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
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
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, 3CK and 4N
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 3 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’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.
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.
In outdoor Games we will develop hockey skills whilst indoors we will be working as a group or whole class using a parachute.
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.
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.