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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 15.06.18

Home Learning: 

Home Learning

As part of our PSHE topic on financial and economic well being the children have taken part in the “Grow your money challenge!” In groups they were given a £3 budget. Using this budget they have purchased and grown their own plants. The plants are now ready to sell and hopefully they will have grown their money! We will be holding a plant sale next Thursday 28th June at going home time on the main playground.

To help sell your plants we would like you design a poster style advertisement to persuade people to come along to the plant sale and buy your plants! Think about the type of plant you’re growing and what may persuade people to buy it- don’t forget to include when and where the plant sale will be held, some persuasive words and an eye catching image.

Due Date: Monday 25th June

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- 15.6.18 

Our focus this week is on statutory words and 2 of their own personal words.

To help you learn them, work out which are the tricky bits, how can you remember them? Can you use some of the ways we practised in class to help you learn them , quickwrite, pyramid write, missing vowels, rainbow write or any other ways you can think of to help you.  

(Test will be on 22 .6.18)









+ 2 of your own


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

Maths - 





Division and multiplication facts for 9x  table


9 x12 =

27 ÷ 9 =

_ x 9 = 18

9 x _ = 99

0 x 9 =


Related facts for 9x table


8 x 9= 

8 x 90 =

8  x 900 = 

90  X 8=

 _  ÷ 9 = 60

_ = 900 x 3

360 ÷ 9 =


Fractions  related to the 9x table  


1/9 of 270 =

one ninth of 180 is

900 x 2 =

4500 ÷ 9 =

2/9 of 720 =

200 is one ninth of 

__ ÷9 =400



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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