Croeso i Key Stage 2. Here you will find information about KS2 in general as well as links to each KS2 class. If you have any questions or queries please in the first instance contact your child’s teacher.
Pick Up and Drop Off
All children should line up in their class zones on the KS2 yard where they will be met by a member of staff from 8.40am. They will be escorted into school at 8.50am. If you arrive earlier than 8.40am please wait with your child until the teacher is on duty. Children who attend breakfast club will be brought to the yard by a member of the breakfast club staff.
At the end of the day, the children will be dismissed as follows:
Mrs Maggs’ class are dismissed from her class door under the shelter
Mr Davies’ class is dismissed from his class door at the side of the building
Mrs Skelton’s class is dismissed from the side door (Ascot Drive entrance)
Mrs Bristowe & Mrs Palmer’s classes are dismissed from the rear fire escape
Due to current COVID restrictions, we discourage parents from congregating on the KS2 yard. We therefore allow children to leave the school gates to meet their parents at an agreed meeting place. If you would like your child to remain on the school premises to be collected, please inform a member of school staff.
If it is raining, children are able to go straight to their classes through their usual class door no earlier than 8.40am.
If you arrive at school after 8.50am, please be aware that you will need to take your child to the Main Office. If you wish to collect your child early, please visit the Main Office and your child will be brought to you. Please do not attempt to collect your child from their classroom as your child must be signed out by Mrs Matthews.
If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher and they are not on duty on the school yard, please contact the Main Office. For Safeguarding reasons, parents are not permitted to enter the school without being signed in by Mrs Matthews or a member of school staff.
Staff need to be aware of your child’s medical background, in particular any allergies (e.g. bee stings, dairy food), any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian or Halal) and any medical conditions that are important for us to know (e.g. asthma or eczema). Parents/carers will need to fill in medical forms which are available in the main office or electronically on Schoop. All medication needs to be given to the main office, not the class teacher.
Children can suddenly become ill and therefore it is important that we know we can contact you or another adult relative/friend at all times. Please ensure that the school is kept up to date with your contact details.
If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please do not send him/her to school, please telephone us to let us know on the first day of absence. In cases of vomiting or diarrhoea, your child should remain at home until 48 hours have elapsed since the last episode. In all cases of contagious diseases, the school should be informed immediately and medical clearance must be obtained before your child returns to school.
Headlice are an unfortunate recurring problem in school life. If discovered, please notify staff and keep your child at home until treated.
Our Key Stage 2 classes will be studying “Medical Marvels” this term. Please click on the link to view our topic overview: 1. Medical Marvels – Autumn 2021
This exciting topic will cover areas such as the organs of the body, how to keep your body healthy, emotional health and wellbeing and knowing how to actively reduce the threat of harm.
All homework is available on J2Homework (accessible via HWB). This term’s homework will be class-based and linked to work being completed during our lessons. Children should complete their work online through J2E or, alternatively, if the work is done on paper it should be photographed and the photo uploaded to their J2E folder.
For guidance on how to access homework on J2Homework please see the link below.
Your child will have a school reading book linked to our Bug Club reading scheme. Children have been assessed and are allocated a book at their current reading level. A physical book will be sent home which must be returned to school each day in a book bag or folder. Please note that when physical books are given out, a new book will not be sent home until their previous book has been returned. There will be a £5 charge for lost or damaged books.
You child can choose to either read the physical book or the online version. In any event, once your child has completed the book, they will need to show they have understood the storyline and characters by completing the comprehension questions online via http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. We place a strong emphasis on these questions and expect children to answer them in as much detail as possible. It is only by improving their understanding of what they have read that children will improve in their reading.
Your child will also have a reading record (B-Link Book). We ask that you listen to your child read a minimum of once a week and help them to answer their comprehension questions. Please make a short comment in their B-Link Book about their reading.
We are proud to offer free music lessons to children in Years 4 – 6. Miss Kent and Mrs Maddock visit the school on a Wednesday afternoon and take violin, flute and clarinet lessons.
This service is currently offered at great expense to the school. We therefore respectfully ask that children who are selected for these lessons remember to bring their instrument every Wednesday and take it home to practise. Children are required to show a commitment to learning to play their instrument in order to continue with their lessons.