Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two



Useful Documents for Parents

 Autumn 1 - Curriculum Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Helping Your Child at Home - Homework 19-20.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Spelling List.pdfDownload
 Welcome to LKS2.pdfDownload
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 Home Learning Letter - Leopards.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Lions.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Tigers.docDownload
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Working from home

School will be closed to most pupils from Monday 23rd March due to Coronavirus.

We have made these resources for your child to access at home.


You should have received a letter with details of our email addresses and explaining what we are hoping to do over the next few weeks. We will be contactable via those emails during the normal school day and will be updating the website with new resources and also sending extra work via email. We are looking forward to receiving any completed work for comment, or if you have any questions about the work, or don't understand anything, then please just get in touch and we will try and help. 

Just in case we have put our emails.  lions@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk    leopards@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk      tigers@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk        

The best way to upload work is to complete as a word document and attach it to an email. Or you could send photos of some of your work, art and projects, or even power point presentations. 

We would also love to see what you are up to for our Instagram page. If you are happy for your photos to be shared on Instagram send them to Miss Green at the Lions address above with 'Instagram' as the message title and she will upload them. It will be great to keep in touch with your classmates via the page and see what each other are up to.


 Useful Websites to visit:






https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/   login: march20    password: home

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/  Register with them and use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

https://www.colchester-zoo.com/education/learning-resources/#activity  for activity packs

Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks



Also, Mrs Welsh found the following webcams to watch some animals having fun:





Home Learning - Weeks 3 and 4 Resources

We are so proud of all the hard work you've put in over the last half term. Now it is time to have a well-deserved rest over the Easter holidays. We have put a fun home learning activity bingo sheet below for you to have a look at over the holidays. We have also added a research activity and some spellings for holiday homework. Enjoy the sunshine!

Home Learning - Week 2 Resources

In English, we are going to be looking at descriptive writing. Can you write a character or setting description on one of the Zoo habitat links above? Or why don't you watch a video on Literacy Shed? Make sure to illustrate your writing afterwards making sure to include the details you have mentioned in your writing. There are also some additional resources below.

 In Maths, we would like you to focus on statistics. Your resources are below.

 In reading we would like you to continue reading your book of choice from home however, we would also like you to have a go at completing a reading comprehension booklet. You are given a text to read in the first booklet and then questions to answer in the second. Your resources are below. 

In science, we would like you to continue with the 'forces and magnets' topic we started to look at in school. There are exciting videos to watch and quizzes to do on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd . There are also some resources to complete below. 

In spellings, we would like you to continue practicing the curriculum spellings from the spelling mat. This week we would like you to use this knowledge to correct some of these spellings. You could even practice your handwriting by writing the sentences out again with the correct spellings. Your resources are below. 

Since the weather is so fantastic, why don't you take your learning outdoors! You could make a piece of art with things you find in your garden or soundscape what you can hear around you. See an example here!

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 Year 3 - Bar charts.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - Consolidation of statistics.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - Pictograms.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - Tables.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Consolidation and Problem Solving.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Interpreting Charts.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Introducing Line Graphs.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Line Graphs.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Sums and Comparing Stats.pdfDownload
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Reading comprehensions

 Task 1 - Answer Booklets.pdfDownload
 Task 1 - Reading Booklets.pdfDownload
 Task 2 - Answer Booklets.pdfDownload
 Task 2- Reading Booklets.pdfDownload
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Science - forces and magnets 

 Forces and magnets assessment.pdfDownload
 Magnetic Materials Game.pdfDownload
 Magnetism Word Search.pdfDownload
 Pushes and Pulls.pdfDownload
 The force of gravity.pdfDownload
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 Correcting curriculum spellings.pdfDownload
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Home Learning - Week 1 Resources


English Home Learning

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Maths Home Learning

 Spring-Block-4-Mini-Assessment-Year-3-Length-and-Perimeter (1).pdfDownload
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Year 3 SPAG

 TP2-E-004-Y3-Prepositions_ver_1 (1).zipDownload
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Year 4 SPAG

 TP2-E-010-Y4-Apostrophes_ver_1 (1).zipDownload
 TP2-E-017-Y4-Fronted-Adverbials_ver_4 (1).zipDownload
 TP2-E-020-Y4-Expanded-Noun-Phrases_ver_5 (1).zipDownload
 TP2-E-023-Y4-Standard-English-Verb-Inflections_ver_1 (1).zipDownload
 TP2-E-024-Y4-Inverted-Commas_ver_2 (1).zipDownload
 TP2-E-039-Y4-Determiners_ver_2 (1).zipDownload
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Word Versions

 Word versions
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Spring 1

Why does the Earth gets angry?



LITERACY- This term our shared text book is the Wizard of Oz. The children will look at different versions of the story, exploring the vocabulary and comparing it to the short film ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Lessmore.’ We will also be looking at play scripts this half term. They will also be able to show off what they can do in their own creative writing compositions, re-telling the story and creating some play scripts of their own to perform. We will continue to improve our spelling and grammar this half term, looking at inverted commas and their uses. The children will also continue to develop their skills, practicing spelling rules.


NUMERACY- The children will continue to practice written and mental addition and subtraction calculations daily alongside their times tables, to build on their ability and speed. Learning this term will focus around improving knowledge of fractions, Geometry (position and direction) and multiples of money. We will also be making cross curricular links to Geography when learning about longitude and latitude. We will be using co- ordinates to plot different countries on a globe and even use these to create our own map of Oz.


SCIENCE - We will be looking at the origins of rocks and soils as well as how volcanoes are created. We will look in detail at the water cycle and study different examples of extreme weather and their origins. We will even be making our own mini tornadoes!


RE- The children will look at the meaning of ‘spirituality’, explore the significance of symbols in religion and look at how different religions use patterns, calligraphy and poetry.


ART- This term, we will be looking at the painting ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. The children will re-create this iconic picture using a variety of different media. We will be using observation.


GEOGRAPHY- During this half term children will begin to look at the water cycle and understand the different states that water travels through. They will be learning lots of new vocabulary such as; evaporation and condensation, and applying these terms to explain the cycle. In addition to this, children will be using globes, atlases and maps to study the different hemispheres and locate countries within those hemispheres. When looking at the climate in different parts of the world, the children will learn about the equator and how this effects the weather in countries.

Spring 2

Why do people invade other countries?

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Welcome back phase 3/4. We hope you have had a relaxing half-term and are ready to come back refreshed. We have an exciting term planned with our topic research question being ‘why do people invade other countries?’, our main focus is the Vikings!


In English lessons, the children will be exposed to a range of Viking themed books to link to our history topic. The main class text this half term is ‘Invasion’, we are using this book to teach elements of our history curriculum alongside history sessions. We are going to use the text to write a prediction, setting description and a diary entry from the perspective of a main character. In addition to this book, we plan to look at a range of text genres including historical stories. Later in the term, the children we then recreate their own historical story set in the Viking period.


During this half-term the children will be recapping their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division formal methods. They will then apply these skills to answer reasoning and problem solving questions. In addition to this, we will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. As always, we will also focus on our Swarcliffe Skills, which are what all children must be able to do in Maths by the end of the year.


In History lessons this half-term, we will be focusing on the Viking period and their influence on Europe. We will be looking at who the Vikings were, Anglo-Saxon kings, laws and Viking life. We will be comparing events in the past to the present through laws and punishment. The children will be applying history skills such as plotting events on a timeline.


This half-term in Science, we will be investigating forces and magnets. We will begin the unit by sorting items based on their properties, whether they are magnetic or not. We will be carrying out an exciting investigation to find out which material causes the least friction and therefore be the best surface for a vehicle to travel on. This half-term includes Science Fortnight where we will be using scientific enquiry and conduct numerous experiments.


In PSHE lessons children will be learning about how to keep themselves healthy and discussing the effects smoking, drugs and alcohol (this includes prescription drugs). One of the effects we will be focusing on is asthma and the procedures surrounding it.


The children will develop their mastery of different techniques by designing and creating a Viking helmet and shield. They will be using a range of materials, which they will select for their properties. At the end of the unit, they will be using observations to evaluate their designs.


Computing lessons this term will centred on the principles of coding. The children will recap if/then statements and use their knowledge to create a Viking game on Scratch.

Autumn 1

Why do dragons breathe fire?

If Dragons Were Real, Could They Breathe Fire? | HowStuffWorks

Welcome back to Year 3/4! We have an exciting, action packed filled year where we will cover 6 fascinating topics. The topic we are covering this half term is Dragons.


In Maths the children will be learning about the place value of numbers as well as mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. Throughout this term, we will be looking at various units of measure and using this to calculate the perimeter of shapes.


In English we will be looking at a range of text genres including storytelling, instructional writing and poetry, based on the texts that we will read. Our first text this half term is ‘George and the Dragon’, we will be writing a character description. Linking to our topic, another book we will be studying is ‘Dragon Keeper’s Handbook’, we will use this to write instructions to trap a dragon.


Our focus in Science this half term is animals and humans. We will be finding out how to classify them by their diets and anatomy. We will have a particular focus on skeletons and nutrition, comparing those of humans to animals.


In History we are researching Saint George, linking to our book in English 'George and the Dragon'. The children will learn about the traditional tale and then ordering events on a timeline.


In Art this half term we are practicing different techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpting by making careful observations. We will first be sketching a dragon's eye and then sculpting our design in clay.


Computing is going to be very exciting this half term as the children will be learning to write and debug simple algorithms. They will be taught how to write basic code using Scratch to produce their own game.


PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches. This term Lions will be swimming on a Wednesday afternoon and will need a swimming costume and a towel. 

Autumn 2

What are the Wonders of the World?

The New York Times Takes Us to the New 7 Wonders of the World with ...

Welcome back after the half term break! We hope you all had a good rest and are ready for the busy, but exciting, half term ahead. 

Maths - This half term the children are learning about the concept of time along reading digital and analogue clocks. They will also be looking at multiplication and division facts and written methods. 


English - We will explore a range of books this half term, starting with the Science Fiction story ‘The Iron Man’. We will read the text in Guided Reading sessions and rewrite the first chapter from The Iron Man’s point of view. In addition to this, we will be writing a non-chronological report about the Wonders of the World.


Science - over this half term the children will be investigating electricity and how it is used in our lives. We will learn about the different ways electricity is produced in the UK and how it is utilized. The children will be learning about circuits and some components such as cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.


Geography - During our lessons, the children will be using maps to locate countries, concentrating on their environmental regions and key human and physical characteristics. During these lessons they will also locate the Wonders of the World.


Computing - This half term, the children will be learning about search engines and how to research effectively. This will link to our topic  as we will be researching the Wonders of the World to write the non-chronological report in English.


Design and Technology - This half term, the children will develop different construction techniques such as cutting,
joining and shaping to create their own Iron Man related to our class text. They will also be given the opportunity to design, select materials and use the components they think are most appropriate.


PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches. Lions will be swimming on a Wednesday afternoon still and will need a swimming costume and a towel. In addition to this, Leopards and Tigers will continue with Gymnastics on Monday afternoons and will need to bring their PE kit to change into.