In Key Stage 2 at De Bohun, the children will continue to develop their reading skills. First and foremost, reading should be for enjoyment and in our school, will permeate every area of the curriculum. In class, the children will have the opportunity to experience a guided reading session with their class teacher. In this session the children will build on a range of skills including; extracting information from a text, inference and deduction.
The reading schemes started in Key Stage 1 will be continued into Key Stage 2, ensuring continuity and progression. By the time the children reach Year 6 they will have experienced a wide range of texts and are encouraged to be independent readers.
Writing in Key Stage 2 at De Bohun is a key focus and heavy emphasis is placed on writing throughout.
Heavy emphasis is placed on encouraging independence. Children are shown a range of mental and written strategies to help them solve calculations. We encourage them to choose the method that works best for them, thus producing competent and confident mathematicians by the end of KS2.
Reading: Each child will bring home a reading book, carefully chosen to support their progression in reading. We encourage each child to read for at least 20 minutes each evening. In upper KS2, we fully expect the majority of this to be independent reading and for longer periods of time.
Writing: Our parents enjoy taking an active part in their children’s learning by discussing the Literacy theme for the week and supporting with general ideas on how to access the task.
Spellings: These are sent home weekly. They will reflect the spelling patterns for the week or linked to the class topic or individual targets. We ask that parents support their children by helping them to practise and learn these spelling for the weekly test.
Maths: Homework will also be given each week; this will be directly linked to either the current theme or your child’s targets. Children are also encouraged to practise multiplication tables at home, ensuring that they know them (and the related division facts) by the end of Year 4.