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
Miss Mackaij
Senior Teaching Assistants Mrs Hannon
Mr Stafford
Teaching Assistants Miss Wong
Miss Murphy

Age-related expectations

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.