Slough Tuition Centre 

Chalvey Community Centre Slough

At Key Stage 2, a child’s programme of study becomes more challenging, but still incorporates a lot of Key Stage 1 skills. The objective of tuition offered at this level is to enable your child to pass smoothly onto a more challenging level of study by exercising foundational knowledge gained in the previous years.

English Topics Covered

Reading (En 2)

  • Comprehension – Ordering and matching information, expressing opinion, comparing and contrasting texts and questions, correct quotation techniques.
  • Literature – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Poetry, Understanding characters
  • Language – Structure and Variation, Similes, Metaphors and Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopoeia, Connectives and Clauses, Verbal Reasoning

Writing (En 3)

  • Composition – Letter Writing, Formal and Informal Letters, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Media-based texts (Newspaper articles), Persuasive Writing (Leaflets and Brochures)
  • Spelling and Handwriting – Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Punctuation and Grammar – Language Structure, Paragraphs, Speech Marks, Sentences, Apostrophes, Comparatives and Superlatives.

Maths Topics Covered

Number (Ma 2)

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Place Value
  • Negative Numbers
  • Number Patterns
  • Money
  • Time

Shape, Space and Measure (Ma 3)

  • Area, Perimeter and Volume
  • Shape
  • Reflective and Rotational Symmetry
  • 2D and 3D Shapes
  • Imperial and Metric Units

Handling Data (Ma 4)

  • Mode, Median, Mean and Range
  • Frequency
  • Bar and Line Graphs
  • Probability

Science Topics Covered

During key stage 2 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs.

The science key stage 2 curriculum consists of:

Sc1 Scientific enquiry

  • Planning
  • Obtaining and presenting evidence
  • Considering evidence and evaluating

Sc2 Life processes and living things

  • Life processes
  • Humans and other animals
  • Nutrition
  • Circulation
  • Movement
  • Health
  • Green plants
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and classification
  • Living things in their environment
  • Adaptation
  • Feeding relationships
  • Micro-organisms

Sc3 Materials and their properties

  • Grouping and classifying materials
  • Changing materials
  • Separating mixtures of materials

Sc4 Physical processes

  • Electricity
  • Simple circuits
  • Forces and motion
  • Types of force
  • Light and sound
  • Everyday effects of light
  • Seeing
  • Vibration and sound
  • The Earth and beyond
  • The Sun, Earth and Moon
  • Periodic changes