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Ben Jonson and Family Homework Kings and Queens History at Ben Jonson
Stepney Partnership 6 primary schools, 1 special school and 1 secondary school Ben Jonson Halley Cayley Smithy Street Redlands Marion Richardson Stephen Hawking Stepney Green Maths and Computing College
Family Homework A range of selected activities packaged up with a theme or topic Aims to give ideas for families to spend time playing, talking, making, creating and learning together Also suggests visits and trips families can go on together
Family Homework Activities range from Literacy – writing reviews, reports Creative – making things! Research – using computers Science-based – finding about science ideas Or whatever you did during the holiday!
History at Ben Jonson
Topics Covered Year 1 Toys (Past & Present) Queen Victoria Neil Armstrong (first man on the Moon) Places of Interest: Ragged School Museum (Easter focus – Victorian Science) Museum of London. People’s City gallery 1840 – 1940 s. Museum of London Docklands. First Port of Empire gallery 1840 – 1939.
Topics Covered Year 2 The Great Fire of London Christopher Columbus Queen Elizabeth I Places of Interest: National Portrait Gallery. Portraits of Elizabeth I and famous Elizabethans.
Topics Covered Year 3 Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age Roman Empire Places of Interest: British Museum. Roman Britain gallery. Old London Wall (next to Tower of London) Lullingstone Roman Villa. Roman villa and collection of roman artefacts. Museum of London. Roman London gallery.
Topics Covered Year 4 Britain’s Settlement (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings) The Ancient Egyptians Places of Interest: British Museum. Ancient Egypt galleries. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Collection of Egyptian archaeology, showing life in Nile Valley.
Topics Covered Year 5 World War II Early Islamic Civilisation – The Golden Age Places of Interest: British Museum. Islamic Civilisations galleries.
Topics Covered Year 6 Ancient Greece British History beyond 1066 – The changing power of monarchs. Places of Interest: Kensington Palace. Royal residence. Tower of London (see next slide). Hampton Court Palace.
Tower of London Entry for £ 1 Conditions: Must be a resident of Tower Hamlets. Must show Idea Store Card or Tower Hamlets Leisure Services card AND proof of name and address at ticket office for each adult. Opening times: Tues-Sat 9 am-17: 30, Sun-Mon 10 am-17: 30
Homework Principles Why give homework? It can inform parents about work going on in class; It can further stimulate enthusiasm for learning; It takes advantage of the home environment and resources and the chance for some one to one adult time; It can be a great source for gathering topic information to share with all the children; It is a great opportunity to rehearse key skills such as times tables, doubling facts, addition sums, spellings, handwriting and other key facts; It helps to foster good habits of organisation and self-discipline in preparation for the demands of Secondary School.
Homework at Ben Jonson Balance between home and school learning. Length of day for children. Homework needs to fit family routines and be an enjoyable, shared experience. If it is an area where children are interested they can be encouraged to extend their learning. Not part of teacher assessment; more an opportunity to share learning with an interested partner. Homework is discussed and feedback is given in class when it is returned.
Variety of homework at Ben Jonson Family homework Online learning opportunities English Mathematics Art Spelling Music
Homework expectations These will vary from year group to year group but should include the following elements: Reading Spelling Literacy – usually some form of writing task Maths There will be small differences between year groups which your child’s teacher should let you know about All homework expectations will be included in the Pupil Handbook
Family Homework - Expectations We expect every child to interact with the homework – no other homework is given during the holiday. Minimum expectation is that each child writes or draws on to the back sheet of the homework Families do not have to complete suggested activities – you could do your own thing! Just let us know what you did on the back of the homework!