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17032009, 11:22am #1
Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Is there anywhere online where I can find the syllabus laid out for me? At parents evening I was briefly shown a page explaining the levels they work through. DS is stuck on level 2C and he should now be on 3A (or does is go 2A then to 3C... got a bit confused!). I thought I had a copy of this at home but it seems not and his math's teacher is a bit of a misery so if I can find it myself so much the better! I think the level he is stuck at included such things as 2D and 3D shapes.

17032009, 11:26am #2
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
I used to use BBC Kids Revision site and this http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/keysta...ge2/index.aspx
Not sure if they're still as helpful though
The levels go 2c then 2b, 2a onto 3c, 3b, 3a etc
ETA Just to say that is exactly where my daughter got stuck with her maths, we ended up getting her some private tuition and a couple of years later she was coming out top in the year group

17032009, 11:27am #3
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
It does go 2c, 2b and then 2a before 3c, or at least it used to
At the end of year 2 they are expected to be a 2b, I wouldn't say in year 3 at this point they would be a 3a unless of course the progress has slowed for them personally (if that makes sense).
It should be online somewhere, I'll try and find it.Been busy and got the start of a big clear out on ebay. Please take a look  it's like an Aladdin's cave!

17032009, 11:28am #4
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Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
IS there anything of any use on here:
http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/
found that via this school, which seems really cluedup on helping parents/kids:
http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/SATS.html#doto go to first goal

17032009, 11:31am #5
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Is this it? (the download)
http://nationalstrategies.standards.....uk/node/64668
This has level 2 and 3 so you can see what parts he's able to do.

17032009, 11:32am #6
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Thanks ladies... will search those links.
He is stuck on 2a and should be a 3c. They are concerned as in 6 months he hasn't progressed but I think it's to do with his "memory" problems!
Oana... just by the by... were the lessons expensive? I'm having problems finding anyone locally atm.

17032009, 11:34am #7
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by silverpod

17032009, 11:47am #8
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
whether a b or c is up or down depends on the school I *think* so 2a could be just above 2 and 2c working towards 3 or the other way round j you prob need to ask the school.

17032009, 11:49am #9
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by Bettie May
You could ask the teacher for a copy maybe if they are not online but I wouldn't worry too much about the actual sub levels (IMO the danger could be teaching to the assessment to get a specific 3c).
If your DS is at 2a, then I would help him with anything that's on the level 3 assessment that you feel he needs extra help with as that will aid him achieving level 3c and level 3 in general. Does he find some of the areas easier than others?

17032009, 11:57am #10
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
http://nationalstrategies.standards.....uk/node/47548 this is very useful  it is the new way teachers are doing assessment.

17032009, 12:02pm #11
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by silverpod
Great links for seeing where we should be aiming towards though thanks ladies and to see what's coming up next.

17032009, 12:04pm #12
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by Bettie May
I **think** approx £20 per hour is the going rate now.
There are agencies who can set up a tutor but I'd ask other parents first for any recommendations or even the school

17032009, 12:12pm #13
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by Bettie May
A good investment could be a maths dictionary for him, I think this is the one I liked in class (has a different cover now).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/MathsDictio...7288231&sr=82

17032009, 12:22pm #14
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Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
A "c" means just in the level, "b" means secure in the level and "a" means at the top of the level. This is the same in all schools.
It is very common for this to happen as moving from a level 2 to 3 is quite a big jump. It requires more problem solving skills and recognition and use of patterns. Expectations are different at Key Stage 2 than KS1 and it's actually easier to achieve a level 3 at KS1 than KS2. I wouldn't worry about it as, like I said, it's a very common sticking point.

17032009, 01:06pm #15
Re: Key Stage 2 (Year 3)  Maths "levels"?
Originally Posted by silverpod
that book looks good, but surely they've got the age wrong on it, says something like will help be useful from year 3  6 , then says age from age 911.
ds goes into year 3 in september, and he'll be 7yrs 5mths where do they get age 9 from lol

17032009, 01:14pm #16