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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning:

Home Learning: Due date Monday 30th October

For your home learning this week, I would like you take inspiration from one of Italy's greatest artists/ scientist and inventor- Leonardo Da Vinci. He created some of the worlds most famous art works such as; Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, as well as designing futuristic inventions, such as flying machines,  that would not actually be made for hundreds of years. He also made advances in our scientific understanding in a range of fields from anatomy to astronomy. 

I would like you to take inspiration from Da Vinci's work and bring out your inner artist, scientist or engineer and allow your imagination run wild to create your own art work, design or make your own invention or recreate one of Leonardo's own pieces- with your own twist. Or you could create a presentation detailing an aspect of Da Vinci's work. 

I can't wait to see what your imagination can create!

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- (13.10.17) This week we are investigating homophones.  The children have ten words to learn, they will need to understand the meaning and spelling, as I will test them  by saying a sentence and the children will choose the correct homophone to use. 

They will be tested in class on Friday 20th October . 

main / mane


whole/ hole



Challenge- Can you find anymore homophones to add to our class list?

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

Maths -

Mild Medium Spicy


Learn the 5 times tables multiplication facts in any order. 






 Learn the 5 times tables multiplication and division facts in any order.


____÷ 5= 4



40 ÷ 5 = 

 Learn the 5 times tables and related facts.


35÷5 =


____÷ 5= 50

1/5 of 60 = 


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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