Welcome to Key Stage 2

Here at Towngate Primary Academy, we strive to give every child an inspiring and motivating school experience as they progress through their learning journey. In Key Stage Two, we invest time in preparing the children to be self-motivated, to develop an enquiring mind, to have high aspirations, to be independent thinkers and to demonstrate our core values in their own choices and behaviours.

Who's who?

Year 6 – Mrs Wolstenholme, Miss Eke, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Blenkinsop

Year 5/6 – Miss Atkinson (Key Stage 2 Coordinator), Mrs Drury, Mrs Harvey

Year 5 – Mr Adlington, Miss Pamment and Miss Barnes

Year 4 – Mr Hellam and Miss Broadbent

Year 3/4 – Mrs Marsten and Mrs Bailey

Year 3 – Mrs Schofield and Ms Kilbride

Academy Uniform

At Towngate Primary Academy, we encourage the children to be smart in appearance so they are ready to learn. Please see below for a list of our academy uniform:

  • White polo shirt or collared shirt
  • Grey trousers, shorts or skirt
  • Blue summer dress or grey pinafore
  • Navy blue academy jumper or cardigan
  • Black shoes

PE Kit 

It is important for the children to have correct PE kit in school, including footwear, to fully participate in PE lessons and sporting activities.

Indoor

  • Black or navy shorts
  • White polo shirt or t-shirt
  • Pumps or trainers

Outdoor

  • Black or navy shorts or jogging bottoms
  • White polo shirt or t-shirt
  • Black or navy hoody/jacket
  • Trainers
Homework

In Key Stage 2, we provide regular, age-appropriate homework to ensure children are able to continue their learning at home and consolidate key skills. Homework is set weekly and in-line with the academy’s homework policy; we encourage all parents to support their children in regularly completing their homework tasks to ensure this has maximum impact on the outcomes of all our children.

Covid 19 addendum: Homework will be set weekly using the online platform SeeSaw – please contact your child’s class teacher should you require support with accessing this platform, they will be happy to help.

 

Years 3 and 4

Homework in lower key stage includes:

  • Weekly times table practice;
  • Regular reading at home with an adult and completing of reading record;
  • Weekly spellings;
  • Termly holiday projects which are linked to the current topics within the classroom.

Years 5 and 6

Homework in upper key stage includes:

  • Weekly times table practice;
  • Maths workbooks with tasks set;
  • Weekly spellings;
  • Reading regularly at home and completing reading record;
  • Termly holiday projects linked to current topics within the classroom.

In Year 6, after February half term, children are required to complete revision which is provided to all children in preparation for their SATs assessments in May.

Expectations for time spent on homework

Homework should not be onerous or take away from time exploring extracurricular activities. We have tried to ensure that homework focusses on key learning – reading, spellings and maths.
It is far more effective if children spend a short period of time – 5 to 10 minutes – daily on homework tasks than a long time in a one off session.

Where children choose not to complete their homework, the class teacher will arrange for a
discussion with parents / carers. Where there is regular non-completion of homework without a reasonable reason then children will use their free time in the academy to complete work.

End of year expectations

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Links

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