Lower key stage two
Staff in lower key stage two
|Assistant Principal for the phase||Miss Ballance|
|Teachers||Class 7||Miss Kemp|
|Class 8||Miss Missous|
|Class 9||Mrs Nikou|
|Class 10||Miss Fraser|
|Senior Teaching Assistants||Mrs Hannon|
|Teaching Assistants||Miss Wong|
Click here to read a summary of age-related expectations by the end of year three.
Click here to read a summary of age-related expectations by the end of year four.
The curriculum in lower key stage two
The curriculum is split into three termly, whole-school topics. Every year group has their own key learning outcomes for each topic.
Autumn term – Who I Am and How I Learn
|Year 3||Year 4|
|Science||I can explain the importance of a nutritious, balanced diet.
I can explain how nutrients, water and oxygen are transported within animals and humans.
I can describe and explain the skeletal system of a human.
I can describe and explain the muscular system of a human.
I can describe the purpose of the skeleton in humans and animals.
|I can identify and name the parts of the human digestive system.
I can describe the functions of the organs in the human digestive system.
I can identify and describe the different types of teeth in humans.
I can describe the functions of different human teeth.
|Geography||I can name a number of countries in the northern hemisphere.
I can name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries.
I can use the correct geographical words to describe a place.
I can use some basic Ordnance Survey map symbols.
I can use grid references on a map.
I can use an atlas by using the index to find places
|I can locate the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
I know the countries that make up the European Union.
I can explain the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
I can find at least six cities in the UK on a map.
I can name and locate some of the main islands that surround the United Kingdom.
I can explain why people may choose to live in one place rather than another.
I can explain why people may be attracted to live in cities.
I can plan a journey to a place in England.
I can name the areas of origin of the main ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and in our school.
|Art||I can show facial expressions in my art.
I can use sketches to produce a final piece of art.
I can compare the work of different artists
I recognise when art is from different cultures.
|I can experiment with the styles used by other artists.
I can use marks and lines to show texture in my art.
I can sculpt clay and other mouldable materials.
I can show facial expressions and body language in sketches and paintings.
|Design technology||I can describe how food ingredients come together.
I can select the most appropriate tools and techniques for a given task
I can prove that my design meets some set criteria.
|I know how to be both hygienic and safe when using food.|
|Computing||I use technology respectfully and responsibly.
I know different ways I can get help if I am concerned.
I understand what computer networks do and how they provide multiple services.
I can discern where it is best to use technology and where it adds little or no value.
|Music||I can combine different sounds to create a specific mood or feeling.
I can use musical words to describe a piece of music and compositions.
I can use musical words to describe what I like and do not like about a piece of music.
I can recognise the work of at least one famous composer.
I can improve my work; explaining how it has been improved.
|I can identify and describe the different purposes of music
I can begin to identify the style of work of Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar
Spring term – Heroes and Villains
|Year 3||Year 4|
|Science||I can describe what dark is (the absence of light).
I can explain that light is needed in order to see.
I can explain that light is reflected from a surface.
I can explain and demonstrate how a shadow is formed.
I can explore shadow size and explain.
I can explain the danger of direct sunlight and describe how to keep protected.
|History||I can explain how an event from the past has shaped our life today.
I can research two versions of an event and explain how they differ.
|Art||I can use different grades of pencil to shade and to show different tones and textures.
I can create a background using a wash.
I can identify the techniques used by different artists.
I can use a range of brushes to create different effects in painting
|I can integrate my digital images into my art.
I can use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figure and forms in movement.
I can show reflections in my art.
I can print onto different materials using at least four colours.
|Computing||I can use digital images and combine with other media in my art.
I can use IT to create art which includes my own work and that of others.
I can design a sequence of instructions, including directional instructions.
I can write programs that accomplish specific goals.
I can work with various forms of input.
I can work with various forms of output.
|I can select and use software to accomplish given goals.
I can experiment with variables to control models.
I can give an on-screen robot specific instructions that takes them from A to B.
I can make an accurate prediction and explain why I believe something will happen (linked to programming).
I can de-bug a program.
|Music||I can sing a tune with expression.
I can play clear notes on instruments.
I can use different elements in my composition.
I can create repeated patterns with different instruments.
I can compose melodies and songs.
I can create accompaniments for tunes.
|I can perform a simple part rhythmically.
I can improvise using repeated patterns.
I can use notation to record and interpret sequences of pitches.
I can use notation to record compositions in a small group or on my own.
I can explain why silence is often needed in music and explain what effect it has.
I can identify the character in a piece of music.
Summer term – Time Travellers
|Year 3||Year 4|
|Science||I can identify and name appliances that require electricity to function.
I can construct a series circuit.
I can identify and name the components in a series circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers).
I can draw a circuit diagram.
I can predict and test whether a lamp will light within a circuit.
I can describe the function of a switch in a circuit.
I can describe the difference between a conductor and insulators; giving examples of each.
|History||I can use research skills to find answers to specific historical questions.
I can use my mathematical knowledge to work out how long ago events happened.
I can use a timeline within a specific period of history to set out the order that things may have happened.
I can research in order to find similarities and differences between two or more periods of history
I can describe events from the past using dates when things happened
|I can plot events on a timeline using centuries.
I can use my mathematical skills to round up time differences into centuries and decades.
I can explain how the lives of wealthy people were different from the lives of poorer people.
I can explain how historic items and artefacts can be used to help build up a picture of life in the past.
I can research what it was like for children in a given period of history and present my findings to an audience.
|Art||I recognise when art is from different historical periods.
I can explain some of the features of art from historical periods.
|Design technology||I can follow a step-by-step plan, choosing the right equipment and materials.
I can design a product and make sure that it looks attractive.
I can choose a textile for both its suitability and its appearance.
|I can use ideas from other people when I am designing.
I can produce a plan and explain it.
I can evaluate and suggest improvements for my designs.
I can evaluate products for both their purpose and appearance.
I can explain how I have improved my original design.
I can present a product in an interesting way.
I can measure accurately.
I can persevere and adapt my work when my original ideas do not work.
|Computing||I can produce and upload a pod cast.|