# Homework

## 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

## 30 April 2021

Posted on Friday 30 April 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

How many ways can you make 10? Use pasta, toys or any resources at home to show your learning. Write the matching calculations to challenge yourself.

## 30 April 2021 – Timers Tables

Posted on Friday 30 April 2021 by Mr Mills

Times Tables

This week, we will focus on the 12 x table.

Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 06 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:

12,000 ÷ 100

1.2 x 10

48 ÷ 12 =

600 ÷ 12 =

## 30 April 2021

Posted on Friday 30 April 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: I know how to solve a problem.

Have a discussion with somebody at home about problems you may encounter in the classroom, playground or outside of school. Can you come up with three solutions for each problem?

Be ready to discuss your ideas in class on Thursday 06 May.

## 23 April 2021

Posted on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: Which charity should our school support?

Next week, a charity will be decided for us to support for the year ahead. We’ll focus our fundraising efforts on supporting this charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

• what a charity is
• why charities are important
• what sort of work they do
• national / international charities and their work

Next week, each class will vote (because in our school we make democratic decisions) for the charity they would like to support to form a shortlist. Then, our recently elected Junior Leadership Team will decide which charity we will support for the next year.

Adults: before you discuss this with your child, check out this week’s Friday message from Mr Roundtree on the main news section of our website – it contains information about how we support charities and some points we’d like you to discuss with your child.

## 23 April 2021 – Times Tables

Posted on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, we will focus on the 9 x table.

Children should be ready for a test on Thursday 29 April 2021. Make sure you have a very quick recall of the multiplication facts up to the 9 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:

9000 ÷ 100

0.9 x 10

54 ÷ 9 =

990 ÷ 9 =

## 19 March 2021

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021 by Mr Catherall

19 March 2021

This week our homework is Creative: I can show different ways to stay safe, including how to seek help.

In the first half-term, we promoted resilience as one of our Rs for learning. However, we can’t be resilient in all situations, at all times. It’s important for people to recognise when things seem overwhelming – and ask for help. It’s also important that children know how to stay safe. There are many ways, and many different situations, in which we need to keep safe: at home, at school, in our environment and online.

Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and how to seek help if they need it. This could be done in any creative way:

• A story
• A poem
• Instructions
• A comic strip
• An interview
• A game
• Scenarios

…or any other creative ideas!

Please send any completed homework to your child’s class teacher via email and it will be reviewed as part of our weekly homework review.

## 12 March 2021

Posted on Monday 15 March 2021 by Mr Roundtree

This week, our homework is a creative homework: I can show forgiveness.

This homework, which links to our Christian value of forgiveness, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, forgiveness.

In school, we have been looking at the book The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse. In the book, Charlie Mackesy (the author and illustrator) gives different lessons using pictures and words. Your task this week is to design a new page for the story which could help teach forgiveness. You could paint it, draw it, colour it, design it on a computer, use lego or however you wish. Send pictures of your homework to Stjamesy3y4@spherefederation.org

Times tables/Number facts:

Complete the attached timetables challenge.

When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important – the more your child practises, the more likely they are to remember the trickier tables facts. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master times tables. Children have already enjoyed practising at school. Now, let’s continue our rock star careers at home…

Children are also able to log onto NumBots (play.numbots.com) using the same login/password. This is a great game to practice their key number facts which is essential to their maths learning.

## 12 March 2021

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mr Mills

This week, our homework is Creative:

I can show how the digestive system works.

I can show how the circulatory system works.

This homework links to our learning in science. Choose one statement and show how the digestive system or circulatory system works.

Children could respond creatively to this in different ways:

• create a model showing how the system works
• create a labelled drawing
• produce a PowerPoint
• write an explanation

Here are some useful websites to support the children and remind them of how these systems work:

Digestive system

Circulatory system