Key Stage 2Parents Coffee Morning 21st November 2012
What does your child do for literacy? • Guided reading • Writing in a range of fiction and non-fiction styles • Literacy games on the internet and typing • Writing and reading throughout the school day • Drama
Year 3 and 4 - reading By the end of year 4, your child should: • Understand the main points of a text and retell the story confidently and accurately. • Read with expression and fluency • Empathise with and understand a character’s feelings • Use labels, diagrams and charts to locate information.
Year 3 and 4 - writing By the end of year 4, your child should: • Use a range of punctuation, e.g. “” ! ? , . • Sequence stories sensibly using time connectives to join ideas and sentences • Spell accurately, including polysllyabic words • Have joined, neat writing • Write to entertain, amuse or create tension • Use adjectives and adverbs to add detail.
Year 5 and 6 - reading By the end of year 6, your child should: • Use information from the front cover and blurb to decide which book to read • Express viewpoints and justify their interpretation of a book • Talk about author’s techniques for describing characters, settings and actions • Understand how to use a variety of punctuation e.g () “” ; : , ! ‘ to maintain fluency in reading
Year 5 and 6 - writing By the end of year 6, your child should: • Write complex sentences using a wide range of connectives and punctuation • Produce well-paced writing which fully develops ideas • Choose vocabulary for effect • Use direct or reported speech to develop characters • Remember the key aim – to capture the reader’s interest!
How you can help with reading • When you listen to your child read, please encourage them to use strategies such as sounding out, breaking down words into syllables, using the rest of the sentence to help with meaning etc. • Ask them questions to check understanding and develop ideas– use the bookmarks. • Encourage fluent, expressive reading, not robotic reading! • Read to them and with them – if they see you reading regularly they will want to do it too!
How you can help with writing • As with reading, please encourage your child to sound out or break down unfamiliar words. • Help them to build their vocabulary – check understanding of long words, use a thesaurus to find alternative words and a dictionary to check meaning of unknown words. • Build on what they are interested in – e.g. diary writing, making comics, writing for fun. Let them read their work to an audience and get feedback.
Areas of maths 1 2 3 4 • Number • Shape and measure • Handling data • Using and applying
Year 4 1 2 3 4 By the end of this year your child should be able to: • Know and use methods for all four operations, knowing the inverse of each • recognise and reflect 2D and 3D shapes in different orientations • use non-standard units and standard metric units of length, capacity • Gather, extract and interpret information presented in simple tables, lists, bar charts and pictograms. • select the mathematics they use in a wider range of classroom activities, including the investigation of common statements
1 2 3 4 Year 6 By the end of year 6 your child should: • Know methods and strategies for addition, subtract, multiplication and division: link these with mental calculation strategies • Know all times tables and related division facts: use these to solve calculations with larger numbers • choose and use appropriate units and instruments interpret, with appropriate accuracy, numbers on a range of measuring instruments • draw common 2-D and 3D shapes in different orientations on grids • collect discrete data and use the mode and range to describe sets of data • Develop own strategies and search for a solution by trying out ideas of their and using methods shown for addition, subtract, multiplication and division
How to help your child • Encourage them to recognise numbers, shapes, data in everyday situations: show how it is relevant in jobs, hobbies. • Make maths fun – shopping, out in the car, tickets, the cinema – using and applying/mental maths • Allow them to make mistakes – it is a journey: those praised for trying will achieve more than those praised for being clever. • Try out investigations, some that have several answers: please email: email@example.com for examples • Use the methods taught at SIS: take a booklet
Science in key stage 2 By Miss Francesca
Science Curriculum in sisWhat your children do in sis • Topics of work varying between • Chemistry • Biology • Physics
In Year 3 & 4 topics include:- • In Year 4 topics include: • Keeping Warm • Habitats • Friction • Moving and Growing • Solids and Liquids • Circuits and Conductors • In Year 3 topics include: • Materials • Magnets and springs • Teeth • Rocks and Soil • Helping Plants Grow Well • Light and shadows
Year 5 Year 6 In our classrooms Year 5 & 6 Topics • Plant life and Cycles • Gases all around us • Changing state • Keeping healthy • Earth, Sun and Moon • Changing Sound • Dissolving • Changing Circuits • How we see things • Reversible and Irreversible Changes • Micro Organisms • Interdependence and Adaptation
Investigations – what students should be able to do by the end of years 3&4 To make relevant observations and measure quantities. To explain observations using scientific knowledge. To carry out a fair test with help, and explain why it is fair. To suggest how they improve my experiment.
Investigations – what students should be able to do by the end of years 5 & 6 To know scientific ideas are based on evidence. To know how to keep their experiments fair by changing only one factor at a time. To graph their scientific enquiry results. To explain observations results or conclusions using their scientific Knowledge. To relate their conclusions to their predictions and use scientific vocabulary. To suggest improvements in their work. To identify the key factors to be considered when experimenting. To draw conclusions that are consistent with the evidence.
What can students learn at home? • Science is in everything we do. • Science at home booklet • Activities you can do at home • Activities in the community • http://scienceofeverydaylife.discoveryeducation.com/families/activities.cfm
Thank you for listening If you have any questions I will stay around for a while after.