Year 3 & 4 (LKS2)
Welcome to our Lower KS2 class page
Currently in LKS2 we have four classes: 3H, 3G, 4G and 4P. We work closely with each other and follow the same rules, routines and ethos.
Each morning, a member of the LKS2 team will be on the gate to welcome the children into school and to take any messages/ questions from parents. Registration is between 8.45-8.55am.
On a typical day, the children will have English (reading, writing and grammar) and maths lessons in the morning with a break in between. We also have a daily assembly. Lunch is between 12.30 - 1.30pm. The afternoons consist of Topic/ PE/ PSHE/computing/RE/Science/Music/art etc.
Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle each day.
Children may bring a healthy snack (e.g. fruit) to eat at morning break time.
Please help your child to remember their jumper and coat in the colder months.
Children need a spare pair of shoes (or wellies) to change into during lunch break if they wish to play on the field in wetter months.
Please make sure all belongings are named to ensure they can be returned to you much quicker!
Please send your child to school in their PE kit on their PE day - see your child’s teacher if you do not know their PE day. Please make sure all jewellery is removed and long hair is tied back. Remember, we go outside for PE even if it is cold so jumpers and joggers are better in the winter.
Please log into Google Classroom with your child regularly. Weekly spellings to learn will be posted on the site (as well as stuck in their reading diaries) and it’s a great place to send messages and see photos and comments about what we have been learning. Children have been given an email address and password in order to log in (these are the same as last year). Newcomers, please check this with class teachers. Our class code is: brpsanc
Any homework tasks are then posted on the google classroom - this will include knowledge organisers for each topic to go through with your child before starting the new topic.
Reading at home:
Children will have a home school reading book where they are expected to read each night at home and record this in their reading record. Children that read 3 times a week at home get extra playtime as a reward.
Times Table Rock Stars - your child has been issued with logins which are in their reading diaries. The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help our school to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided. The MTC is in June 2023.
Useful links and documents:
Helping Your Child At Home- Lower Key Stage 2
Year 3 and 4 are crucial years in child’s academic development. In school they still require ample opportunities for creativity and to deepen understanding of concepts through application and reasoning. It is no different at home, and helping your child beyond the classroom can have significant benefits.
The most important benefit of helping your child is that it shows how much you value education. Parents and carers are often keen to support sporting activities and hobbies, but less confident to support academic progress. At Edgar Sewter, we aim to break down any barriers to supporting your child.
Guidelines for success
• Find out things they are interested in and explore it further.
• Learning at home should be fun. Make it short and where you can, turn it into a game.
• Ensure they have done their homework to the best of their ability.
• Do not accept work from them that you know is below the standard they are capable of.
• Read with them and ask questions about the books they read.
• Limit other distractions, particularly computer time.
Information about the curriculum for Year 3 and 4 can be found here.
Further reading about the benefits and methods of supporting your child in learning can be found here.
Woodlands Junior is an excellent site with games and challenges in maths and grammar.
Topmarks have some free grammar, maths and spelling games.
TT Rockstars is every pupils favourite way to learn their tables.
BBC Bitesize is a useful page. Some of the materials are not quite age appropriate at the moment as the site is currently being developed to match the new curriculum. However, it is a good resource and is continually improving.
Remember, if you have any questions, worries or anything to share with us, we are here to listen, celebrate and support.