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Home Learning - Kestrels

Home Learning

Topic words:  We are now moving onto a new topic:- Electricity! Here are some key words that you will need to know:

circuit- closed / open












Reading: 20 minutes daily


This week our focus is on adding vowel suffixes ing, er, ed, en to words of more than one syllable.

forget - forgetting , forgotten

begin - beginning, beginner

prefer - preferred , preferring

occur - occurring, occurred

corner - cornered, cornering

fasten - fastening, fastened

forbid - forbidden

Can you work out the rule for when you need to double the consonant? 

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

Maths -  Times Tables will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.




Mixed times tables 

2x, 3x, 4x 5x,10x 

This week we continue our focus on speed. Practise these tables so you can answer as quickly as possible. Think about your test this week, which table did you find tricky and practise this one to help you increase your speed.  

Know the tables out of order. 

This will be a timed test, so try to practise facts for instant recall.



Know the tables out of order.

This will be a timed test, so try to practise facts for instant recall.

2x,3x,4x, 5x,10x

Know times tables and related division facts.

This will be a timed test, so try to practise facts for instant recall. 


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 Friday

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