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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 23.02.18

Home Learning: 23.02.18

Readathon Month!

For this week's home learning I would like you to think about the many books you've read or listened to and choose your favourite. Then write a book review to share with others to encourage them to try the book. You should include: title, author, a synopsis of the story, why it is your favourite, what type of story it is, a star rating and any other information or diagrams needed to make it a great book review. The best will be copied and displayed in our school library for the whole school to share !

Due Monday 5th March

 Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- (To be tested on 2.3.18)This week our focus is on Year 4  statutory and homophones. 











Challenge - Can you find anymore homophones to add to our list? Keep a look out when you are enjoyng your readathon activities. 


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

Maths -





Division and multiplication facts for 8x  table

e.g. 48 ÷ 8 =

 _  x 8 = 72

11 x 8 =

Related facts for 8x table

 e.g. 40 x 8 =

560 ÷ 8 = 

_ = 2 x 80  

Fractions related to the 8x table and 

 e.g. What is one eighth of 32 ?

1/8 of 16= 

5/8 of 40=

3/8 of 24 =

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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