Lower Key Stage 2 (Class 6, 7 & 8)
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2
Click below to learn more to support transition into Class 6, Class 7 and Class 8 through our social story.
- Class 6 (Year 3) – Miss Clapham
- Class 7 (Year 3 & 4) - Miss Hodgson
- Class 8 (Year 4) – Mr Daniel
- Miss Dawson
- Mrs Newsome
- Mrs Craig
- Mrs E Kelly
- Mrs E Orr
Should you need to contact any member of the LKS2 team, please email the school via RalphButterfield.School@york.gov.uk or speak to one of us at the start/end of the school day in order to arrange a convenient time.
Information for Autumn Term 2 2023
THE BIG QUESTION – Do I have to?
This question is linked to the British Value ‘Rule of Law’ and is a whole school initiative.
Our overall study unit title is ‘All Wrapped Up’ and 'Rivers Deep, Mountains High'. These will include:
- History - Ancient Egyptians
- Geography - Rivers and Mountains
- Art - Painting - Pointillism
- Science - Animals including humans
- Computing - Email
- PSHE - Keeping safe and Respecting Self and Others
- PE - REAL Gym and Basketball / Total Sports
- Music - Year 3 - singing / Year 4 - singing and WCET - Clarinet
- RE - How does family life and festivals show what matters to Jewish people?
- French - Jeux et chansons (Games and songs)
Your child will also have daily reading, writing and maths lessons.
To bring each day
· Water bottle - please remember to label this with your child’s name.
· A waterproof hooded jacket as we do still go outside at playtimes in light rain.
To leave in school throughout the week
· Art shirt
· PE kit
Class 6 - Wednesday and Friday
Class 7 - Wednesday and Friday
Class 8 - Monday and Friday
Your child will need their Indoor and Outdoor kit in school at all times as our timetable is intended to be flexible. Plimsolls are required for indoor PE lessons and trainers must be worn for outdoor lessons. Please note that children are not permitted to wear football boots with studs in PE lessons.
Outdoor Kit - black shorts, white t-shirt, black tracksuit, trainers (plus a carrier bag for these for when they are muddy) and spare socks.
Indoor Kit - black shorts, white t-shirt, plimsolls, (+ socks for girls wearing tights - tights are not appropriate for PE or games)
Earrings - earrings must be removed or taped over. Please bring the tape if they cannot be removed independently.
Hair - all children with hair longer than shoulder length should have it tied back during PE and when using the fixed play equipment.
Fixed Play Equipment - Part of the safety requirements for using our new play area is that children wear suitable footwear which is securely attached to their feet; plimsolls and any style of slip-on shoes are not suitable. It is therefore additionally important that children have a pair of trainers in school (as for PE), as these can also be used in the play area if needed.
Please ensure all belongings have your child’s name on them.
Usually homework will be given to your child on a Friday, to be returned on the following Wednesday. The homework will be two tasks, one of which will be maths. Year 3 and 4 children are expected to spend 30 minutes on each task (but no more). The standard of homework should reflect your child’s ability and they should complete it independently. In addition to this, it would be beneficial for your child to improve their times tables fluency by using TT Rockstars.
It is really important that your child reads regularly at home. This may include reading aloud to an adult together with discussion of the text. Ideally, this would be daily but as a minimum we would suggest 10 – 15 minutes three or four times a week. Your child will have 2 reading books that they bring to school and take home each day. One book will be their school age – related reading book and the second, a book of their choice from our reading for pleasure selection of books.
Reading for Pleasure
As a school, we love to read and wish to impart this love of reading to our students. Each week, children in each class can choose their own reading for pleasure book. This book can be read at home, shared with family and friends but above all, is for you all to enjoy!
Your child will bring home at least one weekly spelling list to learn that works with the 'spelling rule' being taught at that time; it is an understanding of the rules that underpins successful spelling rather than the learning of words by rote (that can then be easily forgotten). The children will also be expected to regularly revisit the spellings on the Year 3/4 word list. Your child will regularly be assessed on (each set of words) how their understanding of spelling is progressing and what they can remember.
Please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us if you have any questions/concerns or if you would like further information about any of the above.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mr Daniel (Class 8), Miss Hodgson (Class 7) and Miss Clapham (Class 6)
Typical Weekly Timetable
Please be aware that this is an example of a Year 3/4 weekly timetable and therefore the timetabling of each lesson will differ between each class. The days for PE lessons are as detailed above.