Welcome to Red Kites’ class page!
On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!
|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|
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.
This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.
There are three Maths Skills sheets in the printed packs. For each one, 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-13 Stage-3-Check-14 Stage-3-Check-15 Stage-4-Check-13 Stage-4-Check-14 Stage-4-Check-15Stage-3-Check-13-AnswersStage-3-Check-14-AnswersStage-3-Check-15-AnswersStage-4-Check-13-AnswersStage-4-Check-14-AnswersStage-4-Check-15-Answers
This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers – Click the title for more.
Spring 2nd English Knowledge Organiser 2020 Spring 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser 2020 Knowledge Organiser Temples and Tombs 2020 PDF Temples Homework grid 2020
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
We wanted to say the biggest thank you to all of the wonderful families who put together a collection for the end of the year, in lieu of the traditional gifts, and donated it to Tranmere Park PTA – raising £500 for the school PTA fund! What a wonderful, thoughtful and humbling gift! We have …
This is a polite reminder for any families who have not already logged onto their child’s Google Classroom. We have noticed that there are still a large number of children who have not signed up to their class yet. This system is how we will be setting all school work after the Easter Holidays. There …
A little throwback to brighten up your day. Enjoy!
Pictured here are some of Red Kites with their WINNERS trophy which they received for winning the ‘learn live’ World Book Day quiz.
Whilst school is still open, if you and your family are self-isolating and are wanting to do some school work from home, we would recommend accessing: LKS2 Topic Homework Grid for ‘Temples, Tombs and Treasures’ – with lots of topic-related activities to do TTRockStars looking at the homework and spellings for the week looking at …
As part of our Temples, Tombs and Treasures Topic we have been learning to write using hieroglyphics. We then copied our work onto our own ‘pyramid bricks’ which we will put together for our classroom display.
LKS2 have been Ancient Egyptian embalmers… yuck! They have been mummifying tomatoes as an engaging entry point in to the world of the Ancient Egyptians.
Doves and Red Kites shared their costumes with each other explaining the word or book character. Doves taught their buddies how to make vocabulary fortune tellers. There were lots of fabulous words being used and explained.
Another World Book Day has flown past in spectacular style. Throughout the classes the children took part in various activities including: live reads, buddy reading, quizzes, story sharing, listening to audio books and much more. We loved seeing everyone in their costumes. Thank you for making such an effort.
This morning in Red Kites we learned how to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using place value counters. Next task – the bus stop method. Wish us luck!
This half term in PE, Red Kites have been lucky enough to take part in some dance sessions run by a Leeds Rhinos dance teacher. Here is a video of their final performance.
On Friday we were treated to a class assembly from Red Kites. We are so proud of them all.
On Tuesday 4th February, 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!
On Tuesday afternoon, Year 3 and 4 hunkered down in our Volcano Disaster Relief Centre and planned how they would stay fit and healthy if a volcano errupted in the surrounding area! They looked at the equipment and provisions that were available to them in school, came up with a list of essential items and used …
Over the past few lessons, Red Kites have been learning their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We have done this by using cubes, drawing bar models and singing songs.
Red Kites, Wrens and Woodpeckers all took on the role of palaeontologists to excavate an area which was suspected to hold significant fossil finds. They used tools to dig and uncover the fossils and then looked closely at them using magnifying glasses to reveal the finer details.
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 …
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!
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!
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. …
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 …
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 …
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:
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!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …