Key Stage 2

 

Key Stage 2 Class Information 2019 – 2020

Item Day Information

Homework 

Spellings

 

 

Spellings are sent home each week and are tested the following week as follows:

Year 3 – Sent home Wednesday & handed in Monday
Year 4 – Sent home Wednesday & tested Monday
Year 5 – Sent home Friday & tested Thursday
Year 6 – Day sent home varies as it links to work within class. Tested Monday. 

Homework

Reading

  Children need to be practicing their reading 5 times a week at home, with an adult MINIMUM. This is in addition to any reading they do in school.

Reading can consist of activities such as Page 99, Tricky Work Window, Dictionary work or answer questions about a section of the text. One or two pages a day is better than 10 pages once a week.

Reading record books are checked weekly:
Year 3 – Friday (Child will move up the reading train if read 5x.)
Year 4 – Friday
Year 5 – Friday
Year 6 – Friday

Children can practice answering VIPERs questions. Click here – vipers questions for parents

Homework 

Maths

 

 

Children need to be practicing their maths skills 5 times a week at home, with an adult MINIMUM. This is in addition to maths at school. 

Times tables are a focus for home learning. The expectations are that by the end of the school year children should know their times tables as follows:
Year 3 – 3,4 and 8
Year 4 – Recall multiplication facts up to 12 x 12   

A little and often approach can be taken – some suggestions include:
Chanting times tables- Whether it’s marching up and down the stairs or over breakfast. The basic skill of going up and down in their times tables in very important.
Quick fire questioning – Fire times table questions and get your child to answers back quickly. This is one step further than just chanting in order.
Learning times tables with a broom! – This technique breaks the times tables down into smaller chunks and teaches them the relationship between them. E.g. 10x something is double 5x something. The clip below shows how it is done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdHGBfoqfw

Times table songs – Below is a list of song which can be found on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAwXjId4_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJ-aCxQ_gw

Alternatively just search the times table on YouTube and there are hundreds!

Learning the tricks! – 12 x table trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhj1D_JxqV4

9x table trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbcra3rCqc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70UVUlobZyM

Online Games – Just by searching “times table games” you will find hundreds of sites which can help develop you child’s number fact knowledge. Here are just a few:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

Maths Apps – ‘Doodle Maths’ has been recommended to us by previous parents.
Work books – Some parents like children to work through a work book. Any high street shop/supermarket make their own and any are good!
Rock Star Maths – This is going to have a massive boost from school over the coming year and is a great way for children to practise their quick fire times table knowledge.
Online Worksheets

Library Sessions

Tuesday
after school 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm

 

The library is open for children to borrow a book for 14 days after which it needs to be returned to the library and changed or renewed. Each book has a unique library bar code. Every child has their own code as well so books are scanned in and out of the library. Please do not return library books to the classroom. 

If you have any queries regarding the library please see Mrs Noad or Mrs Sheppard. 

 

PE Sessions

Afternoons 1.15pm to 3.30pm

Mon – Yr 4
Tues – Yr 3
Weds – Yr 5
Thurs – Yr 6

Please ensure your child has their full named PE kit in school. PE bags are sent home every holiday giving parents an opportunity to wash items and check that their kit still fits. PE clothing that is too small restricts the children and is uncomfortable.
PE kits should be in school every day as on occasions PE sessions may be rearranged.

The Daily mile is run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

 

Swimming sessions

Wednesday afternoon
1.30 pm to
3 pm
School Year 2019 – 2020

This year only pupils in Year 3 and 6 will go swimming for 10 weeks during terms 1 and 2.

In Terms 3 and 4 those children who have not obtained their 25 metre badge will have a further block of 10 lessons. 
Children in Year 3 who have achieved their badge may have the opportunity to do gardening with Mrs Sheppard. 

Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit or gardening clothes to school every Wednesday morning to ensure they can take full advantage of these lessons. See the diary of events or the website calendar for the dates swimming takes place.

Assessment Week Monday to Friday Year 3, 4 and 5
Term 1 – Week commencing 14th October 2019
Term 3 -Week commencing 3rd February 2020
Term 5 -Week commencing 18th May 2020Please ensure your child has a good nights sleep every night and a good breakfast. This will help with their concentration and ensure they do the best they can.Year 6
Mock SATs week – Mon 16th March to Thurs 19th March 2020SATs week – Mon 18th May to Thurs 21st May 2020A breakfast club for Oak Class children will be run during both weeks from 8am until 8.45am. Thank you to The Friends for paying for the children’s breakfast.A meeting for Year 6 parents will be held before the SATS week with more information. 
Whole Class
Music Lessons
  Year 3 – pupils will have 5 singing lessons with a choir teacher across term 3 and 4.
Year 4 – Pupils will learn the ukulele over two 10 lesson blocks between term 1 and 4. Loan instruments will not be sent home but they are welcome to bring their own ukulele in if they have one.
Year 5 – Pupils with have 10 lessons with Stomp during terms 5 and 6.
Residential Trips   Year 5
Kilve Court from Monday 21st October to Wednesday 23rd October 2019https://www.sseoutdoors.co.uk/ Year 6
Osmington Bay from Monday 8th June to Friday 12th June 2020.

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