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Lower Key Stage 2

Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two

 

  

 

  

 

Year 3 teacher: Miss Karla Harrison

Year 3 teaching assistant: Mrs Fina Bongiovi

Year 3 teaching assistant: Mrs Sian Perkins

Year 4 teacher: Miss Becky Macey

Year 4 teaching assistant: Mrs Vicki Tapper

 

The Year 3 and 4 staff will be adding content to this page for you to enjoy throughout the year that will link to the subjects we are covering. We hope you have lots of fun exploring our page. 

 

Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and practise your multiplication and division skills. Keep checking to see if Vanessa McDonald (Miss Macey) has sent you a challenge! Can you beat her? 

 

Look out for a challenge from Miss Macey!

Spellings

 

Please log in to Spelling Shed to practise your spellings. Each week you will have a new list of spellings to practise which link to our Word of the Day words and spelling rules for each half term.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

 

Year 3 Spellings:

Here are the spellings for this half term:

forgotten, beginning, young, trouble, country, to/two/too, there/their/ they’re, one/won, our, here, quite, bear, be, blue/blew 

 

Here are our spelling rules:

* Homophones

* Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

* ou e.g. young, touch, double

 

Year 4 Spellings:

Here are the spellings for this half term:

breath, breathe, disappear, enough, height, increase, occasion, occasionally, possess,  possession, through, weight, league, tongue, antique, unique, eight, neighbour, they, obey

 

Here are our spelling rules:

*Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt -gue and the /k/ sound spelt –que e.g. league, tongue, unique

*Words with the /eI/ sound spelt ei/eigh/ey e.g. vein, eight, obey

Welcome to Year 3

This year our focus author is Enid Blyton. We'll be finding out all about this person, including how many books they've written and the titles of these books. Discover more about Enid Blyton at https://www.enidblyton.co.uk/. 

Year 3 English

 

During this term, we will be reading a fiction book called ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes as well as studying related poems.

We will be looking to build on our writing skills from last term by focusing on the following skills:

  • Alternate nouns;
  • Similes;
  • Alliteration;
  • Prepositions;
  • Subordinating clauses;
  • Short sentences

Find out more about our author and his stories here: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-iron-man-by-ted-hughes

 

 

 

 

Fun activities to do with our stories:

 

 

 

Afternoons in Year 3

This half term, we are learning about:

Science- Rock Detectives 

History -  Mining 

DT- Victorian Mine Mechanisms 

RE - Nobel Peace Prize 

 

Fun activities linked to our afternoon lessons:

Try and create a mining silhouette

How to make a pulley!

How to make a pulley using everyday materials:You will need - cardboard, scissors, glue, string, wooden skewer, a plastic bottle and bottle cap. Enjoy the vi...

Try cracking the code!

Welcome to Year 4

This year our focus author is J.K. Rowling. We'll be finding out all about this author, including how many books they've written and the titles of these books. What can you find out about them? https://www.jkrowling.com/writing/ 

 

Why not take a look at our virtual library which includes some of JK Rowling's famous stories. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1422655051809161217

Year 4 English

This half term, we will be exploring legends, specifically the 'Legend of King Arthur'. We will look at the characteristics of a legend, how the story has changed overtime (as originally they were told through verbal storytelling) and the origins of King Arthur. We will also compare two versions of the episode ‘The Sword in the Stone’  with one being a graphic novel cartoon strip.

      

Fun activities linked to our current story:

Make your own crown.

Follow the instructions to make your own crown, just like King Arthur!

Colour in these scenes from the legend.

Afternoons in Year 4:

This half term, we are learning about:

Geography - Volcanos and Earthquakes

DT - Structures and Mechanisms - Bridges

Science - James West

RE - Keeping the 5 Pillars

Fun activities linked to our afternoon lessons:

The Five Pillars of Islam | Religions of the World

Watch the video to learn about the Five Pillars of Islam.

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