Homework

11 June 2021

Posted on Friday 11 June 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I can talk about an activity I enjoy that doesn’t involve screen time.

As part of National Screen Free Week, we’ll be exploring how we can reduce screen time in school and want the children to continue this at home, too. Screens have become an integral part of entertainment and learning but we want the children to focus on having fun away from the screen, too.

You might:

  • talk about what you do for fun that isn’t screen-based
  • have a screen-free hour, day, week
  • try a new activity that is away from the screen
  • talk about why time away from screens is important

Next week, each class will share what they’ve discussed at home, hopefully offering lots of ideas for how to enjoy ourselves without the use of a screen.

(Incidentally, we’re not saying screen time is a bad thing – and in fact, we encourage your child to use Numbots and Times Tables Rock Stars. It’s all about finding a good balance – and not being on an electronic device too close to bedtime.)

21 May 2021

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Nicky Russell

This week, the whole school Talk Time homework is What is a drug?

This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful, some are harmful, some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.

Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…

  • What is a good definition for a drug?
  • What is a drug? What is not a drug?
  • Are all drugs bad?
  • Why might some people need to take medicines?
  • Who can prescribe medicine?
  • Who should administer medicine?
  • What should you do if you find some medicine?
  • Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?

Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week.

21 May 2021

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework:

What is a drug?

This homework, which links to our Living and Learning statement, is a first step in children becoming aware of drugs. There are a few key points you may wish to talk about at home. Children need to be aware that some drugs are helpful (medicine), some are harmful, some are legal, some are illegal. Don’t forget to consider that even the legal or helpful ones can be harmful.

Below are some question prompts that could help shape your discussion…

  • What is a good definition for a drug?
  • What is a drug? What is not a drug?
  • Are all drugs bad?
  • Why might some people need to take medicines?
  • Who can prescribe medicine?
  • Who should administer medicine?
  • What should you do if you find some medicine?
  • Should you take medicine that isn’t yours?

Children should be prepared to discuss what they’ve talked about at home during our homework review next week. This homework should be completed by Thursday 27 May 2021.

14 May 2021 – Times tables

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021 by Mr Mills

Times Tables

This week, we will focus on all the times tables. 

Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 20 May 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 12 x 12.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:

16,000 ÷ 8

70 x 80

88 ÷ 11 =

440 ÷ 4 =

14 May 2021

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021 by Nicky Russell

The whole-school Talk Time homework this week is I know the key vocabulary from our Computing topic.

As we come to the end of our Computing topic, your child should have come across the following vocabulary:

Y1, 2

  • algorithm – a sequence of instructions or a set of rules to get something done
  • program – a collection of algorithms
  • debug – to find and fix errors in algorithms
  • computer – a type of machine that can follow instructions and do useful things
  • password – a string of letters, numbers or symbols which give you access to something (eg a computer, a service like Numbots)
  • personal information – information that can be used to identify you (eg age, school, address, password)
  • appropriate – something that is suitable

Y3, 4

  • program – a collection of algorithms
  • repetition – to repeat the execution of certain instructions
  • sequence – to arrange instructions in a particular order
  • logical reasoning – helps us explain why something happens
  • sprite – a 2d character in a computer game
  • decomposition – the process of breaking down a task into smaller, more-manageable parts
  • input – data sent to a computer system from a device (eg keyboard, mouse, microphone)
  • output – data sent out of a computer system via a device (eg monitor, printer, speaker)
  • digital footprint – information about a particular person that exists on the internet as a result of their online activity

Y5,6

  • program – a collection of algorithms
  • repetition – to repeat the execution of certain instructions
  • sequence – to arrange instructions in a particular order
  • selection – choosing to execute one set of instructions over another
  • variable – something that is stored in a program and can be changed or used (eg a timer, a score, a number of lives left)
  • logical reasoning – helps us explain why something happens
  • simulation – modelling a real-world or imaginary situation
  • search engine – program that searches for and identifies items on the internet using complex algorithms

Discuss these words together:

  • Can your child explain to you what they mean?
  • Can they use any of them in a sentence?
  • Can they suggest how some of the words link together?
  • Can they tell you about the learning in school which linked to a certain word?

Next week, each class will reflect on this topic vocabulary and what they have learnt this half term.

14 May 2021

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Talk Time.

I know the key vocabulary from our Computing topic.

Talk with your child about the words we have been using in our computing topic. How many do they know?

 

Y6 Swimming survey

Posted on Tuesday 11 May 2021 by Mrs Latham

As part of the government PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, there is a condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils in Year 6 are meeting the National Curriculum requirements. As school swimming lessons took place earlier in KS2, please could you complete this survey to provide up to date information for your child.
Thank you
Mrs Latham
PE/Health Leader

07 May 2021

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework:  I know the positives and negatives of gaming.

This half term, our topic is computing. For homework, we would like you to talk to someone about gaming and how it might have a positive or negative impact on our lives.

Here are a few points you may want to explore:

Do certain types of games have more of a negative/positive impact, why?
How does it impact on:
 social skills?
 communication?
 physical and mental health?
 perseverance?
 reading and maths skills?
 memory?
 concentration?
Be ready to discuss your ideas in class on Thursday 13 May.

 

Times Tables

This week, we will focus on the 11 x table.
Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 13 May 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 11 x 12.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of questions children could be asked and the type of questions children could be practising in addition to the times table facts:
11,000 ÷ 100
1.1 x 10
99 ÷ 11 =
550 ÷ 11 =

07 May 2021

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Roundtree

This week, our homework is Talk TimeI know the positives and negatives of gaming.
Currently, our whole school is enjoying a computing topic. In addition to learning lots of programming skills, we’ve been learning about online safety. Part of this learning requires us to understand how we can responsibly use the internet.
Online gaming is a great activity for people to do. There are many positives. However, we’re all aware of the negatives to online gaming. We’d like you to discuss this with your child. Here’s some sentence stems and questions that might help shape your discussion:
– A positive of online gaming is __________ because…
– A negative of online gaming is __________ because…
– I agree with what you said because…
– I disagree with what you said because…
– Is online gaming always a bad / good thing?
– Can you spend too much time gaming?
– What might happen if you spend too long gaming?
– Is it OK to play a game online?
– Are there any rules we should have in our house about online gaming?
This learning will be reviewed in class next week as part of our topic and Living & Learning sessions.

07 May 2021

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Talk Time. The whole school are exploring moral themes and we have linked this to our current Computing topic.

Is too much ‘screen time’ affecting family life?

You could:

  • keep a diary of how much screen time you have
  • discuss some ‘house rules’ around screen time
  • talk about how to increase family times without screens