In Class 2, we have Year 3 and Year 4 children. Curriculum themes change each term, and we try to have as much fun as possible whilst achieving all our learning objectives. Maths and English are taught daily, and each week we have 2 PE lessons, daily spelling lessons and a variety of topic based learning opportunities.

This year our themes will be:

Autumn Term: Awesome Archaeology (Stone Age to Iron Age) / Extreme Earth

Spring Term: Rainforests

Summer Term: Robots


Maths is taught daily with learning objectives linked to the National Curriculum for each year group. Learning is practical and interactive, with a focus on core skills and reasoning. Children will develop skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement and statistics.


English lessons are enjoyable and interactive, with children participating in learning about different genres often linked to the term’s theme. Children will immerse in a genre to become familiar with it, and then learn skills such as text organisation, development of vocabulary and sentence structure, to enable the child to create their own independent writing.Reading, comprehensions and GPS work are linked together.


Our reading books are organised into coloured bands. Each band includes books from different schemes to ensure the children can enjoy a rich variety of texts and a variety of genres. The reading skill focus in Class 2 includes building literal retrieval, inference and deduction skills applied to a range of text types. Children enjoy comprehension lessons weekly and will also read and respond to a variety of texts in discussion and in written comprehensions to develop their understanding of different texts.

GPS –Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.

Children will take part in GPS lessons which includes learning spelling rules, different forms of punctuation, and grammar conventions. There will be a focus on sentence structure and use of the correct grammatical vocabulary, for example adjectives, articles and clauses. Children are set weekly spellings which are usually tested on Monday of each week.

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Mrs-S-Ilett-Coupe-Head-TeacherWelcome to Kneesall Church of England Primary School! We are a small, rural Church school where every pupil knows how valued they are and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a secure, yet stimulating learning environment that enables pupils to be inspired and enthused. Our staff lead by example and our Christian ethos is evident in everything we do. We encourage our pupils to care for each other, for their community and for the world in which they live. Their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is as important to us as their academic attainment.

Kneesall School has served our village for more than 150 years and is an important part of our local community, as well as the wider community. We take an active part in village life through our strong links with our church and the local villages.

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