Year 1 & 2 Homework

29 November 2019

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.
Choose a number (or numbers) below 20. Write as many calculations (fact family) as you can about that number.

Friday 22 November 2019

Posted on Friday 22 November 2019 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 – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

You could talk about:

  • what a charity is
  • why charities are important
  • what sort of work they do
  • charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
  • national and 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 School Council will decide which charity we will support for the next year.

Friday 15 November 2019

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 15 November 2019

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 21 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 we can 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.

08 November 2019

Posted on Friday 08 November 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

Learning number facts is an important part of developing maths fluency. This week’s homework is for children to learn all the bonds of 10 (pairs of numbers that make 10 when added together), so they can recall them instantly, including in missing number sentences. Y2s should also learn all bonds of 20. There are some examples of how to learn them below.

 

18 October 2019

Posted on Friday 18 October 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect.

Choose a poem. Copy it into your homework book. Try to read the poem every day to learn it by heart. If you want to, you will be able to perform your poem to the class.

Friday 11 October 2019

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 11 October 2019

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:

  • I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
  • I know the importance of voting.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council.  With two representatives from each class chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 24 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready.  Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech in class to their peers.

What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.

  • ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
  • ‘be respectful’
  • ‘help others’
  • ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
  • ‘tell the truth’
  • ‘be confident with your ideas’
  • ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
  • ‘be friendly and approachable’
  • ‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

  • What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
  • What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
  • What do you think would make the school better?
  • What could you do that people would really like?
  • Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do.

Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions.  We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility.  You’re welcome to stand again for election.

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.

If you choose not to stand in the election, you should instead consider the importance of voting.

04 October 2019

Posted on Friday 04 October 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s whole school homework is moral themed and is a Talk Time homework. It is due in next Thursday, 10 October.

Wild and free or safe and caged?

Talk about the morals, ethics and purpose of how people use and treat animals. For example:

  • Should we cage animals?
  • Is it right and how do you feel about animal experimentation for medical or beauty purposes?
  • Should animals be used for entertainment?
  • Should any animal be allowed to be kept as a pet?
  • Should we breed animals for food or fur?

Please email any digital homework (photo, video, audio files) to : [email protected] or [email protected]

Friday 27 September 2019

Posted on Friday 27 September 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can see maths all around me.

Maths is all around us. But, how often do we appreciate this? This homework is all about spotting maths in our everyday lives and we’re exposed to it more than we realise sometimes. We’d like to children to find some examples of maths from their everyday lives and show these creatively. There are many examples of maths in the world around us but here are a few examples:

  • travel, TV or film timetables
  • measuring ingredients
  • finding examples of shapes in buildings
  • counting out objects
  • spending money when shopping
  • distances on road signs
  • %s in sales
  • cutting food into the correct amount of slices or pieces

Children should be ready to celebrate their learning in our weekly homework review in class by Thursday 03 October 2019.

Please note: this homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.

20 September 2019

Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due on Thursday 26 September.

When is it ok to take a risk?

Our living & learning statement this week is ‘I can take a safe risk’. This homework is all about discussing risks and when it is acceptable to take one. Talk about when risks are safe and unsafe and when we come across risks in our life: at home, online, at school, in the community etc.

If you would like more information about staying safe online, visit our school website: https://www.scholeselmet.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/online-safety/

13 September 2019

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019 by Mrs Latham

This week’s homework is Talk Time and due on Thursday 19 September.

What have you enjoyed about the first week back at school?

You could talk about:

  • the new classroom
  • new friends
  • new routines (choose lunch, class rewards, choice chips)
  • school rules
  • the expectations of the teachers/adults in school
  • favourite lessons
  • new learning