Key Stage 2 Ability Groups

Key Stage 2 Ability Groups

In Key Stage 2 we now have groups which take place each morning (Monday- Thursday). In these groups the children are taught Maths and English with peers of a similar ability. This has enabled us to really challenge all the children at their own individual level. We have already seen a rise in the progress the children have made since starting the groups in September and the children’s confidence with problem solving is coming on leaps and bounds! The children also have opportunities to develop friendships with children from other classes in Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 2 Groups-

Tulips Group- Alison Redmond

Pansies Group- Connor Moffatt

Daisies Group- Carol Corrigan

Poppies Group- Danielle Alty

Sunflowers Group- Jack Duxbury

On the Groups pages will be a breakdown of what your child will be learning in Maths and English over the next half term. If you are unsure which group your child is in or would like any more information please contact school and ask to speak to Danielle.

Thank you,

Danielle Alty- Assistant Headteacher KS2

Tulips

This term we have been on a safari to the African plains listening to the sounds of animals and smelling the spices that are grown there. Using switches to create warm winds and anticipating the wet rain on our faces.   In our Sensory Studio we have been using switches to turn on the bubble machine and learn about the different colours and choose our favourite.

One of our favourite activities this term has been musical Intensive Interaction and I will be sharing a short video soon and inviting parents in to see our wonderful interactions.

We have begun our new sensory learners assessment this term and when you attend your child’s review I shall update you with what we are doing.

Christmas is now underway in Tulip Group and our activities are all sparkly and shimmery!  We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Pansies

This term we are going to explore stories from other cultures. We will learn about a story which is not dissimilar to our group as it involves lots of cheeky characters! The book is called ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and hopefully we can immerse ourselves into the story and recreate Handa’s journey!
In Maths we will continue to build our knowledge of number. We are working hard to build our understanding of numbers up to 100 and hopefully we can correlate this knowledge to develop our use of money! We will also continue to look at measurement, the scales will be out to assess the pounds put on over Christmas!

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Daisies

This term we are going to look at poems and non-fiction books all about volcanoes and the water cycle. We are also going to explore stories that have repetitive lines.
In Maths we will be recognising money and counting out coins. We are going to split objects into halves and recognising shapes.

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Poppies

This term we are going to explore Where things come from. We will be looking at the journeys of an aluminium can and plastic bottles as well as reading about how to save the Earth. We will use what we have learnt to create a list of rules of how to look after our environment. We will also be writing alternative endings to stories we have read including verbs and adjectives to make our writing more exciting.

In Maths this half term we will be focussing on the number line to build on what we know about place value and how we can use this to help with different areas of Maths as well as across other subjects. We will begin our learning on multiplication and division and once we have a secure understanding will be trying out Times Table Rock Stars! We are already excited to start competing with our friends and teachers!

 

We will take more photos soon to show you our hard work!

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Sunflowers

In Maths we will be learning about money and how much each coin is worth. We are practising making up various amounts, using a variety of coins and estimating how much money we may need to buy items. We will be also working on collecting data and using statistics to make a variety of different charts. We will continue to look at Multiplication and division and we will also be working on fractions.

Look out for letter regarding ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ as we will be trailing this app this term and you will able to play along at home too!

In English this half term we will be focusing on the fictional story James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. On Mondays we will continue to watch Newsround and write a comprehensive piece afterwards. On Wednesdays we will continue to visit the library and work on our spellings.

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