KS2

We provide English and Maths tuition for our KS2 students which is centred around the national curriculum framework, which is shown below. Each student is given a free initial assessment, from which we develop a list of their individual targets which we then work with them to improve. These targets are all in line with the current national curriculum.

Alongside working to generally improve your child’s academic performance, we also help prepare KS2 students for their end of KS2 SATs which take place in Year 6, including Maths, English reading and SPAG. Many KS2 students find these tests challenging both academically and emotionally. Our tuition helps to prepare the children academically, while also building their confidence, allowing them to sit the exams without worry.

We also work to prepare Year 6 students for their progression into secondary school by starting to introduce them to the KS3 framework after they have completed their SATs.

 

English Reading:

  • Being able to explain the meaning of words in context
  • Being able to retrieve and record information from fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Being able to identify key details from fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Being able to summarise main ideas from texts
  • Being able to make inferences from the text and explain and justify these using evidence from the text
  • Being able to predict what might happen from details stated and implied in texts
  • Being able to explain how information/content contributes to the meaning behind texts as a whole
  • Being able to identify and explain meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases
  • Being able to make comparisons between and within texts

English Writing/SPAG:

  • Being able to understand, identify and use different types of word classes:
    • Nouns
    • Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Conjunctions (expressing time, place and cause using words such as when, before, after, while, so and because)
    • Using and understanding different types of pronouns (possessive, relative, personal)
    • Adverbs
    • Prepositions (expressions time, place and cause using words such as before, after, during, in and because of)
    • Determiners
    • Identifying and using subject and object
  • Being able to understand, identify and use different types of sentences
    • Statements
    • Questions
    • Commands
    • Exclamations
  • Being able to combine words, phrases and clauses
    • Understanding the difference between and being able to identify independent, subordinate and relative clauses
    • Being able to write sentences using independent, subordinate and relative clauses
    • Being able to identify and write expanded noun phrases to add description and clarity
    • Being able to use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions
  • Verb forms and tenses
    • Being able to identify and use simple past and present tense
    • Being able to identify and use the present perfect form of verbs using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
    • Being able to identify and use modal verbs to show possibility
    • Being able to identify and use the present and past progressive tenses
    • Being able to identify and write in the subjunctive mood
    • Being able to identity and use passive and active voice
  • Punctuation
    • Capital letters to show the start of a new sentence and to show proper nouns
    • Using full stops, question marks and exclamation marks appropriately
    • Understanding and using commas for different purposes (to separate items in a list, to clarify meaning, after fronted adverbials and to differentiate between clauses
    • Using inverted commas to indicate direct speech
    • Using apostrophes to show possession and missing letters
    • Being able to use brackets, dashes and commas to add extra detail or information within their writing
    • Using colons to separate independent clauses and introduce lists
    • Using semi-colons to separate independent clauses, within lists and to replace conjunctions
    • Using bullet points to list information
  • Vocabulary
    • Being able to understand and use synonyms and antonyms
    • Being able to understand and use prefixes and suffices to change the meanings of verbs and adjectives
    • Being able to understand and use word families of common words to show how words are related in form and meaning
  • Standard English and Formal Writing
    • Understanding and using standard English verb forms and pronouns
    • Knowing the difference between and being able to identify formal and informal language
    • Being able to write using formal and informal language
  • Being able to start to identify different forms of writing (stories, plays, newspaper articles) and to apply this knowledge to writing their own pieces for different purposes and audiences

Maths:

  • Number and Place Value
    • Counting in different multiples
    • Read, write, order and compare numbers
    • Being able to identify and write in roman numerals
    • Being able to use rounding and make estimations
    • To understand and use negative numbers and being number problems involving negatives
  • Calculations
    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide mentally
    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide using written methods
    • Using inverses to check answers
    • Problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with particular attention to worded problems
    • Knowing which order to add, subtract, multiply and divide in questions that involve more than type of calculation (BODMAS/BIDMAS)
    • Understanding and being able to identify the properties of numbers (multiples, factors, primes squares and cubes
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Be able recognise, find, write, name and count fractions
    • Understanding and using equivalent fractions
    • Being able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
    • Being able to compare and order fractions
    • Learning and being able to identify and use fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents
    • Being able to round decimals
    • Being able to compare and order decimals
    • Be able to multiply and divide decimals
    • Be able to solve problems involving, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
    • Understanding relative sizes and similarity
    • Being able to use percentages for comparison
    • Understanding Scale factors
    • Being able to identify ratios and use ratios to solve problems
  • Algebra
    • Being able to solve missing number problems
    • Being able to understand and use simple formulae
    • Being able to understand, generate and solve linear equations and sequences
    • Being able to solve equations with unknowns on both sides
  • Measurement
    • Learning different units of measure (centimetre, grams, millilitres ect.)
    • Being able to compare, describe and order different measures
    • Being able to estimate, measure and read scales
    • Money
    • Learning the different units of time (seconds, minutes, hours ect.)
    • Being able to tell and order time
    • Being able to convert between metric units and convert between metric and imperial units
    • Understanding and being able to calculate perimeter, area and volume.
    • Being able to solve problems involving measurement (money, time, length, mass, weight, capacity and volume)
  • Geometry
    • Being able to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes
    • Learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
    • Being able to draw and make 2D shapes, 3D shapes and nets.
    • Understanding and being able to describe different positions, directions and movements
    • Be able to recognise and draw patterns
    • Understanding and identifying different types of angles
    • Being able to measure and draw angles
    • Understanding and solving problems involving co-ordinates
  • Statistics and Data
    • Being able interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
    • Solve problems involving data, charts and tables
    • Understanding and calculating averages (mean, median, mode and range)