Lower School Pages
Unsung Hero - Produced by Mr Chambers.
Welcome to Lower School!
Respect Relationships Resilient Reflective Responsible
Meet our team!
A very warm welcome to Lower School from Mrs Plaskitt, Mrs Adams, Mr Wilson, Miss Walker, Miss Fearn and Mrs Blacknell!
This year, our teaching assistants are Mrs Smith, Miss Wint, Mr Aherne , Miss Dawson, Miss Baker, Miss Koppel and Miss Emson.
The following page will hopefully provide you with as much information as possible. However, if you ever have any problems, concerns or questions, please see a member of the team at the beginning or end of the school day; or by phoning the school office.
Here at Broomhill, we have an open door policy and welcome parents into school.
We are all looking forward to a brilliant year with the children!
Year 3 and 4 is an amazing time for everyone as the journey through KS2 begins and the children really develop their skills for independent learning. Throughout this year the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: I Am Warrior, Blue Abyss, Burps, Bottoms and Bile, Traders and Raiders and Misty Mountain, Winding River.
Our Current Topic: Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
Linked text: How to Train a Dragon- Cressida Cowell
Our Focus Text
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.
A laugh-out-loud story from Cressida Cowell
Traders and Raiders Information
All of the topics in LKS2 have a Creative Homework Project linked to them, which will give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents, strengths and interests. This will be shared both on our website and on ClassDojo.
-We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in LKS2 should be reading daily at home.
-Children are given a spelling test weekly (every Monday), so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have two practice sessions in school to support children with learning their spellings. Spelling lists are posted below (half-termly), as well as on their class page on ClassDojo.
-In LKS2, children should already know all of their times tables. We do recommend that children practise these as much as possible. Your child will have a Times Table Rockstar login to practise these at home. This website has proved to be very popular and practise makes perfect when it comes to times tables!
-In addition to this, we will often give children English or Maths related homework. Again, this will also be shared on ClassDojo.
Your child will know Mr BY's famous phrase 'The more children are in school, the more they are learning'. Our aim is for children's attendance to be at least 97%.
Within school, we regularly celebrate attendance with the children.
Attendance to be updated weekly and after each half term.
Class 1: %
Class 2: %
Class 3: %
Class 4: %
Class 5: %
We appreciate your continued support.
We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.
We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: . We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history.
Reading for pleasure
In order to support your child develop a love of reading we have created lists of suggested high quality texts that are suitable for each year group. We hope these are helpful for you!
www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)
- Numberblocks episodes
- https://nrich.maths.org/ - Welcome to the home of rich Mathematics
- www.onceuponapicture.co.uk (images and questions to inspire writing)
Topic games/ useful websites
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - Free curriculum-mapped videos for your classroom, arranged by subject and age-group; Live Lessons presented by top BBC talent; educational campaigns including Super Movers and Bring the Noise.
- www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (geography activities)
- https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ (lots of projects for all key stages)
- http://www.lcfclubs.com/ (French games, English games and grammar activities. Use the password LCF2020sch to create a single user account)
Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.
Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Sep 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers).
Our P.E days are:
Class 1: Mon + Fri
Class 2: Tue + Thur
Class 3: Mon + Tue
Class 4: Mon + Fri
Class 5: Mon + Fri
Year 3/4 Spellings
These are the upcoming spellings for the children. Please check ClassDojo for the dates, as they change depending on our curriculum for that week.
Within the week, the children will practise their spelling pattern at least twice a week.
Their spelling list will also be posted onto ClassDojo.
Please support your child and the school with their behaviour and news by signing up to ClassDojo.
You can do this here at https://www.classdojo.com.
We use ClassDojo daily to communicate with you. By using the app, we can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows us to instantly share messages, updates, photographs and your child's success within the classroom.
If you have not signed up already, please request a code from your child's class teacher to see all the benefits.
5R'S and SEAL
Every week, children participate in a SEAL lesson.
Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.
During the next term, the whole school will be focusing on 'Changes'. This theme focuses on understanding how others see us and how we would like to be seen by others. Also, we will focus on our responsibility as a citizen and the impact of anti-social behaviour.
Furthermore, we will be having an extra focus on one of our 5R's. Our focused 5R throughout this topic is REFLECTIVE. Within this, children will discuss what this looks like in and outside of school, through focused sessions on being open to improvement and thinking about the consequences of our actions.
If you would like anymore information regarding SEAL, please see the following link https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-primary-seal
Our SEAL topic for Summer 1 is 'Relationships'
Our 5R topic for this Spring 1 is 'Refelective'
Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our chidlren. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our SEAL work and where appropriate English work.
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