Welcome to Key Stage 2
Spiders Year 3
Squirrels Year 3 and 4
Foxes Year 4
At St Edward’s Academy we place high importance on reading and having the support from home makes your child’s learning journey even more significant. Please encourage children to read as often as possible at home using the online GoRead app.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to read colour banded books to develop their comprehension, fluency, stamina and enjoyment at a level appropriate to their ability.
They are encouraged to read a variety of texts from different authors and genres, as well as non fiction, newspapers and magazines. Part of our culture of reading for enjoyment is choosing their own reading material both in school and at home. The GoRead app allows children to do this and comment on their selections too.
Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words
Children in Key Stage 2 need to be able to recognise and spell the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words. Please note it is important that children are secure with the Reception, year 1 and 2 lists of words before they move on. It is a good idea to use look, cover, write, check practise spellings.
In school the style of handwriting taught is ‘continuous cursive’. We start to teach letter formation in Nursery and Reception and develop continuous cursive in Years 1 and 2 with the aim for most children to be writing in a fully cursive style as they enter Year 3.
For resources to help with handwriting go to teachhandwriting.co.uk.
Information on our Religious Education Curriculum
For more information about the Key Stage Two curriculum, please refer to the National Curriculum.
MTC Parents information 2022
MTC Parents' Information leaflet
Timed multiplication game
In June of year 4, all children complete a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) which assesses the quick recall of all facts up to 12×12. They are given a set of 25 questions to answer, online, with a time restriction of 3 seconds for each fact.
Children access TTRockstars during Year 2 and are encouraged to use this as part of their weekly homework as well as in school to develop quick recall of multiplication table facts. They also have weekly quizzes to ensure progress is being made.
Mental Maths homework is posted on ClassDojo each half term and can also be found on the Learning at Home tab on this website.