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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 07.06.19

This week, we begun our new science topic; habitats and classification. To link in with our work in geography we will be focusing on rivers as a habitat for plants and animals. Your child will have alrady chosen an animal and written down 3-5 questions, they would like to find out the answers to related to their chosen animal, e.g. What does it eat? What is its life cycle? etc. They will be continuing their research in school with the aim of writing a report about their chosen animal for our next, big write.

Due date: 17.06.19

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- 14.6 .19 (Test will be on Friday 21st June.)

This week our focus is on words with 'ch' in.

These all have the k sound 

scheme

chorus

chemist

character

echo

These al have the ch sound

chef

chalet

machine

brochure

parachute

 

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

Maths - Times Tables . (Test will be on Friday 21st June.)

Mild

Medium

Spicy

12x 

Know the x and ÷ facts for the x table

12x _  = 24

48 ÷ 12 = 

 

Use the x table to work out related facts.

 1200 x 2 =

12 x 80 =

_ = 120 x4 

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

3600 ÷ 12 =

1/12 of 540 =

3/12 of 720 = 

2/12 of 9600 = 

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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