05 October 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 11 October.
I can use a range of sentence structures.
The children have been given a story starter for them to continue. So far this year, we’ve learnt about different ways we can start our sentences, using conjunctions to extend our ideas and using commas to clarify meaning. We’ve also been working on reducing the number of errors in our work, especially squashed sentences.
Ask us what a squashed sentence (sometimes called a ‘run-on’ sentence) is. Here’s an example: He walked through the door it was amazing.
In their piece of writing, the children should try to show off the skills we’ve practised so far and try to make as few mistakes as possible.
28 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.
If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?
This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:
- What makes a good travel companion?
- Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
- Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
- Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?
Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.
21 September 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 27 September 2018.
What future inventions could improve the world of today?
Around the dinner table, on your journey to school, when out for a walk, talk to your mum, uncle, grandparent, sibling, family friend about what we could invent today to make our world a better place or to make life easier for a group of people. It might help to think about problems first: problems in the world or problems certain groups experience.
Don’t forget: write a few brief notes in your homework book to help with your discussion in class.
14 September 2018
This week the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which should be completed by Thursday 20 September.
I know some Where in the World facts.
This homework, which links to our current mini-topic (Where in the World), is a chance for children to show off their geographical knowledge. Children should learn and remember (one of our 8Rs for learning) some facts about the world that they find interesting. There are many things children could learn about:
- the seven continents
- capital cities
- names of the oceans
- the countries of the UK, Europe or the world
- the population of some countries
- interesting facts about a place they find interesting or have been
- how to say a common word or phrase in several languages (for example, hello!)
- and, of course, there are many more facts children could find out and learn
This homework should be evidenced in homework books with children ready (another of our 8Rs for learning) to show off their new-found geographical knowledge as part of our weekly homework review next week.
07 September 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 13 September.
How can we make our class a good place to learn?
We’ve had a really positive start to the term in Year 6 and long may that continue. Have a discussion at home about how we can all make sure our class stays a good place to learn.
- You could create a list of rules we can all follow.
- You could write a poem, making suggestions for how to work positively.
- You could write a diary entry from a child who learns in the perfect classroom.
- You could label a classroom with suggestions for how to make it a good place to learn.
- You could write a profile of the ideal class member.
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’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 28 June.
I understand how money is made, spent, saved and stored.
As we’ve starting our Enterprise project soon, we’re going to be discussing making money and how money is spent. For this Creative homework, the children could:
- Present different ways people make money – employment, charities, starting businesses
- Investigate where people keep their money
- Think about what they’d like to save their money for – now or in the future
- Give themselves a budget and decide how to spend it
- Go shopping with you can then present how their/your money was spent and why
18 June 2018
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 19 June and finish them on Friday 25 June (so homework is not due in until Monday 28 June).
We’ve gone through how to complete the diary and children should ask if they’re not sure through the week.