What they learn each year

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Dear [NAME],
We have set up a new series of pages in response to our users' requests for guidance on what is being covered in each year group. These new pages bring together a range of maths and English papers. On the site, you will find 
 scienceRE, geography, history and citizenship arranged by year and we have included a cross-section in this newsletter. Remember children work at different levels in different subjects so it is important to find work that suits your child, so please try pages for different age groups to ensure your child is working at the right level.

Year 1 In Year 1, children will consolidate the work done in Reception so try our maths paper and see how much they remember. In Year 1 pupils will be widening their vocabulary and English Ideas for Year 1 will help here. Identifying materials without looking is always fun! Children will enjoy learning about the History of toys and this makes a good basis for topic work.

Year 2  Winnie the Pooh is always a favourite so children will enjoy this comprehension. Maths word problems are something many parents ask for, so try Word problems for Year 2 with your child. In Citizenship, children will learn about Making choices. In RE, children will learn about the different Celebrations which form part of people's religion.
worksheet new Year 3  Mental arithmetic is a topic many children need to practise and we have a range of papers. Waiting comprehension is one of a huge range of comprehension papers on the site. If children are confident with comprehension at this stage, it will stand them in good stead for the future. Healthy eating is a topic which concerns us all and it's good to learn good habits when young. In Year 3 geography, children will study their local area so help them with creating a Leaflet on your home town.
 worksheet Year 4 Try our spelling tips to help your child in this all-important area. When preparing for forthcoming tests our Revision and guidance for optional maths shows you what your child can expect. Ancient Egypt is a popular Year 4 topic - our Ancient Egypt topic will give you a variety of ideas. Chembakolli is a village in India which is studied as part of learning about contrasting locations.
Year 5 Accurate writing is important by this stage, so proof reading practice will help. By Year 5, children will be expected to write creatively showing a good use of language - try our Vocabulary paper for Year 5 to help with thisChildren often study the Victorians in Year 5 - find out what they know with our Victorians Quiz. Learning about other religions forms part of the syllabus and we have many resources including Hindu places of worship.


Year 6 Children need to write non-fiction accounts as well as fiction. You will find on the site many papers on specific maths topics - for example for Year 6 we have Ratio for Year 6. Much of the science work in Year 6 will review work done through the key stage - try Forces in action - activities and revision. It's important for children to be aware of what is happening in the wider world - Planning a TV news programme is an interesting activity.


Year 7 The Topic on Pyramids is an interesting practical application of maths. Pupils respond well to work which features topics of interest, so try our Comprehension on skateboarding. At the beginning of KS3, pupils will be learning about physical geography, including Earthquakes. If you are wondering what science at this age covers, look at A snapshot of science topics for Year 7Revision on the solar system for Year 7 is a good way to refresh knowledge on this interesting subject.


Year 8 The Year 8 revision paper is good for consolidating work done previously. Brackets and simplifying for Year 8 is a useful topic. Some work done at this stage will be cross-curricular and The Holocaust brings together work in history and RE. Visiting a synagogue and other places of worship helps pupils understand the wide variety of beliefs they will encounter.

Year 9+ Word problems are enjoyable to do. Comprehension for Year 9 Alexander will help with history as well as English. At this stage, pupils are learning about moving on in the world and perhaps thinking about Voting for the first time. Learning about 20th century inventions gives information about both history and science.

What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know  Spelling and vocabulary Year 2  Maths on Target Year 4 Record Breaking Comprehension Year 6 KS3 Science Revision Guide

Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

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