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
23rd April - First day of term 5
2nd May - LKS2 outing to Wingham.
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 -
Thursday: 3/4T, 4N and 3CK
Indoor PE -
Monday: 3F 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 ~
Below is an outline of what the children will be learning in Term 5 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 start with a visit to Wingham in week 2. We will also look at the local environment and we will look at the role of predators e.g. Spiders, Foxes, Magpies, Sparrow Hawks, Owls and Turtles. We will experience Birds of Prey, and other amazing animals to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We will research native and alien species and debate the pros and cons of hunting. We’ll find out about skeletal systems and how muscles make the bones move, and how animals evolve to suit their diet and environment. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. We will also answer the question, "What do owls eat?"
We will use Google maps to look at different environments and locate physical and human features on the map, especially when looking at aerial photographs. We will look at how human features have damaged the environment and also investigate how to improve plastic pollution.
Art, DT and Music
3 classes will continue with their recorder lessons. After our research, we’ll create a mixed media collage of animals. The children will hone their sketching skills from last term while they draw different predators and skeletons. The children will also explore drawing using different techniques to create textures. They will end the term with observational drawings of plants.
In outdoor Games we will develop cricket skills whilst indoors we will be develop our dance skills.
In RE finish looking at the Easter story and the impact it has on Christian's. We will be looking at Islam and find out why the Qur'an is special and have a go at writing our names in Arabic. The children will also compare Islam prayer beads to rosaries.
This term we will be looking at article 26 in more detail. (social security) Every child has the right to benefit from social security. Governments must provide social security, including financial support and other benefits, to families in need of assistance.