Lower Key Stage 2

Introduction

In Lower Key Stage Two we follow the National Curriculum ensuring the children acquire, and make use of, a range of important skills to enable them to become reflective learners. Our long-term overviews can be seen by clicking on the links further down this page and parents may be interested in viewing the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which outlines the key learning for each area of the curriculum.
 
To see the National Curriculum document please click on this link:
Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and therefore we aim to ensure that the children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them. We ensure that mathematics is taught in a fun and interactive way which is related to real-life situations and problems. It is important that the children don't just learn a process, and therefore we encourage them to explain their reasoning and why they have chosen a particular method. Time is taken to introduce the children to a range of written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, all of which are clear and easy for the children to fully understand. If you are unsure of the methods we use in school, please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher. A summary overview of the maths curriculum and our approach to the teaching of written methods of calculation can be found by clicking on the following links:
The following documents detail our assessment bands used for Reading and Writing. Please click on these links to access this information:
At Priory Rise we use a variety of teaching and learning styles to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding in English. We do this through daily lessons which include whole class shared reading or writing activities, focused word or sentence activities and guided small group work. The children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of texts in a variety of genres from Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman, a poetry book based on feelings and sensitive emotions, to The Ice palace by Robert Swindells - an adventure the children love! In lower key stage two, the children are introduced to using a range of resources such as dictionaries and thesauruses in order to make improvements to their own work and take on responsibility for some of their own learning. Our English closely follows the theme set for the half term and a focus is placed on quality writing throughout the other areas of the curriculum too.

Please click on the links below to see the long-term overviews to see the key focus areas of learning for each term. Please note that the school year 2016-2017 is Cycle A.
Spelling Lists
Homework
 
Here you can access the latest homework issued to your child.
 
Year 3
Year 4
Newsletters
Year 3
Year 4
Learning out of school
 
We have put together a number of web site links which we believe are helpful in supporting children's learning, in particular in English and Maths. In addition, in KS1 and KS2 the school pays a subscription to My Maths and Espresso to enable the children to access these resources out of school. All children are given log in details to enable them to access these sites.
 
In addition we will post any relevant details on this page of the web site which are pertinent to current learning or homework tasks. This is a developing part of the school's website which we are planning to continually improve.