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Homework Grids Autumn Term 2 2017

FSU Spring Term

 

 

This term we will be learning about winter and what it means to us and to animals.

We will also be developing our storytelling skills and exploring the celebrations of Pancake day and Valentines.

Please support your child in choosing and completing an average of one a week in their homework books.

 

1.   Make pancakes with someone at home and enjoy sharing them!

4. What does hibernation mean?

7. Can you find a frozen cobweb outside?

 

2.   Can you tell a story without using the book?

5. What do you need to keep you warm on a winter’s day?

 

8. Make a bird feeder for your garden (please ask a member of staff for ideas if needed!)

 

3.   Can you find five signs of winter?

6. Tell someone you love them and give them three reasons why.

 

9. Where do some of the birds go in winter and why?

 

 

Please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you would like clarification of any of the tasks. Enjoy!

 

Year 1 and 2 Homework Grid- Spring Term 2018

 To come...

Below is a choice of 9 different tasks for you to complete for your homework.

It is up to you which tasks you complete and in which order each week,

Please hand in on a Friday.

Remember you can be as creative as you like with these tasks. In addition, please read every day and practise spellings.

 

Year 3/4  Spring Term  2018

 This term's grid to come.Please check your child's Homework book for the grid.

  

Below is a choice of 9 different tasks for you to complete for your homework. The tasks that are starred ( * ) are compulsory - you must complete them. It is up to you which tasks, and levels, you complete each week and hand in on a Thursday.

Remember you can be as creative as you like with these tasks.

Task 1: Geography

Research the location and physical geography of a river in the world.

 

Must: I can describe where a river is and what it is like in appearance

Should: I can explain how a river has changed over time

Could: I can explain what a river does for the people and places around it

Task 2: Literacy

Write a piece of work based on a river. It could be a story, newspaper article, explanation text, poem or any other genre you can think of.

 

Must: I can use capital letters, ending punctuation

( . ? ! ) and make sure my sentences make sense

Should: I can use conjunctions (because, when, if, etc) to join my sentences and paragraphs organise my ideas

Could: I can use different ways to open my sentences and a wider range of punctuation ( , “ ” )

Task 3: Science

Create a fact file on an animal or plant that lives in or near a river.

 

Must: I can describe what an animal looks like, where it lives and what it eats 

Should: I can describe the food chain that an animal is included in  

Could: I can explain the effect of a habitat and food chain on an animal

 

Task 4: DT

Make a vessel (boat, canoe, raft, etc) that could sail on a river.

 

Must: I can design a vessel to float on water

Should: I can design and make a vessel that can float on water

Could: I can design and make a vessel that has more than one function (including the ability to float on water)

 

*Task 5: Literacy

Write a reply to this term’s letter to you from Miss Sherwood.

 

Must: I can use capital letters, ending punctuation

( . ? ! ) and make sure my sentences make sense

Should: I can use conjunctions (because, when, if, etc) to join my sentences and paragraphs organise my ideas

Could: I can use different ways to open my sentences and a wider range of punctuation ( , “ ” )

Task 6: RE

Many religions take special journeys as part of their beliefs. Describe a special journey that you have been on or would like to go on.

 

Must: I can describe a special journey and what it was like

Should: I can explain how I felt before, during and after a special journey

Could: I can explain the effect a special journey had on me and others

*Task 7: Maths

Create a way of learning your multiplication facts. This could be a game, song, rhyme or something else creative.

 

Must: I can recall and use the multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10 times tables

Should: I can recall and use the multiplication facts for 3, 4 and 8 times tables

Could: I can recall and use the multiplication and division facts for a wide range of times tables

Task 8: Art

Create a piece of artwork based on our topic of rivers and in the style of an artist.

 

Must: I can use one medium in a traditional way

Should: I can use more than one medium, sometimes using it in different ways

Could: I can use a range of different mediums in a range of different ways

Task 9: Free Choice

 

 

Please check with Miss Sherwood that the task you would like to carry out is suitable for your homework.

Year 5/6 Spring Term 2018 Go Green! 

Please keep an eye on Activelearn for grammar, maths games along with guided reading books and Mathletics for maths games. Please read at least 4 times a week at home!

 

Research and draw in detail a Rainforest creature

Create a model to show the water cycle.

Make a shoebox rainforest. Label the layers and include some creatures you might find there. There are lots of ideas online if you are not sure where to start.

Research foods that are sourced from rainforest regions. Then find and test a recipe that uses some of these ingredients. You could bring in photos of your cookery, the recipe, feedback from those who ate it.

Research what the average rainfall is in the Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar in September. Contrast with the British Isles. Choose how to present it.

What is your favourite wild animal? Find out about its feeding habits (food chain) living environment (habitat). Does your animal have any special adaptation features or survival skills?

Look carefully at the ingredients on food and household cleaning products. How many contain palm oil? Make a list or collage out of the packaging. What have discovered?

Write a poem about the Rainforest. Learn it by heart and recite it to the class.

Free choice homework linked to Rainforests and caring for the environment

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