Lower Key Stage 2 – Meerkats (Year 4), Panthers (Year 4), Butterflies (Year 3) & Dragonflies (Year 3)
Key Stage 2 Leader: Miss Barratt (Vice Principal)
Teachers: Mrs Holt (Year 4 Meerkats class teacher, RE coordinator), Mrs Keogh (Year 4 Panthers class teacher), Miss Pack (Year 3 Butterflies class teacher), Mrs Godley (Year 3 Dragonflies class teacher, PSHE coordinator, parental engagement coodinator), Mrs Abbott (Year 3 Dragonflies class teacher on Fridays), Miss Carlton (teaching assistant, extended services coordinator, TA coordinator) Mrs Foy (teaching assistant, outdoor area coodinator), Mrs Pollard (teaching assistant, school council coordinator).
PPA cover (Year 3 Thursday am, Year 4 Friday am): Miss Stanyard and sports coaches (from Fit2Play).
This page is to give you some general information about Lower Key Stage 2. Further information about individual classes can be found on the class blog pages which contain individual pupil's work and separate class information. Lower Key Stage 2 is separated into four classes. This is an important phase in primary education whilst pupils transfer from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2 and then begin work in the build up to their SATs tests in Year 6. There is a strong emphasis on enjoyment and achievement within Lower Key Stage 2 as pupils are prepared for their end of key stage tests and supported to attain as highly as they can. In addition to this, the team strongly believe in developing pupils in all areas and therefore the curriculum is enriched in a number of ways through sporting activities, educational visits and residential excursions, drama productions and musical performances, to name just a few. The staff team are extremely dedicated to supporting pupils in their education and ensuring that they all attain as highly as possible.
Belong, Believe, Achieve
What we are learning In YEAR 4 Spring Term 2017
Space is our topic for this term so we will be looking at the history of space travel as well as autobiographies and biographies of astronauts, as part of literacy. Also science lessons, we will be learning about space itself, including about the planets and our solar system.
In addition, we will be using the Iron Man, by Ted Hughes, for our reading and writing activities. We will continue to consolidate the four basic rules in Numeracy, investigate data, shapes and time.
It is essential that children continue to learn times tables. It is also important that children are reading at least 5 times a week for a minimum of ten minutes.
Work will be sent home weekly for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This will include weekly spellings to learn and other pieces consisting of English, Mathematics or topic homework. In addition to this, we also ask that you read little and often with your child; all children are provided with a reading book and reading record to track their efforts at home. Also, we send home termly topic challenges relating to the area of study that pupils are learning about that term. This may include an art project or a poetry task that can be completed at home with the help of parents; these tasks are optional and are rewarded with team points and tea party tokens in school.
Physical education takes place twice a week. For Year 4, PE takes place on a Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon (swimming until February). In Year 3, PE takes place on a Thursday morning and Wednesday afternoon (indoor). After February half term, year 3 will be swimming on Wednesdays in place of PE. Pupils should bring their PE kit to school on a Monday morning and take it home at the end of the school day on Friday; PE can take place at any time during the school week and therefore pupils should have their kit in school all week. PE kit should consist of black shorts, a t-shirt in your child's team colour and black jogging bottoms for outdoor PE, in addition to suitable footwear for indoor and outdoor use. Earrings cannot be worn during PE and must be removed by the child. For swimming, pupils must wear a one-piece costume or trunks (no loose fitting shorts). If children would like to wear goggles then they must return a permission slip which will be handed out by your class teacher.
What to do if you have a concern or a problem
In the first instance, please arrange to see your class teacher either by organising an appointment in person or through the office. If you have any further concerns, please arrange to see Miss Barratt who will be happy to speak to you at any time.