Lower Key Stage 2

In Years 3 and 4, we love to learn! We especially enjoy making powerful links between different areas of the curriculum, from writing stories in maths, to using our art and design skills as a way of engaging with ideas in history, or of getting to know our class authors. We enjoy nothing better than taking our learning outside the classroom, and love finding out about the world around us, especially through our science work.

If you visit our classrooms, look out for a pair of giant carpet slippers (which may be magic), a fabulous flying peach and an enchanted tree, as well as lots of children who love to challenge themselves to do better every day!

Look at what we have been learning about:

Week Commencing:  18 March 2019

We’re off to see the river, the wonderful River Exe!’ Years 3 and 4 expanded their learning horizons when they visited River Exe this week. On our route, we identified a variety of different plants and creatures, and were lucky enough to spot a beautiful heron! The main focus of our visit was to explore flood prevention in Exeter, and when we arrived at Haven Banks, children enjoyed sketching bridges and identifying the pros and cons of living near a river. We observed the flow of the river and discussed the importance and benefits of the floodway scheme.

Week Commencing:  4 March 2019

Our new technology in the hall has been a great way for children to visualise different skills in dance, including working in canon. Groups developed their own sequences of movements, incorporating a variety of levels, and aimed at representing water in motion.

Week Commencing:  4 February 2019

Suspicious story settings were the focus in English this week for Years 3 and 4. Continuing with our work on ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne, the children invented their own settings; describing what it would be like to explore that setting through the five senses. Our ‘settings on the wall’ ranged from warehouses to zoos and the children had lots of fun creating freeze frames to show how a character might react when entering that setting for the first time.

Week Commencing: 3 December 2018

Years 3 and 4 have been working hard on their times tables and have been practising Fast Facts daily. At the end of the week, the top scorers from each class display their completed grids in their classrooms. With Times Table Rockstars now all set, Years 3 and 4 feel ready to take on the challenge!

Week Commencing: 19 November 2018

Who would you tell if you discovered an ancient Stone Age village?  Years 3 and 4 have been exploring the story of the day William Watt found an exposed Stone Age building which led to the unearthing of Skara Brae. Children used their enquiry skills to understand how artefacts give us clues about the past.

Week Commencing: 5 November 2018

This week, while we learned about firework night safety in Year 3/4, we took the opportunity to do some firework maths. We were amazed at the cost of fireworks, and carried out some calculations to work out exactly what a firework party might cost. Did you know that the most expensive firework display on record cost £10,000,00?

Week Commencing: 29 October 2018

Years 3 and 4 put on their explorer hats and went on a Similes Expedition around school.  They took inspiration from the school environment to create powerful similes.  The children discovered objects as big as trees, as grey as concrete and as beautiful as flowers.