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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning:

Home Learning: 

Home learning set 15th September

As we are focusing on our reading at school we would like you to present information on a book you have read and enjoyed recently.

You could create a scene from the story; write a book review;make a model of a character; write a section of the story as a play or maybe design a new front cover with blurb- just be creative.

Please return by Monday 25th September

Reading: 20 minutes daily

 Spellings- This week your child will bring home 5 personal spellings and 5 statutory spellings. They need to learn all 10 spellings and will be tested in class next Friday. 

1. accident

2. accidentally




Your children will also bring home an additional 5 personal spellings to learn. 


Mathletics: Log on to www.mathletics.co.uk to find your personalised homework

Maths -

Mild Medium Spicy


 Learn the 2 times tables multiplication facts in any order. 







Learn the 2 times tables multiplication and division facts in any order.


____÷ 2= 4



18÷ 2= 

 Learn the 2 times tables and related facts.


40÷2 =


____÷ 2= 50

1/2 of 50= 


Tests for spelling and number work are on Fridays.

Home learning journals are due one week after being set - date will given in book. 

Key Stage 2 Home Learning

In Key Stage 2 we will be setting home learning tasks each week in reading, spelling and maths. Home learning tasks will be set on Fridays, posted on our class webpage.

Reading: Every day

Spelling: practised as frequently as required

Times Tables: practised as frequently as required

Mathletics: 3 activities a week

I will talk to the children about their ‘home learning’ each week so that they know what they are doing. Some time the activities will be revising a concept, sometimes the activities will be practising something we are currently learning, sometimes the activities will be extending their learning.

Reading: At least 20 minutes a day. We will be regularly talking to your child about their reading and monitoring our AR system to ensure that children are reading regularly at home as well as at school.

 In addition to the books on the AR system your child may read as many books as they wish- the more the better! If your child reads a book from home and would like to do a quiz on it, please send the book into school and we will be very pleased for them to take a quiz. They may also quiz on books that you have read together or books that you have read to them, perhaps for a bedtime story.

Please help your child by encouraging them to read quality books that they enjoy fiction and non-fiction. Also, by making time to discuss the book and any unfamiliar words they come across with you. 

Mathletics: Please login to the system at www.mathletics.co.uk, to access the tasks set for your child. Your child’s personal username and password are stuck into the front of their reading diaries.

Studies have proved that children who engage regularly with Mathletics do significantly better in their assessments so please take advantage of this wonderful tool. If you encourage your child to complete more tasks and they gain a certificate these will be awarded in our Key Stage Assembly on Thursdays.

Your child will be set 3 activities every Friday to be completed by the following Thursday

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