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Ready to Learn

‘Ready for Learning’ End of Year Expectations

 In order to be ready to start school, children at the end of Nursery need to be able to…

·       be responsible for their property e.g. coat on peg, drinks bottle

·       change in and out of their clothes

·       put coat and wellies on correctly

·       use the toilet independently

·       write their first name, forming their letters correctly

 In order to be ready for Year 1, children at the end of Reception need to be able to …

·       use the correct pencil grip

·       use the correct letter and number formations

·       apply phonic knowledge to written work

·       name the majority of letter names A-Z

·       recognise what a full stop and capital letter are

·       use squared maths paper books correctly – 1 digit per box

·       understanding of numbers 1-10

·       use fingers as a counting tool

·       count accurately with 1:1 correspondence

·       recognise that they can use manipulatives as a tool for maths

·       recognise numbers to 5 without counting (different representations)

·       sit on the carpet ready to learn

·       take turns and play games

·       tidy away when they have finished playing with something

·       treat school equipment with respect

·       show respect and actively engage in lessons

 In order to be ready for Year 2, children at the end of Year 1 need to be able to …

·       use capital letters and full stops mostly correctly

·       know their number bonds to 10

·       recognise place value up to 20 and can show in different ways (e.g. Base 10, Numicon, place value counters)

·       count forwards and backwards to 20

·       add within 10 (using manipulatives if they choose)

·       recognise the addition and subtraction signs

·       transition from carpet to their work space quickly and quietly

·       remain on task during discussions/talk partner work


 In order to be ready for Year 3, children at the end of Year 2 need to be able to …

·       have joined and legible handwriting

·       show independence in remembering books/homework etc.

·       sit at desks during the lesson input (during in the last few weeks of the year)

·       begin their work with DUMTUM (date, underline, miss a line, title, underline, miss a line)

·       work independently (without copying others)

·       log on to computer

·       respond to feedback when asked

·       use a ruler properly – underlining

·       confidently know number bonds to 10 and 20

·       understand the difference between a digit and a number

·       have a go! - answer questions even if unsure

·       find the next page in their book to work on, without missing pages

 

In order to be ready for Year 4 , children at the end of Year 3 need to be able to …

·       join their handwriting – even sized letters

·       know the meaning of: punctuation, adjective, noun, verb, adverb

·       know times table facts – 2, 5, 10, 3, 4

·       stick sheets in carefully and neatly

·       respond to feedback independently

·       use a ruler independently – underlining

·       Know number bonds and related facts

·       add and subtract – 3 digit numbers

·       have a go! Celebrate mistakes

·       actively use the ‘5 Bs before boss’

·       copy given spellings correctly

 In order to be ready for Year 5, children at the end of Year 4 need to be able to …

·       know all tables and related facts

·       understand place value (x10, 100 etc)

·       use mental maths strategies e.g. adding 9 by adding 10-1

·       use working walls and resources independently

·       understand that the answer might only be the beginning

·       use speech punctuation correctly – new speaker new line

·       confidently understand the vocabulary: punctuation, adjective, noun, verb, adverb

·       understand how to look words up in a dictionary

·       write neatly using a pen

·       when to use a comma correctly

·       write in reading journals and have them signed independently without being reminded

·       use a ruler properly – underlining in pencil

 

 

 In order to be ready for Year 6, children at the end of Year 5 need to be able to …

·       use a written method for each of the 4 operations efficiently

·       confidently use paragraphs to organise their writing

·       use a range of appropriate sentence starters

·       use commas correctly, after a subordinate clause

·       use speech, with correct punctuation, in a paragraph of writing

·       use modal verbs

·       understand spelling rules applicable to Year 5

·       add and subtract fractions and write decimals as fractions

·       complete homework and hand in on time

·       begin to take responsibility for their own learning

·       write legibly with joined handwriting

·       independently use classroom resources e.g. thesaurus

 

 

 In order to be ready for secondary school, children at the end of Year 6 need to be able to …

·       organise their own time to complete homework, have correct equipment etc.

·       be responsible for their own learning

·       be independent – think for themselves, solve own minor problems