a time practising that skill.
Make sure that you get plenty of sleep, spend time with your family, play outside, watch a good film, eat your favourite food and relax. You’ve worked hard this year and are all well prepared.
26 April 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.
Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:
- create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
- take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
- write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
- Devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
- Create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions
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 03 May 2019.
22 March 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can pay and receive compliments to/from people outside of school.
This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to discuss the benefits of paying compliments to people. Here are some questions that might shape your discussion:
- How does paying a compliment make you feel?
- How does receiving a compliment make you feel?
- Why is it important to be sensible when paying or receiving compliments?
- Can you compliment people too much?
Children should be ready to discuss what they’ve talked about at home by Thursday 28 March 2019. It would be even better if children were able to talk confidently about times when they have given, or received, a compliment.
15 March 2019
Our homework this week is Creative: I can show my talents.
All of the children in our school are blessed with an array of talents. This week, our homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement (I can recognise my talents), gives our children the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents. Children should respond creatively and be ready to show off their talents to their peers as part of their homework review. They could do this in a range of ways:
- create a short performance to show to the class
- film themselves showing off their talent
- make a collage of their many talents
- produce a piece of art to show off their talents
There are, of course, many other ways that children could respond. Children should be ready to show off their talents by Thursday 21 March 2019.
08 March 2019
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 14 March.
I can calculate confidently with fractions.
Year 6 are becoming extremely confident with their arithmetic skills. They have brought some fraction calculations home to solve independently. We’ll go through the answers and any that children may have found difficult in class.
Friday 01 March 2019
This week, our whole school homework is Creative: I can present a summary of our class novel so far.
Every class in our school is currently enjoying their class novel topic. As such, we’ve read quite a bit of our books. This week, children should summarise what they’ve read so far. A good summary would give an overview of what’s happened, focussing on key events and characters. There are many ways in which children could choose to respond to this but here’s a few ideas…
- use an app to create a movie trailer for what’s happened so far
- create a timeline of key events
- turn what’s happened so far into a short comic
- write a song, rap or poem about one of the main characters/events
- create an image about a key event
- draw a portrait of a main character and label their characteristics
However children decide to respond, their efforts will be celebrated as part of our weekly homework review in class. This homework is due by Thursday 07 March 2019.
Friday 08 February 2019
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 14 February 2019.
I can show different ways to stay safe.
This week, we have enjoyed a staying safe themed week. We’ve had lots of visitors and covered a range of important safety-related topics. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.
Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and who might help them to stay safe. This could be done in any creative way:
- a story
- a poem
- a comic strip
- an advert
- an interview
- a game
…or any other creative ideas!
The homework will be reviewed as part of the themed week learning.
01 February 2019
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and will be marked on Friday 8 February.
I can find a percentage of an amount.
There are lots of practice questions to do at home to make sure we’re really confident with this skill. Make sure the children are being careful to include the units on their answers and, for the last column of questions, it’ll be easier if they convert the measures before calculating the percentage. For example, 5 hours becomes 300 minutes.
Friday 25 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework:
What is a drug?
This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful. Some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.
Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…
- What is a good definition for a drug?
- What is a drug? What is not a drug?
- Are all drugs bad?
- Why might some people need to take medicines?
- Who can prescribe medicine?
- Who should administer medicine?
- What should you do if you find some medicine?
- Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?
Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 31 January.
Friday 18 January 2019
Friday 18 January 2019
This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework:
I can show different ways to make things better.
This homework, which is due on Thursday 24 January, is an opportunity for children to reflect on our living & learning statement for this week: I can make things better.
Children should think about ways to make things better in a variety of different situations and contexts:
- in class
- in a friendship group
- at playtime
- at home
- with siblings
- out and about (countryside, park)
- the wider environment (recycling)
You could consider…
- Why should we try and make things better?
- How do we do this?
- When should we apologise?
- What is the effect it has on others around us when we make things better?
- Older children might want to consider the benefits of restorative justice.
Don’t forget to be creative! Produce a report or diary; capture photos of making things better; create rules for better games at play times; make a poster about how to say sorry; or, think of your own creative response.
This homework will be celebrated in our weekly homework review.