Lower Key Stage 2 (Class 6, 7 & 8)
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2
- Class 6 (Year 3) – Miss Clapham
- Class 7 (Year 3 & 4) - Mrs Greenwood
- Class 8 (Year 4) – Miss Hodgson
- Mrs Walker
- Miss Dawson
- Mrs Newsome
- Mr Bennett
- Mrs Craig
- Mrs Barker
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 Summer Term 2022
THE BIG QUESTION – Are we really that different??
This question is linked to the British Value ‘Tolerance with those with different faiths’ and is a whole school initiative.
Our overall study unit title is ‘Pack Up Your Troubles (World War Two)’. This will include:
- History - World War Two – A significant turning point in British History.
- Geography - Place knowledge - map skills
- Science - Light
- Computing - Branching Databases
- PSHE - Health and wellbeing: Physical health and mental wellbeing / Growing and changing
- PE - REAL PE, Multi skills and running
- Music - Year 4 - Wopps - Ukulele
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 - Thursday and Friday
Class 7 - Monday and Friday
Class 8 - Tuesday 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)
Hair - all children with hair longer than shoulder length should have it tied back.
Earrings - earrings must be removed or taped over. Please bring the tape if they cannot be removed independently.
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 timestables 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 can also access Bugclub and read allocated books online which are accompanied by interactive comprehension questions.
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.
Miss Hodgson (Class 8), Mrs Greenwood (Class 7) and Miss Clapham (Class 6)