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Home Learning


In Kestrels, we hope that all children will develop a love of reading. We have a wide variety of books in the library for children to read, and welcome books which are brought in from home. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home, for fifteen minutes or more, but hope to see more time spent reading. This needs to be recorded in the reading diary, which should be signed to confirm that the reading has taken place. Reading diaries will be checked every week. A reward system is in place across Y5/6 in which children are entered into a half-termly raffle draw for reading at home (this must be recorded and signed by an adult in their reading diary to get a raffle ticket). They have the chance to select from a range of different books if they win the raffle.  Please encourage your child to read regularly at home. Reading is critical for their learning in all areas of the curriculum



Homework across the school will feature two different elements each week. One of these will be retrieval element, where children will have the chance to practice some of the skills that they have learnt in class that week. These will be things that they have been taught, and will hopefully be able to complete independently. The other will be a preview element, where they will look ahead at something they will learn the next week. This may be a section of text to read, a mathematical method to look at, some research to complete or another type of activity. There may also be spellings sent home to learn or other learning relevant to your child. This will be sent on a Friday and expected to be handed in by Wednesday. Homework will be set on Seesaw and should be handed in on Seesaw