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Homework

Below you will find a table detailing the general expectations in regards to homework for all the year groups and optional topic-based projects which your children can complete over the holidays before starting a new topic. 

 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Reading

-Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (Parent to record in reading record)  The child’s reading day is recorded in front of plastic bag

 

-Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (Parent to record in reading record)

-Reading – children should bring books in every day, but the day their book is changed is in their reading record

-Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (Parent to record in reading record)

 

-Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (child to record in reading record)

 

Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (child to record in reading record)

 

Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (child to record in reading record) Reading books changed on a Tuesday

-Reading Plus

 

-Reading x 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week (child to record in reading record)

 

Spelling

/Phonics

-Sounds and words to practise

-Spellings (phonics and common exception words)

 

-Spellings for a weekly test, Ash on Fridays and Oak on Mondays

-Spellings for a weekly test on a Tuesday

-Spellings for a weekly test on Wednesday

-Spellings for a weekly test on a Friday

 

-Spellings for a weekly test on a Tuesday

 

Maths

 

-Number Bonds

-Arithmetic homework – sent out Friday

 

-Times tables (2, 5 and 10s) for a weekly test starting after Christmas

 

-Times tables (2, 5 and 10s) for a weekly test on a Friday

-Time table Rock Stars – 30 minutes per week

-Time tables (12x12) for a test on a Friday

-Time table Rock Stars – 30 minutes per week

 

-Times tables (12x12) for a weekly test on a Friday

-Time table Rock Stars – 30 minutes per week

 

-One piece of Maths (given out Tuesday for the following Tuesday)

-Time table Rock Stars – 30 minutes per week

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

-6 curriculum optional projects a term

-One piece Punctuation and Grammar (given out Tuesday for the following Tuesday)

-3 curriculum optional projects a term

 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

 

To be completed during the Summer holiday

Journeys

- Draw a map of a journey

-Create a picture of a form of transport

- Take photos of a journey 

Birmingham

-Write a postcard about a day out in the summer holidays

-Take/draw a picture of a Birmingham landmark and write a caption

-Find out the name and a fact about a famous person from Birmingham

 

The Seven Continents

-Mixed medium map: children can choose different art mediums to create an interesting map of the 7 continents

- Fact file on one or all of the continents.

- Find the flag: can you discover the different flags for the countries of the world?

Seven Wonders of The World

-Models

-Poster information

-Painting

 

Visit Seven Wonders of Birmingham

Romans in Britain

-Draw and label a Roman Soldier (template given)

-Roman food – recreate a Roman place of food and label

Crime and Punishment

-Make their own island and set rules and consequences

-Make an information leaflet for your own island and set rules and consequences

-Make a charter for your own island and set rules and consequences

 

Parent visits: National Justice Museum

 

World War II

What measures were taken to protect the people living in Britain during WW2?

-Make a model of gas mark or Anderson Shelter

-Write an informative brochure

-Design a board game that children could play during the air raids

Autumn 2

 

To be completed over October half term

Under the sea

-Create a underwater picture

- Create a picture of a sea creature

- Make a fact file of a chosen sea creature

 

Space

Create an alien/new planet - this could be represented in:

Model form

A picture/illustration

A written description

 

Explorers

-Make a compass

-Map out your journey from home to school

-Create a fact file on Benedict Allen or Christopher Columbus

 

 

 

 

 

Biomes

-Postcard

-Research animal and xbiomes

-Shoe box diorama of the rainforest (canopy layers)

World War 1

Life in the Trenches

-Letter home from Solider

-Recreate a trench

-Watch Sainsburys’ 100 years advert

-Visit Staffordshire Regiments Museum

Civil rights:

-Choose from Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Malala, Emmeline Pankhurst

-Write a biography

-Make a poster to explain their achievements

-Make a presentation to share with the class

 

 

Spring 1

 

To be completed during Christmas half term

Jungle

-Create a model of jungle animal

-Create an information leaflet about a jungle animal

-Create a jungle collage

 

London

-Find out about a London landmark - your findings could be represented in:

Model form

A picture/illustration

A written description

Europe

-Make a model of a European landmark e.g. Stone Henge, Eiffel Tower

-Find the hottest and coldest countries in Europe

-Locate the UK on map and identify the 4 countries it’s made up of

 

How to be a Historian: A Local History Study

-Interview an older relative/ friend who has lived here a long time about the changes they have seen.

- Historical fact file on one of the following: St Barnabas Church, Fort Dunlop or the Holly Lane Brick Works.

- Create a family tree focusing on where people were born and where they live now.

Japan

Tokyo – capital city comparison with London

-Hiroshima – the aftermath of the Atom Bomb

-Japanese writing symbols

Vikings

-Find out about and make a Viking longboat

-Create a map to show where the Vikings came from and which parts of Britain they invaded and settled in

-Write an account from a monk's perspective of the Lindisfarne invasion

 

Parent visits: Jorvik museum

Frozen Planet

-Watch an episode of Frozen planet

-Chose a pole, find out the temperatures throughout the year and record using a bar chart or line graph

-Find out who Earnest Shackleton is

Spring 2

 

To be completed during February half term

Imagination

-Use a stick to create something using your imagination

-Use a box to create something using your imagination

-Use a rock to create something using your imagination

 

 

Great Fire of London

-Find out where and when the Great Fire of London started

- The fire started in a bakery -  bake your own biscuits/cakes at home

-Make a poster about fire safety (e.g. who to call, who helps when there is a fire)

Pre-historic Britain

-Make a model of a weapon

-Create a timeline showing the stone age, bronze age, iron age and ice age

-Write a set of instructions explaining how to light a fire and explain what a fire was useful for

The Water Cycle

-Poster

-Rap/song

-Working model

Rivers &  Mountains

Local River study

-Facts about local rivers (Geography)

-Visit a local river

-Nature hunt/wildlife spot around river banks

-Life inside a river (fish and plant life)

Volcanoes and Earthquakes
-Make your own volcano!

-Find out how a volcano/earthquake works and make a poster to explain

-Design an earthquake-proof building

 

Parent visits: Lego Discovery Centre creating earthquake proof building

 

Summer 1

 

To be completed during Easter half term

The Farm

-Draw a picture of an animal adding captions 

-Make a model of farm

-Write a story about a farm animal

The United Kingdom

-Find out the names of the capital cities in the UK and show on a map

-Find out the national flowers of the different countries in the UK and draw them/find photos of them

-Research a landmark of the UK and present your findings however you choose

Woman who changed the world

-Draw a portrait of a woman of your choice

-Create a fact file or PowerPoint about a woman of your choice

-Write a letter to the Prime Minister explaining the things you would change

Floods & Droughts

-Newspaper article

-Information leaflet to save water

 

(Speech in the style of Greta Thunberg on why we should act now on climate change)

South America

-Countries of South America

-Create and label a map of South America adding capital cities

-Culture study of one of the countries e.g. Brazil

-Watch our plant Jungles episode – Rainforests

Central America and the Mayans

-Make a fact file about the Mayans

-Find out about and build a Mayan temple

-Design a travel brochure for a location of your choice in Central America

Parent visits: Cadbury World JUST for the Mayan influence.

Titanic

What was life like on board the Titanic?

-Make a model of a room on board the Titanic

-Choose a class and a dinner menu for a passenger on board-Why did the Titanic sink? Find out about water displacement by testing own foil boat

Summer 2

 

To be completed  during May half term

YEAR 1 topic

The Seaside

-Write a list of what you would take to the seaside

-Find out the names of 5 different seaside holiday sports in the UK

-Create a poster of the animals that live in the sea around the UK e.g. seagulls, crabs, star fish, jellyfish

Weather

-Paint/draw a picture to show the four different seasons

-Explain the main cloud types

-Make a rain gauge and collect and monitor rain over a one week period

Ancient Greece

-Character description

-Design mythical creature (art & labels)

-Adventure story

Anglo Saxons

Bayeux tapestry

-Recreate a different medium, one part of the tapestry

-Tell the story from a soldiers point of view

-Battle of Hastings fact file

  • key dates
  • key figures
  • places

Brilliant Birmingham

-Create a fact file on famous Brummies!

- Investigate the industrial revolution and the part that Birmingham played in it.

- Choose a key location in Birmingham, such as The Bull Ring, and complete a historical study detailing the changes there over time.

 

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