Welcome to Lower Key
Stage Two

 

Staff

Mr G Chantler - LKS2 Phase Leader

Mr G Chantler and Miss R Knight- Class teachers 3CK

Miss J Fawcett - Class teacher 3F

Mrs S Tudball - Class teacher 3/4T

Mr S Gullett - Class teacher 4G

Miss S Nuttall- Class teacher 4N

Mrs H Heyes and Mrs H Gander will also be teaching children in LKS2.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team please pop into the office to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the front page of the website.

Children's learning in LKS2 is supported by a team of teaching assistants (TAs).
Our TAs support in all classes as well as teaching phonics throughout the school.

TAs in LKS2 - Mrs J Lee (HLTA) Mrs J Durkan, Mrs L Turner and Mrs C Mills

 

 

3rd January - Start of term 3

w/c 10th January - LKS2 visit to Gillingham Park for Topic links.

16th January - 4N class assembly

23rd January - 4G class assembly

w/c 28th January BGT auditions

30th January - 3/4T class assembly

5th and 7th February - Parent's Evening

13th February - 3F class assembly

15th February - TAG day and awards assembly, end of term 3

25th February - Staff Development Day

26th February - Start of Term 4

 

 

 

These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:

My Maths- Homework is set on this

Woodlands Juniors - 

Sum dog- Maths Games

BBC Learning- English, Maths and Topic

Curriculum
Information

 

Phonics and English

For more information on the teaching of phonics and English at Byron click here.

 

Maths

A big focus within Year 3/4 this year is times table knowledge.  By the end of year 4, the children should know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart.

Below are links to two documents showing what children should know and be able to do in Maths by the end of year 3 and 4:

Year 3 Maths      Year 4 Maths

 

Physical Education

Each class has two sessions of PE a week – one inside and one outside.   Days are listed below: 

Outdoor Games -

Tuesday: 4G

Wednesday: 3F

Thursday: 3/4T, 3CK and 4N

Indoor PE -

Monday: 3F and 4N

Tuesday: 3CK

Wednesday: 3/4T

Thursday: 4G

Please make sure that the children have the correct kit for their lesson:
Indoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and bare feet in the hall.
Outdoor Games: T-shirt, trainers  and jogging bottoms (in hot weather),  T-shirt, trainers, jogging bottoms and jumper/tracksuit top (in cold weather).

During all PE lessons, children need to have their hair tied back and earrings removed.  It is school policy not to tape over earrings, they must be removed by the children themselves, adults cannot help them with this.

Library Timetable

Each class has one session every other  week in our school library.  The days are shown below:

Tuesday: 3/4T and 4G

Wednesday: 4N and 3F

Thursday: 3CK

Our Unit of Work ~
"Mighty Metals"

 

Below is an outline of what the children will be learning in Term 3 as we look at our new topic. Click on the subject title for a website link to help support your child’s learning.

Science

Within Science this term, we’re going to become fantastic physicists, exploring the world of forces, metals and materials. At a playground, we’ll explore the forces that help us to slide and swing. Then, we’ll bring toys from home to investigate how they work. We’ll also investigate iron, think about why some metals rust, discover the properties of different metals, how we use them to make everything from skyscrapers to screws and how we can recycle materials.

 Art, DT and Music

In D&T, we’ll look closely at levers and explore how they help us to lift heavy objects. To learn more about forces, we’ll make spinners, play with parachutes and make musical instruments. We’ll listen to steel bands and compose our own musical extravaganza and use our artistic skills to create embossed patterns and design our own Byron coins. At the end we will present an extract of the Iron Man enhanced by our own sound effects.

Physical Education

In outdoor Games we will develop hockey skills whilst indoors we will be working as a group or whole class using a parachute.

Religious Education

In RE we will be looking different inspirational people. We will be finding out about their lives, what religions they followed and how they have inspired us. These people are Moses, Joseph, Einstein, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Muhammad and Confucius.

RRSA

This term we will be looking at article 27 in more detail. You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can't do many of the things other children can do.