Key Stage 2
Welcome to Key Stage 2
Here at Towngate Primary Academy, we strive to give every child an inspiring and motivating school experience as they progress through their learning journey. In Key Stage Two, we invest time in preparing the children to be self-motivated, to develop an enquiring mind, to have high aspirations and to be independent thinkers and to demonstrate our core values in their own choices and behaviours.
Year 6 - Mrs Wolstenholme, Miss Eke and Mrs Johnson
Year 5/6 - Miss Atkinson (Key Stage 2 Leader), Mrs Drury, Mrs Harvey
Year 5 - Mr Adlington, Miss Pamment and Miss Barnes
Year 4 - Mr Hellam and Miss Broadbent
Year 3/4 - Mrs Marsten, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Hanley
Year 3 - Mrs Schofield and Miss Kilbride
Our Academy Uniform
At Towngate Primary Academy, we encourage the children to be smart in appearance so they are ready to learn. Please see below for a list of our academy uniform:
- White polo shirt or collared shirt
- Grey trousers, shorts or skirt
- Blue summer dress or grey pinafore
- Navy blue academy jumper or cardigan
- Black shoes
It is important for the children to have correct PE kit in school, including footwear, to fully participate in PE lessons and sporting activities.
- Black or navy shorts
- White polo shirt or t-shirt
- Pumps or trainers
- Black or navy shorts or jogging bottoms
- White polo shirt or t-shirt
- Black or navy hoody/jacket
In Key Stage 2, we provide regular, age-appropriate homework to ensure chidlren are able to continue their learning at home and consolodate key skills. Homework is set weekly and in-line with the academy's homework policy; we encourage all parents to support their children in regularly completing their homework tasks to ensure this has maximum impact on the outcomes of all our children.
Years 3 and 4
Homework in lower key stage includes weekly times table practice, regular reading at home with an adult, weekly spellings and termly holiday projects which are linked to the current topics within the classroom.
Years 5 and 6
Homework in upper key stage includes weekly times table practice, maths workbooks with tasks set, weekly spellings, reading regularly at home and termly holiday projects linked to current topics within the classroom. In Year 6, after February half term, children are required to complete revision which is provided to all children in preparation for their SATs assessments in May.
Take a look at the exciting things that have been happening this week!
4th December 2020:
We've had another busy week in Year 3 this week. In English, we have been planning our instructions of 'How to Capture a Woolly Mammoth'. In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting 2 digits crossing 100. In PE, we used all our knowledge of circuits from the last few weeks to create our very own. In Music, we have been practising our notations using the glockenspiels and in Art we are learning about Monet in readiness to create a background for our Stone Henge paintings. Well done Year 3 for all your hard work this week.
Mrs Schofield and Miss Kilbride
Year 3/4 have had a wonderful week and we have all worked our socks off! We earned a fantastic number of Dojos and our Dojo Master did a fabulous job taking score. In English, we finished writing our instructions! We created some fantastic, clear instructions and (you'll be pleased to hear!) the woolly mammoth in our school is now trapped. In maths, Year 3 are working on displaying multiplication using arrays and equal groups while Year 4 are converting CM to MM and M to CM. We loved learning about hill forts in history and we designed our own hill forts. Year 3/4 said goodbye to Miss Hanley today and we will all miss her and we wish her well for the future.
Miss Marston, Mrs Bailey & Miss Hanley
This week in Maths, we have been learning to Convert between different units of measure. We began by focusing on centimetres and millimetres, but have also been converting meters. We have worked hard to answer tricky problem-solving questions which require multiple steps and conversion between units. The children have been thinking about our units of measure in a real-world context as this is also a life skill. We will now be looking at different units of measure rather than lengths such as weight in grams and kilograms. We hope to use some practical resources to get a deep understanding of using these particular units.
Mr Hellam and Mrs Broadbent
This week, in year 5, we have calculated the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes and begun to calculate the area of compound shapes. We have discussed which methods might be most efficient when calculating area and explained how we have reached our answer. We have also looked at where area and perimeter are used in real life situations; thinking about how architects and builders might need to know about area and perimeter. In English, we have written a non-chronological report which focusses on the tough life of a refugee and provides lots of facts and information about the hardships they face. In science, we have continued with our work on mixtures by observing how a homemade water filter can be constructed to filter a contaminated sodium chloride solution. Our next lesson will look at how we can use evaporation to separate the salt from the saline solution! Our art work has centred around developing a sense of perspective in our drawings by representing foreground and background using a vanishing point!
Mr Adlington and Miss Pamment
This week in Year 5/6 the children have worked hard to continue to develop their confidence in mental arithmetic skills. In PSHE, we have discussed minority groups who may be treated differently and the reasons people may perceive them as different. We focused on ways in which we can overcome discrimination for these groups and wrote a manifesto of how to support them in feeling included. In History, we compared the experiences of evacuees who were evacuated to areas in the UK and to Canada and we looked at the impact of the evacuation scheme on families and host families.
Miss Atkinson & Mrs Drury
In Science we have been looking at dissolving, this week we did an experiment to find out how many teaspoons of salt and sugar we could put into a cup of water before it became saturated. We were shocked to find out how much more salt we could add compared to sugar. Year 6 have been working extremely hard on their non-chronological reports on refugees. They have retained lots of information and been able to include lots of detail about how someone becomes a refugee and what the refugee camps are like. We have been focusing on using parenthesis to improve our writing.
Mrs Wolstenholme and Mrs Johnson
Take a look at this terms class newsletters below: