Primrose Vale, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 9BT

01977 677494


St. Botolph’s CE Academy

In God’s hands, we love, learn and grow

Lower Key Stage 2

Years 3 and 4

In Lower Key Stage Two, we aim to provide an engaging and enriching curriculum which instils a love of learning and curiosity. Rooted in our Christian Values, our lessons not only teach children the skills and knowledge needed for their continued education but also prepare them for community life in modern Britain. During Years 3 and 4, we hope for all of our pupils to realise their full potential; being inspired to pursue their goals and be equipped with the knowledge, tools and strategies to become unique, kind-natured and well-rounded individuals.

Beginning Key Stage Two can often be a daunting time. As such, our staff are well-equipped to support children make this transition and prepare them for their journey through KS2. Our priority is the happiness and safety of all of our pupils; creating an environment they want to be in, enjoy learning in and look forward to coming to each day. One way in particular we strive to achieve this is by making lessons as fun and as captivating as possible. Whether through Active Maths, investigative style English lessons, drama-based History and Geography lessons or enquiry-based Science lessons, children in LKS2 are taught, challenged and inspired through an enthusiastically taught programme.

Year 4 children learning about diving by 10 and 100 in an active way!

Penguins class made a Mandir as part of their learning about Hinduism on World Faith Day.

Year 3 and 4 children learning about and demonstrating different States of Matter.

Pupils in Year 4 learning how to tell the time using a clock made with children!


Pupils in classes Bears, Penguins and Zebras follow a two year rolling programme of topics. This enables teachers to plan together and share ideas. It also ensures pupils do not repeat topics within the Key Stage.






Cycle A


Cycle B






 Ruthless Romans

Reach for the Stars (Ancient Egyptians)






Jungle Adventures (Habitats)

Natural Disasters






 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (Mayans)

Savage Stone Age


More information about the curriculum can be found in the curriculum newsletters below.

 LKS2 Newsletter Summer 2021.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Newsletter Autumn 2020.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Newsletter Summer Term (1).pdfDownload
 LKS2 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2020.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2019.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Summer 2019.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Spring 2019 newsletters.docxDownload
 LKS2_Autumn newsletter.docxDownload
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