As the new school year draws near, I start wondering what my new cohort will be like. As a teacher of a mixed Year 3–4 class, I’m keen to find out what my new Year 3 pupils already know and the skills they’ll need to be ready for KS2.
So, what does it mean to be KS2-ready? The obvious answer is a child who is secure in all of their Year 2 mathematics objectives. Of course, this is the ideal scenario. But what are some practical ways to help new Year 3 learners hit the ground running?
Many of the key skills I look for tend to focus around number, but children’s attitude to maths and learning also plays a big role.