KS1 Homework project – Our Community
We are trying hard to work with you to make sure that homework is exciting for the children and has an impact on their learning. Last term we tried a new approach to homework and set a project every three weeks, which most parents found really engaged their children and in school the writing that was produced was brilliant. But, some feedback from parents was that they wanted their child to have more choice.
So, we are trying a new approach and would welcome your feedback. This term we are setting the projects in a table format so children have a choice. They must choose two activities from each row and when they have completed will need to get an adult to sign when they have completed it. These activities will mean that children have a wider range of activities to choose. This time, there is not a longer writing task but in future there may well be and if this is the case there will be clear instructions, expectations and examples where appropriate. Please ask your child’s teacher if you need any other information or have questions about the homework.
Our community is very important to us and our village hall is in desperate need of refurbishment. The school will be working with the village hall committee to help fundraise over the next year. To launch this, we are focusing our homework over the next few weeks on our community and the village hall.
Please let the teachers know what you think of the format of the homework this time. Teachers will be asking the children too. It may be that you prefer projects in the format that we had last term but you may prefer this format so please give us feedback. We want to get it right so that homework is something that our children love doing and is making a positive impact on their learning in school.
Thank you for all your support,
Head of School
|Weekly Activity: Reading every night and spellings (see below)|
|Walk around the village||Write down five of your favourite places in the village.||Ask your family what their favourite things about Brotherton are.||Find five interesting things when walking around the village.|
|Draw your favourite place in Brotherton and label it. (A grown up can help you with labeling if you need to!)||Draw a map of your walk or drive to school.||We have a great wood in our village near the school. Can you find five different leaves on the floor and find out what tree they are from? Stick them on a piece of paper and label them.||Make a model of your favourite place in the village. (No more than shoe box size)|
|Our village hall is old and we need a new one. What would you like our new village hall to look like? Draw or make it. (No bigger than a shoe box size)||What could the new village hall be used for? Talk to your mum and dad and then write a list of what it could be used for. (Some of you already use it for rainbows and beavers but what other exciting things could it be used for?)||You have just been a detective in class so you know how to look for clues! Look around the village hall and find five clues that show it is old.||Take a photograph of your favourite place in the village and write down why it is your favourite place.|
|Week Commencing: 23rd January 2017||Week Commencing: 29th January 2017||Week Commencing: 6th February 2017|
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