Welcome to Lower Key
Miss S Nuttall - LKS2 Phase Leader and Class teacher 3/4N
Miss J Fawcett - Class teacher 3F
Miss H Spring - Class teacher 3S
Mr S Gullett - Class teacher 4G
Miss D Keen and Mr G Chantler - Class teachers 4KC
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
Thursday 27th February - Junior Disco
Wednesday 4th March - parents and carers in to read with children from 2.50pm
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th March - Year 4 Residential
Wednesday 11th March - 3F Class Assembly
Wednesday 18th March - 3S Class Assembly
Friday 13th March - Sports Relief Day
Wednesday 1st April - LKS2 Production to parents and carers
Friday 3rd April - Tag Day
Friday 3rd April - end of Term 4
Phonics and English
For more information on the teaching of phonics and English at Byron click here.
A big focus within Years 3 and 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 -
Thursdays: 3F, 3/4N. 4G and 4KC
Indoor PE -
Tuesdays: 3F, 3/4N, 4G
Wednesdays: 3S and 4KC
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 week in our school library. The days are shown below:
Wednesday: 3/4N and 3F
Thursday: 3S and 4KC
Our Unit of Work ~
"Road Trip USA!"
Buckle up and put your sunglasses on – this term we’re going on a road trip across the USA!
Our Topic is based on the famous Route 66. Using maps and atlases, we’ll locate the USA and find the names of the states. We’ll ‘visit’ the states where Native American tribes settled. We’ll look at the amazing lights of Times Square, make circuits and create a programme for a tourist trip around New York. We’ll explore Native American myths and write our own. Looking at aerial views of natural landmarks, we’ll think about how they might have been formed. We’ll create travel brochures based on the information that we've found out. We'll look at some key American historical figures and link our research on them to our RRS Article. Then we’ll sample delicious dishes.
At the end of the project, we’ll make a ‘journey stick’ so we can remember where we have visited. We’ll use this to explain our learning journey.
Art, DT and Music
The 3 classes who started recorders in Term 1 will complete their allocation of lessons during this term. The remaining classes will start learning to play the recorder this term.
In outdoor Games we will develop our hockey skills whilst indoors we will be creating our own dances to music.
In RE this term we will continue to look at different religions' festivals and in particular festivals of light. Festivals we will be learning about this term include Hannukah and Christmas.
Rights Respecting Schools
This term we will be working on Article 5. This states that children's families have the responsibility to help children learn to exercise their rights and to ensure their rights are protected.