Swinton Queen Primary School

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Swinton Queen Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

LKS2

Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two,

In our key stage the children are aged between 7 and 9. We have three classes one year 3 class, a mixed year 3 and 4 class and a year 4 class.

Start and finish times for each class. Please can we remind you to bring and collect your child at their allocated time to avoid a build up and adults and children on the school grounds. 

 

Start Time  Finish Time
Class 6 9.00am 3.15pm
Class 5  9.00am 3.15pm
Class 4  9.00am 3.15pm

Class 6

Miss R Robinson- Class Teacher 

Mr Allen – TA

 

 

Class 5

Miss Galloway- Class Teacher

Miss Foster- TA

 

 

Class 4

Miss Edwards- Class Teacher

Mrs Aitken-TA

 

 

This term LKS2 will be finding out all about rainforests and where they are located in the world, using maps and atlases. We will be particularly focussing on the Amazon rainforest and studying South America in our Geography lessons. Children will find out more about the climate, the layers of a rainforest and the animals that live there. Our science lessons will involve learning about food chains, branching diagrams, plants and how to group animals. 
We will be studying the artwork of Henri Rousseau and replicating his work using a variety of media as well as practising our drawing skills. Children will be using their computing skills to create branching diagrams, spreadsheets and graphs. 
We will be reading 'The Great kapok Tree' and 'Rangtan in my Bedroom' for our writing lessons and each class will study a different novel linked in some way to our topic. 
 
 
 

Reading

Please support us in school by listening to your child read at least three times a week and record this in their reading log. Reading logs can be brought into school from a Wednesday to be stamped in class. Once a child has 3 stamps they will receive a sticker on the reading chart and after 10 stickers each child will receive a prize.

Spelling

Please help your children practise any spellings sent home these can also be practised using spelling shed. Find below a list of year 3 and 4 statutory spellings that children are expected to know.

Link to spelling list.

Maths Resources

In school we use White Rose Maths planning to support our teaching and learning. Below is a link to a series of lessons for each year group.
White Rose Maths 

Corbett Maths provides questions covering a range of Mathematical topics. There are four levels of difficulty and problems are set each day. These are suitable for Key Stage Two.
Corbett Maths

Timetables

In June the year 4 children will complete a timetable test. At the end of year 4 the national curriculum states that children should know all of the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. Children all have a login to practise these using Timetable Rockstars. The format of the test is very similar to the sound check area on Rockstars. Children in year 4 will be tested weekly using this to ensure they are familiar with the test format and help them to continue to improve their scores.

 

PE

Due to the current situation children will not be getting changed for PE in school so we ask that they come to school in their PE kit on their PE days. 

LKS2 PE Days 

Class 6  Tuesday 
Class 5  Tuesday 
Class 4  Wednesday 

 

PE kits are as follows:

  • School white T-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Suitable trainers / plimsolls

 A track suit can be worn in the winter months. No baggy T-Shirts as these can be dangerous.  Parents are responsible for ensuring their child brings their PE kit (Swimming bag) to school when needed.

No jewellery is allowed to be worn during swimming or P.E. as it can get caught on the equipment. 

 

Links to help support learning at home

Spelling shed

Timestable Rockstars

Sumdog

Purple Mash

Active Learn

Twinkl- Lots of games and activities.

BBC Bitesize