Presentation on theme: "KS2 Parent Presentation February 2016. Aims Help you to understand the changes in the new curriculum in English and Maths. Provide you with a greater."— Presentation transcript:
Aims Help you to understand the changes in the new curriculum in English and Maths. Provide you with a greater understanding of how English is taught in school and progression of spelling, punctuation and grammar through Key Stage 2. Enable you to see the types of different questions children will be asked to do by the end of Year 6. Provide guidance on how best you can help your child with their learning at home.
English-Key Changes Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in KS1) Handwriting (not currently assessed under the national curriculum) is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy Spoken English has a greater emphasis, with children to be taught debating and presenting skills.
The New Curriculum: Reading In reading, the curriculum will require: Discussion of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks The preparation of poems and play scripts to read out loud The need to recognise different forms of poetry The need to increase familiarity with a wide range of books A shift from word reading to reading comprehension Greater emphasis on reading for pleasure Pupils to make comparisons between texts
How to Help Your Child with Reading Listening to your child read can take many forms. First and foremost, focus developing an enjoyment and love of reading. Enjoy stories together – reading stories to your child at KS1 and KS2 is equally as important as listening to your child read. Read a little at a time but often, rather than rarely but for long periods of time! Talk about the story before, during and afterwards – discuss the plot, the characters, their feelings and actions, how it makes you feel, predict what will happen and encourage your child to have their own opinions. All reading is valuable – it doesn’t have to be just stories. Reading can involve anything from fiction and non-fiction, poetry, newspapers, magazines, football programmes, TV guides. Visit the local library - it’s free!
The New Curriculum: Writing In writing, the curriculum will require: An increased focus on developing and improving handwriting A greater number of specific grammatical structures with which pupils will become familiar
Let’s eat, Grandma. Let’s eat Grandma. Grammar can save Lives!!!
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Year 3 To express time, place and cause using conjunctions (e.g. when, before, after, while, so, because), adverbs or prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of) To introduce paragraphs as a way to group related material To use headings and subheadings to aid presentation Vocabulary: adverb, preposition, conjunction, word family, prefix, clause, subordinate clause, direct speech, consonant, letter, vowel, inverted commas
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Year 4 To use noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases To use fronted adverbials To use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme To use the appropriate choice of the pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition. To use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech. To use apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession. To use commas after fronted adverbials. Vocabulary: determiner, pronoun, possessive pronoun, adverbial
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: Year 5 To use relative clauses beginning with, who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun To indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs To use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph To link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, place and number or tense choices To use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis To use commas to avoid ambiguity and to clarify meaning Vocabulary modal verb, relative pronoun, relative clause, parenthesis, bracket, dash, cohesion, ambiguity
How we teach SPaG As a part of an English lesson or as a starter/plenary activity Reinforced through cross–curricular reading and writing
The Maths Curriculum There are some significant changes in expectation in the Maths Curriculum, with knowledge included earlier than currently. Multiplication tables: Y2: 2, 5 & 10 times tables Y3: 3, 4 & 8 times tables Y4: all tables up to 12x12
Standard written methods: Y3: Column addition and subtraction Y4: Standard column multiplication Y5: Short division Y6: Long division Fractions Y1: Half and quarter Y2: ¾ and 1/3. Find ½ of a number Y3: Add and order simple fractions Y4: Add + Subtract fractions Y5: Use mixed numbers Y6: Add & Multiply fractions Algebra
How to Help Your Child with Maths Play times tables games Encourage opportunities for telling the time Encourage opportunities for counting coins and money; finding amounts or calculating change when shopping Look for examples of 2D and 3D shapes around the home Identify, weigh or measure quantities and amounts in the kitchen or in recipes Play games involving numbers or logic, such as dominoes, card games, darts, draughts or chess
First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage! Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school Support your child with any homework tasks. Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise. Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion). Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning! How to Help Your Child First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage! Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school. Support your child with any homework tasks. Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are very important. Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what books they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion). Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!