It’s the half-term holidays…
…and so there’s no specific homework next week. This is in-line with our Homework Policy.
During the half-term, please encourage your child to read each day, even if just for 15 minutes. As well as their current book, reading comics, newspapers, websites are all good – and why not take a trip to the library!
It would also be really helpful to help your child brush up on their times tables. Children in Year 2 should know x2, x5 and x10 (and the related division facts) by the end of the year – so give them a head start now! By the end of Year 4, children should know all their tables up to 12 x 12 (and the related division facts).
And make sure they enjoy the break, too: perhaps an autumn walk, a day out, a trip to the cinema… There are lots of things going on in Leeds – check them out.
Whatever you get up to, we’re looking forward to seeing you again on Monday 30 October.
13 October 2017
For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 18 October. There are two options:
- I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
- I know the importance of voting.
It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council. With two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers, all children at Moortown Primary are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 19 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready. Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech to their class on Wednesday 18 October or Thursday 19 October.
What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.
- ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
- ‘be respectful’
- ‘help others’
- ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
- ‘tell the truth’
- ‘be confident with your ideas’
- ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
- ‘be friendly and approachable’
- ‘make good choices in class and around school’
Hints for your speech include:
- What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
- What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
- What do you think would make the school better?
- What could you do that people would really like?
- Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do
Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions. We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility. You’re welcome to stand again for election.
Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.
If you choose not to stand in the election then you should consider the importance of voting.
05 October 2017
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 12 October.
I can explore my local area.
Get out and about in your local area and be the explorer. For your homework you could:
- Take photos of your exploration.
- Write an exploration diary.
- Create a map and indicate where you’ve been.
- Be a journalist and report on things in your area.
29 September 2017
For Creative homework this week, we’re all entering a competition.
Young Imagineers has just been launched by the Science Museum and Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, who this year are opening the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Scotland.
Aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the STEM subjects, the Young Imagineers competition asks children, aged 7-14, “What invention would you create to make tomorrow’s world a better place?” The winner will have their idea designed and displayed in the Science Museum!
Entries will uploaded online after they have been returned and looked at by the rest of the class on Thursday 05 October.
22 September 2017
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 28 September.
I can solve addition and subtraction calculations and problems.
This follows on from the learning we have done in class this week. Children have been given practice which will reinforce their learning and provide some challenge.
If there are any questions children need help with, they need to ask for it before it is due in on the Thursday.
15 September 2017
This week, children have been given a Talk Time homework:
I can prepare for a debate (Should something that is harmful be considered entertainment?)
Children should discuss this topic with someone at home and be ready to take part in a debate as part of our homework review next week.
08 September 2017
The first homework of Year 6 will be Creative and is due back on Thursday 14 September.
I can show how to use the 8Rs for learning in school or at home.
The 8Rs link to Living and Learning for this half term (formerly known as SEAL) and are a fantastic tool for encouraging the children to think about their learning behaviour effectively.
We’ve recapped all 8 this week but here’s a reminder for you at home: resilience, responsibility, reflectiveness, responsiveness, readiness, risk-taking, remembering, resourcefulness.
Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- Take photos which show you demonstrating the 8Rs at home.
- Create an 8Rs wheel with an example of how to show each one in class.
- Write a short story of a class who demonstrate all 8Rs well.
- Create scenarios for us to decide which R needs to be engaged.
07 July 2017
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.
Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Thursday 13 July.
30 June 2017
This week, as always, children have been given two pieces of homework.
The first is Practice Makes Perfect: I can learn my lines or know my role in the performance.
Children should ensure they know all their lines for the performance (and the lines before and after their own). If a child doesn’t have many lines to learn, they should make sure they are fully aware of their role within the production. Similarly, if children are still unsure of the songs, they should practise these at home, too.
The second piece is a little different this week: I am aware of my own health.
Children have been given a ‘My Health, My School’ diary to complete. They should do this for seven days – starting on Saturday 01 July and finishing on Friday 07 July. The completed diary should be returned to school on Monday 10 July. The diary will be used by the children to help them complete the ‘My Health, My School’ survey during school time. Therefore, it’s important that children complete the diary as honestly and accurately as they can.
09 June 2017
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 15 June.
To be able to create a classification key.
In Science this week, we’ve been exploring classification keys as a way of sorting information. We created our own in class to sort six Liquorice Allsorts and started to discuss how we could create one to sort our whole class.
Have a go at home at creating your own classification key. Don’t forget some end up with a category: you must be a mammal, and some end on a specific item: the blue Liquorice Allsort with jelly in the middle.
Here are some suggestions for what you could sort:
- A different type of sweet
- Illnesses (according to their symptoms)