Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Lower Key Stage 2

Topic

Our Current topic is Ancient Egypt. We will be studying this for the whole of the Spring term. The children have enjoyed a fantastic start to their learning with a workshop from "Egypt for Kids" led by Philip Harris (Mr Egypt).

The overview of this term's topic learning can be found here.

Home Learning

In LKS2, we set home learning tasks to support the children in consolidating the learning we are doing at school during the term. A Home Learning book is provided to each child to complete Home Learning tasks in, and further details of work set can be found in it.

Home Learning in LKS2 consists of:

  • termly project linked to the topic: the children are given a choice of projects and expected to complete 1.  Ideas for how to complete the tasks are provided but children are encouraged to use their imagination and decide on how to present work themselves. Home learning is shared with the class and all children have the opportunity to give and receive feedback. Teachers provide written feedback and a number of housepoints dependant on effort and content. This term’s project tasks can be found here.
  •  Maths tasks, set and completed online through the ‘MyMaths’ website. This is set electronically at the start of the term and checked online by your teacher throughout the term. 
  • Children are expected to read 5 times a week at home. Confident readers may choose to read to themselves and can record their own comments in their reading record. We ask that parents support this by signing their child’s reading record at least once per week.
  • The 3/4 spelling list is sent out with home learning. Spellings are practised in school and assessed termly. Please support your child by practising a selection of the words at a time. It is expected that children will be able to spell all of the words by the end of Year 4.
  • Times tables: It is expected that children know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. In LKS2 we practise at least 3 times a week using RockStar Maths sheets which test children's fluency of the multiplications and their related divisions. Times tables are also practised during daily counting and when using a variety of methods in Maths lessons. The link below to Topmarks website is a fun way for your chid to practise against the clock.

Home learning should be presented to a high standard. Handwriting should be neat and joined and all punctuation should be correct. Please do support your child with their home learning however we do want to see that the work has primarily been completed by the child. 

There are a range of websites out there to provide additional support and learning opportunities for your child’s learning, some of which can be found below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.bbc.com/education/levels/zbr9wmn

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

Routines and Resources

A typical daily timetable for a class in LKS2 at Spurcroft is available here. The order of lessons may differ in each class but this will show you what you can expect your child to be learning each week.

Communication

A termly Key Stage newsletter is emailed out to inform you of the learning for the term as well as any upcoming events which are specific to LKS2. 

Equipment

Children are not required to provide any equipment however they may bring in a pencil case if they wish. 

PE kits for both indoor and outdoor lessons need to be available in school all week as although PE is usually on set days, circumstances may arise when the day needs to change or a child needs a change of clothes.

Outdoor Learning takes place every two weeks in LKS2. Children are required to wear warm clothes and footwear that are suitable for muddy activities. Outdoor Learning takes place in all weathers and all children take part so it is vital that they are dressed appropriately. 

Staff

The Lower Key Stage 2 Team:

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Mrs Leanne Etherington – Juniper Class Teacher and LKS2 Team Leader

Mrs Tracy Davis – Maple Class Teacher

Mrs Kate Jones – Pine Class Teacher 

Miss Jenny Cleveland – Mulberry Class Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ceri Harding – Juniper Class Teaching Assistant and Intervention support

Mrs Sangita Patel – Maple Class Teaching Assistant

Mr Alex Farrington – Pine Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Emilia Clark – Mulberry Class Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sarah Betson- 1:1 support and Nurture

Mrs Sharon Campbell- 1:1 support