St Edmund's RC Primary School

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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

0161 921 1940

St Edmund's RC Primary School

Lower Key Stage Two

 Welcome to Year 3 and 4!

There are 3 classes in Lower Key Stage Two. The classes are: 

Team Navy - Mrs Williams

Team Sapphire - Ms Brookes

Team Teal - Ms Green

Mrs Barrington and Miss MacManus also teach across all three classes.

In Lower Key Stage Two, Mrs Brady, Mrs Mann and Miss Edwards provide support within classes

and also enhance our provision with small group intervention sessions in the afternoons.

Click here for an overview of what we will be learning in Lower Key Stage Two this year.


PE is on the following days for the different classes.

Team Navy - Wednesday and Thursday

Team Sapphire -  Wednesday and Thursday

Team Teal - Wednesday and Friday

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day. Our PE kit is black or navy shorts, a white T-shirt and trainers or pumps - in colder weather, a plain black or navy tracksuit can be worn. Kits can be left on your child's peg for the half term. 

Toast and milk is available for the half-term via Parent Pay.

Your child will have a 'Reading Reward Card' in their reading record. Please ensure that your child reads each day - continuing to read with them is wonderful! If your child reads on at least five days in one week they will receive one stamp. When they have achieved 4 stamps your child will be given a reward in school. 

 If you are unsure about anything, please speak to a member of the team. 

  Information Briefings


Reading Breakfast Briefing

Click here to view the presentation from this briefing.

Year 4

Multiplication Tables Check Briefing

Click here to view the presentation from this briefing.


The majority of our homework is set through online platforms. Click below to access each of these. We will also now be setting homework through Google Classroom. Each child has their own log-in details which can be found in the back of their reading record. Click here to access the new version of this resource:

Summer 1

After school clubs this half term include:

  • Football for Year 4 on Mondays with Mrs Mann
  • Mindfulness on Tuesdays with Miss Rogers
  • Tennis on Thursdays with Sports Development
  • Cricket on Fridays with Sports Development

In Science, we are learning about Sound and Hearing. We started the half term with a visitor from 'Hands on Science;' who led workshops to teach us about how sound is caused by vibrations. We have learned about the parts of the ear and how sound vibrations are converted into electrical signals for our brain. We experimented with different sizes and shapes of ear pinnaes to see if this affected our ability to hear sounds. We also made string telephones and explored which materials made the most effective devices.

We had a fun-filled few days celebrating King Charles III coronation. We had a whole school afternoon tea party and invited guests from the parish and our community charity partner.

Our art topic this half term is 'Fabric of Nature'. Using the sights and sounds of the rainforest as our inspiration, we have produced some amazing mood boards. We then used viewfinders to zoom in on sections of an image and focus on the patterns within images.

We have been very busy in our school allotment: tidying up the polytunnel and planting bean plants and strawberries.

Our first Summer visit to Peel Park saw the GROW project children busy litter picking and weeding the allotment flower beds. We also used natural materials to create hedgehog houses which we concealed in the allotment to encourage wildlife to visit.

In Geography, our topic is 'Our European Neighbours'. We have used atlases to locate the major countries of Europe and their capital cities.  We then researched facts about London and Paris in order to compare the two cities.

A small group of children from our GROW project visited IncrEDIBLE Education in Eccles. We learned lots of woodworking skills and worked together to build some amazing potting benches for our school allotment.

 Christmas 2022

We had some great experiences in the run-up to Christmas. The school choir performed at a range of local care homes and in Peel Park as part of the CommUNITY Little Hulton Winter Warmer event. 

It was wonderful to have so many parents and carers joining us at our Carol Service in Church.

Autumn 1

It was great to see everybody back in school. The children all looked super smart in their uniform and they were moving around school super smartly too. 


Look below to find out all the exciting learning opportunities we had in our first term at school.

In Science, we have been learning about the different States of Matter. We have explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases and have been finding out about how particles move within materials.

We carried out an experiment to see what happened to different solid objects over a period of time - we looked at an ice pop, a candle, a piece of chocolate, some butter and an ice-cream. We observed the materials at room temperature and recorded what happened to each one as it got warmer.

Everyone loved our Roman Experience Day in LKS2 - we had a fun-packed day with three different sessions. We had a brilliant workshop with Nick Credible - who gave us a whistle stop tour of Ancient Rome, and brought along some artefacts for us to explore. We designed and made our own Roman Helmets, then we created Roman coins from clay and used a website to create our own coin designs.  



We had a brilliant time on our trip to RHS Bridgewater. We took part in a workshop about plants which give us food, had chance to explore the abundance of plants in the walled gardens, explored the wider gardens and had great fun in the woodland play area.

In PE, our Beyond the Physical topic is Look, Run, Avoid. We have been playing 'Bib Tag' in pairs and groups of four. We are enjoying setting our own game space and creating ways to change the game to make it harder for our opponent to avoid capture.

We have spent time in reflection following the death of Queen Elizabeth II - we wrote some beautiful prayers thanking God for her life full of faith, dedication and service.

In Music, we have been learning about rhythm. We have had great fun learning some body percussion and beatboxing techniques to accompany the 'It's a Rap!' rap. We have also been experimenting with vocal ostinato rhythms to accompany the poem 'From a Railway Carriage'.

In French, we have been learning some simple greetings and also how to ask and answer questions to find out information about someone we meet.

Autumn 2

See below for news of all our exciting learning opportunities during the Autumn Term.

Our Art topic this half term is 'Power Prints'. We have been exploring how to use different types of pencils to create tone by shading. We have looked at light and dark within pieces of artwork and have created our own pencil and charcoal drawings.

We used pictures of industrial and mechanical drawings to create collages. These were the inspiration for our colourful wax-resist drawings.

The final part of our art project saw us creating printing tiles of Christmas objects before using rollers to transfer our designs into our sketchbooks and onto our Christmas cards.

We enjoyed our 'Wicketz' sessions with Chloe and Will from Lancashire County Cricket Club. They taught us some new throwing and catching techniques and we played some games to help us improve our aim and accuracy.

Our 'Beyond the Physical' topic in PE is 'Throw, Prepare, Catch'. We have been playing a range of games which require us to throw with increasing accuracy and to think carefully about how we are using our bodies to catch a range of balls effectively.

In Science, we are learning about Electricity. We had great fun experimenting with static electricity and we have been beginning to build our own simple circuits. We have also learned about the differences between mains and battery electricity.

We are enjoying our weekly gardening sessions with our friends from CommUNITY Little Hulton. We have been working hard to clear out the allotment area ready for planting and we have been doing a range of indoor activities when the weather has not been kind to us.

We enjoyed studying the poem 'Don't' by Murray Lachlan Young. We created our own nonsense poems using the structure of the poem. We visited the nursery pupils to share our completed poems with them.

We are continuing to study the Romans in History. We used our historical enquiry skills to interpret a range of information sources.

Team Teal - Talk for Writing - Why you should join the Roman Army. We are now writing our own persuasive texts to encourage people to choose a range of different jobs.

Year Three have been busy learning their 3x, 4x and 8x tables. We have also been using this knowledge to begin to answer simple division problems.

 Spring 1

After school clubs this half term included:

  • Choir on Tuesdays with Ms Green and Miss Rogers
  • Lacrosse with Sports Development on Fridays

In our Computing lessons, we are learning about Comparison Databases. We started out by playing a simple comparison card game which taught us about the language of databases including records, fields and data. We then created our own game cards and generated data ready to populate our databases.

In our RE lessons, we thought about how we can start the new year off well with resolutions of Peace. We spent some mindfulness time reflecting on this.

Tuesday 7th February was Safer Internet Day. We took part in a range of activities linked to the theme 'Want to Talk About It?'  There was some amazing discussion across the phase and children were very open about how they feel about a range of different online safety issues.

We started our half term with some visitors from TriKidz. They introduced us to the concept of a triathlon and we had an amazing morning taking part in a triathlon on our MUGA pitch!

We are continuing with our GROW Project with CommUNITY Little Hulton. We have been getting the allotment ready for Spring planting and have also been creating some amazing designs for workbenches for our polytunnel.

The Grow project children had a wonderful afternoon exploring the Community Garden at IncrEDIBLE Education in Eccles. They enjoyed the various different forest playground activities before learning about the different types of fruits and vegetables which are grown there. Finally, they had a look round the woodland workshop to decide what sort of workbenches and equipment we need for our polytunnel.

Our Science topic this half term has been 'Living Things and their Habitats'. We have learned to use simple classification keys to identify animals (and liquorice allsorts!)

We went on a 'Bug Hunt' around the school grounds. We discovered that most self-respecting minibeasts hide away during the winter months, but we found a few hardy creatures in the school allotment.

We finished our Science topic with an amazing interactive investigation into the effects of global warming and pollution on the natural habitats around our world. We were fascinated to see how these factors can affect habitats.

We have been learning to play the ukulele in our music lessons this half term. We can name the parts of the ukulele, strum a simple rhythm and play the first four notes, G C E A.

Spring 2

After school clubs this half term include:

  • Football for Year 4 on Mondays with Mrs Mann
  • Creative writing on Tuesdays with Miss Rogers
  • CAFOD Club on Tuesdays with Mrs Brady
  • Spanish Club on Thursdays with Miss MacManus
  • Basketball on Fridays with Sports Development

We started the half term off with a visit from 'Sonic Rhymes', an amazing award-winning performance poet. He performed some of his poetry for us in assembly, then we had a workshop where we developed our very own poem to help us learn some of the vocabulary for our Science topic. At the end of the day, we performed the poem for the rest of the school.

In Science, our topic is Humans and other Animals. We are learning about the human body, including the digestive system, the skeleton and the functions of our teeth. We have been enjoying a range of experiments and investigations to help us understand the functions of our bodies.

We all had an amazing time on World Book Day. There were some brilliant costumes across our phase. Each class wrote a class poem during the day, and we had a competition to decorate wooden spoons as book characters. We really relished the chance to show off our creative side.

In Design Technology, we are studying 'Structures'. We are looking at castles, and learning to name the different features of a castle. We have been thinking about why structures need to be strong and stable. We have produced some amazing annotated Castle pictures.

We have been exploring 2D shapes and how they can be combined to create 3D shape nets. We worked in groups to form 3D shapes, then combined our shapes to create castles. We have designed our own cardboard castles in pairs, focussing on which features we are going to add in and creating a design specification for our structures.

This half term, we are lucky to have some cricket coaches from Little Hulton Cricket Club visiting us to deliver some coaching sessions. We have been learning about different types of catch, and how we need to position our head, hands and feet to catch the ball effectively.

As part of our Lenten Giving Project, we are focussing on giving our time to help others in our local community. We began by litter picking on Bridgewater St and Queen St.

We have enjoyed learning to use our new orienteering course which has been set up around the school grounds. We have been learning to use the maps to find the different cards and have even used it to complete a grammar quiz.