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Y3 parents leaflet – Red Kites 2018-19

Routines in Red Kites Adults in Red Kites
PE Indoor — Tuesday Mrs Wright
PE Outdoor — Friday Mrs Holland
Spellings — Monday Mrs Papworth
Times tables — Wednesday  Mrs Dolan
Mrs Sadgrove

 

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Homework 15-4-19

Maths Homework This week’s maths homework is the maths skills test. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached below. Stage 3 Check 13 Stage 3 Check 13 Answers Stage 4 Check 13 Stage 4 Check 13 Answersh English Homework This week’s English homework is a reading comprehension. Your child will bring home a …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers-Summer 1st

Scavengers and Settlers Homework Grid Scavengers and Settlers Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st English Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st Science Knowledge Organiser

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day 29.4.19

LKS2’s Muddy Puddle Day will be held on Monday 29th April. The children will be out all day, completing activities linked to our current topic of ‘Scavengers and Settlers.’ We will be outside whatever the weather so we kindly ask that the children come adequately dressed. A waterproof coat is essential alongside wellies. If the …

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Y3/4 Exit Point – Gateways to the World

For our Exit Point for ‘Gateways to the World,’ years 3 & 4 picked a country and advertised it to our visitors. We all tried to make our destinations sound fantastic so that they would want to go there. At the end all of the adults voted for their favourite and the winners (In a …

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Where in the World?

As part of our topic ‘Gateways to the World,’ Red Kites took part in a Geography day. They compared and contrasted countries from around the world and used a range of resources including atlases and globes to complete an alphabet quiz. The children had to work in pairs to name a country in the Northern …

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Judo for Red Kites

Red Kites tried out some basic judo skills on Tuesday.  The smiles on their faces tell you that it was fun!

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LKS2 – Invite to our Gateways Exit Point

We would like to invite parents/carers from Red Kites, Woodpeckers and Wrens to our ‘Gateways to the World’ topic Exit Point on Friday 29th March at 2:15pm. The LKS2 classes will be setting up exciting transport-related activities for you to take part in. We would love to see you then so, if you are able, …

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World Book Day Buddies

Red Kites and Doves buddied up today for World Book Day and we saw some lovely partnerships blossoming. The children worked together on Book Bingo, wordsearches, character selfies and did some shared reading.  It was lovely to see the older children supporting the younger ones and the pleasure that they all seemed to get from …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day!

This week, saw LKS2’s half termly Muddy Puddle Day. Unfortunately the warm weather had disappeared but this didn’t dampen our spirits. Throughout the morning, the children took part in a range of practical activities from team building, to science activities, maths games and relay races! The morning concluded with the sun shining and all of …

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Y3/4 Chocolate Exit Point

Today all of the children in years 3 & 4 had a visit from the ‘Minister for Chocolate!’ We learnt about where chocolate comes from, its history and had some tastes, touches and smells of some of the more unusual ingredients. After learning all about what goes into the different types of chocolate, we are …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles and Topic for next half term.

Our next Muddy Puddle Day will be held on Monday 4th March. Our topic homework grid will be published during the first week back as normal. One of the tasks which we thought you might like to complete over half term is to bring in some pictures and information about a place you have been …

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LKS2 Reminder – Reading Diaries, Spelling Books and Times Tables

A quick reminder for all of LKS2… Red Kites – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary and your Spelling Book. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book (for writing times tables scores in). Woodpeckers – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book. Wrens – On …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

Today all of years 3 and 4 took part in a mental health themed Muddy Puddle day. Across six different activities, we looked at different ways to engage with nature, concentration and focus games, group performance poetry, problem solving, meditation and even a spot of muddy yoga! All of the children had a great time …

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Wrens, Woodpeckers and Red Kites learn live with the BBC!

Yesterday afternoon, the classes in LKS2 took time out of their afternoon to take part in a Live Lesson from the BBC, investigating living things and their habitats, the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, and the interdependence between all living things. The lesson came live from the Cairngorms and from a TV studio …

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Red Kites take a step back in time!

Today Red Kites have been taking a step back in time as they explored timelines and chronology. The children learnt the meaning of the initials BC and AD and then set about creating their own timeline practically in small groups. We focused on the history of chocolate; where the children had to sequence the events …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles

Dear Parents, The Year 3 & 4 classes will be holding our muddy puddle day for this half term on Thursday 7th February. Please can all children come dressed in old clothes suitable for being outside whatever the weather. Waterproof coats are essential, hats and gloves recommended and (from previous experience!) waterproof trousers are a …

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Chocolate! – Red Kites Entry Point

This week, Red Kites have been tasting chocolate as the entry point to our topic. All of the children took on the chocolate challenge – using their senses to explore the smell, taste, texture and sound of chocolate. The children had to use their senses to explore the different flavours and determine the differences between …

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Y3/4 Exit point

This afternoon all of the year 3/4 classes held fabulous art galleries in our classrooms to celebrate out topic this half term – Paintings, Pictures and Photographs. We were visited first of all by the two Reception classes and then we opened the doors to parents for the real test of our art skills.

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Y3/4 Exit point – reminder

Just a quick reminder about our exit point this afternoon. We would like to invite parents to our ‘Art Gallery.’ Lower Key Stage Two  classrooms will be turned into art galleries for the afternoon and parents are welcome to come and look at the wonderful work we have created. The event will be held at …

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LKS2 Art Gallery

In Years 3 and 4 we are very much looking forward to our exit point next week and to inviting our parents in to see the wonderful art work we have been creating! Please can we kindly remind all Year 3 and 4 children to bring in an A4 picture frame by Monday 17th December. …

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Red Kites get Creative!

As part of our topic work, the children in Red Kites were each given a ‘jigsaw piece’ – a piece taken from a famous painting/picture. The children studied their picture closely, focusing on the patterns, colours  and images that they could see. The children then used a range of media to recreate their jigsaw piece. …

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Themed Week in Red Kites

This week is a themed week. The focus is the 100 year centenary of World War 1 and of Remembrance Day. As part of this, the children have been learning about the Poppy, the reason why we wear it and where it originates from. We also learnt about Remembrance Day and listened to the last …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day – Tuesday 20th November

Tuesday 20th November is Muddy Puddle Day for LKS2. We will be outside for the morning come rain or shine so please send your child in appropriate warm clothing (non-uniform). Please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in school and that they are wearing wellies (as we will be on the grass).  Thank …

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Tropical world – Years 3 & 4

All three classes had a fantastic trip to Tropical World last Friday. All of the children behaved impeccably and several members of the public commented on their lovely manners. Whilst we were out and about, we took the opportunity to do some more outdoor “muddy puddle” learning in Roundhay Park too so as not to …

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What a wonderful end to our Rainforest topic!

To conclude our Rainforest topic, the children took part in a topic morning. They showcased their creative topic homework entries, accessed Oddizzi to complete Rainforest quizzes and even made Rainforest smoothies! We used foods that are grown in the Rainforest to create our Rainforest smoothies. They were made using mango frozen yogurt, pineapple, lime juice, …

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Y3&4 Tropical World

Just a quick reminder for our trip tomorrow that children should be in school uniform but will be outside for part of the day so will need a coat and comfortable shoes. Also, don’t forget your packed lunch!

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English work in Red Kites

This week, Red Kites have started a new English unit on Haikus. As our stimulus for the unit, we are using work by Studio Ghibli. This morning, the children have looked at different animation images  and have identified possible characters and what they think is happening/what the characters are doing.  The children worked well in …

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Year 3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

This morning all of the children in years 3 & 4 took part in the first ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ of this academic year. We took part in loads of activities including rainforest trails, team building activities, maths activities and ephemeral art. We developed skills of team work and learnt a lot of interesting facts. Here …

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Up, up and away!

This week, the children in Red Kites have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest. They used Oddizzi on the ipads to research the animals found in each layer. We discussed how different animals are adapted to their environment and to the layer that they live in. Here we are in action!

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles

Advance warning for parents, we will be holding our first Muddy Puddle day for this year on Monday 8th October. Please can all children in Years 3 & 4 come dressed appropriately to be outside for an extended period of time whatever the weather (unless it’s really bad, we’re not that mean!) Children can come …

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We’ve had a ball in Red Kites this afternoon!

On a Tuesday afternoon, Year 3 have a fun filled afternoon taking part in PE and Ukulele. In PE, this half term’s focus is games and is being taught by a specialist PE Coach called Mr Hodson. Today, the focus was on ball skills and in particular netball and rugby. A Ukulele teacher also comes …

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Place Value fun!

This week in Red Kite’s class we have been learning about place value. The children have been partitioning 3 digit numbers and have used a range of practical hands on equipment to develop their understanding. Today, the children were using place value tokens to partition 3 digit numbers:  

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