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Home Learning - Kestrels

Home Learning

 Quick reminder, this Wednesday the 12th, is the Parent's Information Meeting for all year 4 parents and carers about the forthcoming National Multiplication Tables Check; taking place in June. It will begin at 3:20 in Kestrel's classroom. Please come straight to the classroom, and the meeting should last approx 20-30 min. Children will be welcome to stay in Owl's classroom where they will be supervised  during the meeting. A written copy of the information will be sent home to all parents, following the meeting. 

Topic words:  We are now moving onto a new topic:- Polar regions! Here are some key words that you will need to know:





lines of latitude

northern hemisphere

southern hemisphere







climate change


Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- ( 14.02.20)

This week we have continued in our search for homophones, we have added more to our homophone dictionary. Can you find anymore to add?

 he'll, heal, heel

who's, whose

rein, rain, reign

grown, groan

missed, mist

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

Maths -  Times Tables will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.

Spring 2020 -We will be focusing on one table each week as well as having a mixed test to develop our speed and recall. 





This term we are focusing on confidently knowing our facts, working on instant recall.  

Know 9x times tables and related division facts.

 7x 9 = 

63 ÷ 9 =  .

Using related 9x tables facts.

 3x 90 = 

3600 ÷ 9 = 

      = 9 x 110

Using related 9x facts and finding fractions.

 1/9 of 18=

2/9of 27 =

One ninth of 54 =

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 Friday

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