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
26 January 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 01 February.
I can calculate with fractions.
We learnt everything there is to know about fractions before Christmas and were able to calculate confidently. Sometimes, it can be hard to remember all of that information over a long period of time so, this week, we’re reminding ourselves of that fraction learning.
Your child should be able to solve all of the calculations they’ve been given independently. They could answer a few each day or they could challenge themselves to complete it in as many minutes as there are questions.
We’ll go through the answers when homework is returned on Thursday as well as discussing whether there are any of these calculations we need to go over again as a class.
19 January 2018
This week’s homework is Creative and is due on Thursday 25 January.
Create your own creature which is adapted to a certain environment.
We’ve explored how different animals have adapted to survive in different environments, thinking about whether they are a predator, prey or both.
- Octopus have chromatophores all over their body which means they can camouflage against their surroundings.
- Polar bears have large feet so that their weight is spread out over the ice, reducing the risk of it cracking.
- Small fish swim in big shoals to make themselves appear larger to predators.
Decide where your creature lives, draw it and label your drawing to show us how it is adapted to its environment and other creatures that might live there.
12 January 2018
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and links to the learning we’ve being doing in our grammar lessons this week.
- Can I identify determiners?
- Do I know what an active and passive sentence is?
The children have got some practice questions to have a go at independently which we’ll then go through together in our homework review next week on Thursday 18 January.