Expectations

Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2

We are organised into three classes:

Class 6 – Mrs Bull and Mrs France

Class 7 – Miss Redwood

Class 8 – Miss Wilson

Weekly routine 
P.E. will be on Monday or Tuesday and then on a Thursday. While the weather is good we will go outside, so the children will need pumps or trainers which they can keep in their P.E. bags along with a blue jumper. For health and safety reasons it is important that long hair is tied back and that earrings are covered over with tape.

Homework and spellings

Each week the children will choose an activity to complete from a homework grid which you will find in the front inside cover of their homework book. Homework hand in day is Wednesday. Spellings – each week your children will be given a list of spellings to learn. These can be found in their SPaG book which they will need to bring to school each day alongside their partnership book and reading book. Please encourage your children to practise their spellings at home. They will be tested on their spellings every Wednesday.

SMIRFS (Space mission instant recall facts)

The children will be given a personalised SMIRF target. The SMIRFS are key facts that the children need to know off by heart, so any help with learning these at home would be extremely beneficial. In order to move onto the next
target, children will need to be able to recall their target accurately and quickly three times at school.

SumDog

This is a fantastic and motivational online maths programme that supports your child’s learning in all areas of maths. The children can choose from a variety of games to play to practise their maths. Each child has a log in which can be found at the front of their partnership book.

Reading

As your children become more independent we encourage them to change their books themselves when they need to. Please sign their partnership books when they read at home and enjoy the books they bring home with them as regularly as possible. The children can also read books online on the Bug Club website. A perfect way to read on the go if you have a laptop or tablet device!

If you have any concerns or issues regarding your child that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact their teacher or speak to them at the end of school. We look forward to meeting you throughout the year.