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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.

LKS2 Homework 14-10-19

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 3 Stage 3 Check 3 – Answers Maths Homework  This weeks maths homework is Target Maths. Children should …

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

LKS2 Topic Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Autumn 2019

Please find the links below for LKS2 homework grid and the knowledge organisers for this half term. Autumn 1st English Knowledge Organiser 2019 Autumn 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser 2019 KO LKS2 Electricity Aut 1 2019 Fashion Homework grid 2019 LKS2 Fashion KO 2019

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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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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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