Year 3 – 4

In KS2, we aim to develop the skills learned previously and create opportunities for the children to become increasingly more independent and confident learners, supported through academic, sporting and co-curricular activities.

Our KS2 years are split into Lower and Upper.

Year 3 & 4: KS2 – Lower

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Year 3 & 4 is when we work with pupils to build on previously learned skills, creating opportunities for the children to become increasingly independent and confident learners.

Our syllabus is broadly based on the National Curriculum core subjects with the majority of teaching taking place with their class teacher:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities (History & Geography)
  • Art, Design and Technology
  • ICT
  • Physical Education & Swimming
  • Music, Dance
  • Spanish
  • Religious Education & PSHE

Our children benefit from Spanish taught by a primary qualified language teacher and PE taught by subject specialists. The majority of the foundation subjects are taught through our themed learning approach to the curriculum. This is an enquiry-based method of learning and ensures that all the subjects link together to allow for contextual learning to take place. Pupils in Year 3 have a weekly session in our on-site Forest School area with a qualified Forest School Leader.

Across our Infant & Junior School, children take part in a number of off-site trips and each year a range of visitors come to share their knowledge. The children enjoy being out on a school trip and use these experiences to develop and extend their understanding in future lessons.

Children are increasingly encouraged to take greater responsibility for their own possessions as they progress through KS2, both within the classroom and also by ensuring that they have the correct kit for their PE lessons.

From Year 3 onwards, children get to select their own lunch from the extensive choice in the dining room (and encouraged by the staff on hand not to forget vegetables).

Life in KS2 is busy and while it requires a lot of hard work our children have plenty of fun while they develop their learning.

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