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Home Learning - Kestrels

Home Learning - Kestrels

Home learning:   set: 16.06.17

In class we have learnt about Stonehenge and how the stones have been carefully placed to mark the winter and summer solstice.  Also, we have begun a new topic on light. This year’s summer solstice will be on Wednesday 21st June, next week. Therefore, this week I would like you to research the summer solstice, you could look at how important it has been in the past, or how it is caused by the movement of the Earth or you can find your own focus. Think carefully about presenting your home learning neatly and creatively.

Due: 23.06.17

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

Reading: 20 minutes daily


This week our spelling test will revise the spelling rules and patterns we have been learning over the past 5 weeks. This includes; the homophones  with long o sound e.g. mown- moan, and the long i sound e.g. tire, tyre, irregular tense endings; nd- nt e.g. bend – bent and eept- ept e.g. keep –kept, and also apostrophes for plural possession e.g. children’s books,  scarves’, berries’ 


Maths -

.For our math test this week we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 2 decimal places.

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 Adding numbers to 1 d.p.

subtracting a whole number from a decimal

1) 7.2+ 3.4=

2) 10. 3 - 7=

3) ___ + 4.2= 6.2

Adding numbers up to 2 d.p.

Subtracting where decimals are always greater

1) ___ + 0.5=2.5

2) 3.9 -  0.7=

3) 4.56 + 3.21= 

 Adding and subtracting increasing difficult numbers

1) 3.05 + 1.27=

2) 7.56 - 5.24 = 

3) 0.78 + ____=5.98



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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