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Lower Key Stage 2

BERWICK HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL                                                                 CURRICULUM INFORMATION

Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum (Years 3 and 4)

Mrs Wootten – Lower KS2 Team Leader


The curriculum in lower Key Stage 2 is broad and balanced, in that it includes all the foundation subjects, and appropriate weighting is given to the core subjects of Mathematics, Science and English. We aim for all children to reach their highest possible standard in each subject area. 

The topics covered follow the National Curriculum guidance and age related expectations as the basis for planning and teaching English and Mathematics across the school as well as other primary curriculum subjects including; 


  • Religious Education
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • History
  • Geography
  • PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education)
  • Science
  • PE (Physical Education)
  • Music
  • French
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design


Below is an overview (and a brief explanation) of the fantastic topics we will be covering:







Year 3



(Predators and Prey)

Tribal Tales

(Stone Age to Iron Age)

I am Warrior!


(Ancient Rome and Volcanoes)


Traders and

Raiders (The Vikings)



(Forces and Magnetism)


Year 4


(States of Matter)



(Investigating Foods)





Gods and


(Ancient Greeks)


Burps, Bottoms and Bile

(The Human Body)


Homework and Reading

Whilst we work very hard in school, the children are expected to complete some work at home. This work will be found in their homework folder. We also expect children to read at home at least three times a week and record it in their reading record. Reading at home is an essential part of your child’s learning and ensures that they progress well. We have an exciting weekly reading raffle, where children are issued a raffle ticket if they have read three times or more weekly.  The winning child receives a book.  Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be returned the following Monday.


Should you require any additional information on the curriculum for your child, please contact your child's class teacher or access the link below to the Department for Education.