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

 

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

 

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 -

Monday: 3F and 3CK

Tuesday: 4G and 4N

Wednesday: 3/4T

Indoor PE -

Monday: 4G and 4N.

Tuesday: 3F

Wednesday: 3CK.

Thursday: 3/4T

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 ~
"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.

Science

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.

Humanities

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.

Art and DT

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.

Physical Education

In outdoor Games we will develop tag rugby  skills whilst indoors we will be following a programme to train as Spartan athletes.

Religious Education

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.