Welcome to Key Stage 2
Bats Year 3
Spiders 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 leanring journey even more significant. Please encourage children to read as often as possible at home.
Children begin reading phonic books matched to their needs until they have passed the Phonic Screen which takes place in the Summer Term of Year 1. The children then move on to colour band books to develop their comprehension, fluency, stamina and enjoyment.
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.
For more ideas to help your child learn spellings look at the Making Spellings Memorable.
In school the style of handwriting taught is 'continuous cursive'. We start to teach this style of handwriting during the Nursery year and into the Reception year and develop it further in Year's 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
Here is information about Mental Maths and the year group targets we are working on in school as well as what parents can do at home. Mental Maths homework is posted on ClassDojo each half term and can also be found on the Learning at Home tab on this website.
In year 4, all children complete a multiplication test which assesses the quick recall all facts up to 12x.They will be given a set of 25 questions to answer, online with a time restriction of 3 seconds for each fact . For information in regards to this test, please click here.
Please click here for a document which includes multiplication games and links to other websites so that your child can practise their multiplication facts in different ways.
Here are the multiplication tables that your child needs to learn by the end of Year 4.
Here is a multiplication tables game for Year 3 and 4 children which practises multiplication facts in a timed way
For more information about the Key Stage Two curriculum, please refer to the National Curriculum