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Homework

16th May 2022 - due Monday 6th June 2022

This week, the chidlren are being asked to create a PLC based around our history theme - World War Two. I would like them to focus on a particular area of interest and be creative. They may want to create a shoe box scene, write an information report, design a poster or something else creative - the choice is theirs. I am really looking forward to seeing what they produce.

3rd May 2022

As we have SATs next week, I would like you to log on to SATs Companion over the next week to carry out some of the practise activities. Try and make sure you complete a variety of GPS, reading and maths activities throughout the week. This is one of the best ways for you to prepare for next week as the activities you access through the practise section will be tailored to what you need to work on.

Day 1 at Kingswood

14 Mar 2022

Phoenix have enjoyed the start of their residential in Penistone and have fully thrown themselves in to Problem Solving this afternoon - this started with them having to make their own beds cheeky

After plenty of helpings at tea time the children devised their own group charters of things they want to achieve, rules they need to follow and fears they may need to overcome. This is something they will refer back to as the week progresses.

This evening they have fully embraced the campfire and enjoyed singing songs, telling jokes and sharing riddles.

Now let's hope they sleep well so that the are recharged for a full day of activities tomorrow!

Day 2 at Kingswood

15 Mar 2022

Our first full day at Kingswood has been full of excitement and challenges. The children started the day with a hearty breakfast - just what was needed to fuel the children for the day! After breakfast, we then headed off for our morning activities of laser tag and orienteering. It was great seeing the children using their map reading skills to complete challenges and working together to protect their teams in laser.

Following a refuel of jacket potatoes, sausage rolls, chips, sandwiches and soup (as well as a lovely salad bar) the children were then ready for the challenges of the afternoon - Balance Beam and Jacob's Ladder. It was amazing to see them all supporting each other to fight their fears and push themselves a bit further out of their comfort zones.

The children are looking forward to an evening of Scrapheap Challenge after a very filling tea of chilli, southern fried chicken, rice and chips (as well as the salad bar) and then, hopefully, a good night sleep, ready for tomorrow.

Day 3 at Kingswood

16 Mar 2022

Our second full day at Peak Venture has been full of adventure, despite the horrible weather and getting very, very wet! The day started with a big breakfast where the children made sure they filled up for the busy morning of activities. The morning started with 3G swing and climbing and the children worked hard to push past their fears and challenge themselves. Mr Bassitt and I were really proud of all of them (and we were all impressed when Mr Bassitt also tried out the 3G swing!)

Once the children had refuelled with a lunch of pasta, soup, tacos and salad they were off to try out bouldering and archery. Thankfully bouldering was inside but we did get wet during archery - although the children powered through and still gave it their all. 

Following tea the children played hot spots (a giant game of Twister) and throughly enjoyed playing together and having lots of fun. We are just hoping for another quiet night of sleep so that the children can really enjoy their final full day at Peak Venture!

Day 4 at Kingswood (our final full day)

17 Mar 2022

Our Thursday started with the usual big breakfast where the children filled up on cereal, toast, fruit and cooked breakfast in preparation for a morning of nightline (where the children found out how wet and muddy it gets in the woods at Peak Venture) and buggy building. They all needed to ensure they used teamwork, communication and listening skills or they would struggle with both activities.

After a lunch of jacket potatoes, soup, sandwiches and salad it was full steam ahead for the Leap of Faith and High All Aboard. The children all enjoyed these final high rope activities and even if they didn't all make it to the top, they all pushed themselves to go a little higher than they were comfortable with.

Our final evening meal was well-received by the children and they ensured they refilled their energy supplies with pie or sausages, yorshire pudding, mashed potato and cauliflower. They are all looking forward to taking part in the quiz tonight (the field is still far too muddy for mini-olympics). An extra excitement of the day was a Killinghall birthday to celebrate with yummy chocolate cake.

The children have had a fantastic time and each one has achieved more than they originally thought they were capable of. Despite the fab time they have had, each of them will be pleased to get back tomorrow to their home comforts.

Homework - Spring Term

  • Maths Homework WC 7th March

    05 Mar 2022

    SATs Companion - Maths activity - Completed by 14th March
    This week is a maths focus and I have set an activity around  addition and subtractions methods which the children have focussed on in lessons. I would really like to see children taking part in this homework this week as there are many children still not making use of this great resource. The activity will not become live until Monday after school.

    If you need any further information about this, please get in contact.

    Mrs Foster

  • PLC - WC 14th February

    12 Feb 2022

    PLC - Due in 7th March

    This week we have a PLC as homework. I would like you to focus it aroundour science topic - Electricity. I am looking forward to seeing your creative ideas.
    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Mrs Foster smiley

  • English homework - WC 31st January 2022

    29 Jan 2022

    English Homework - Adverbials - Due by 7th February 2022

    For your English homework this week I have set you a video to watch and then some questions to complete about adverbials on SATs Companion. You can access this activity by selecting the tasks tab at the top of the page when you log in. You must watch the video first before completing the activity - it does show me how much of the video (if any) that you have watched.  It would be great if you could also complete some of the practice tasks too as these are based on your individual needs and the more that you do the more the system will recognise the skills that you need to practise.

    If you have lost your log in details, please come and speak to me early in the week - this can not be used as an excuse to have not compelted the task!

  • PLC - WC 24th January

    23 Jan 2022

    PLC - Due in 14th February
    This week homework is a PLC. At the request of the children, I am letting them have free choice for the topic they focus on. I am really looking forward to finding out more about their choice and seeing the creative ways they present their PLC.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Mrs Foster smiley

  • Maths Homework WC 17th January

    17 Jan 2022

    SATs Companion - Maths activity - Completed by 24th January
    This week is a maths focus and I have set an activity around the order of operations which the children have focussed on in lessons. I would really like to see children taking part in this homework this week as there were many children who did not complete the activity on SATs Companion last week for English.

    If you need any further information about this, please get in contact.

    Mrs Foster

  • English homework - WC 10th January 2022

    10 Jan 2022

    English Homework - Antonyms and Synonyms - Due by 17th January 2022
    For your English homework this week I have set you a video to watch and then some questions to complete about synonyms and antonyms.  To access the tasks log on to your SATs Companion account and watch the video first. I am hoping you might come across some great new words that you will use in your writing.

Homework - Autumn Term

  • PLC - WC 6th December

    04 Dec 2021

    PLC - Due in 5th January
    This week we have a PLC as homework which won't be due in until the New Year. For that reason, I thought it'd be good to focus your PLC around new year hopes and aspirations. I'd love to see you thinking carefully about your hopes for 2022 (especially as it's going to be a big year for you all) and how you plan to achieve them. 

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Mrs Foster smiley

  • Maths Homework WC 29th November

    27 Nov 2021

    SATs Companion - Maths activity - Completed by 6th December
    I hope that the children managed to find SATs Companion easy to work with for their homework as I would like to use it more in the coming weeks and months with them. I think it is going to be a really useful tool to revisit topics we have already covered in maths especially. This week I have set the children questions which mainly focus on place value (we covered this topic at the beginning of the year) so it will be a good opportunity for them to brush off those skills and remember what we learnt at the beginning of Year 6! Don't forget theire are always Dojos up for grabs when you complete your homework on time.

    If you need any further information about this, please get in contact.

    Mrs Foster

  • English Homework WC 22nd November

    20 Nov 2021

    SATs Companion - Reading activity - Completed by 29th November
    As mentioned in the previous class newsletter, the children now have login details for a resource called SATs Companion. This week I would like them to use this resource at home to compelte a short reading activity. There are three short texts to read and then four questions in total for them to complete. The focus is on summarising the ideas of a text.

    If you need any further information about this, please get in contact.

    Mrs Foster

  • PLC - WC 15th November

    14 Nov 2021

    PLC - Due in 6th December
    This week we have a PLC as homework and I thought (and some of you, to be completely honest) that this could link around the theme of equality due to the focus at the moment being Anti-Bullying Week. I know you all have an excellent understading of equality and equity as I was really impressed at how well you worked in our session on discrimination on Friday.

    This is your opportunity to be super creative and produce something amazing for our display at school to promote equality, equity and diversity!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Mrs Foster smiley

  • Maths Homework WC 8th November

    06 Nov 2021

    National Sumdog Contest
    For this week's homework, I have entered you all into the National Sumdog Contest which started on Friday 5th November and runs to Friday 12th November. Good luck everyone!!

  • Personalised Learning Challenge (PLC) 18th October

    Mrs Foster - 16 Oct 2021

    This week's homework is a PLC - you have three weeks to complete this activity.
    Please hand in by - Monday 8th November

    This half term, our science topic has been Evolution and Inheritance and I would like you to use this knowledge to create an informative PLC. You can focus on anything we have learnt about in our science lessons and even carry out your own research to develop your knowledge further.

    I can't wait to see the imaginative creations you bring in. If you create something on a computer or tablet, you can always email it to me rather than bring it in.

    *Don't forget that you always have access to Sumdog and also, until the end of October, you can access literacyplanet.com*

  • Maths homework - WC 11th October 2021

    10 Oct 2021

    Maths Homework - Sumdog Diagnostic - due in 18th October
    This week I would like you all to complete an assessment on Sumdog so that we can make sure you are getting the best questions for you. It is important that you do this independently. It will start with really easy questions and get progressively more difficult as you go through - this will then hep Sumdog to set your questions on games.

    See you soon!

    Mrs Foster

  • English Homework 4th October

    03 Oct 2021

    Diverse Role Model - due in 11th October
    This week we are celebrating Black History Month with a special week in school looking at role models. For your ENglish homework this week I would like you to research a diverse role model (this could be to do with race, gender, LGBTQ, disability or anything else you feel makes the person diverse) and write a paragraph or two explain why they are a role model, what makes them diverse and why you have chosen to tell me about this person. I can't wait to read all of the interesting ideas you find out.

    Don't forget you can also back your English homework book with pictures, wrapping paper etc.

  • Personalised Learning Challenge (PLC) 27th September

    Mrs Foster - 26 Sep 2021

    This week's homework is a PLC - you have three weeks to complete this activity.
    Please hand in by - Monday 18th October

    As this half term's history theme is the Ancient Egyptians, I would like you to research a topic of interest from this historical period to base your PLC on (You've got 3000 years to choose from!) and present it in any way you choose. Please do not make your PLC too big as it is then difficult to store and not as easy to display. If you create something on a laptop or iPad, it can be emailed to me, rather than printed off and brought in.

    I can't wait to see the imaginative creations you bring in.

    Also, we are going to be doing portraits of our role-models for our lockers. Please can you have a think about who your model is. It could be someone famous or someone you know. Think about how and why they inspire you. If you can bring in a picture so that you can sketch their portrait, then that would be brilliant. 

  • Maths homework - WC 20th September 2021

    19 Sep 2021

    Hi Phoenix,
    I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine. This week is maths homework but as most of you are going to be out for Bikeability on different days I thought I would keep it easy to access. I have set a class competition on Sumdog for you to work on throughout the week. It starts at 3.30pm on Monday 20th and finishes at 8.30am on Monday 27th. Rewards will be available for those who complete at least 100 questions throughout the week.

    See you soon!

    Mrs Foster

  • English homework - WC 13th September 2021

    11 Sep 2021

    Hi Phoenix,

    I hope you are having/have had a lovely weekend. Please see below for your English homework. It is a bit bitty this week due to the different things going on in school but I am looking forward to seeing what you bring me.

    1. I would like you to learn the class prayer by heart - this is going to be a very important part of being in Phoenix Class so we need to begin properly - by Monday 20th September;
    2. If you are applying for Eco or Collective Worship Committees, dont' forget to bring in your letters/applications on Monday 13th September;
    3. If you would like to be considered for School Council, you will need to bring in your piece of writing on Tuesday 14th September as this is when we will hold our election;
    4. I would love to know more about your favourite book or film. Can you tell me what it is, about the characters, favourite quotes etc? Imagine you are trying to convince me to read it or watch it; how could you get me to spend the time? 
    5. Due in on Monday 20th September.

    smiley

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