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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 

Home Learning:  7/04/19

We haven't set any new hom-learning for over the Easter holidays because this should be a time to chill out with family and friends and make the most of other aspects of life. However, to keep key skills ticking over I have reassigned any Mathletics activity on which your child scored less than 70%. This is a good opportunity to revisit the area of maths in which your child found some difficulties and consolidate learning. Of course we also ask you to continue reading regulalry, our class has consistently high minutes- fantastic! It would also be really great to see everyone on the first day of the summer term ready to quiz on their Easter holiday read! 

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- 29.3.19 (Test will be on Friday 5th April.)

This week there are no spellings to learn this week. On Friday we will be revisiting words from the stautory list that we have covered so far to see if we can still remember them and identify which ones that need further practise. 

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

Maths - Times Tables . (Test will be on Friday 5th April.)




There is no set times table to learn this week. Again we will have a mix of tables next week, so why not practise one that you found tricky or practise a mix of tables. 

Know the x and ÷ facts for the x table


Use the x table to work out related facts.


 Use the x table to work out related facts and fractions. 



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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