08 June 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Thursday 14 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.
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 there’ll be no homework or spellings for Year 6. We’ve worked really hard this week and are all ready to face next week confidently and with a smile. By not giving any homework, it allows the children to take ownership of their own learning and, if they want to do anything over the weekend to prepare themselves, they can choose what that may be. Feel free to use a page of the Homework Book to do some practice.
- Try some arithmetic calculations
- Be tested on spellings from the Year 3/4 and 5/6 list
- Write some sentences and see which words you can label with their word class
- Think about the different areas of Maths and what you need to know for each of them
We’re all ready so I look forward to seeing 29 smiling faces at breakfast club on Monday morning (8.30 sharp).
27 April 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and will be marked as a class on Friday 04 May (as school is closed on Thursday).
We’ve been working on our vocabulary this week so all of the children have some questions to complete based on our learning. These questions should be able to be completed independently but see whether your child can explain three of their answers to you.
20 April 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 26 April.
I can complete arithmetic questions.
All of the children have created 20 arithmetic questions to practise at home. They’ve focused more on the questions they’re less confident on but should be able to answer all of the independently. Any questions that can be checked with a calculator can be marked themselves and then we’ll look at any others together in class.
23 March 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 29 March.
Suggest a mini topic we should learn about in the summer term.
A mini topic lasts for two weeks but can be about anything at all. Topic learning should be interesting and fun but the best suggestions will also think about the learning that will take place throughout the two weeks. How will Maths and English fit in? What might circle time be about that week? Could PE link to it in any way? The best suggestions would also be realistic and take into consideration that there’ll only be two weeks of learning.
As a class, we’ll choose the best suggestion and take on this topic in June/July. It’s important to think about it now as we always plan a whole term of learning before it begins.
09 March 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect, consolidating learning we’ve been doing in Maths on area and perimeter. The children have a worksheet which requires them to take on the role of a flooring company, practising their skills in a real context.
This homework is due on Thursday 15 March when we will go through the answers together.
02 March 2018
This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:
I can show what I love about reading.
We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!
Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:
- an interview with your favourite author
- a character biography or fact file
- tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
- book cover art, including a blurb
- a book review or recommendation
- write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
- amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
- a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
- a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read
We look forward to seeing what children come up with!
23 February 2018
This week’s homework is Talk Time and will be discussed on Friday 02 March.
Animal experimentation – vivisection – is it right?
Have a chat in the car, over dinner or while walking to the shops about animal experimentation and whether is it ok or not. Try researching scenarios which might suggest that it’s a good thing to happen or examples of it being a bad thing to happen and make some notes in your homework book.
We’ll discuss the statement together in class, most likely sparking up a debate, something we love!
02 February 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 06 February.
How does the human body work?
Our topic learning next week will be all about the human body so we’re challenging the children either to tell us something they know already or find out something new to teach us.
This homework will be used to create a class information book which we’ll keep in our reading area. Because of this, it must be completed on the page of the homework book (not on extra sheets or on the computer). This could be an information text, a diagram, a story which tells the journey of food through the body, a lift the flap information page, a leaflet – anything really!
There are all sorts of things you could inform us about:
- different organs (Did you know… your skin is an organ?)
- the digestive system
- the circulatory system
- our teeth
- how the brain works
- the skeletal system
- the nervous system
- how we change as we grow older