Have you looked at your Spelling Bee words yet?
Remember - first two school heats will begin next week.
Will you be one of our finalists in the inter school competition?
Topic – Our first Topic is ‘Fit for Life.’ While studying this topic we will be learning about Ancient Greece, the Olympics and Paralympics, how to research well on the internet and how to keep our body healthy. We will learn about the different parts of the body and how it changes during puberty. We will also be learning about different settlements and sustainability.
Reading – Reading books and reading records should be in school everyday and are changed as and when required. In KS2 we encourage your child to be responsible for changing their book when they need to. Please help them to remember to do this.
Your child will read once a week with the teacher as part of a guided group and possibly individually with a LSA or parent helper depending on need. Help us to move your child’s reading on by reading with your child every day or encourage them to read to themselves everyday. Please write comments in the Reading Record to tell us how your child is doing.
Homework – In KS2 your child will have spellings and multiplication facts to learn each week. They will be tested on these on a weekly basis.
Spellings given every Monday then tested the following Monday.
Times tables given every Friday then tested the following Friday.
All KS2 children will have a task to complete which may include topic based learning where they have to manage and use their time, at least 15 minutes per night. The tasks are designed to reinforce learning that has taken place in class that week.
Weekly homework tasks will be given out on a Friday and are due in on the following Wednesday.
Practical topic challenges will be given several weeks to complete.
All key stage 2 children have been given a planner. These will be used to record weekly reading, spellings and any homework given. Please sign at the end of each week to confirm your child has completed their homework. These books are expensive, consequently if lost a contribution will be requested for replacement.
PE – Your children will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Friday.
Please make sure they have a named PE kit with green shorts and a white t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers. We will go outside for PE for one lesson each week (unless very wet) so please ensure they have warm clothing. Girls wearing tights need to have spare socks and those with shoulder length hair need a hair-band. Earrings should be removed for your child’s safety.
Snack – Your children get very hungry by break time. Please give them a healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar to tide them over till lunchtime.
Drink – Your children do a lot of running about and get very thirsty at school. Please give them a named water bottle of water everyday.
Help – If you are able to help us out with reading at any time of the school day please speak to your child’s teacher, we would love you to come in!
Playground – there is a rota of activities in place for both play and lunch times, where children have the opportunity to access the different play areas both with their class and also within their year group.
Please do not hesitate to come in and see me at the end of the day or make an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.
Many thanks the Upper Key Stage Two Team
Mark Souter and Anna Tewkesbury