Homework will be set on a Friday and is due back in school the following Wednesday. Sometimes we will give out a mini project or extended homework and this will take place over several weeks. Also we will be sending out games and other practical activities and we hope that you will keep playing them during the year, as this really supports the recall of number facts and mental maths.
This week homework has been set on Education City and your child has been given a username and password which has been put in their home-link book. Navigate to www.educationcity.com and login using these details. Click on the "Homework" tab and you will be able to see the work/ activities set. Some of these activities are desktop and tablet/ phone friendly and some are just for the desktop. Feel free to explore the website and try other games and activities but specific homework tasks, linked to their learning, will be set for homework.
This is the first time we have set homework using this website so please let us know if there are any problems or issues using the site.
It was lovely to see so many of you at the Maths Cafe on Wednesday! This week's homework is to play some of the maths cafe games. If you couldn't come to the Maths Cafe then the games can be downloaded here https://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-single-player-multiplication-bingo-games/ alternatively you could play maths games online.
Don't forget to keep practising counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s. If that's too easy then now try counting in 3s and 4s!
This week we have been creating maps of our school and learning all about the geographical features in our local area, Littleworth. For homework we would like to children to map their journey to school and tell us all about their route and what they see on the way. There are many ways they could do this;
It would be lovely to see what they create so please send in a photo!
All children in Key Stage 1 need to be able to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. This week we would like the children to focus on practicing these skills at home. There are numerous songs on youtube to help children learn how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's and below are some links to some songs that we have been enjoying in class.
Counting in 2’s
Counting in 5’s
Counting in 10’s
There are many ways in which these skills could be practised at home. Some ideas may include:
How inventive can you get? Happy counting!
Maths games this week! Children will bring home a game board to play. Have fun!
As part of out newest topic we will be finding out about different aspects of the past and improving our historical enquiry skills by writing letters to our Grandparents (or other suitable relative) to ask them about the toys they played with as children. This week's homework is to address an envelope to the person you are going to write to. You'll need to find out their address, use neat handwriting so that the postman can read it and ask your parents to take you to buy a stamp. KEEP YOUR ENVELOPE AT HOME ready to put your letters in once we have written them at school.
We have been really delighted with the bug hotels you have made! Thank you for all of the photographs sent in as well. Great use of recycled materials; we are certain that some very lucky bugs will be very happy about their cosy new homes!! Well done everyone.
28.10.18 MINI PROJECT
Following our visit to Bishop's Wood we would like to invite you to make a bug box to encourage insects into your garden. Here are links to several different versions that might give you ideas.
Or you might like to make a smaller slightly more 'portable' one to bring into school and place in the school grounds to help encourage insects to make their homes at NJK! Here are some picture to inspire you...
Whatever you make please bring in picture to show us or email them to the school office email@example.com
Next week we are going to Bishop's Wood as part of our science topic. We will be investigating different habitats. We will also be working scientifically. Please can you write down some questions that you would like to find out or investigate about habitats.
Top tips: Think about our question words - Who, What, Where, How, When and Why
Also remember the question mark.
Target 24 - strategy game for 2 players
You can choose to add either 1,2 or 3 in turns and keep a running total. The winner is the person who gets to exactly 24. Can you find a strategy so that you always win?
You can either do all the addition mentally or you can record each number sentence.
Player a Player b
Continue until one of the players reaches 24.
Go Fish - Game for 2 or more players
You need a pack of cards with all the picture cards removed. Deal out the cards and look at the cards in your hand. The aim of the game is to make pairs of cards that total 10. The youngest player goes first and looks at the cards in their hand e.g chooses 2. They ask someone else if they have a particular number card e.g 8 to go with the 2 and make 10 , 2+8=10. If they do, hand it over and place in front of that player. Next player has a turn and the winner is the person with the most pairs of cards that make 10.
Variation: Choose a different total to aim for. Can you work out what different totals you can make with a pack of cards?
We have been learning about animal life cycles. Pick an animal you know well and draw/make their life cycle. Write about your animal for example What does it eat? Where does it live? How do you look after it? You could include illustrations. Return your homework to school by Wednesday 10th October.
KS1 Homework- all children
Following on from our week of inspirational maths, this week we are sending home a puzzle!
You can find out more about the activities we have explored by visiting
If your child is having difficulty with muddling up teen numbers e.g 12 and 21 you can use bundles of straws to make groups of 10 and individual ones or use the place value cards provided in the homework pack last year.