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Y3 parents leaflet – Red Kites 2019-20

Routines in Red Kites Adults in Red Kites
PE Indoor — Tuesday Miss Ingram
PE Outdoor — Thursday Mrs Holland
Spellings — Monday Mrs Sadgrove
Times tables — Wednesday  Mrs Wood
Mrs Hodgson
Mrs Brady

 

Class governor: To be allocated September 2019

In maths we will be working on rapid mental calculations – particularly addition and subtraction – and have identified this as an area where we need some practice as a class. One tool that we use in school is ‘Quickulations’ to practice these. You can use the link below to access this and we would encourage you to use this – along with Times Tables Rockstars – to practice at home whenever you have some spare time.

As accuracy is more crucial than speed, we would suggest starting slower and speeding up as time goes on and confidence increases. Being able to perform these calculations quickly and accurately will enable all children in the class to make faster and easier progress in maths this year.
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This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

Red Kites Homework 2.12.19

English Homework This week the English homework is Grammar Hammer. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached below. Please mark the sheet with your child so that any misconceptions can be addressed. Stage 3 Check 6 Stage 3 Check 6 – Answers As we have a busy week with Christmas productions the English …

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

Autumn 2nd Topic Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers

Autumn 2nd English Knowledge Organiser Autumn 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser 2019 LKS2 Footprints from the Past Knowledge Organiser 2019 LKS2 IPC Footprints from the Past Homework Grid 2019

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Red Kites Become Dinosaurs!

Today in Red Kites we learnt about how the make-up of the earth’s continents have changed overtime. We all began as different dinosaurs who evolved in different areas of Pangaea and then we began to roam the earth until eventually we became cut off on different continents once they had spread too far for us …

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Red Kites Maths

In Red Kites class today, we worked in pairs to answer lots of different addition and subtraction sums using the column method.  We even tried to challenge ourselves by choosing to answer the trickier problems!  

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Red Kites Entry Point Part 2

This morning Red Kites worked in groups to sort their dinosaur statements into myths and facts. Throughout our topic unit we will find out if we were right!  

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Red Kites Entry Point Part 1

Today Red Kites worked together to sort their dinosaurs into different groups. The class came up with ideas such as: big and small, wings and no wings, 2-legged and 4-legged and green/orange and yellow/brown. We then discussed how grouping dinosaurs based on their features helps us to recognise which type of dinosaur they are.     …

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Dinos – we need you in LKS2!

If any Y3/4 children have toy dinosaurs at home, could they please bring them in (labelled with their name) by Monday 18th November for a  ‘roar-cous’ grouping, identifying and classifying activity. Thanks in advance. Your dino-mite LKS2 Team P.S. Dinosaur Joke of the Day Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl go to the bathroom? Because the …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles

Today, the children in Year 3 and 4 have been spending time in the great outdoors. They have been scavenging and sorting, leading others and using their initiative, developing independence and organisation skills and being creative. These are some of the skills that we have been working on over the half term to be a …

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LKS2 Trashion Show – Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!

This afternoon, our creative LKS2 classes starred in their very own ‘Trashion’ Show. They were exhibiting their recycled and ‘rubbish’ fashion designs and stepping into the shoes of those very famous ‘trashion’ models: Naomi Campbell-Soup-Tin; Alessandra Ambrosia-Custard-Carton; Coco-Pops-Box Rocha; Gisele Buncase and Cara Delve-Into-The-Bin. Here they are in action:

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Afternoon

On Wednesday 23rd October, the children in Y3 and Y4 will be having a Muddy Puddle afternoon. Please send them in suitable clothing – including wellies and raincoats if the current weather continues! We will be going outside in (almost) any weather – so please come prepared!

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Y3 & 4 ‘Trashion’ Show on Tuesday 22nd October 2:30pm

A quick reminder that the LKS2 ‘Trashion’ Show is being held in the hall on Tuesday 22nd October at 2:30pm. The children will be catwalking along the runway in the clothing items that they have created either at home or at school (or both) following the ‘Reuse, Recycle, Reduce’ message for sustainable fashion. We would …

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LKS2 Class Information Leaflets

Updated LKS2 Class Information Leaflets can be found on the individual class pages of the school website. These have information about the staff working in your child’s class and the key days and routines that you will need to know about over the course of the next few weeks. Please speak to your class teacher if …

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Places Available for Keyboard Lessons

We have a number of places available for keyboard lessons in school on Wednesday afternoons. We are offering these initially, on a first come, first served basis, to those children who have just started Year 3. The letter has been sent home this afternoon with your Year 3 child and a copy can be accessed …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We hope that all of our families have had a wonderful Summer break. The children have come into school this morning looking extremely smart and have been excited to move into their new classes with their new teachers. The school has been a hub of activity with PE lessons, writing, maths and so …

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Y3&4 Muddly Puddles Day

Apologies, we just found this post that had never gone out and was still a draft! For our final Muddy Puddle Day of this academic year, all three classes took part in a variety of activities throughout the day. These included subjects as varied as; biology, maths, speaking and listening, reading, writing and art. We …

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LKS2 Spelling Sheets

Last week, your child brought home a year 3/4 spelling list (A4 sheet). This comprises all of the words that your child should be able to spell accurately by the end of Year 4. We have sent this home just for your records and to inform you of the expectations for the end of the …

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LKS2 Exit Point 18.7.19

Just a reminder that this Thursday (18.7.19) is the Year 3/4 exit point. As part of this day, the children will be dressing up as evacuees. A letter was sent out earlier this half term, informing parents of suggestions for dressing up. Those children who are school dinners will be receiving a WW2 themed school …

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Red Kites Entry Point

This half term, our topic is made up of a book study (The Bear and the Piano) and a local history study of WW2. As our entry point, the children learnt about the key events of WW2. They worked as groups to develop a sense of chronology;organising events from the war in the correct order. …

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Red Kites Showcase their latest topic homework!

This afternoon, Red Kites took some time out to celebrate the wonderful topic entries that have been created this half term. As this half term’s topic has been a book study with a musical twist alongside a local history study (WW2), there were a whole host of different examples. We had gas masks, performances, posters, …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day 10.7.19

Please can we remind all children in Years 3 and 4 that tomorrow (10.7.19) is our Muddy Puddle Day. We are hoping for sunshine but will be going out come rain or shine. Therefore please can we ask all children to come wearing suitable footwear, (we will be on the banks so wellies are preferable) …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles

LKS2 have their last Muddy Puddle day of this academic year on Wednesday 10th July. Obviously with it being summer, we are hoping for some sunshine. However, with the glorious British weather we can never be sure! We will be going outside come rain or shine so please can we ask that all children come …

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Themed Week – To Infinity and Beyond!

This week is a themed week in school based around the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. The focus is ‘To Infinity and Beyond!’ As part of this, the children will be finding out about the wonders of the Solar System. This morning, Red Kites did just that! The children researched the planets in groups …

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Red Kites Practical Maths

As part of our work on shape, the children took part in a carousel of activities linked to our work on turns and angles. The children found  right angles in the local environment, identified right angles in shapes, completed right angle investigations and worked with their teachers to deepen their understanding. Here are some pictures …

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Red Kites celebrate their topic homework!

This morning, Red Kites celebrated the wonderful array of topic homework completed last half term. The children had created a variety of different homeworks including posters, models and replica artefacts. Some found out about their family history and some even visited archaeological sites! We all learnt something new and took away some ideas for what …

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LKS2 Discover the Early Years of Man – Stone Age to Iron Age!

This week we were joined by the Tempus Fugit Theatre Company who came in to deliver our exit point. An archaeologist led us through a journey in time from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We sang songs, looked at replica artefacts and even got to dress up in clothes that would have been …

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Malham heron spotting!

A real life heron spotted near Janet’s Foss on our walk to Goredale Scar!

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Morning from Malham!

We all had a good night’s sleep and are well fed and ready for our second walk of the trip. All of the children are ready and raring to go. Goredale Scar, here we come!

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We’re here!

Further updates will be via the school Facebook page, Thanks!

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day

Our topic for this half term is ‘Scavengers and Settlers.’ Today’s Muddy Puddle/Entry Point event saw LKS2 turning into Early humans from the Stone age period. The children scavenged for food, learnt how to light their own fire (using role play), communicated in ways which would have been used at the time and built their …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day 29.4.19

Just a reminder that tomorrow 29.4.19 is Year 3 and 4s Muddy Puddle day. We will be outside for the majority of the day and will be accessing the grassy banks. We will also be outside come rain or shine so please make sure that your child is dressed for all weathers. Wellies are ideal, …

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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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