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Australia Homework

Please try to complete as many activities as you can from the choice below, we look forward to seeing your child’s work. Have fun!

Curriculum Area




We will be doing lots of work this half term about the seaside – It would be great for you to either visit the library or look at home for your favourite seaside story. Can you read it with a grown up and then write a book review explaining what was good, why you liked it and what it was about! We will also be producing some information texts on the seaside. Can you make a leaflet about your favourite seaside location – you may have been on holiday there or research somewhere on the internet. Can children write a postcard about something they have enjoyed doing on holiday?


This half term in maths we will be exploring time – can children use symbols to order what happens in their day. Can they name days of the week and the months of the year. Children can also make their own clock out of a paper plate and use it to tell the time – o’clock or half past. We will also be exploring fractions practically and using the vocabulary associated with them, so can children give half of their cake to someone/ can they cut their pizza into quarters etc.?


In science we are exploring cause and effect and applying our critical thinking. Children can try to make ice cream in a bag -

and observe the changes they see. They could also experiment with different materials to make a boat that can carry a toy without sinking. Can they say why they have chosen a material or what they think might happen?


In geography we will be exploring the different features of seaside – children could explore maps or google earth to see some of the features of these environments.


In History we will be exploring seaside resorts throughout history – children could look at pictures of seaside resoirts in the victorian times and compare and contrast to what seaside resorts look like now.


In Art we will be looking at different seaside art – including the surrealism work of Salvador Dali. Can children create their own seaside picture out of a range of resources?


In PHSE we will be continuing our focusing on growing up and the changes our body will go through. You could draw a picture of a child and a grownup and label the differences between the two bodies. If you are slightly older, you could also focus on the changes with puberty. You could also talk about feelings and keep a feeling diary thinking about what activities make you happy and why some things may make you sad.


Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of  Australia Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.