Welcome to Phase 3 – Developing Independence

Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 make up Phase 3 in our wonderful school.

Meet the Team

We hope you find the following information useful. If you have any questions or comments for either class, please email rcarr@lordderamores.com

Alternatively, you can phone school and leave a message via the office or pop in and see us at the end of the day.

Families of children in Year 6 – secondary school applications for a place in Y7 in September 2022 opened in September 2021, and the deadline for applying was 31st October, although late applications can be made.  Click here for more information about the secondary school application process.


At the start of each term, we will send out a Phase 3 Newsletter via ParentPay. The newsletter outlines relevant information for that term. 

The Curriculum

For more detail of our curriculum for this term, please take a look at the Phase 3 Curriculum Overview

English and maths are core subjects which are tested at Year 2 and Year 6. Use the following links to find out more.


Reading is the key to so much learning and our aim is to encourage a love of books and reading for enjoyment and information.

We would encourage all parents to read with their child for a short time each evening. Even fluent readers benefit from reading aloud to an adult. Please sign in the Planner when you have read with your child or they have read independently.

We are interested in children’s book choices and are happy for books from home to be recorded in the Planner. Please remember that it is more important that a child understands and enjoys a book rather than ensuring they get to the end of the story in one sitting – little and often can be more successful with some children. If they are reluctant to read, you could take turns reading lines and encourage the use of ‘voices’ for the characters.


Children usually make the most progress at school when they feel that the school and their families are working together. Therefore we encourage the children to show you their homework menu and to let you know what they have to do. We are happy for you to help when you feel it is appropriate and thank all parents for their support in ensuring homework is completed to a good standard. We expect homework to be handed in on time and appreciate your support in this. All homework will be relevant to work in school and the children will receive feedback.

This is in addition to reading, which we expect the children to do for a short time every night – please check your child’s reading journal regularly.

Tables and mental maths activities are also very important, so practice at home is really beneficial.

End of the School Day

At the end of the day, the children will exit the classroom and go to the playground independently. If they forget something, please ask them to come back in to get it themselves. If a parent/carer is late, the children come back into school and a member of staff will take them to the school office to wait.

Remember you can also keep up to date with what is happening in school on Facebook and Twitter.

Useful Links