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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 

Home Learning:   

Home Learning Friday 12th October

We really enjoyed our fantastic visit yesterday from Hotel Chocolat. We have learnt all about designing, making and marketing chocolate bars.

For home learning, I would like you to carry out some research to find out your family and friends’ favourite chocolate bar. I would like you to gather your information using a tally chart and present it using a bar graph.

Due date: Monday 29th October

Next week: we will making our own chocolate bars inspired by Mr Willy Wonka's imaginative creations. You will need to bring in just a tablespoon of each ingredient you wish to use in your recipe. The chocolate itself will be provided by the school, you do not need to bring any chocolate to school. We will be making the bars on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- 12.10.18

This week our focus is on homophones; words which sound the same but have a different meaning and spelling. Although the words aren't too tricky it is finding a way to remember which is the  correct spelling for the meaning.

(Test will be on Friday 19th October)

plain / plane

hear / here

weather/ whether

meat / meet

bury / berry

medal / meddle

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

Maths - Times Tables 





Know the 7x table in any order

 7 x 8 = 

_ x 7 = 35

7 x _ = 42

7 x 11 =

Know the x and ÷ facts for the 7x table

 6 x 7 = 

28 ÷ 7 = 

_ = 2 x 7

49 ÷ 7 = 

 Use the 7x table to work out related facts. 

30 x 7 =

7 x 90 = 

140 = 7 x _

_ = 4200 ÷ 7

1/7 of 210 =



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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