Year Groups

Year Three & Four

Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two (Y3 & Y4)

Children have now made the transition from Key Stage One and continue with a new, and equally engaging, curriculum. We encourage greater independence and individual responsibility, children go on their first overnight residential, they are able to join the school choir, and our expectations of good behaviour and high standards of work are made clear from September. We have three classes in Lower Key Stage Two and always welcome parents popping in. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in our team.

Mr Daniel Bennett - Assistant Headteacher, KS2 Teacher, Assessment, Pupil Premium. Appraisal & Quality First Teaching, University Placements, WSCP, GDPR
Miss Kathryn Godfrey - KS2 Teacher, Science
Miss Emily Patterson - KS2 Teacher, School Council & Design Technology

Learning Overview – Autumn One 2021

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had a restful summer holiday.  We have started the first week with a brief topic called ‘All about me’ where the children focused on a book called ‘Can I build a better me?’  by Shinsuke Yoshitake. The geography topic this term is Extreme Earth and we will be learning how volcanoes are formed, how people’s live are affected by volcanoes and what causes earthquakes and tsunamis.  We will also be visiting Magna.  

In Science, our unit is ‘Rocks’ – Here we will be learning about various types of rocks, their properties and formation, how fossils are formed and the different rocks/soils around our local setting.    

During English, we will have a focus on grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and the different skills linking to a book called Escape from Pompeii. The children will learn how to create different genre writing including explanations, instructions, diary and a recount. 

Within Maths, we will be working on place value and addition & subtraction. 

Our PE day will be Fridays and children can come into school in their PE kits. Reading diaries will started Monday 6th September. We ask that the children’s diaries are brought into school each Monday to be counted towards their 100 reads. Homework will be sent out on Thursdays/Fridays and will be needed to be returned each Wednesday. There may be times homework will be set on Microsoft Teams too.

Top Topics

Toy Story


Artists & Playwrights

Extreme Earth


Ancient Greeks


Wheelchair basketball

Myths and Legends

Nottingham Forest FC

Rock Steady Music



Visits & Visitors

Sherwood Forest

Adventure Bases

Space Centre

Creswell Craggs

Severn Trent Water


Sherwood Forest

Values & Themes

Mutual Respect






Extra Information & Site Links

All children will have key words to learn on a weekly basis as well as mathematics and literacy/topic themed homework. The children are also expected to read everyday and each time the diary is filled in, the children can move along the reading stars track to gain their first 100 reads award. As we all know, reading is the key to learning.

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