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Homework

Homework will be issued on a Monday and is due in the following Monday. You will receive two homework books, one for maths and one for English. 

English Homework 9.10.2017

The nights are becoming darker and fallen leaves are crisp underfoot – it must be Autumn, which means it is poetry competition time!

Cold Aston, Longborough and Swell CofE Schools are holding their Autumn poetry completion. We will be holding further competitions over the school year; one at Swell and one at Longborough.

Each year group will be involved in the competition; Reception will learn and recite a group poem. Years 1 to 6 will be writing and performing individual poems. Heats will be held in individual schools and one finalist from year groups 1 – 6 will go through to the finals at Cold Aston on Friday 10th November (details will be sent to finalists). Reception children from the host school (Cold Aston) perform at the final, others at their individual schools.

 

Year 1 and 2 Poetry Competition

Your child will need to write an acrostic poem using the word BONFIRE.

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase.

 

This is just an example:

 

Fizzing fireworks,
In the sky,
Roaring rockets,
Everyone stare.

Remember to use exciting adjectives. Think about what you might see, hear and smell on bonfire night. Use these ideas to create your own exciting poem.

 

Write the letters BONFIRE down your page in your homework book. 

 

This is homework is due in on Wednesday 1st November. Our school heats will be in the week commencing Wednesday 1st November, so make sure you learn your poem over half term. 

 

This is also a chance to catch up on any homework you have not completed, practice your spellings or times tables and read a book. 

 

 

Maths Homework 2.10.2017

Game 1

Below is the link for a save the whale number bonds to 10 game.

Drag the correct piece of pipe into place.

You can start by counting the missing blocks then see if you can remember which numbers pair to make 10. 

 

Game 2

Below is the link for number bonds to 100 game. There are 3 options - number bonds to 5, number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 100. Start with number bonds to 10. A number will appear. Put that number in your head, count on by putting 1 finger up each time you say a number until you get to 10. How many fingers do you have up? Type your answer in the box.

Challenge:

Move on to the 100s game. This time you will need to count on to the next ten - in ones, then count up in tens to 100. You may need to write each step down. 

 

Please pop a note in your homework book to say which game you played. 

 

English Homework 25.9.2017

This week we are going to Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Can you draw your favourite animal? This can be one that you see at the centre or one you know already. Tell us some facts about your favourite animal and why it is your favourite. 

 

Maths Homework 18.9.2017

There are 2 homework options this week. Choose either one you would like to have a go at. 

Maths Homework 18.9.2017 

 

Fill in the blanks:

I have ______ fingers

I have ______ eyes

I have ______ nose

I have ______ legs

I have ______ toes

 

Draw a picture to show your answers.

 

Maths Homework 18.9.2017 Challenge

You have been imprisoned at the top of the Tall Tower by the Wicked Magician!

You can get out by climbing down the ladders. As you come down you collect useful spells.

You can go down the ladders and through the doorways into the adjoining room but you cannot go into the same room twice, nor climb up the ladders.

The numbers in the rooms show how many spells there are in each one.

the tall tower - ten rooms each with a certain number of spells in

 

Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

And which way to collect as few as possible?

Can you find a route that collects exactly 35 spells?

 

 

English Homework 11.9.2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017 is Roald Dahl Day.

What is your favourite Roald Dahl book? Why? Who is your favourite character? Can you draw a picture to go with your writing?

If you haven't read any of his books have you seen one of the films based on his books? We really recommend asking a grown up to share his books with you. They are magical!

 

Please read every night with your child. 

 

Spellings will be issued on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Within the spellings there will be a focus on one or two sounds a week along with tricky words. 

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are excited about the new year in Class 2. Mrs McCombie and Miss Walker continue to teach every morning in the classroom supported by Mrs Bester, Mrs Beckley and Mrs Coleman at different points. Miss Shepherd will be joining us this year teaching Class 2 on a Monday afternoon.

 
Key points:

  • PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon, please ensure named PE kits are in School at all times. Changing for PE is a skill in itself, it would be extremely helpful if every child has their full PE kit including shorts, joggers, t-shirt, jumper, socks and trainers.
  • Homework will be published on our class page of the website. One week English will be set and the next week will be Maths.
  • Children will be given spellings on a Monday, which they can practice at home and in school. These will be tested on the Friday of the same week.
  • Please read with your child every evening and use the yellow reading record to document this. It is extremely helpful to monitor their reading progression.
  • Creative Curriculum will take place on a Wednesday. Your child may need an apron for cooking or their PE kit for sport. This will change termly, so please do ask if you are unsure what they need.
  • Please may all clothing and personal items (including snack pots) be named.
  • In the morning please allow children to independently enter the class and organise their belongings.
  • Children are not allowed to bring toys to school. 

 
I am delighted to be accompanied by Mrs McCombie in Class 2 every morning and Miss Shepherd who will be teaching and dismissing Class 2 on a Monday afternoon. Mrs Bester and Mrs Beckley will also continue to help throughout the week in the classroom. 
 
We are always delighted to welcome volunteers into school, if you would like to join us to help with reading, a club or creative curriculum then please do get in touch.
 
 
Finally, you are welcome to come into Class 2 on Friday mornings until 9.00am to look at the displays and discuss your child’s work with them.

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