Lower Key Stage 2 at Hunslet Moor Primary
Welcome to Year 3 & Year 4!
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2!
There are 4 classes within the LKS2 Phase and these consist of the following:
- Class F – (Year 3)
Teacher- Miss Davies Teaching Assistant- Mrs Preece
- Class G- (Mixed Year 3/ 4)
Teacher- Miss Kaye Teaching Assistant- Miss Klavdianou
- Class H- (Year 4)
Teacher- Miss Webster
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Whittam/ Mrs Ali
- Class H Breakout (Year 4)
- Teachers- Mrs Chandler (Tue- Fri) Mr Crawford- Mondays only
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Whittam/ Mrs Ali
Within Lower Key Stage 2, our aim is to work alongside our pupils to ensure they reach their fullest potential by unlocking mind sets and achieving the best in their learning. We set high expectations of all children within our care and strive to create an engaging environment that promotes independence and installs a creative imagination
Summer 1 2018
May The Force Be With You
This half-term, Year 3 will be learning about different forces and magnets.
Year 4 will be learning about food and healthy eating.
Year 3 will be using their knowledge on forces to create instructions about a moving vehicle.
Year 4 will be writing an explanation text about their own inventions.
Maths – Year 3 – Fractions and Year 4 Decimals
Year 3 Tennis and softball and Year 4 Badminton and Athletics
Year 3 – Forces
- What makes something move?
- What can magnets do?
Year 4 – Where does all the food go?
- Where does the food go in our body?
- What sort of teeth do we have?
MFL – French
We will be learning French vocabulary and phrases for greetings as well as songs.
R.E / PSHE
What do Christians believe about a good life?
What is meant by society?
What faiths make up our community?
What changes happen to our body?
Spring 1 2018
Road to Rome!
This half term, LKS2 will be studying the Romans . The main focus will be how the Romans invaded England, What Romans did for this country and what life was like in Rome.
Year 4 are will be doing a journalistic report– The roman record. We will also be looking at the Horrible History books.
Year 3 are learning how to write a setting description
Year 3- Multiplication and division
Year 4– Measurement (area, perimeter, length)
Please try to listen to your child read as often as possible and encourage your child to read every evening for at least 15 minutes. Always write a comment in their reading journal.
Year 3 – Rocks and Soils
- Are all rocks waterproof?
- How is soil made?
Year 4 – States of Matter.
- What makes a difference to how fast ice melts
- What is boiling? What is evaporation?
Learning Logs: Given out on a Wednesday – please hand these in on the following Monday.
MFL: French – We will be learning French vocabulary and phrases for greetings as well as songs.
RE: Words of wisdom- Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.
PSHCE: Alcohol and drug awareness.
If you have any questions, concerns or want to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning please come and speak to any of the Lower Key stage 2 team: Mrs Chandler, Miss Davis, Miss Kaye and Miss Webster.
Autumn 2 2017
This half term we are learning about Africa.
Within this unit we will be comparing England to Africa in the form of regions and localities. We will also be interpreting maps and looking carefully at the similarities and differences within these places.
As our enriching experience, we have an exciting opportunity planned for children to experience authentic African drumming, singing and dancing.
The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company will be coming in to school to perform a showcase for the children and then run workshops in which children will learn a range of African songs, dances and even have the chance the play musical instruments.
In Art, we will be designing our own masks linked to the designs of Africa. We will be using a variety of vibrant colours to print on materials.
Using African artefacts, we will be looking at sketching ideas and looking at making a plan for a completed piece of artwork.
In Science, we will be investigating sound and exploring vibrations through how sounds are made and how they travel.
In the Autumn term we will be exploring the topic of ‘Yaba Daba Doo!’ This is an exciting topic which allows us to explore the changes in Britain from the Iron age to the Stone age. It will be great fun to discover lots of exciting new things about the world through the use of books and use our computer skills to research interesting facts about the world.
In science we will be busy learning about Healthy Eating (Year 3) and Human Impact (Year 4). Using an investigative approach, we will be looking at the different food groups and how we can make healthier choices. Whilst in Year 4 we will be discussing what happens when the food chain is broken and the effect humans have upon the environment.
Maths will be a busy and exciting time too! We will be learning all about place value and our times tables during the Autumn term and start looking at formal ways to add and subtract.
By the end of Year 4 we aim to know by heart and in any order, our timetables up to 12 x 12 and we will be challenging ourselves daily to achieve this.
In English, we will be reading a range of narrative stories as a class. We will look closely at books and their authors and purpose. In our Spelling lessons, we are going to be developing our knowledge of word order, punctuation and sentence structure. We always try to remember to form neat handwriting and focus on the quality not the quantity of the content of the work when writing our ideas down on paper.
Learning logs go home every Wednesday evening for your child to complete and return to school by the following Monday. Please can we remind all parents/ careers to sign their child’s reading journal after every book they have read to ensure that their book is changed on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
If you have any questions regarding your child or their learning, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to make an appointment to see either your child’s class teacher or Mrs Chandler- LKS2 phase leader.
Thank you for visiting our page, we look forward to updating you again soon!