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Homework Summer 2022

Monday 20th June - English (Due Monday 11th July)
In Geography, we are learning about India and making comparisons between there and the UK. We are building up to writing a non-chronological report (like a factfile) about India and practising our nonp-fiction writing skills by writing one about Singapore together. For your PLC this time, please choose another country of your choice and present some interesting facts about that country. You could also compare different elements of your country to the UK. Ideas of sections you could look at: Location, Climate, Food and Drink, Traditions, Hobbies, Landmarks, Fun Facts, Jobs, Languages, Population.

As always, you can present your PLC however you like. Here's some ideas if you're stuck:
- Factfile poster
- Top Trumps card
- Presentation
- YouTube style video
- Labelled map or model


Monday 13th June - English (Due Monday 20th June)
We are working hard at the moment to promote reading for pleasure across school. Your English homework this week is to pick your FAVOURITE book that you've read outside of school and write/create a book recommendation to go on display in our book corner. You could write about...

Why do you think people should read it? Why did you like it? What was your favourite part and why? Who was your favourite character and why? Who might like this book? Which other stories does it remind you of? 

It's up to you how you present your recommendation, but try to make it bright and eye-catching with nice pictures so people notice it, and maybe they will choose to read your book next smiley

Homework - Spring Term

  • Homework 28.2.21 - Maths (Times Tables)

    21 Mar 2022

    Maths Homework - Monday 21st March
    Due: Monday 28h March

    We are currently having a real push on trying to know our times tables off by heart! I have set you all a Sumdog challenge to complete based on your 2, 5 and 10 times tables - please complete by next Monday. I have put some 3s questions in there too for those of you who are feeling confident :)

    Top Tip:
    If you get stuck on one, work it out quick as you can on your fingers! e.g. 3 x 5 means "3 counts of 5" so we raise 3 fingers and count in fives. Once you're more confident, try to believe in yourself and select the answer straight away without working out. Remember what we say - "if you think you know it, you probably do". smiley

    And remember...
    If you know your multiplication facts, you already know the division facts! Think about our number families:

    3 x 5 = 15
    5 x 3 = 15
    15 ÷ 5 = 3
    15 ÷ 3 = 5

  • Homework 14.3.22 - PLC

    14 Mar 2022

    PLC: 'Healthy Me'
    You have 3 weeks to complete your PLC. Due Monday 4th April

    Useful Knowledge
    This half term in PSHE, our topic is 'Healthy Me'. We are learning about how we can keep our bodies and minds healthy, for example:
    - Healthy eating
    - Keeping fit
    - Hygiene
    - Mindfulness

    Homework Task
    Please complete your PLC based around the theme of 'Keeping Healthy'. I'm going to leave this completely open-ended, so you can do it whichever way you like! Here are some ideas if you are stuck:
    - A recipe for a healthy meal
    - An exercise journal
    - Make a poster to show how to wash hands carefully
    - Design a 'positivity jar' of things that make you smile
    - A poster/presentation on how to keep healthy

  • Homework 7.3.22 - English

    07 Mar 2022

    English Homework - Monday 7th March
    Due - Monday 14th March

    Useful Knowledge
    In class, we've been revising the 3 tenses; past, present and future.

    Past - Writing about things that have already happened. It could be millions of years ago, it could be 5 minutes ago! We will probably use lots of 'ed' suffixes (e.g. walked, played, jumped) and we might use sentence starters like: yesterday, last night, this morning... 

    Present - Writing about things that are happening RIGHT NOW! We will use lots of 'ing' suffixes (e.g. walking, jumping, playing) and we might use sentence starters like: I am... Right now I....  At the moment... I'm...

    Future - Writing about things that haven't happened yet, which are GOING to happen. We'd use verbs without suffixes (e.g. walk, jump, play) and sentence starters like: Tomorrow... I will... I am going to...

    Can you write 3 paragraphs in your book  about you and your actions - one in the past, one in the present and one in the future tense?

    You could do it for the week (e.g. what you've done this week, what you're doing now, what you're going to do in the rest of the week) or for a longer timescale like your life (e.g. what you liked to do when you were a baby, what you like to do now, what you want to do/be as you grow up). Your paragraphs can be as long or as short as you are happy with, but try to remember our spelling rules for 'ing' and 'ed' :)

  • Homework 28.2.21 - Maths (Shape)

    28 Feb 2022
    Maths Homework - Monday 28th February
    Due: Monday 7th March

    This week, we are revising 2D and 3D shapes. In Year 1, we learned to identify basic 3D shapes and talk about their faces (e.g. a cube has 6 faces and they are all square). In Year 2, we extend this by learning about the number of edges and vertices (corners) too. We can work this out by counting them on a physical object in that shape. 

    Task - Shape Hunt

    Complete the Shape Hunt sheet (or make your own version in your book) - which objects can you find around your home in each shape? Draw and label them in each section. 

    Extension - Can you write a shape riddle to describe one or more shapes? Try use the words:    faces   edges   vertices

    Example: I have got 6 flat faces. Some of my faces are square and some are rectangular. I have got 8 vertices and 12 edges. What am I?

  • Homework 14.2.22 - PLC

    13 Feb 2022

    PLC: Weather Around the World
    You have 3 weeks to complete your PLC. Due Monday 7th March

    Useful Knowledge
    After half term, our Geography topic will be 'Investigating Weather Patterns'. We'll be building upon our learning on weather from Year 1 by looking at weather data from around the world: interpreting graphs, charts and thematic maps to compare the weather in different places. A big focus will be upon teaching the children how the graphs and charts we've just looked at in maths are used for real life purposes, e.g. weather forecasts, planning holidays and trips based upon the weather, understanding why certain plants/animals can only survive in different places, etc. We'll consider elements such as temperature, rainfall and wind speed, and learn the background about why certain patterns occur. We'll also consider why some countries have extreme weather and what the impacts of this can be. 

    Homework Task
    Please complete your PLC based upon 'Weather Around the World'. If you could involve some statistics work in this (e.g. looking at/producing graphs, charts, data) this would be even better! Here's some ideas if you're stuck:

    - Use some real data to make your own weather forecast (you could even video it!)
    - Compare weather graphs to decide where would be a good place for a holiday!
    - Look at data for a contrasting country and see how their weather compares to ours.
    - Report on an extreme weather - what happened and how did it affect the people? You could film your own news report.
    - Use data to decide what to pack in a suitcase to visit different countries.

  • Homework 31.01.22 - English

    30 Jan 2022

    English Homework - Monday 31st January
    Due - Monday 7th January

    This week, is an English homework week so I thought you could use Sumdog to practise your grammar (I think we all forget sometimes that there is more than just maths on there).

    I have set you a grammar quiz so that Sumdog can find out what you already know and the areas you need more practise on. Just take your time; some of the questions will be easy and some will be tricky but once you've completed the quiz the questions you get on Sumdog will be just right (a bit like in Goldilocks!)

    Take care, Giants!
    Mrs Foster

  • Homework 24.1.22 - PLC

    23 Jan 2022

    PLC: Communication in Living Memory
    You have 3 weeks to complete your PLC. Due Monday 14th February

    Useful Knowledge
    For our History topic, we are learning about how communication has changed over living memory. We have considered which ways we can communicate today (e.g. phonecalls, Zooms, letters, texts) and now we are starting to wonder what was similar and what was different about communication when our parents or grandparents were children...

    Homework Task
    Speak to a parent or grandparent about how they used to communicate with friends and family when they were your age. Complete your PLC based upon the information you find out. It could be...

    - A project about an old mobile phone and how it was different to ours
    - Practising using old bits of technology if your family still has them
    - A 'phones now' v ' phones then' comparison
    - A timeline of old technology your family had
    - An information book about different pieces of old communication techology
    ... or anything else you choose! :) 

  • Homework 17.1.22 - Maths

    16 Jan 2022

    Maths Homework - Monday 6th December

    We've been learning multiplication in class. To help us understand it, we consider that the 'x' symbol can mean:
    "Groups of" - so 3 x 2 would be "3 groups of 2". We could draw 3 pots and put 2 dots in each one.
    "Counts of" - so 3 x 2 would be "3 counts of 2". We could raise 3 fingers and count in twos.
    "Rows of" - so 3 x 2 would be "3 rows of 2". We could draw/make an array that has 3 rows of objects, with 2 in each row.

    We have also learned that it's okay to draw pictures to help yourself visualise a multiplication problem.

    Can you choose 3 of these challenge cards and draw a simple picture to help you work out the answer? If you can, write the multiplication number sentence to go with it too. Choose any 3 you like - they get more challenging as you go along.  You don't need to write out the question, just pop the question number in your maths book :)

    Extra if you like...
    Use the Hit The Button game to practise your times tables. 

  • Homework 10.1.22 - English

    10 Jan 2022

    English Homework - Monday 10th January
    Due: Monday 17th January

    In English, we've been learning how to describe what is happening in a fairytale setting using:

    Verbs - 'Doing words' which tell you what an object/character is doing, e.g. running, sitting, swaying, whispering
    Adverbs - Words which we use alongside a verb to tell us HOW they are doing it, which usually end in 'ly' e.g. running quickly, sitting quietly, swaying gently.

    Have a look at the fairytale image at the bottom of this page. Describe what you can see happening using verbs and adverbs - try to write at least 5 sentences.
    e.g. The giant is climbing fiercely down the beanstalk. The river is gleaming brightly. 

    If you fancy a challenge, you can use words like in, on, with, like, as, so to extend your sentences further.
    e.g. The giant is climbing fiercely down the beanstalk with a mission to catch Jack! The river is gleaming brightly like a diamond under the glowing sun. 










Homework - Autumn Term

  • Homework 6.12.21 - Maths

    05 Dec 2021

    Maths Homework - Monday 6th December

    Sumdog Times Tables Challenge
    As we are about to start our work on Multiplication, I have set a times tables challenge for you on Sumdog to warm up your brains for your 2, 5 and 10 times tables, as I know you already did lots of great work on this in Year 1. The challenge will run from 9am on Monday 6th December until 9am on Monday 13th December. Good luck! :) 

    If this is a little tricky...
    Use the Hit The Button game to practise your ten times table. We have already worked on this in class - remember, to make something ten times bigger, we bump everything along into the next column, then fill the space with a zero, e.g. 2 becomes 20, 4 becomes 40, 9 becomes 90, etc. 

    If this is a little easy...
    Fill in the multiplication wheels with as many times tables as you know. You could use the Hit The Button game to help you learn some new tables. 

  • Homework 29.11.21 - English

    28 Nov 2021

    English Homework - Monday 29th November
    Due: Monday 6th December

    In English, we've been learning how to write correctly in the past tense. With most verbs (doing words), we add 'ed' to change it into the past tense, e.g. walk/walked, jump/jumped.

    Some words are called irregular past tense verbs. They don't follow the 'ed' rule, they have a completely different word for the past tense, e.g. run/ran, go/went, eat/ate.

    Have a look at this sheet. Can you correct the past tense verb in each sentence? 
    Easier: Re-write the sentences with the correct past tense verb from the box at the top.
    Harder: Cross out and correct the past tense verb in each sentence, then write your own sentences using the past tense verbs.
    - Extra Challenge (optional) - Can you think of any more irregular past tense verbs? Write them in a list or in sentences.

  • Homework 22.11.21 - PLC

    21 Nov 2021

    PLC: Giving at Christmas
    You have 3 weeks to complete your PLC. Due Monday 13th December

    Useful Knowledge
    For our RE topic, we've been learning about the origins of the Nativity story and why Christmas is such a special celebration for Christians. We're looking at the many meanings of the words 'gift' and 'giving', understanding that it's not just about presents and material items. We've been learning about different ways we might 'give' at Christmas time, e.g. giving our time, giving our love, giving to charity, giving our kindness, giving a nice gesture or a smile. 

    Homework Task
    Have a think about a different way you could 'give' at Christmas time and use your PLC to share this with us in any way you like (e.g. photos, videos, recounts, posters). You might want to follow through with what you decide, if you are able. Here's some examples:
    - I gave some of my old toys to a charity shop.
    - I gave my time and went to see my family who live far away.
    - I made something for my grandma and gave it to her.
    - I gave my time to my little brother and spent the afternoon playing games with him.
    - I gave a helping hand to my parents by helping them clean and tidy the house.

  • English Homework (15.11.21)

    15 Nov 2021

    English: Persuasive Writing
    Due back by Monday 22nd November

    Useful Vocabulary
    Suffix - Group of letters you add to the end of a word, e.g. 'er' or 'est'
    Persuade - Make somebody do something or buy something.
    Purpose - The 'job' that a piece of writing is trying to do.
    Audience - Who a piece of writing is written for.

    Useful Knowledge
    We have been learning to write persuasively. We use these key features to help do this:
    Questions: "Are you bored of your tired, old sofa?"
    Exclamations: "Then THIS is the sofa for you!"
    'er' and 'est' words: "This is the comfiest sofa in the world. It's much softer than your old sofa."

    Homework Task
    A fun one this week... Choose a random object in your house, e.g. your sofa, your toothbrush, a jumper... anything you like! Write your own persuasive piece to try and get someone to buy this object. It can be a letter or an advert - just remember to make it sound as amazing as you can  and use the persuasive features explained above. Make sure that you include some 'er' and 'est' words and use the spelling rules to spell them correctly. If you want to have some fun, you could also record a video advert for your product :) 

    Here are some words you may wish to use and the spelling rules to add 'er' and 'est':










  • Homework 8.10.21 - Maths

    07 Nov 2021

    Maths Homework - Monday 8th November

    National Sumdog Contest
    For this week's homework, we have swapped English with Maths as the whole school have been entered into the National Sumdog Contest! The contest started on Friday 5th November and runs to Friday 12th November. Your homework is simply to log in and have a go at playing some of the games to represent our class. Good luck everyone!!

    I will stick your login details into reading diaries this week just in case you have forgotten smiley

  • Homework 18.10.21 - PLC

    17 Oct 2021

    PLC: The Great Fire of London (Life in London 1666)
    You have 3 weeks to complete your PLC. Due Monday 8th November

    Useful Vocabulary
    Source of Information - Where we get our information from.
    Tudor Houses - Houses built in Tudor times, made from wooden beams and traditionally painted black and white.

    Useful Knowledge
    Our next history topic is The Great Fire of London. The fire happened in 1666and life in these times was very different to our lives today. Many things were not invented yet - including the fire service - and people lived a much more modest life. They lived in Tudor style houses made from wooden beams, which were packed very closely together on narrow streets. A lot of these factors played a big part in spreading the fire, and were the reason why the fire became so huge! 

    Homework Task
    Please do a little bit of research to find out more about what life was like for people in 1666. You might keep it general, or you might want to focus on the Tudor houses and find out more about what people's homes were like. Other ideas might be: what clothes people wore, what jobs people did, what they did on a day-to-day basis, what it was like for the children, or more.

    As this is your PLC, you can present your work however you like, but here are some ideas if you're stuck: 
    - A model of a Tudor house
    - A poster explaining the difference between a Tudor house and your house
    - A diary of the day in the life of someone in 1666
    - A video acting out what life was like back then
    - A map showing some places you could visit in London in 1666
    - A table comparing 'Now' and 'Then'

  • Homework 11.10.21 - Maths

    11 Oct 2021

    Maths Homework - Monday 11th October
    Due: Monday 18th October

    Useful Vocabulary
    Multiple of 3- A number we say when we count in 3s from 0. 

    Useful Knowledge
    We have been learning how to count in 3s using this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96IZWctZYA 
    Threes are a bit different to twos, fives and tens, because they don't all end in the same digits. Multiples of 3 can end in any number! 

    Homework Task
    Choose one task at the level you are happy with:
    Red - Using the numbers from the video, make a poster to remind yourself how to count in 3s up to 30. Can you extend your counting any further?

    Amber - Use your counting in 3s to work out your three times table. I have started it off for you - read down the list and see if you can spot and continue the patterns:
    0 x 3 = 0 
    1 x 3 = 3
    2 x 3 = 6
    3 x 3 = 9
    4 x 3 =
    5 x 3 =
    6 x 
    ........... stop at 12 x 3 :)

    Green - Can you write some questions for me to answer where I will need to count in 3s to answer them? e.g. I am baking cakes and each cake has 3 Smarties on top. If I want to make 5 cakes, how many Smarties will I need?

  • Homework 4.10.21 - English

    03 Oct 2021

    English Homework - Monday 4th October
    Due: Monday 11th October

    In English, we've been learning how to use:
    Comparatives - 'er' words, where something is 'better' than something else. It usually goes with the word 'than', e.g. That tree is taller than the other tree... I think a tiger is fiercer than a lion. 
    Superlatives - 'est' words, where something is the 'best' of a group, e.g. That is the tallest tree. The tiger is the fiercest animal in the jungle.

    Have a look at the 'root words' on this sheet. A root word is the word we start with before we add a suffix. Can you add 'er' and 'est' onto these root words to turn them into comparatives and superlatives? If you don't have a printer, you could draw a simple table in your book. When you're done, choose some of the words and write them into a sentence :) 

    Beware of the common error - the word 'than' only goes with 'er' words, not 'est' words.
    Incorrect: The tree is tallest than the others.        Correct: The tree is taller than the others. 

    Remember, you can back and decorate your homework book if you like! Please make sure it is still clearly labelled with your name and 'English Homework'. 

  • Homework 27.9.21 - PLC

    26 Sep 2021

    PLC Homework - Monday 27th September
    Due: Monday 18th October

    Useful Knowledge
    In History, our big question is 'How has Harrogate's past shaped its present?'. We are extending our knowledge of old and new buildings from Year 1 and delving into making links between the past and the present, and understanding how events in the past have shaped what we see around us today. For example:

    - We see Harrogate water bottles everywhere because William Slingsby discovered a natural spring in 1571 and Harrogate became famous for its water.
    - Wetherspoons is called 'The Winter Gardens' because it used to be a place full of beautiful plants indoors, where people could come and chill out after using the spas.
    - Many of the spas and baths are used for different things now (e.g. a museum, a Chinese restaurant) because the NHS formed and gave out free or cheaper medicine, meaning that people didn't need to use the medicinal water.

    Homework Task
    Choose anything you like related to Harrogate and do a little bit of research about its past and how it has changed over the years, for example:
    - A building e.g. the International Centre
    - A shop, restaurant or cafe e.g. Betty's or The Royal Pump Rooms
    - A product from Harrogate, e.g. Harrogate water
    - A feature e.g. the Stray

    Produce your PLC based upon what you've chosen. You can present it any way you like. If you're stuck for ideas, you could do... a poster, a model, some artwork, a presentation on the computer, a video, a voice recording... or anything else you think of :)  

  • Homework 20.9.21 - Maths

    19 Sep 2021

    Maths Homework - Monday 20th September
    Due: Monday 27th September

    Useful Vocabulary
    Partition - Splitting a number into smaller parts (often tens and ones)
    Digit - One part of a larger number.

    Useful Knowledge
    When completing problems linked to partitioning, it's really useful to write T and O above the number so it's really clear which part is the tens and which part is the ones. 

    It's easy to count a number that's grouped into tens and ones. First you count all the groups of ten in tens, then pause for a second. Next, continue counting in ones for individual items. e.g. 10, 20, 30, 40... 41, 42, 43.

    Homework Task
    Part 1 - Complete this sheet by counting how many objects you can see in each set. Use the method above to count quickly in tens and ones. Please let me know in home-school diaries if you require a printed copy.

    Part 2 - Choose a 2 digit number (e.g. 65). In your book, draw your number in tens and ones in as many different ways as you can. You can copy the ideas from part 1 (e.g. coins, 10 packs/individual cakes) and/or think of your own. e.g. You could draw football shirts with 10 and 1 on the back, 10 packs of pencils and individual pencils, etc.

    Challenge - You could also look at different ways of partitioning your number, e.g. 65 could be 6 tens and 5 ones, but could also be 5 tens and 16 ones. 

  • Homework 13.9.21 - English

    12 Sep 2021

    English Homework - Monday 13th September
    Due: Monday 20th September

    In English, we've been learning how to use:
    Noun Phrases - Where we put adjectives (describing words) in front of the noun, e.g. a bright, blue butterfly or tall, enchanted castle.
    Expanded Noun Phrases - Where we add even more detail, e.g. A bright, blue butterfly with black patterns on its wings.

    Have a look at this 'I Spy' page. How many noun phrases or expanded noun phrases can you think of to describe what you can see on the page? Try to remember to put a comma between two adjectives. You can present your ideas however you like. You could write them as a list, put them on a poster with some pictures or, if you fancy a challenge, you can put them into full sentences. Here's some good sentence starters:

    I can see...
    I can also see...
    I've spotted a...
    Next to the...
    Above the...

    Remember, you can back and decorate your homework book if you like! Please make sure it is still clearly labelled with your name and 'English Homework'. 

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