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Lower KS2 - Year 3/4

Year 3/4 Staff

Hello and welcome!


We are so excited to be teaching in Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4). Our aim is to ensure that all pupils achieve both national curriculum and individual goals whilst feeling supported, challenged and happy throughout the year. With mixed aged learning taking place across all subjects except Maths, we will continue to build on their prior knowledge through a bespoke and tailored curriculum where children will have learning scaffolded or deepened, depending on their needs.


Here are just a few of the wonderful things pupils will be learning over the year:


  • Discovering how to make healthy meals, building structures and using different textiles
  • Learning about forces and magnets, animals including humans, plants and habitats
  • Diving into the beliefs of world religions
  • Delving into the history of the Stone Age, The Romans and the Anglo Saxons
  • Building an understanding of human and physical geographical features


By the end of this phase, we are confident your child will have had an enriching experience which has built on their understanding of key topics and personally developed them as individuals.


Below is further information that we think parents may find useful but please don’t hesitate to speak to us directly if you would like further details on anything.



PE lessons are on a Wednesday morning where children will be taught by specialist coaches (Coach Nathan and Coach Simeon)Also on a Wednesday, children will be taught by our music teacher - Mr Mather.

On a Friday afternoon, each of the classes (Owens, Simmonds, Ali) will participate in an additional lesson of PE with coach Simeon.


Home Learning:


Year Group

NumBots & TTRS

(Times Tables Rockstars)


(School Reading Book)


(Set by Year Group)



When possible




10 minutes / day


Years 1 and 2

10 minutes / day

10 minutes / day

30 minutes / week

Years 3 and 4

10 minutes / day

15 minutes / day

30 minutes / week

Years 5 and 6 

10 minutes / day

20 minutes / day

30 minutes / week


In addition to the Daily Fluency Practice, weekly Home Learning is set on a Friday and collected the following Thursday. Pupils will use Collins Practice Workbooks for English and Maths where they will be set one task that will be linked to their class learning. It is important that children only complete activities that are set for that week by the teacher.

Optional ‘Half Termly Projects’ are also set where we encourage children to make one project relating to a topic they are being taught over that half term.



In Phase 2, we are hoping to book the following experiences over the year. Information will be communicated to parents nearer the time once bookings are confirmed. Parent confirmations and payments must be made via Arbor.

  • Autumn: Place of worship (RE) and local area fieldwork (Geography)
  • Spring: Local history visit (History) and theatre trip (Music)
  • Summer: Thames Young Mariners (Year 4 Residential) and Year 3 late afternoon/early evening off-site experience


Key Dates:

We are looking forward to providing parents with a variety of opportunities to visit the school and speak with teachers over the year. Below are some examples of such events where parents will receive an email closer to the date to confirm exact dates and times. 

  • Class assemblies: 
    • Ali - 20/10/23 and 8/3/24
    • Simmonds - 3/11/23 and 15/3/24
    • Owens - 1/12/23 and 26/4/24


  • Parent Evenings:
    • 11th – 12th Oct
    • Jan – (TBC dates)


  • Open Classroom Week:
    • 6th – 9th November
    • 11th – 14th March


  • Events:
    • 2nd Nov: Black Culture Celebration Evening
    • 18th April: Eid Celebration Evening
    • 22nd – 23rd May: Music Extravaganza
    • 4th – 10th: Sports Days



Parent Support: 

We value the offer of support from parents in any way. Parents have supported the school by hearing children read, volunteering in the classroom & for school trips, helping at whole school events, managing the library, and many other fantastic ways. Additionally, parents have offered their time and specialised skills such as decorating corridors with engaging art displays or building structures for plants in the playground. Furthermore, some parents have purchased equipment and resources through their child’s year group ‘Amazon Wish List’, which you can do here:

If you would like to support the school in any way, please contact us or the office and please remember, this is not an expectation of parents / carers to do.