Mr M Calvey
Class 7 Teacher
History and Geography Coordinator, Educational Visits Coordinator, Pastoral Leader
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2.
Year 3 Classes:
- Class 7: Mr M. Calvey (Geography and History coordinator, Educational Visits Coordinator, Pastoral care Lead)
- Class 8: Mrs C. Kerr (Science and Art and DT Coordinator)
Year 4 Classes:
- Class 9: Mrs N. Graham (Phase Group leader and Gifted and Talented coordinator)
- Class 10: Mrs S. Cole (Assistant Head) and Mr L. Fenlon (Schools Direct Student)
- Mrs D. Humpage
- Ms M. Everett
- Mrs A. Brand
- Mrs N. Rodriguez
We look forward to working in partnership with you over the academic year.
Transition from KS1 to KS2
This year is an exciting and important time for the children as they move from the Infants (Key Stage 1) across the road to the Lower Juniors. Transition at Corpus Christi is carefully planned for; both the Year 2 and Year 3 teachers work hard to ensure that the children feel prepared and secure as they move into the Lower Juniors.
Class Structure and Interaction
The children are organised into two new classes as they move into the Lower Juniors. We ensure that each class is an equal balance of age, gender, and ability. The children are already very familiar with each other, having worked closely together throughout EYFS and the Infants.
We follow the National Curriculum at Corpus Christi and every term each year group focuses on a topic that we will connect to the National Curriculum subjects below. More topic details can be found in our termly newsletters.
• Design and Technology
• Art and Design
• Physical education
Children in the Lower Juniors have weekly homework tasks in Maths and English; as well as a weekly spelling list to learn. Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday. Spellings are issued on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
We organise a variety of educational visits throughout the year which relate to the topics the children are studying in school. We encourage parents to join us on educational visits when possible. We also invite visitors and theatre companies into school at certain times throughout the year, in order to enhance the children’s learning. Parents and family members are invited and encouraged to come into school to share any expertise or experiences they have which are related to the topic the children are studying.
All Year 3 children will join the school band, which takes place every Monday afternoon (2.00-300pm). They will be given a choice of instrument they would like to learn and be given specialist tuition by Lambeth Music Service to learn to play an instrument in groups and as a whole band. In year 4 children can decide if they would like to continue to participate in the Corpus Christi School Band and this takes place on Tuesday Afternoons (2.30-3.30pm.)
Year 3 Science Sleepover:
In year 3 the children take part in an annual Science Sleepover during the spring term. On this evening they share in a variety of fun science activities and sleepover at the school for one night. The science activities are provided by the Einstein’s Entertainers.
Year 4 School Journey:
The Year 4 children have a wonderful opportunity to go on their first residential trip during their time at Corpus Christi school. The year 4 children visit Butlins Bognor Regis. On this trip they develop their independence, resilience and teamwork and social skills.
The progress of the children will be continually assessed throughout the year. In addition the children will sit formal assessments in Reading, SPaGs and Mathematics which help to further inform teachers and parents about individual progress and attainment. These assessments take place towards the end of each term. Writing will be assessed continuously throughout the year.
Our aim is to involve parents as much as possible in school life. Teachers are always pleased to see parents to discuss any concerns that they may have and are available most mornings in the playground.
However, it may be necessary to make an appointment; if you feel that you will need more than just a few minutes of the teacher’s time. You can do this by emailing the class teacher or contacting the school office, and the staff there will make the necessary arrangements for you.
We encourage parents to communicate with the staff, but please note that e-mailing teachers should be reserved for issues such as:
• Informing staff of appointments such as doctors, dentist etc. Please also copy the office into any email sent to your child’s class teacher regarding appointments.
• Informing staff of a change to pick up / drop off arrangements.
(If the change occurs during the school day, please inform the school office who will inform staff)
• Requesting an appointment to see a teacher
• Addressing minor queries such as questions about homework, upcoming trips, school events, etc.
Please avoid using the e-mail system to address issues regarding your child’s education or well-being that would be better suited to a one-to-one conversation.
Weekly school newsletters - Will be available online every Friday afternoon to give information about the week ahead.
Lower Juniors Newsletters - These are sent out at the start of each term outlining the topics that the children will cover and the ways in which parents can help.
Termly Parent Evenings - A formal opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher.
End of Year Report - Sent home at the end of the Summer Term.