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Key Stage 2 - Year 3 - Year 6. Phase Leader, Mr Beddow



Key Stage 2 Department at Crindau Primary School.


At present Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when the pupils are aged between 7 and 11 years.


In the Key stage department at Crindau Primary School we currently have 6 mainstream classes and a KS2 learning centre (LC2) for children with Special Educational needs. The department is housed on the top floor of the unique Victorian school building with all classrooms being accessed through the hall.


It is my role as KS2 phase leader to ensure that the pupils are experiencing quality learning opportunities in an exciting learning environment that constantly moves the children’s learning forward.

I have been teaching for over 22 years working in schools in Cwmbran, Newport and Bristol in a variety roles throughout. I am on the playground every day, before school and after school also. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to ask me and I will try my hardest to assist in any way I can.  


Mr L.Beddow




KS2 Teaching Staff


The current teaching staff structure in KS2 is shown below-


Year 3 - Miss Worth.

Year3/4 - Mrs Chandler/ Mrs Hooper.

Year 4 - Miss Jenkins.

Year 5 - Mrs Williams ( Miss Lewis currently covering maternity).

Year 5/6 - Mrs Cox.

Year 6 - Mrs Reed.

LC2 - Mr Beddow.

PPA cover- Miss Parkin.


The Curriculum


At Crindau Primary School we want pupils to learn to their strengths and interests as well as teaching them the skills to achieve their future aspirations, in all areas of their lives.

In KS2, lessons are carefully created by class teachers, using their strong subject knowledge to ensure that the content outlined in the National Curriculum is delivered in a consistent and engaging way. Progression year on year is built carefully so that by the end of Year 6 children will have acquired all the knowledge and skills required to progress onto High School and the KS3 curriculum.



We are currently going through transition period with the new curriculum in Wales being at forefront of the education. Please see the clip below-  


The curriculum will base its focus on four purposes. The four purposes should be the starting point and aspiration for schools’ curriculum design. Ultimately, the aim of the school’s curriculum at will be to support its learners to become:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.



Please watch this clip for further information about the change-



There is very much a shared approach to learning throughout the Key Stage 2 phase at Crindau Primary School. Each class completes weekly spelling activities, times tables activities and set home reading tasks.


Spellings -Each week your child will bring home a list of spellings to learn. Pupils in Year 3 and 4 can also access a list of 200 High frequency words on individual class pages on this website.


Time Tables- Weekly times tables are set by individual class teachers. Pupils can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold star awards for learning  their chosen tables. Please see the individual class pages on this website for regular updates on which times tables your child has been set each week.


Home Reading- Pupils will bring reading books home every week. Please make every effort to read with your child at home.


School during the Covid Pandemic


2020 has seen life in very unusual times. Throughout the lock down period of time (March- June 2020) children adapted their learning by accessing work remotely.  During the current climate of uncertainty, remote learning remains integral to ensure that children can continue learning especially if a class is required to self-isolate for any reason. Class teachers continue to plan and provide work on the Google classrooms learning platform via HWB.


By logging into HWB pupils will also be able to communicate with individual class teachers via the Office 365 HWB email accounts. This will be vital if new work is set by the class teachers or completed work is submitted by pupils. If there are any queries about your child/ children accessing their HWB accounts please contact the individual class teachers or myself so that we can assist.