Lower Key Stage 2

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Our Current Topic – Virtual Reality

1. Can you write a short fact file about a games console?
You can choose any games console you like (X-Box, PlayStation, Nintendo etc.)
You must include when and where it was made, who invented it, what it can do, what games you can play on it and what it looks like.

2. Research how Virtual Reality was created
Can you research all about virtual reality and answer the questions below?
Who created virtual reality? When was it first created? What are 3 things virtual reality can be used for today? How has virtual reality helped modern society?

3.  Can you design your own pair of VR goggles?
Virtual reality goggles are often black and look very basic. Can you design a pair of virtual reality goggles which look more interesting? Do your goggles do anything else/have any special features?

4. Can you make your own pair of VR goggles?
Using everyday items such as paper/cardboard boxes, cling film etc. can you make your own VR goggles?

5. Virtual reality and schools
Can you research how schools in China use virtual reality? Should schools in the UK be using virtual reality? If your answer is yes, then how should UK schools be using virtual reality? Why should UK schools use virtual reality?

Year 3

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

Guidance on phonics can be found here – http://www.dovedaleprimary.co.uk/serve_file/201501

  • Read with fluency and at a speed sufficient for them to focus on understanding.
  • Listen to, discuss and express views about a wide range of texts.
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts.

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Spelling Targets

To be able to read and write the Year 3 common exception words:

The list for all years can be found here – http://www.ecclestonmere.st-helens.sch.uk/serve_file/297332

Writing Targets

  • Appropriate letters are joined.
  • Write sentences that include capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks; commas to separate items in lists.
  • Identify direct speech. Begin to use inverted commas for direct speech

Maths Targets

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000.
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.
  • Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.

Year 4

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

  • Read a range of texts for enjoyment.
  • Skim and scan to locate information and/or answer a question.

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Spelling Targets

To be able to read and write the Year 4 common exception words:

The list for all years can be found here – http://www.ecclestonmere.st-helens.sch.uk/serve_file/297332

Writing Targets

  •  Apostrophe for singular and plural possession.
  •  Comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.). 
  •  Use connectives to link paragraphs
  •  Legible, joined handwriting of consistent quality.

Maths Targets

  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 & 1000.
  • Multiplication & division facts of all tables to 12 x 12.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Add & subtract numbers up to 4-digits using efficient written method (column) and numbers with up to 1 decimal place.
  • Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit and 3-digit by 1-digit. Divide 3- digit by 1-digit.

Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 & 24 hour clocks.