Useful InformatioN



Think about things that you appreciate having in your life.

This could be people, places, emotions . . .

(if you appreciate having objects, think about where those things come from.)

Create a mind map to show what you appreciate. Then write a prayer of a letter of thanks.

Dear Mum,

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I know that when I was younger I didn't always want to practise the piano but now I am so grateful that you paid for me to take the lessons and encouraged me to continue. Being able to read music has allowed me to learn several instruments and achieving my grade 1 has given me the confidence to persevere. 

You have always supported me in everything that I do. You have given me wise advice but have also allowed me to make my own choices and learn from my mistakes. 

I realise now how hard it must have been for you to let me travel to different countries: you must have been so worried and yet you waved me off with a smile.

For everything that you have done for me, I thank you. I wouldn't be half the person I am without you.



Words that may be useful in our writing:

  • environment
  • equipment
  • achieve
  • appreciate
  • relevant
  • suggest
  • conscience
  • privilege
  • community
  • recognise

Grammar prompt sheets

Below you will find explanations for some of the grammatical terms that the children are expected to know and use. Most of these terms will be used alongside their writing to develop their understanding of language and how authors create effects. The children will also encounter these words as part of the grammar test in their SATs.

Grammar terms explained!

Maths prompt sheets

Multiplication strategies:

Co-ordinates, area, perimeter, converting measures, fractions:

multiplying and dividing using place-value columns

Key Stage 2 Interim Assessment Framework

When the new National Curriculum was introduced, the expected standards for each year group was raised. This means that each year the expectations for the children reaching the end of a key stage will rise year on year. At the end of each key stage your child's class teacher will use the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework (ITAFs) to assess each child. Where as in the past your child would need to have met most of the criteria, your child will now have to have met each of the statements to be assessed as having met the expected standard.

In Year 6, the children will also sit their SATs, in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Maths in May, with their writing being assessed over the year.

Please follow the link below to view the ITAFs for KS2.


KS2 Interim Teacher Assessment Framework