Year Groups

Lower Key Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4

See Information for Years 3&4

Welcome to the Lower School at Towers.

We are extremely proud of our children and our aim is to ensure that they are happy, have a love of learning and continue to develop positive relationships with others. We continue to reinforce our BUILD values on a daily basis throughout the school. In years 3 and 4, our children are supported by teachers, senior management, teaching assistants and peers to excel in all areas.

At Towers we ensure that every minute counts and 
every hour matters.

Each morning, the children are allowed to enter the building from 8.45am and our teaching day begins at 8.55am. At the end of the day, each class is dismissed from their line at 3.30pm. At Towers we ensure that every minute counts and every hour matters.

Our Junior curriculum is broad and balanced whilst meeting the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. We aim to develop the children’s differing interests and strengths by providing interesting and challenging lessons. In addition, we organise trips and visitors to enrich and extend the pupils’ knowledge and understanding out of the classroom setting. For more details about the topics we teach, please see our Curriculum Maps which provide a long term overview of each curriculum area.

All lessons are differentiated to ensure that identified groups of children are challenged appropriately.

English is taught through a daily literacy hour as well as a daily guided reading session. We also link key English skills to other subjects. Maths is taught through a daily mathematics lesson that includes a focused session of mental arithmetic and, as with English, maths skills are used in other subjects.

During lessons, we pay close attention to the levels of progress made in reading, writing and mathematics. All lessons are differentiated to ensure that identified groups of children are challenged appropriately. In maths, this is achieved by setting children according to their mathematical ability.

To ensure that all children reach the expected level of progress, there are intervention programmes in place which are implemented by teachers and teaching assistants. These take the form of short sessions in small groups outside of lessons where areas for improvement receive special attention.

We endeavor to work closely with our children’s parents/carers to support their well-being and learning both at school and at home. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send in a note or contact the school office for an appointment to be arranged with either the class teacher or the lower school phase leader, Mrs Spoor.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic

 

Romans

Romans

Trip to Colchester Castle

Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Vikings

South America (Brazil)

Don Rae Carnival (in-house)

South America (Brazil)

Rivers

Trip tbc

English

Wanted – Space Explorer! Biography

The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Archimedes

Escape from Pompeii

Haikus

Incredible Sports

Poetry – Creating Images AND Exploring Poetic Form

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Newspaper Report

Christophe’s Story

Spooky Sounds

The Grand Tour

Mathematics

Place Value

Add +Subtract

Fractions

Time Intervals

Units of Measurement

 

Roman Numerals Multiplying

Dividing

Decimals

Measuring

Bar graphs

Place Value

Parallel and perpendicular

2D shapes

symmetry

Factors

Multiplying

Dividing

24 hour clock

perimeter

Negative Numbers

Decimals

Area

3d Shapes

Scaling

Fractions

Co-ordinates

Bar charts

Line graphs

Fractions

Science

 

Living Things and their Habitats

Animals including Humans

Sound

Electricity

States of Matter

Art and Design

Mosaics

 

Roman Shields

Observational Drawing

 

Printing Techniques and Colour

Viking Art

Mola Art

 

Carnival Masks

Impressionism

Pointillism

D and T

Money Containers

Claywork (linked with Science)

Design a musical instrument

Room in a box

Design a light

 

Food tech: Fruit Kebabs

Healthy Eating (Health Week)

 

3D River Construction

Computing

4.1 Software Developers

 

4.5 Co-Authors (Wiki Pages)

 

4.3 Musicians

4.2 Toy Designers

4.6 Meteorologists

4.4 HTML Editors

Languages

French

 

French

French

French

French

French

Music

(from Collins Connect)

 

Building

 

Communication

Time (linked with Maths week)

 

Sounds

Poetry

 

Recyling

Around The World

 

Singing Spanish

 

(both linked with Topic)

 

Food and Drink (linked with Health week / D&T)

 

In the Past

Environment (linked with Topic)

 

Ancient Worlds

Physical Education

Dance History- Romans

 

Passing and moving - invasion

Gym –travelling (Romans)

Dribbling, movement and teamwork

Dance –electricity

 

Returning (net games)

Dance – Charleston

 

/Fielding (strike and field)

Gym – perfecting sequencing

 

Quad kids events

Gym-

what’s my direction

 

Record Breaking (athletics)

RE

 

What does it mean to be Jewish?

 

Judaism

Humanism and Christianity

Who should inspire us?

Commitment to religious beliefs 

Worship

 

 

PSHE

 

Core Theme: Health and Welling Being – Year 4: Grid J

 

Understanding school rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures.

Core Theme: Health and Well Being – Year 4: Grid E

 

To deepen their understanding of good and not so good feelings.

 

 

Core Theme: Health and Well Being – Year 4: Grid I

 

To learn about people who are responsible for them staying healthy and safe.

 

 

Core Theme: Health and Welling Being – Year 4: Grid A

 

Informed choices and to begin to understand the concept of a ‘balanced diet’.

Core Theme: Health and Welling Being – Year 4: Grid B

 

(linked with Health Week)

 

Core Theme: Health and Welling Being – Year 4: Grid D

 

Reflection of achievements, identify strengths, set goals.

Upper Key Stage 2 – Years 5 and 6

See information for Years 5&6

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