GLF Schools

Lower KS2

In Lower Key Stage 2, our curriculum is designed to inspire high aspirations in all of our pupils and to encourage them to become resilient, lifelong learners who embrace challenges and continue to grow as individuals.

Our rich and varied curriculum gives children opportunities to develop inquisitive minds and a lifelong love of learning. We believe in celebrating every success and preparing our children for the future. We pride ourselves on giving our children a range of experiences to bring their learning to life, from hands on workshops, performances, and educational trips. 

Through engaging and stimulating lessons, children have the opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery that feeds their curiosity within the most exhilarating topics of our curriculum.

In Year 3 and 4 we follow the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme which enables children to understand and apply spelling patterns. It also develops children’s knowledge of word families, how suffixes impact upon root words, and provides mnemonics to remember the trickiest spellings. The teaching revolves around instruction (with the help of online alien characters), partner and group practice, and competitive group challenges that help children commit new words to memory.

In Year 4 we use 'maths frame' which is an interactive resource to support children's understanding of times tables. This also includes a similar multiplication check which mimics the statutory multiplication check that the children will sit in year 4. Through this it ensures children have enough practice at answering the questions under a time limit so the check does not come as a surprise.

As a school we develop our English lessons through our Talk for Writing programme which  is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

What do our parents and carers think about LKS2 at Springfield Primary School?

'Reading and times tables are well prepared.'

'My child is doing well and being encouraged to do well.'

'My child has loved all of her topic learning.'