Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) see our pupils make the transition from Key Stage 1 to the upper stages of primary education. Building upon the good foundation they have received in Early Years and Key Stage 1 our pupils will continue to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and their communication and maths skills as well as developing an enquiring mind and interest in the world around them.
Our Lower Key Stage 2 classes are:
Rhine Class (Year 3): Teacher: Mrs Keefe, Teaching Assistants: Mrs Luccarini and Mrs Barnes
Tiber Class (Year 4): Teacher Miss Millar, Teaching Assistants: Mrs Iron and Mrs Hulyer
In the Autumn term, Rhine class will continue to learn, perform and innovate Talk for Writing stories in their Literacy lessons. Hopefully, they will also be performing these at home! Our core texts for this term are “There” and “Dinosaur Trouble”.
The International Primary Curriculum this term will cover the units:
* Brainwave, which investigates what “learning” is and how the brain works.
* Footprints from the Past, which discovers what dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and what might have happened to them.
* On Tap, which develops awareness of the pressing issues of water availability, quality and conservation.
Maths and Literacy homework tasks are set on Wednesday and are due in on Monday. The children all have individual logins for the Maths site MyMaths , where they will find their Maths homework.
New spellings are given out on Friday as a list stuck into homework books. The previous week’s spellings are also tested on Friday. The Times Tables Olympic Challenge takes place every Friday morning.
I.P.C. homework is set fortnightly on a Tuesday.
The children are expected to read at home every night and fill in their reading record.