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1 St Mark’s Elm Tree Parent Consultation 2013 How you can help your child to achieve
2 Reading Listen to your child read three times a week. Ask questions about what they have read e.g Why did the character do that?What words do you think are particularly good and why?Comment on their responses in their reading diary.Encourage them to read anything – notices, comics, websites.If your child is on Read Write Inc, they will take home a decodable reading book, which they should read successfully, and a more challenging class reading book which they may need support in reading.
3 Reading at Level 1 Use blending to read words. Stop at full stops. Recall what has happened in a book.Have an opinion on the book they have read.
4 Reading at Level 2 Sound out unfamiliar words Recall simple information e.g. namesTo know that stories have a beginning, middle and endKnow where to look for information in a bookSay what they like and dislike about a book, sometimes with reasonsThink about how a character might be feeling (how would you feel if it were you?)
5 Reading at Level 3Sound out unknown words to read fluently, using expressionBegin to use what they have read to answer questions (may use quotations from the text)Say how someone is feeling or why something has happened and give reasonsIdentify how books/information/stories are organisedIdentify good words the author has used
6 Reading at Level 4 Find information quickly and accurately. Use parts of the text in answers.Comment on the words the writer has used.Work out what the writer is trying to make the reader think.Say what they like or dislike about a text.Pick out things that are the same/different in two texts.
7 Reading at Level 5 Find and use information quickly Use evidence from different parts of the text to comment on how characters feel.Explain how writers organise factual texts and compare two texts.Explain how writers use words for particular effect.Describe and comment on style: chatty, formal, personal.Make links between a text and a time and place in which it is set.
8 WritingYour child’s writing will be assessed over a range of different text forms (e.g. stories, information texts, recounts, diaries)In addition to the requirements for each level, we also have ‘non-negotiables’ in writing which include:Finger spacesHandwritingPresentationCapital letters and full stops
9 Writing at Level 1 Writing makes sense. Sometimes can use capital letters and full stops.Order events.Blend to spell wordsForm my letters correctly
10 Writing at Level 2 Simple sentences using ‘and’ Begin to use different sentence openers; not always ‘I’ or namesUse question marks, and commas in listsBegin to write in a sequenceSometimes use opening and endings to storiesSimple words spelt correctlyBegins to use some features of the form of writing
11 Writing at Level 3 Use the connectives ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘so’ Use ? ! “ ” Begin to use commas to separate parts of a sentenceBegin to use simple paragraphsAdd extra detail using adjectivesUse the main features of the form of writingCarefully choose some words for effectSpells words with unusual spelling patterns
12 Writing at Level 4Use paragraphs that have a main sentence then follow-up sentences giving more details.Use a range of punctuation correctly including . , ? !Use the features of a range of forms of writingUse different words to join two short sentences e.g. if, when, because.
13 Writing at Level 5Use paragraphs and make sure they are linked and in the correct order.Use a range of punctuation correctly including . , ? ! () :Use different words to join two short sentences e.g. hence, therefore, which.Use different words to open sentences e.g. however, as a result, consequently.
14 MathsThe best thing you can do to help your child with their maths is to help them learn their times tables.They should be able to:say them in orderanswer them in a random orderanswer the division factse.g. 6 x 5 = 30 so 30 ÷ 5 = 6
15 Maths at Level 1 Read, order and write numbers to 10. Use + and = to record additions.Know the addition and subtraction facts to 10.Tell the time to the hour and half hour.
16 Maths at Level 2 Count objects in 2s, 5s and 10s. Read, order and write numbers up to 100.Know how to double and half a number and that doubling and halving are the opposites of each other.Know that addition and subtraction are the opposites of each other and can use this to help check answers.
17 Maths at Level 3Understand the value of each digit in numbers up to 1000Use number facts to solve other problems e.g. use = 20 to know = 200Mentally add and subtract numbers with two digitsAdd and subtract 3 digit numbersSolve divisions with simple remaindersFind fractions of numbers
18 Maths at Level 4 Multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100. Recall all of their times tables up to 12 x 12 AND quickly find the division facts.Add and subtract numbers with up to two decimal places.Multiply numbers with one decimal place by a single digit number.
19 Maths at Level 5 Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Multiply, divide, add and subtract numbers with up to two decimal places.e.g x 7 =Order decimal numbers with up to three decimal places.Find fractions of quantitiese.g. 3/8 of 980
20 Level 6 WorkYour child may have a Level 6 target in either, reading, writing, maths or all three.This means that they are working on KS3 objectives and will sit an extra test during the assessment week in May.
21 ENJOY LEARNING, HAVE FUN AND BE PROUD OF WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT! Ultimately…Encourage your child to have a go and not be afraid to make mistakes.Allow them to find things out for themselves and solve problems.Use the Its Learning school platform.ENJOY LEARNING, HAVE FUN AND BE PROUD OF WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT!