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), Mrs Schofield, Mrs Broadbent
Year 5 - Miss Atkinson (Key Stage 2 Leader), Mrs Drury
Year 4 - Miss Johnstone, Mrs Bailey
Year 3/4 - Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Gordon
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!
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.