Lower Key Stage 2

During the current period of school closure, our home learning is being delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Each class follows the same daily timetable:

8:00am-9:00am – Work goes live for chn to access.

10:00am-10.30am – Daily catch up with the class, including those chn in school. Discussing the work for the day ahead.

One maths lesson – Either delivered live or with a pre recorded video to support if needed.

One English lesson  –  Either delivered live or with a pre recorded video to support if needed

Spellings – Assigned per year group.

One foundation piece of work

3:00pm – Live class story

If you require any additional support please contact your child’s class teacher via their class email address:

Flamingos@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Toucans@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Parrots@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Pelicans@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Peacocks@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Falcons@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Eagles@heathfield.nottingham.sch.uk

Please find below a list of key reading, writing and maths targets that you can work on with your child.

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.