Lower Key Stage 2
Lower Key Stage 2 is made up of Year 3 and Year 4.
Your child is about to embark on their new stage of learning by entering Key Stage 2. In Year 3, our aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible by easing your child into their new class with as much guidance and support as needed. Together, with support from home, we aim for the children to become more independent in both their learning and organisation.
In Year 4, we have the pleasure of seeing your children grow, both in their learning and confidence as they make progress towards becoming independent learners.
Our aim is to ensure that each child makes the most of the potential that they have and their learning goals are set accordingly.
Year 3 and 4 each consist of four classes with twenty-four children. Each class has a fully qualified, full-time teacher in addition to three Learning Assistants who work across the four classes.
Daily routines and homework
School begins at 7.45am. and ends at 1.30pm. It is extremely important that the children arrive in class on time as the time between 7.45am and 7.55am, when the first lesson begins, it is the time where registration takes place, homework is handed in, reading books are changed and children complete morning challenge tasks which reinforce work covered the day before.
Each child is issued with a student planner on the first day. This is a form of communication between home and school and children must remember to show their teachers any messages. It also includes important information, both for the parents and the students. It also includes a copy of their timetable for reference. From now on, your child will need to write down their homework in their student planners during class time. Therefore, they must bring the student planner to school every day. The planner is also where the children write down their daily homework. Homework consists of mainly English, Maths and Greek. Daily reading is an important part of homework. The children should read to an adult and then discuss the stories in order to build comprehension and learn new vocabulary.
Year 4 students should be responsible for organising their school bag every evening, ensuring all the necessary exercise, text books and equipment are available for the following school day. The student planner serves as an excellent tool for supporting the students with daily organisation.
Children will be given homework every day and it may consist of finishing off something that was started in school or a stand-alone piece of work. Children should also be reading every night for approximately 20 minutes. Homework is an important part of your child’s schoolwork. By Year 4 it is important that your child has established a good homework routine.