16 November 2012
Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday November 28.
I can get show what I know about Victorian…
We’ve had lots of great learning during the Victorian part of our Rich and Poor topic. Next week we’ll move onto new learning and away from the history section of the topic. Children need to produce a piece of work about an aspect of their Victorian learning that they know most about. This could be…
- homes, or
- your own idea!
This piece of work could be…
- writing; diary, recount, story
- a combination of drawing and writing
- a picture collage
- an illustrated list
- a timeline, or
- your own idea!
09 November 2012
Homework this week is creative. It’s the first of three homework tasks this year when we invite children to respond to something from a cultural or spiritual perspective (we’re going to time these so they fall close to religious festivals, from Eid to Easter).
I can respond to a book I’ve recently read.
This week, we’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read. We’re interested to hear your child’s opinions and any connections they might have made between the book and their own life. This book review might include pictures, an interview (you could write a fictional script between an interviewer and a character), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!
However, your child might prefer to do the following:
I can show what Eid or Diwali means to me and my community.
Just before the half-term, some children in school will have celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid. Next week, some children in school will celebrate the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali. We invite those children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).
It’s the half-term break…
…so there’s no homework this week.
Please make sure your child continues to read lots and be read to – this is always the most valuable activity you can do at home to help learning.
Why not put some Maths into practice too: play a board game, bake something, create some mathematical art…
19 October 2012
It’s time for Talk Time homework this week.
Should everyone be paid the same wage?
This question will generate some interesting discussion and is linked with our Rich and Poor topic. It also helps the children to address moral issues eg discussing whether it is right that certain professions get paid so much more than others.
We’ll discuss this in school on Wednesday 24 October 2012.
12 October 2012
This week, the children are completing some Practice Makes Perfect homework about homophones.
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. For example:
where were we’re
Children have been given a wordsearch and crossword of commonly misused homophones to learn, including the correct meaning.
Spellings homework this week is also related to learning when to use the correct homophone.
Homework is due in on Wednesday 17 October 2012.
05 October 2012
Your homework this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 10 October 2012.
I can produce a piece of work for our Rich and Poor display.
Create a piece of work about the rich or poor in Victorian times or any other aspect of history, art or geography.
Your work could be:
- art work that is rich in detail
- collage work
- recounts of the lives of the rich or poor through time
- …your own idea!
As an exception, work should not go in your child’s homework book. It should be bright, colourful, attractive and ready to put up on display.
28 September 2012
This week we are asking you to think about this statement:
I know what makes a healthy brain.
This is creative homework and is due in on Wednesday 03 October 2012.
- produce some art work,
- or poetry,
- or a poster.
- or a rap,
- or your own even more creative idea!
21 September 2012
This week’s homework is Talk Time. Remember, this is an important time to chat without any distractions: turn the television off, sit together and share opinions and ideas.
I can talk about how it feels to do something new.
This has been the SEAL theme for this week and has been discussed in assembly and class.
Looking forward to our class discussion on Wednesday 26 September…
14 September 2012
This week’s homework is another creative one; we have had an interesting scientific week looking at materials and their properties. We know that the children have enjoyed the learning and would like to know what they have remembered and learnt.
I can show what I know about solids, liquids and gases.
Remember, your learning can be shown in many different ways:
- a poster
- a model
- an investigation
- a diagram
- a mindmap
These are just a few examples – let your creative juices flow!
This homework is to be handed in by Wednesday 19 September; no excuses this week.
07 September 2012
This’s week homework is creative. We would like to find out more about the children and their interests. It should be handed in by Wednesday 12 September.
“I can show something interesting about myself.”
Just a quick reminder for our new friends at Moortown: homework should not be more than one page of A4 and can be as creative as you like.
We look forward to finding out more about our children.