Lower Key Stage 2

Y3/4 Science water pollution challenge

In Year 3 and 4, there are three classes: 

  • Maple Class (Mr Lee)
  • Cedar Class (Miss Sibert)
  • Magnolia Class (Miss Tronier)

These classes are mixed, with children from Year 3 and Year 4.  The classes mix for the teaching of English and Maths to best meet the learning needs of pupils.

Creative Curriculum Topics

In Year 3 and 4 we split the year into a variety of topics where we introduce the skills and understanding for curriculum subjects such as Science, Art, Music, History and Geography through a connecting theme. Topics include:

  • ‘Colourful Cultures’
    • (Our European study)
  • ‘Nutty Professor’
    • (A scientific topic investigating states of matter and electricity)
  • ‘Pyramid Power’
    • (A history topic, focussing on Ancient Egypt)

Y3/4 Science sound project

This gives the children the opportunity to learn about topics in fun, practical and creative ways. Our topics also encompass our ‘Together’ Curriculum (click here for the Together Curriculum page) along with our Philosophy for Children approach (click here for the P4C page), allowing children to think more deeply about local and global issues. 

Our Y3/4 curriculum long term planning can be accessed here.

Topics are introduced through ignite activities where the children might create a Roman mosaic or a go on a magnet mission.

 

            Y3/4 'Digest This' workshop                        Y3/4 'How the body works' workshop

They have opportunities to deepen their understanding through trips out e.g. @ Bristol, Cadbury’s World or Bristol Museum or through experts coming to school such as The Daylight Theatre Company performing Pharaoh's Son as part of our Pyramid Power topic.

 

Y3/4 Daylight Theatre visit - 'Pharaoh's Son'

 

Maths and Literacy

Maths (click here for the Maths page) and Literacy (click here for the Literacy page) run alongside the topics, and include ‘skills sessions’ for handwriting and arithmetic. The aim is to ensure that all pupils are given opportunities to access the Year 3 and Year 4 objectives to a greater depth.