KEY STAGE 2
Speaking and of course the ability to listen is crucial to a child’s development, not just in English.
Through debates, discussions and plays, students are given ample opportunities to express themselves and are also taught to listen to others who wish to contribute with equally valid points.
The ability to write well for the correct audience and purpose is essential for success in English.
Students learn to identify story genres and write for different purposes, including producing fiction and non –fiction pieces of work.
They also learn how to plan, draft, write, edit, proofread and evaluate.
Past projects included a Group Story Book in which the children of Years 3 and 4 each wrote a short story in a genre of their choosing and Year 4 produced posters on identifying non-fiction writing for a class review.
When handwriting and presentation is a concern, we provide a handwriting book and pen so the child will improve.
Spelling Grammar and Punctuation
For Key Stage 2, we do weekly Spelling Tests.
Learning the correct parts of speech and how to use punctuation are fundamental elements of English. This ability is tested at the end of Year 6 in the form of SATs so it is essential to have a good foundation right from the very start.
Through match-up grammar and punctuation games as well as teaching the skill of proofreading, children learn to identify errors and correct them.
In addition, IXL English provides a solid basis from which to work from and progress further.
Number and Arithmetics
Number and place value is one of the important areas covered in KS2. Students learn to count, read, write, round and compare numbers.
Our programme of study covers key arithmetic skills and focuses on mental and written methods of the four operations.
At the end of each section, solving word problems of real life situations allows a consolidation of the learnt concepts.
Geometry and shape
Students learn how to compare and classify angles and geometric shapes including triangles and quadrilaterals.
This can be achieved through learning properties of shapes and measurement such as calculating perimeter and area of 2D-shapes, determining the appropriate unit of measurement to use or identifying related facts to deduce missing angles and lengths.
We teach our students to become more accurate in drawing geometric shapes and nets with the ability of using the given dimensions and angles to complete the task.
When encountering a new challenge, reasoning is one of the fundamental aspects allowing the use of different notions and concepts in order to find a solution.
Word problems and collective activities stimulate the pupils to enhance their strategies and extend their understanding of maths.
This enables our pupils to keep improving their skills in parallel in various areas.