Lower Key Stage Two includes Year Three and Year Four children.
Our Lower Key Stage Two team includes Mrs Parkin (also our Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Maye and Mr Green the class teachers. They are supported by Miss Davies, Miss Anderson, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Brooks, Miss Gibson and Mrs Dean our Teaching Assistants.
Year Three and Four is about developing the children’s independence in learning and particularly their ability to use their basic skills to access and develop learning for themselves. Strong links across the curriculum ensure children develop both their understanding of and appreciation for their widening world. Regular reading at home and learning of spellings and tables is still encouraged but homework is becoming more formal with Literacy and Numeracy tasks linked to class learning as well. The learning in this phase reflect the children’s widening interest in the larger world with topics.
As part of Year 3’s ‘Predator’ topic, the children dissected owl pellets to discover what sort of prey a barn owl might eat. The children followed instructions to soften the pellet in warm water, then used tweezers and sticks to dig out the bowls. They found so much more than expected and had lots of fun too! The children found small rodent skulls and other parts of their skeletons, they used an identification chart to try to identify the different bones as well as which rodent they belonged to.
Trip to Millenium Park