Supporting Your Child in Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Expectations:

End of Year Expectations- Year 3

End of Year Expectations- Year 4

End of Year Expectations- Year 5

End of Year Expectations- Year 6

 

Reading

Supporting Your Child's Reading in Key Stage 2

SATs style reading questions

Year 3 - Reading at home leaflet - examples of books to read

Year 4 - Reading at home leaflet - examples of books to read

Year 5 - Reading at home leaflet - examples of books to read

Year 6 - Reading at home leaflet - examples of books to read

Phonics

Set 2 & 3 Sounds- Phonics Booklet

 

Spelling

https://www.theschoolrun.com/spelling-in-year-3-and-year-4

https://www.theschoolrun.com/spelling-in-year-5-and-year-6

Year 3 and Year 4 spelling patterns and rules

In Years 3 and 4, the following spelling rules and patterns will be taught:

  • Adding suffixes -er, -ing to verbs, for example: 'beginner' and 'beginning'

  • Words containing 'y' where it sounds like 'i', such as 'myth' and 'gym'

  • Words containing 'ou' where it sounds like 'u' such as 'young' and 'touch'

  • Words containing prefixes (groups of letters added to the start of a word) such as mis-, dis-, im-, il-, ir-, re-, sub-, inter-, super-, anti-, auto-

  • Words containing suffixes (groups of letters added to the end of each word) such as -ation, -ly

  • Words ending -sure and -ture (such as 'measure' and 'creature')

  • Words ending -sion, -tion, -ssion, -cian (such as 'confusion', 'rejection', 'permission' and 'musician')

  • Words ending -ous (such as 'dangerous' and 'courageous')

  • Words containing ch where it sounds like ‘sh’ or ‘k’ (such as 'chef' and 'scheme')

  • Words ending -gue and -que (such as 'league' and 'antique')

  • Homophones (pairs of words that sound the same but are spelled differently, for example: 'meddle' and 'medal')

Year 5 and Year 6 spelling patterns and rules

In Years 5 and 6, the following spelling rules and patterns will be taught:

  • Words ending -cious and -tious such as 'delicious' and 'superstitious'

  • Words ending -cial and -tial such as 'special' and 'partial'

  • Words ending -ant, -ance and -ancy such as 'hesitant', 'hesitance' and 'hesitancy'

  • Words ending -ent, -ence and -ency such as ‘patient’, ‘patience’ and ‘frequency’

  • Words ending -able / -ably and -ible / -ibly such as 'comfortable' / 'comfortably' and 'horrible' / 'horribly'

  • Adding -ing / -ed to words ending -fer, for example: 'prefer', 'preferring' and 'preferred'

  • Use of the hyphen, for example: 'co-ordinate', 're-enter'

  • Words containing ie / ei, for example: 'piece' and 'ceiling'

  • Words containing ough and looking at the different sounds this grapheme makes in different words, for example: 'enough', 'through', 'although', 'plough'

  • Silent letters in words such as 'doubt', 'thistle' and 'knight'

  • Homophones (words which sound the same but are spelled differently) for example: 'principle' and 'principal'

 

Grammar

Grammar Glossary (Key Stage 2) (PDF File)

Interactive Grammar Glossary

Maths

Learning at Home

Topmarks website - fun activities for Maths

E-safety

The links below can be used to find out more about how your child can use the internet safely.  Further information is also available by going to our E-Safety page.

 

Internet Safety Advice for Parents and Carers

E-Safety for Parent (NSPCC)

 

SATS - Year 6

Parents' Guide to the SATs test from Oxford Owl:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/at-school/sats

Government information on the SATs tests:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-information-for-parents

Information on the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test (SPAG test) and ideas to help you support your child:

Oxford Owl Website

External Providers Information

Cornwall: Adult Education

 

Transferring to secondary school:

Tips for starting secondary school

Local secondary school websites:

Budehaven School

Holsworthy Community College

Launceston College

Route 39 Academy

Further information on secondary schools can also be found on our the admissions page.