Lower Key Stage 2

January 2018

Year Three

In the Spring term, the children will be studying France as their topic. This will entail them exploring the geographical location of France in the world and key areas of geographical interest within France. They will also focus on some of its physical and human features and study famous French artists.

In Year 3 the children will read and explore a range of genres using the key text ‘Cezanne and the Apple Boy’ as the stimulus for focusing on stories set in other cultures.

In the first half term the children’s Science topic is called ‘Animals including humans’. During this topic they will learn about the processes which define living things. They will also use their investigative skills to investigate these processes.  In the second half term the children will focus on ‘Forces and Magnets’.

In Computing, the children will create their own presentations and they will learn about how networks are created. The children will also continue to have half termly E-safety lessons on understanding and using the internet safely.


Year Four

In English, the children will be exploring fantasy worlds, such as Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. After that, they will be basing their English work on Beowulf.

Our topic for this term is the Anglo-Saxons. The children will learn about who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from and why they invaded Britain. They will have the opportunity to study life in an Anglo-Saxon village and to examine what they ate and wore in those times.

In Science, the children will be learning about sound. During this topic they will learn about the structure of the ear and how we can hear sounds. They will also carry out investigations to help them to understand how sound travels. In the second half of the term the children will study ‘Humans and other animals’. During this topic, they will learn about the importance of looking after their teeth. This will include learning about the digestive system.