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Castle Batch

Primary School Academy

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Key Stage 2

Who are We!

Mrs Julie Bestwick has been a teacher for over 20 years at a local school in Congresbury, having been the Literacy co-ordinator, Geography and History co-ordinator and more recently the PHSE co-ordinator.  Julie Bestwick has taught all Key Stage 2 year groups and has previously taught in Oxford and Bristol.


The children in Key Stage 2 work in Julie Bestwick's class in the morning and return to the mainstream class for the afternoon, supported by staff from the within the Base where applicable.  The curriculum taught in the Base is literacy, numeracy and promoting speech and language activities.


Due to the current Covid 19 situation, children in the Speech and Language base are staying in the base bubble all day. They are taught by Mrs Bestwick in the mornings and Mrs Jenkinsin the afternoon (Mon -Thurs),supported by Mrs Adamson, Mrs Marchant and Mrs Drew.  The curriculum taught focuses on Literacy, numeracy and promoting language.


There are four consistent members of staff who work in Key Stage 2.



Overview Of Learning

Numeracy at present:

Place Value

4 operations (multiply, divide, addition and subtraction)


Literacy at present:

Dictionary and Thesaurus work

Stories of adventure and journey - Edward Tulane


Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (ongoing)



If Rocks Could Talk, What Would They Say? - to include studies of dinosaurs, volcanoes, rocks and soils,the Water Cycle, Solids Liquids and Gases.


Gallery of Work

Please click on the crayon below to view our events and topic work:

Useful Day to Day Information

Homework - this is issued on Mondays and due in on the following Monday, this usually consists of spellings and numeracy.


TTRS - this is an ICT resource which you can access from home to consolidate learning in school.


Reading - we frequently hear the children read, however, we see the best progress when this is supported by children reading and sharing books at home.


Due to Covid-19 there is currently no Swimming.


PE - is on Tuesdays - please ensure the children come into school wearing suitable clothing.  


Forest School - is also on Tuesdays - please ensure the children bring suitable clothing into school, including wellies.