Years 3/4 (Lower KS2)

Welcome to Years 3 and 4!
  Dormouse  Fox  Red Squirrel
Class Teacher Miss Lloyd Mr Bell 
Miss Cook (Mon+Tues)
Mrs Sandhu (Wed-Fri)
Learning Support Assistant Mrs Evans Mrs Tang Mrs Rowland


In Years 3 and 4, the children are supported appropriately to enable them to grow in maturity and are encouraged to take on the role of kind, integral members of our school community.   Children are given the opportunity to show more responsibility for their learning and organisation and are provided with a range of opportunities to challenge themselves.

Through continuing to explore our broad and balanced curriculum, the children progress their skills in reading, writing and maths as well as enriching their learning through our creative cross-curricular topics and a range of stimulating and exciting non-class-based experiences.  This allows our children to deepen their knowledge and understanding across all areas in preparation for the next steps in the journey to Year 5 and beyond.



This week, Hannan and Ziyannah in Fox class) created and then presented an assembly to their classmates, focusing on Ramadan and Eid. The assembly was really interesting and informative and the children spoke really passionately about their faith and what it is like to follow Islam. The other children asked really thoughtful questions too. 

This week, LKS2 had their delayed Viking workshop. The day was jam-packed with exciting tasks and activities, all facilitated by our very own Viking 'Eric'! We started by refreshing our understanding of the Vikings, discussed the initial Viking invasion of Britain and Viking settlements. Next, we learnt about Viking runes and created book marks with our names written in the old Norse alphabet. We used quills and ink just like the Vikings would have. We also learnt to play an old Viking game called 'Fox and Geese'. After a break, we had the chance to look at, handle and talk about Viking weapons. These included swords, shields, spears, javelins, axes and slingshots. We also got to handle Viking helmets and chainmail armour. Eric also had lots of other Viking artefacts like combs, toys and helmets which we got to try on! The final activity of the day was practising Viking-style warfare - we built a shield wall to defend against Viking javelin throwers. Overall, it was a busy day and we learnt a lot - it was a great way to finalise out Viking learning which started last half term.

Y4 started their clarinet lessons this week, Mr Hart gave us a fantastic overview of clarinets. It was great fun for us all to learn something new.
Our Jungle Book LKS2 production was a success! Thank you to all our Parents and Carers who helped with costumes and helped the children to learn their lines. The children worked so very hard! 
Last week we wore red to raise money for Children in Need! Here is Pine Marten Class taking part.
We had great fun dressing as our favourite World Book Day characters, we also read our favourite books with Bobby Bear Class.

Year 3 and 4 had their third and final rugby enrichment session this morning with Bracknell Rugby Club. The sessions have been action packed and have improved our rugby skills. Mr Bell, Mrs Gill and Miss Lloyd have also been learning and are excited to run the next rugby sessions ourselves. A massive thank you to Josh (our trainer) for being so engaging this week.

In LKS2 in DT we have created our own dragon eyes out of clay, we are looking forward to painting them next week!

On Friday,  Year 4 were lucky enough to have a rugby coaching session with a coach from Bracknell Rugby/Premier education. The children had a great morning outside, learning tag rugby rules and playing lots of games to improve their fitness and special awareness. We look forward to the next 2 sessions on the next 2 Fridays.

On Friday, some of our Year 3/4 boys took part in a usports football tournament at Woodford Park. It was a very cold morning but the boys played with great gusto and had a fantastic experience. We played in 6 matches and came 3rd overall. 

This week Mr Bell and Miss Lloyd took a delegation of Y3/4 athletes to the School Games Sportshall Athletics competition. We competed in running, throwing, jumping and obstacle events. The boys and girls tried really hard and worked fantastically well as a team.

We won several individual events, including the heats for our girls' relays and obstacle relay for the boys.

Special thank you to Mrs Fisher who attended the event to support the children and the teachers. She gives up lots of her own time and we appreciate her enormously.

Some of our LKS2 children took part in a remembrance parade with their cub and beaver groups. The parade was a huge success and the children contributed to community events with great gusto! We are proud that our children are showing consideration for the contributions made to our country. Well done Jack, Oliver and Charlie!

Our Year 6 sports leaders attended the final part of their training at St Crispins school. Our leaders ran their activities for children from schools across Wokingham with great success. The training has helped out Year 6 leaders to develop leaderships skills and has developed their understanding of physical education and how to support younger children in developing their sporting ability. The leaders will now continue to lead games and activities in school for their younger peers.

LKS2 loved taking part in the Little Musketeers workshop on Wednesday!

In LKS2 we are celebrating International Attire Day by wearing clothing representing our own heritages. We have children from England, Wales, Philippines, India, China, Brazil and so many more! We have loved sharing our different cultures with each other.

With Christmas fast approaching, LKS2 have been designing their own Christmas cards to be ready for the festive season!

This week in year 3 and 4 we made a pledge against bullying and discussed the 5 people who could support us if we were ever being bullied.