Homework

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus: Practice makes perfect

This week, we have been adding 10, 100 and 1000 to different starting numbers and paying attention to which digits in the number will: always, sometimes or never change.

Complete the sheet of problems stuck into your book. If it helps, you could always draw out base 10 or place value counters to help you.
We also now offer a weekly homework club where children can use maths resources to help them complete this task if they find it tricky.

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is a practice makes perfect and is due in on Thursday 11 October.

Year 1:

This week we have been learning more about numbers. We have been looking at ordinal numbers – know what 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc is.

Year 2:

We have been learning to count in multiples of 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. When we are counting in 10s, we can count from any number – e.g. starting on 4, 2, 7.

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.

If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?

This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:

  • What makes a good travel companion?
  • Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
  • Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
  • Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?

Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.

21 September 2018

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due on Thursday 27 September.

This half term, our Christian value is friendship. In school and in collective worship, we’ve been looking at what makes a good friend and examples of being a good friend from the Bible. With your family, discuss the following questions and be prepared to talk about your answers on Friday 28 September – make notes (or ask an adult) in your homework book to help you.

What qualities do you look for in a friend?

There’s an old saying that goes, “In order to have good friends, you have to be a good friend.” What does that mean? Do you think it’s true? Why? What are the benefits of having friends who are different from us?

21 September 2018

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus: Creative

Over the last few weeks in our ‘Where in the world?’ topic, we’ve learnt lots of facts about our world: continents, countries, capitals etc.

Your task is to create a board game, quiz or other style of game that you could play at home or in school to help you learn and remember facts about the world.

14 September 2018

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which should be completed by Thursday 20 September.

I know some Where in the World facts.                                                                       

This homework, which links to our current mini-topic (Where in the World), is a chance for children to show off their geographical knowledge. Children should learn and remember (one of our 8Rs for learning) some facts about the world that they find interesting. There are many things children could learn about:

  • the seven continents
  • capital cities
  • names of the oceans
  • the countries of the UK, Europe or the world
  • the population of some countries
  • interesting facts about a place they find interesting or have been
  • how to say a common word or phrase in several languages (for example, hello!)
  • and, of course, there are many more facts children could find out and learn

This homework should be evidenced in homework books with children ready (another of our 8Rs for learning) to show off their new-found geographical knowledge as part of our weekly homework review next week.

07 September 2018

Posted on Friday 07 September 2018 by Miss Beatson

The homework this week is creative and due in Thursday 13 September.

I can show where in the world my food has come from. 

  • take photographs of food labels in your house?
  • make a map to show where foods come from?
  • make a poster?
  • make up some maths stories/ problems to show how far food has travelled?

It’s up to you!

07 September 2018

Posted on Friday 07 September 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus: Practice makes perfect

Our new topic is entitled ‘Where in the world?’

We’ve already looked at countries and continents around the world this week and so our homework is based on this.

On the map glued into the homework book you must label:
• The seven continents
• The three major oceans
• Five countries of your choice
• Five capital cities of your choice

Challenge: Can you make the labels for each category different so they’re clear?

Homework is due on Thursday 13 September and we’ll be reviewing it as a class and sharing good examples of presentation.

07 September 2018

Posted on Friday 07 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Thursday 13 September.

I can show what I know about a country.

We’re starting our term with a mini-topic of “Where in the World?”. We’ve begun by looking at the UK and the four countries that make it up. This week’s homework is to show what they know about a country – this can be any country – even England if they want.

Your child could:

  • produce a spider diagram of information
  • draw pictures with labels
  • write a fact file
  • create a promotional leaflet for a tourism brochure
  • design a homepage for a website about the country

…or think of another creative way of presenting their information.

29 June 2018

Posted on Saturday 30 June 2018 by Miss Beatson

ALL: Learn your lines for the production.

Year 5: Practice makes Perfect- finding percentages of an amount.

Year 6: Write a reflection of your time at St James’ School. It can be in the form of a poem, diary entry or just a memory. Think about some funny moments; happy moments and your favourite moments.