Upper School 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-

Pansies Group- Connor Moffatt

Daisies Group- Julie Aspin

Poppies Group- Danielle Alty

Sunflowers Group- Alex Jardine

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


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Welcome to the Pansies page!


Don`t let our name fool you, we are serious about our work and this year have an amazing bunch! Our group will run each morning from Monday to Thursday. We will start off with Phonics, our trusty side kick Geraldine the Giraffe will entertain us and help us with our reading journey. Geraldine can be found on Youtube if you would to learn at home. This will help us to build our letter recognition and blending of sounds to create words. If you would like more support with Phonics please feel free to get in touch!

In English we start off with a twist on traditional tales. Our first book will be “The Ninjabread man”. This story packs a punch of laughter mixed with a sneaky side of spice. We will use Colourful Semantics to build sentences and comment on the story. We may get to create our own Ninja`s to help our understanding of instructions and verbs.

In Maths, we begin with number recognition before moving on to ordering and representing. This will then enable us to build our knowledge in preparation for practical addition and subtraction problems.

Please make sure to come back and look at our fantastic work!


Connor Moffatt

Pansies Group Teacher

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Welcome to Danielle’s Group Poppies.

On this page you will see your children’s Maths and English lessons, as well as photographs of their hard work in these subjects.

This half term in Maths we will be focusing on Number and Place Value to 1000, addition and subtraction using formal methods and Length/ Mass and weight. We will as always start with concrete apparatus before moving to pictorial representations and then abstract calculations.

In English we will be looking at traditional tales with a twist. Our focus story will be ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’. We will discuss view points and opinions as well adapting a text with our own ideas. We will be creating story maps and re-telling these to other children in our group. Some children will be accessing eye gaze to create marks as part of our English and handwriting sessions.

Please come back soon to check on our hard work and achievements.

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