Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2
Welcome to Class 3, where children can make, believe, learn and achieve.
Class Teachers: Mrs Ferguson/Miss Foster
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Walker
Our Learning Journey!
In Class 3 we nurture the individuality of every child. In a safe and secure environment, we give everyone a sense of belonging, self-worth and value. The teaching staff work closely with the children to ensure that all needs are met and all learning styles are accommodated for, which enables them to fulfil their potential. High expectations are set at the beginning of the year which enables the children to thrive and believe in themselves. Children are encouraged to take increased responsibility for the outcome of their learning and are supported and guided in ways to do this.
The LKS2 curriculum builds on their local knowledge, providing opportunities both in History and Geography to extend and explore life both past and present. Their curious minds are engaged because they are able to make links and understand the relevance and importance of events, location and land use.
Educational visits and organisations coming into school are key to bringing the children's learning to life.
Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum
Download our termly curriculum documents to give you an insight to the learning that is taking place in Class 3 and how we make links across the curriculum to provide more purposeful learning.
Our Knowledge Organisers show the key skills, vocabulary and knowledge we intend to teach the children and how this fits in with the National Curriculum.
Below are Class 3's planning documents for this term.
- Long Term Plan
- Termly Curriculum Document
- Knowledge Organisers (Geography and History)
Parents and carers are key in their child's learning journey. We ask all parents/carers to encourage and support their children to become keen, fluent readers, confident accurate spellers and a times tables whizz. This can be achieved through regular practise at home.
Class 3 Information
Spellings - Every week your child will be tested on spellings that are age and level appropriate. They will be taught specific spellings rules which are at the top of their weekly spellings. We encourage parents to support your child in practising spellings on a regular weekly basis. It is also beneficial for your child to be able to put their spellings into sentences and understand the meaning of the words.
High frequency words (HFW) are common words that appear most often in language. These types of words are often referred to as ‘sight words’ as they are words that children are taught to recognise ‘on sight’. This is an important part of a child’s education, as it enables children to identify words at a glance and allows them to read with greater confidence and speed. The children will be tested on both reading and spelling these words and should be using them in their independent writing. They will progress through the levels as their confidence grows and their is evidence of them reading and independently using the words.
PE - Class 3 PE is carried out on a Monday and Commando Joe's on a Thursday. Please can all children bring a school PE kit in on a Monday and leave it in school for the week. PE kit consists of white school logo t shirt, black shorts, black/grey leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers.
Reading - Children read on a daily basis through the use of 'everyone reading in class' (ERIC) time. This can be a newspaper, library book, paired reading etc. However your child will also have a reading book and reading record that they should be encouraged to read on a daily basis to a family member. Also time should be spent discussing the content and asking questions about what they have read. Reading is an invaluable skill that benefits children in many ways from increasing their imagination and creativity skills to improving their concentration and memory.
Times Tables - Children should be encouraged to practise these on a regular basis. This will aid their learning as they move through Key Stage 2. At the end of year 4, all children complete an online statutory multiplication check. The results of this are shared with parents in July.
Our progression models show how our children will develop their skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum, so that they can experience a broad and balanced learning journey. These experiences will support our children with the transition from Year 2 to Year 3, Year 3 to Year 4 and then moving forward to Upper Key Stage 2.
Please click on the links below to view the different progression models for Lower Key Stage 2.
From June 2022, all children in Year 4 have to take a multiplication times table check. This is an online assessment covering a range of multiplication questions from the two times table all the way up to the twelve times table.
5 ways to wellbeing
Wherever a child or young person lives, whatever their age, social or personal situation, research shows that there are ways to improve personal wellbeing. Improving wellbeing has a direct link not only to feeling better, but also functioning better. It helps with physical health, and also things like performance at school, and quality of life.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are to:
Attached is a poster with more information about looking after our mental health.
Here are a few useful links that we use in school. The children have their own passwords where necessary.
We follow the National Curriculum. Please see below the expectations which should be achieved by the end of each year in writing and maths.
We pride ourselves on creating a broad and balanced curriculum, providing the children with a wide range of experiences to suit every individual. Where possible, each topic is enhanced by a educational outing or visitor into school, which helps to embed the children's understanding and develop a love of learning and curiosity within them.
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