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PGL

PGL logistics

The children should arrive at normal time for school on Monday 17th, but they should wear their casual clothes.  Please could you provide your children with a packed lunch for that day, as we will be eating earlier than usual so that we can get on the road! If your child is entitled to a free school meal and you would like the school to provide a packed lunch, please let us know before the end of term.

 

We will arrive at PGL Liddington at around 3.30pm. We will contact the school and you will receive a Parent Mail to let you know that we have arrived.

 

We will be returning after lunch on Friday and arriving at school for around 4pm.

 

PGL – what to bring

 

All items should be clearly labelled with your child's name

 

  • 2/3 pairs of trousers or leggings
  • shorts (they must be knee-length to cover legs for the harnesses)
  • 3/4 T-shirts that cover the shoulders
  • 2 sweatshirts/hoodies
  • waterproof jacket
  • swim wear
  • pyjamas
  • underwear (with a few spare pairs)
  • toiletries (soap/shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste etc.)
  • sun cream, if the forecast is for sun (fingers crossed!)
  • towel
  • sleeping bag and pillow
  • enclosed sturdy shoes (crocs are not appropriate for any activities) – 1 pair for water activities and 2 additional pairs.
  • torch
  • water-bottle
  • reading book / pen and paper
  • one teddy
  • no more than £30 spending money in a purse or wallet with their name on.
  • medication (if required) – clearly labelled
  • labelled plastic bags for wet and dirty clothes

 

 

What not to bring

 

  • digital camera – disposable cameras are allowed
  • electrical items e.g. hair-dryer, hand-held gaming devices, phone . . . etc.
  • jeans
  • sweets or chocolate
  • aerosol deodorants

 

 

If your child has long hair, they will need to tie it back for the activities so please ensure they have hair bands.

 

Stud earrings are acceptable but no other jewellery will be allowed for the activities.

 

Finally, your child will need to transport their own luggage to and from the coach and pack their own bag when we come to leave, so please only pack what is necessary.

Homework 

Spellings

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