This is where you will find a collection of resources, links and goodies for Key Stage 2.
We get asked a lot about the mix of subjects for each Key Stage. With experience in wiriting school timetables as well, we've put together a few things that might help:
These are links to documents on the Department of Education Web site, explaining what's required through Key Stages 1 and 2. They provide a clear guide as to what you need to cover. The Government Web site can be a nightmare to navigate (Details for maths are in a totally different place from the other subjects!); these links might just take that headache away.
- Programme of Study
- Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
- English glossary This is extremely useful if you've forgotten the exact differences between verbs, adverbs, subjects, objects and so on.
- Programme of Study
- Mathematics Guidance: Introduction
- Mathematics Guidance: Year 3
- Mathematics Guidance: Year 4
- Mathematics Guidance: Year 5
- Mathematics Guidance: Year 6
- Formal written methods These are more a reminder to you than something to wave at your young learner!
Art and Design
Design & Technology
Some excellent ideas and resources for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 here: Science Sparks
Web site designY6 pupils with an interest in computing and coding might enjoy our slightly geeky Web Site Design course over in the Key Stage 3 section of this site. You will find it at Key Stage 3 Computing.
Introduction to coding in Scratch (with Maths!)
The team at UCL ScratchMaths have put together a superb combination of maths ideas and an introduction to coding. Aimed at pupils in Years 5 and 6, it's also a great intro for Year 7 pupils who haven't explored coding in Scratch before. Highly recommended!
Primary School Music
When the ABRSM teams up with Classic FM and Decca Classics, you can be sure the results are something worth looking at (and listening to!). Some great stuff here for EYFS, KS1 and KS2: Classical 100 Primary.
Here are a few ideas and resources that might help with KS2 Music - especially in Years 5 and 6.
OK, OK! Christmas is getting closer, and we're uploading goodies as we find them here (among many years of learning resources!) These are really easy, and have diagram instructions for piano/keyboard. They are almost easy enough to be "teach yourself piano/keyboard" material:
While they're not hugely educational, Wordseaches can be fun, and help a little with remembering vocabulary and spelling. Here are a few wordsearches using musical terms. Be careful - the answers are there as well, so watch which pages your learner is seeing!
Rhyming Multisensory Stories
A wonderful site dedicated to storytelling through the senses, with some superb onward links as well. Rhyming Musltisensory Stories.
All sections are slowly expanding, please keep an eye here for updates.