‘Children should be taught to write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and, through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.’
(DfE New Curriculum document 2013)
Through our curriculum at Connaught, children are enabled to express themselves creatively and imaginatively whether they are immersed in reading, composing written texts or engaging in oral debates and presentations to enable them to 'Improve Every Day'.
Here is a video to help you support your child with the phonic sounds and their reading.
Children are expected to read aloud at home at least five times per week, making a reflective comment about they have read in their homework diary. Parents are required to sign the reading record and this is then monitored by the teacher. It is important to hear your child read and ask them questions about the text to ensure they comprehend what they have read. (See the link above under 'Reading' for suggested questions). There will usually be a SPAG focus area linked to home reading.
Children should practise their spellings each week; they are given weekly spellings from the National Curriculum Spellings lists, as well as half-termly spellings which can be found in their homework diary.
Click on the image below to access year 6 revision videos.
Please use the following links for KS2 English skills practice and guidance:
Useful websites for English:
Instruction and activities on Reading, Writing and SPaG:
Links to online skills practice:
Comprehensive list of links to various areas of English:
Literacy ‘Boot Camp’ for upper KS2 (first 5 days free)