Homework

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

12 March 2021

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week is a Talk Time homework, which is due in on Thursday 18 March 2021.

I can talk about a worry that was ok in the end.

It has been lovely to see our classes this week. Some children were feeling a little bit nervous or worried about coming back to school. Have a chat about the highlights of the first week back or something they’d been worrying about that turned out okay. You could also talk about things they’d missed about being at school (seeing friends, learning in class instead of in front of a screen, lunches – anything!)

This will be discussed in class as part of our weekly homework review.

11 December 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December 2020 by Mr Roundtree

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework, which should be returned by Thursday 17 December.

The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or a spiritual perspective.

I can present a review of a book / TV show / film or something else cultural.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.

We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), 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 know what a faith celebration means to me.

Over the course of this term, some children in school may have celebrated a religious festival of some sort.  This might have been

  • the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
  • the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
  • the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
  • the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
  • and the Chinese New Year festival, coming up

There are lots of other festivals and celebrations, which you and your child together might want to reflect on.

We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).  Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.

 

 

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.

04 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.

This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.

Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:

  • create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
  • take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
  • write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
  • devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
  • create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions

Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 10th December 2020. 

04 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mr Roundtree

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.

This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.

Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:

  • create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
  • take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
  • write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
  • devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
  • create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions

Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 10 December 2020. 

 

Times tables/Number facts:

 Complete the attached timetables challenge. (For an extra copy, head to here. Year 3 are completing the 3 times table. Year 4 are completing the 6 times table)

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.

 

27 November 2020

Posted on Saturday 28 November 2020 by Mr Roundtree

This week, we have a whole school homework. It is due on Thursday 04 December. Send your completed homework to Stjamesy3y4@spherefederation.org

Practice Makes Perfect: I know the key vocabulary from our history topic.

chronology empire democracy
government legacy bias
influence citizen oligarchy

This week, practise using our vocab from our Ancient Greeks topic. Make sure you understand all of the words and are able to use them in a sentence. There are some ideas below to help you do so.

Times tables/Number facts:

 Complete the 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…

Logging in to Times Tables Rock Stars:

  • Type ttrockstars.com into your web browser.
  • On the website, click the following: Login > School > Student
  • Enter our school’s postcode and our school’s name will show up below. Click on it.
  • Enter the username and password that has been provided (with their homework books).
  • More information on Times Table Rock Stars can be found here.

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.

 

27 November 2020

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Miss Beatson

Practice Makes Perfect: I know the key vocabulary from our history topic.

You have been fantastic at remembering lots of facts from our history topic where we’ve compared the Stone Age and Iron Age in Britain with what was going on in Ancient Egypt at around the same time. Our topic vocabulary is in the grid below. This week, I’d like you to re-cap on the vocabulary and teach somebody at home the meaning for each word. If  you are still unsure of some words then discuss these at home, find out using a dictionary, internet or books.

hunter-gatherer advances civilisation
empire hieroglyphics pharaoh
archaeologist Rosetta Stone Neolithic

In our homework review, we will do a quiz to see if you’ve remembered all the words. There may even be a prize!!

Tips to help remember:

Draw it

Draw a picture to represent the meaning of the word.

Sentences

Say or write the words in your own sentences. You could discuss where the word works and where it doesn’t.

For example:

An empire is ruled by an emperor – correct.

I have an empire in my garden at home – incorrect.

Synonyms

Give words that mean the same as the topic vocabulary.

For example:

For advances, you could give ‘moved forward ’, ‘ made progresses, ‘made discoveries’ or ‘developed’.

27 November 2020

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

This week, the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 03 December. It is all about our history topic. The vocabulary is linked to the Great Fire of London. Find the words in the wordsearch. Challenge : write each word in a sentence.

  • old
  • modern
  • artefact
  • firebreak
  • diary
  • rebuild

20 November 2020

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 26 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times opurpose.

As the homework is creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.