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Aldermaston CE Primary School


Key Stage 2 (Juniors) Expectations

When children move into KS2 they are encouraged to become more independent and responsible for organising themselves so that their learning time is maximised during the school day. Our older children are expected to take  on responsibilities and to be excellent role models at all times (demonstrating in their actions the values of our school – showing compassion, respect and striving for their best) so that younger children can follow their example.
Parents and children will continue to receive information about the learning taking place each term through the termly timetable and planner, newsletter and communication between teacher-child and parent.

Here are some expectations concerning organisation for children in KS2:-

  1.  Homework will be given out weekly to each pupil in every KS2 class.
  2. School uniform should be named and information about requirements is on the school website.
  3. PE Kit (named) in drawstring bag (including a plastic bag for dirty trainers) – should be in school every day and include Light  blue PE Shirt, Navy Blue Shorts, trainers (plimsolls are not required), track-suit for winter games, trainer socks for girls who wear tights.
  4. No jewellery to be worn at school except for watches and plain stud earrings. Earrings must be removed for PE lessons by your child.
  5. No makeup or nail varnish to be worn in school.
  6. Long hair should be tied back with plain hair ties at all times. Long fringes should be gripped back. No bows or ribbons should be worn to school.
  7. No pencil cases are required in Lower Juniors (years 3/4). In Upper Juniors (Years 5/6) children may bring in a small pencil case containing basic equipment such as a pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler, protractor. All necessary stationery is provided at school.
  8. A school bag, preferably ruck-sack style with hanging hook, to carry homework, lunch and water bottles with secure lids. Please keep this as small as possible to enable your child to keep it tidy in the cloakroom.
  9. We encourage children to bring a refillable water bottle into school each day so that they can have access to a drink at all times. Bottles should contain water only!
  10. Playtime snacks continue to follow the guidelines for KS1 – a piece of fruit can be provided from home for children to have as their playtime snack.
  11. School librarians open the junior library on Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunch-times for all KS2 children to change their free reading books and library books. Children are expected to read at least 5 times a week and all reads must be recorded in their reading journals. The whole school currently have a reading competition where a special trophy is given to the class who has achieved the most reads. It is helpful if children record the pages read from and to.
  12. Children who are monitored through the school reading scheme should also record this reading in their journals. When books are finished children are asked to place them into a book change box in their classrooms so that the next book can be given.

There are some significant dates in the KS2 calendar every year :-

Autumn Term:-
  • Year 3/4 lead Harvest Festival Service at the Church
  • Year 5/6 lead the Christmas Carol Service at the Church
  • Year 5 Bikeability (Autumn/Spring)
Spring Term:-
  • Year 5/6 lead the Easter Service at the Church
  • Swimming Lessons for Year 3 (and those who have not attained Level 5 swimming in Years 4 and 5)
  • Berkshire Maestros Music Festival – a voluntary extra curricular activity which includes singing/dancing opportunities. Details will be provided nearer the time.
Summer Term:-
  • Year 6 SATs and Years 3-5 Tests take place in May
  • Summer Production at the end of the year (July) – all KS2 children are expected to attend and this involves two evening performances
  • Every child In Key Stage 2 has a music programme including specialist tuition in an instrument.
We hope you find this information useful and invite you to speak to your child’s class teacher should you have any questions. Please contact the office to make an appointment.
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