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Home Learning - Kestrels

This week's Home Learning: 

Home Learning: 

 We have not set home learning for over the half term so that you and your children can have a proper break from the routine of school and enjoy some family time together. However, to keep skills ticking over we have set spellings, times tables and some Mathletics as well as of course a good book for daily reading. 

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- 8.2.19 (Test will be on Friday 15th February.)

This week our focus is on homophones - words that sound the same but are spelt differently. We need to know how to spell them and their meaning. 

scene /seen

mail / male

bawl / ball

rain / reign / rein

missed / mist

groan / grown

Challenge - How many more homophones can you think of ? Bring in your list to share next Friday.

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

Maths - Times Tables . (Test will be on Friday 15th February.)





Know the x and ÷ facts for the x table

4x 7 =

6x 7 =

77 ÷ 7=

63 ÷ 7 = 

Use the x table to work out related facts.

6 x 70 = 

350 ÷ 7 = 

20 x 7 = 

420 ÷ 7 = 

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

 1/7 of 2100 =

2/7  of 490 =

3/7 of 140 =

One seventh of 7000 = 

90 is a sixth of 

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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