Key Stage 2

 

Key Stage 2 Class Information 2020 – 2021

Item Day Information
Homework 

Spellings

Beginning of each term

Children are given a list of spellings which are being taught throughout the term. 
Homework

Reading

5 times a week at home

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 – Tuesday 

Year 4 – Friday 

Year 5 – Friday 

Year 6 – Friday

Children can practice answering VIPERS questions. Click here – Vipers Questions For Parents

Homework 

Maths

5 times a week at home

 

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.

Top Marks – Hit the Button

Times Table Grid

Times Table Games

Crick Web

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!
Numbots Maths (Logon details issued to pupils)
NumBots
Rock Star Maths (Logon details issued to pupils)
Times Table Rock Stars
Online Worksheets

Times Table Worksheets

Library Sessions Children will change their library books in school once a week.  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

Year 3

TBC

Year 4

TBC

Year 5

Tues and Fri

Year 6

TBC

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.
Swimming sessions

Wednesday 

Year 3 and Year 6 will attend swimming lessons for 6 week blocks across terms 1, 2 and 3

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 11th October 2021

Term 3 -Week commencing 10th January 2022

Term 5 – TBC   

Please 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

Term 1 – Week commencing 11th October 2021

Term 3 -Week commencing 10th January 2022

Mock SATs Week – TBC

SATs Week – TBC 

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, 2, 3 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 Samba during terms 5 and 6.

Residential Trips

Year 5

3 days, 2 nights

Year 6

5 days, 4 nights

Year 5

Kilve Court from Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th February 2022

Clck here for more information about Kilve Court 

Year 6

PGL Osmington Bay – TBC 

Click here for more information about Osmington Bay