Key Stage 2

Welcome to the lower key stage 2 information area.

 Don’t forget to keep up to date with your child’s learning by accessing Class Dojo. We try to regularly update Class Dojo with photos and information about everything  that’s happening in KS2.

 

Keep your child practising their times tables by using Times Table Rockstars and other areas of maths by playing Prodigy Maths.
Don’t forget to keep logging in to DB Primary for lots of educational games.  Your child has a personal login that they will need to access the site.  The site is woodley.suffolk.dbprimary.com

 

 
 

Things to remember

Please check your child's class timetable to see when PE kits will need to be worn. Class Dojo is your go to for any changes as your child's class teacher will post details on here as well as through the usual routes (parentmail etc.)

Our Topic

This half term in geography we are studying rivers and coasts. We will be learning all about the journey of a river from source to mouth including all the key characteristics of rivers. We will be finding out about the major rivers of the world as well as rivers local to us such as the River Gipping, the River Orwell and the River Alde. In Science we are learning about rocks, fossils and soils. We will be discovering what different rocks there are and why we have different types of rocks. By the end of the topic we will be able to name lots of different rock types and explain the different features they have.

English

There are 4 main purposes to writing:  Writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss.  Your child will read a range of texts around these purposes and produce writing for each of the purposes.  Below is a link to guidance notes for the four writing purposes in KS1 & 2.

https://michaelt1979.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/4-writing-purposes-guidance1.pdf

We have a whole class reading approach to reading in LKS2 where your child will read and experience a range of text types and be answering questions about them.

Homework

The expectation in LKS2 is that children must regularly practise their times tables and weekly spellings. We also expect that children read at least 15 minutes a night. Reading is at the heart of our school and we have made a pledge to read to your child for 10 minutes each day. We kindly ask that you reflect this at home too. Research has shown that modelled reading makes a huge impact on a child’s own ability to read, plus enthuses and promotes a love of reading.

This is the overview of the maths teaching in lower key stage 2.

You can also find the detailed version of our maths pathways here.

Year 3

Year 4

Here is a link to some maths home learning videos that you might be interested in:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/