Lower Key Stage 2

Welcome to our Lower Key Stage 2 webpage 2023-2024

Ashton (Y3), Morgan (Y3), Coopers (Y4) and Gatcombe (Y4) 

Welcome to our Lower Key Stage 2 area for the year 2023-24!

We hope that you will find this area of the website useful as we build in documents and photos that will help you understand our curriculum and also see what the children have been up to. Please also check out the youtube links to some of the times table videos we learn in class.

In Year 4, Mr Lewis (Gatcombe) and Miss Swinson (Coopers) are the class teachers. In Year 3, Miss Roy (Ashton) and Miss Taylor (Morgan) are the class teachers.  To support us all in class are Jean, Sam (maternity leave), Jo, Hannah (Thurs & Fri only) and Julie. Mr Ashdown works on occasions in both Gatcombe and Morgan classes whilst Miss Holloway and Miss Hussey are on their teaching studies in Gatcombe class for different parts of the year.

Year 4 Ukulele Performance March 2024 

In the final week of the Spring Term 2024, Year 4 performed two songs per class to the rest of KS2 in the school hall. Over the previous ten weeks, Mr Male has taught each class for 45 minutes each. They learnt about four different chords and learnt a number of current pop songs and also enjoyed playing ‘Tab challenge’ against each other in order to be awarded dojo points. Many thanks to Mr Male and all the Year 4s look forward to seeing him next Summer for their guitar sessions! Fingers crossed, videos will open via the link and you can also see some photos! 







Gatcombe ukulele – please click on the links below to watch a small snippet of our recent ukulele lessons!



Lower Key Stage 2 News

Spring 2024

Below you will find our newsletter and knowledge organiser for Spring 2024.

LKS2 Knowledge Organiser Spring A 2024

Gatcombe Spring 2024 newsletter

Ashton Spring Newsletter 2024

Further information about this, and for our Y4 Multiplication Checker can be found further down this page!

This term our topic is the Ancient Egyptians.  All classes have been creating Tutankhamun masks in their art lessons over the week. We hope to share some pictures of them soon, you will also get the opportunity to see some of them at the Art Exhibition in late February! It started with a plastic mask which had a template taped to it. Children are then using paper mache to solidify the unit. Finally, the children painted their masks in traditional colours. In Science, we have been looking at electricity, making and testing circuits and understanding that it is a type of energy. We have been naming vegetables in French and used the programme ‘Scratch’ in Computing.

Our PE lessons have consisted of learning a floor routine (which will be judged after half term) and some relaxing Yoga sessions with our teacher Paula. In RE we have looked at how Jesus inspires Christians, within this we spoken to Rev Jo about her week and what it entails. We have then written this up. We found she is a very busy lady! Our English focus across the phase has been on a story called ‘Varjak Paw’ who is a Mesopatamium Blue (ask your child!) and leaves for the town for the first time in search of a dog to save his family. We will also be looking at persuasive arguments and debates so apologies in advance for any expert arguing in the household!

October 2023 – Paignton Zoo

In October, the whole of Year 3 and 4 were able to visit Paignton Zoo for the day. After an hour on the coach, we were met by the Education Team and given an introductory talk about the zoo and its centenary before we all split into smaller groups to tour the zoo. We had a talk from staff, outside the giraffe house, about Habitats, giraffes, ostrich eggs and snake skin and saw so many animals in every corner. This included rhino, orangutan, gorillas, cheetahs, lions, tigers, red pandas, all sorts of monkeys, the brand new sloth, small insects and amphibians, lemurs and so many more! We all had a fantastic time though were extremely tired by the end!


Below you will find copies of our class newsletters and knowledge organisers.

Class Newsletters 2023-24

Here you will find class based newsletters which are also posted on ClassDojo each term.

Autumn 2023

Morgan Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Gatcombe Autumn 2023 newsletter

Coopers Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Ashton Autumn Newsletter 2023

Knowledge Organisers 2023-24

Please have a look at our documents below which explain some of the key knowledge and learning we will be completing across each non core academic area. These are produced each half term and posted on ClassDojo too. We reference these in class and they prove to be extremely useful in helping the children to understand the most important parts of each topic area. Please read through them with your child to triangulate these.  If you wish for a paper copy please message the teacher.

LKS2 Knowledge organiser Autumn 2023

Year 4 Multiplication Checker Parent information leaflet

Parent information leaflet Y4 Multiplication Checker

Multiplication Tables Check – Mathsframe

Times Table Song Youtube Links

X3 Table song

X4 Table Song

X5 Table Song

X6 Table Song

X7 Table Song

X8 Table Song

X9 Table Song

X12 Table Song