Welcome to Lower Key
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
30th October - First Day of the term 2
31st October - Photographs, 3CK, 3F and 3/4T Dogs' Trust visit
1st November - 4G and 4N Dogs' Trust visit
8th November - Flu vaccination day
20th November - Grandparents' Day
13th December - Christmas Fayre
17th December - Christmas dinner
18th December - End of term
3rd January - Start of term 3
Phonics and English
For more information on the teaching of phonics and English at Byron click here.
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:
Each class has two sessions of PE a week – one inside and one outside. Days are listed below:
Outdoor Games -
Monday: 3F and 3CK
Tuesday: 4G and 4N
Indoor PE -
Monday: 4G and 4N.
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.
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
Our Unit of Work ~
"Gods and Mortals"
Below is an outline of what the children will be learning in Term 2 as we look at our new topic. Click on the subject title for a website link to help support your child’s learning.
Within Science this term, we will find out about the myth of Icarus and why he fell from the sky when he tried to fly. Children will also be investigating flight – what it is and what air pressure and lift are and how this links to flying in aeroplanes.
Using virtual tours we will view the art of Ancient Greece in the British Museum. We’ll learn about Ancient Greek Gods who reigned from Mount Olympus and create a 3-D interpretation of our favourite god or goddess. We’ll explore the land of Greece, where the sun scorches the wings of Icarus and Helen of Troy inspires the launch of a thousand ships. Using historical source materials, we’ll research daily life in ancient Greece. We’ll write diaries as Daedalus or Icarus and learn about epic battles.
In D&T, we’ll make moving models with Cams and design a Greek Myths board game. We’ll read Theseus and the Minotaur and create amazing labyrinths, using positional language to guide others around the maze.
In outdoor Games we will develop tag rugby skills whilst indoors we will be following a programme to train as Spartan athletes.
In RE we will be looking at the Bible and finding out the different books in the Bible. The children will look at different versions of the Bible when they read the Christmas story.