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 - Miss Eke (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Schofield
Year 5 - Miss Atkinson (Key Stage 2 Leader), Mrs Drury
Year 4 - Miss Johnstone, Mrs Bailey
Year 3/4 - Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Allen, Miss Broadbent and Mrs Gordon (maternity leave)
Year 3 - Mr Hellam, Mrs Watters
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 what exciting things we have been up to this week!
Year 6 have enjoyed their second mindfulness workshop continuing to learn strategies to help feel relaxed and have worked hard exploring angles in their maths work this week. As part of their science topic, Year 5 have explored how time is measured by making their own sundials and testing them on the school playground! Year 4 have really enjoyed their science learning this week experimenting with string telephones to find out about how sound travels. Year 3/4 have enjoyed learning hockey skills during their games lesson this week. In their English work, Year 3 have been writing a balanced argument based around their class text - Robin Hood. All of LKS2 have enjoyed their local walk to the church this week and were amazed by the stories in the stain glass windows.
15th March, 2019
This week in Key Stage 2, Year 6 have enjoyed a mindfulness workshop looking at how to manage feelings of stress and anxiety in their lives, especially leading up to the SATS. This will be followed up over the next two weeks enabling the children to develop a bank of tools and strategies to equip them for later life. Year 5 have enjoyed reading the poem 'The Highwayman'; we have explored themes of love, hate and selflessness. Year 4 have really enjoyed their second Big Build session where they have worked with Jacob's engineers to decide what materials they would need to go to space. Year 3 have explored sound vibrations using ukuleles; the children are now able to identify how sound is made and how to change pitch.
8th March, 2019
This week in Key Stage 2, Lower Key Stage have been fully immersed in their next class text - Robin Hood. This links closely to their new History topic about Early Law Makers. This week the children have learnt about significant dates in history such as the difference in dates between when men and women were first allowed to cast a vote! Year 4 have been looking forward to getting started on their big build project this morning.In Upper Key stage 2, this week Year 5 have started their DT project ready for this terms INSPIRE morning! Year 6 have had a great time restarting their swimming sessions at Ossett Academy! Years 5 and 6 have been working hard on developing their reading area and have taken responsibility over organising texts by author and genre; we now have a wonderful communal reading area to enjoy.It was lovely to see so many children in their World Book Day costumes yesterday, we all had a fantastic day!
This week in Key Stage 2, Mr Hellam’s class have challenged themselves by using their writing skills during a topic lesson to write a diary entry about a day in the life of a Victorian prisoner. They studied the impact the punishments would have on prisoners in the past. Year 3/4 have enjoyed creating a stained glass window based on their own values and beliefs following their local walk to Holy Trinity church last week. Year 5 have been working hard with Mr Ramsden carrying out an experiment to investigate the difference in shadows throughout the school day. They also had a fantastic INSPIRE morning yesterday, creating their own rockets and making them blast off using a chemical reaction! Year 6 had their final stress workshop this week. We would like to say a big well done to all of year six for being so mature and for engaging with each session.
This week Year 3 had an incredible time on their Kingswood residential! This children had the opportunity to build on their teamwork skills and all the staff were thrilled with their positive attitudes and fantastic behaviour! Well done Year 3! Year 4 enjoyed welcoming their parents and carers in for their INSPIRE afternoon making sound proof boxes as part of their science projects. Thank you to everyone who came along to work with the children. Year 5 have enjoyed building their team work skills creating their own games. They focused on space, task, people and equipment and then taught their games to each other. Well done year 5. Year 6 have created a freedom quilt during their INSPIRE this week. They worked hard to develop their sewing skills alongside parents and carers. Thank you to everyone who came along - we hope you enjoyed it!
26th April 2019
Year 6 enjoyed a Wakefield Museum Workshop this Friday, where they learnt about the history of elections and how these have changed over the years. Year 6 have also come back to school with a positive attitude, prepared to give 100% effort towards the final push before our SATs assessments in May. Year 5 have enjoyed learning about their new topic, the USA – they will be exploring the similarities and differences between the USA and the UK. If anyone has visited the USA and has any photographs, please feel free to bring them in and share them with us! In Year 4, the children were thrilled to share their winning Last Choir Standing performance with the local community during our competition this week. Lower Key Stage Two children have introduced their new English topic – myths and legends – and look forward to creating their own during this half term!