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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 — Thursday Miss Bell
PE Outdoor — Friday Mr Joynson
Spellings — Monday Mrs Sadgrove
Miss Allison

 

LKS2 governor: Claire Napoli

Bookbags and Reading Diary

As your child enters year three or four, they will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will take responsibility for their own book bag.

They will be expected to bring their book bag into school every day, removing any books, homework, letters, slips, notes and monies accordingly. You may use your child’s orange reading diary (that they should keep in their book bag) as a form of communication, using it to record messages for us to read. We may also use these as a form of communication back to you as parents/carers. In order for this system to run smoothly, we ask you to encourage and remind your child to make us aware as soon as possible if there is a message in their diaries that we need to read.

 

Reading Books

Every Monday, your child will bring home a reading scheme book. They are to read this book with an adult at least twice at home and should return it to school the following Monday. They will then be given another scheme book and the process will repeat. Before your child brings home their book, they will have been asked at school to write this into their orange reading diary. To clarify that they have read at home, we would appreciate it if you could sign your child’s reading diary each time you read with them. If on a Monday, we find your child’s reading diary has not been signed, we will send them to reading club which takes place at break time. Reading is an integral part of our school, as we strongly believe that all children should be given the opportunity to regularly read a wide range of texts within varying environments. Therefore, by allowing your child to access reading club if they have not read, it enables us to ensure these opportunities to read are being provided.

Free Choice books: In LKS2, your child will be encouraged to take home a free choice book (a book they have selected from our library). When they take a free choice book home, they will also record this in their orange reading diary. This book can be read at their leisure at home (either on their own or with an adult) and must be returned to school whenever they finish it. We understand some of these books are lengthy, and therefore will require a bit more time to read, so do not expect these to be returned weekly. Once they bring this back, it will be ticked off by a member of staff and they will then be free to select another free choice book.

Homework and Spellings

Every Monday, your child will be given two homework sheets. These will consist of English and Maths tasks. They will also be given a list of 10 spellings.  We expect these to be returned by the following Monday for us to check over your child’s homework sheets and test them on their spellings. We kindly ask that you mark the homework with your child, so any misconceptions can be addressed at home and also, quickly spotted and supported when the homework is brought back in to school. Some of the Maths Skills and Grammar Hammer questions, answers and concepts can be more specific and therefore, every week, we share the answers to these sheets to help you mark them as a family. You can find these on our class page of the school’s website (below).

We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! Any Grammar Hammer and Maths Skills sheets that your child brings home for the first half-term will be from the previous year. We do this in order to consolidate the children’s learning. After this, we will move on to their respective year group’s sheets.

A topic homework grid will also be available on your child’s class page (below) by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least three of the activities from the grid. The dates for the deadline of submitting this homework will appear on the top of their Topic Homework Grid. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

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LKS2 Homework W/C 5.12.22 (Red Kites, Woodpeckers and Falcons)

This week, LKS2 have been tasked with some very special DT homework. Children have been asked to invent something to help Father Christmas during the busy December period! This could be anything… the crazier and more creative the better! This task is part of a Christmas competition set up by a team called ‘The Little …

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LKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Autumn 2022

Please find attached the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Rainforests and Chocolate. This topic will run across the full term from September till December. The Knowledge Organisers for Topic, English, Maths and Science are also attached. LKS2 – Topic Homework Grid – Rainforests and Chocolate – Autumn 2022 LKS2 – Topic Knowledge Organiser – …

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LKS2 Science – Seed Dispersal

Today, LKS2 have had a Science day. During one of our sessions, we looked at seed dispersal. To begin with, we discussed what seed dispersal is and why plants need to disperse their seeds. Then, we investigated the different ways in which plants do this. Finally, we had a go at creating our own “plants” …

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LKS2 Reading – Live Christmas Author Event.

Today, LKS2 have taken part in a live Christmas reading event with Mr.Dilly. We met children’s authors Mel Taylor-Bessent, Andy Griffiths, Robin Stevens, Jenny Pearson, Sam Langley-Swain, and Ian Eagleton who told us all about the Christmas books they have written. We really enjoyed the reading Andy Griffiths did from his 156 Storey Treehouse Christmas …

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LKS2 Homework W/C 5.12.22 (Red Kites, Woodpeckers and Falcons)

This week, LKS2 have been tasked with some very special DT homework. Children have been asked to invent something to help Father Christmas during the busy December period! This could be anything… the crazier and more creative the better! This task is part of a Christmas competition set up by a team called ‘The Little …

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Ministry of Chocolate

On Tuesday, Year 3/4 were visited by the Minister of Chocolate. We learnt lots of fascinating facts about chocolate including: its history, where it comes from, the different types, chocolate world records, fair-trade and even how to make our own! Check out the pictures below…

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Anti-Bullying Week: Odd Sock Day

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying week for 2022. To show our support, we have all come to school dressed in odd/crazy socks! In classes, we have discussed that this represents how is it cool for us all to be different, and how we should never be unkind towards others because of their differences. Throughout …

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School Council – KS2 Chill Out Tuesday Club.

In our meetings so far this half-term, School Council have discussed how they’d like a space pupils can go to, to just ‘chill out’ sometimes. As a group we came up with the idea of running a lunchtime club called ‘Chill out Tuesdays’. Here pupils can read, draw, craft, play chess, chat to their friends …

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Practical Maths in Red Kites

Today we took learning outside, forming number lines on the playground and estimating where different 3 digit numbers would belong between 1 and 1000.

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School Council – Suggestion Boxes

This week school council have been decorating their suggestion boxes! These will be placed in their classes after half-term, ready to be filled with pupil suggestions. Thanks to our year 6 helpers who also helped us decorate these at lunch.

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School Council 2022/23

Today our newly appointed school councillors received their badges in assembly! They were all very excited and proud to show themselves off to the whole school. They also took part in their first school council meeting at lunch time, and have been tasked with their first job of finding a box suitable to turn into …

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LKS2 – African Dance Workshop

To celebrate Black History Month, we took part in some fantastic dancing with our new friends from the Ivory Coast. Have a look for yourself and ask us to reenact when we get home!

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LKS2 Topic Entry Point/Art- Rainforest Masks.

Our first topic of the term in LKS2, is Rainforests and Chocolate. This week, we have kick started our learning, with an entry point all about rainforest masks. To begin with, we completed some research on Nixiwaka Yawanawa and his significance in rainforest art. Then, we completed some research on why tribes wear body and …

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Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tranmere Park pupils have paid their respects by celebrating and reflecting on her achievements and importance to the UK. Take a look at our pictures below.

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Year 3 Music – Ukulele.

Today in Year 3, we had our first Ukulele session of the term. We had lots of fun with Mrs. James and can’t wait to start learning lots of different songs!

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Red Kites and Woodpeckers Art – Types of Brush Strokes.

Today in 3/4, we have had an Art filled morning! To begin with, we discussed and experimented with different types of brush strokes. In particular, we looked at using the splatter technique, the dry brush technique, the cross-hatch technique and how we can use our paints to create depth within our pictures. After this, we …

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Light and Electricity

Below are just a few snaps of what Woodpeckers and Red Kites have been getting up to in their recent science topics: Light and Electricity.

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Red Kites English – Kenning Poems.

Over the past few weeks in English, we have been learning all about kenning poems. We have had a lot of fun identifying their key features, understanding how they’re written and writing our own about various objects and people. For our next assessed write, we are going to be writing 2 kenning poems about 2 …

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Y3 Book Explorers

What a fantastic group of readers! Over the past five weeks Book Explorers club have been  been exploring Mr Penguin and The Lost Treasure by Alex T Smith. We have had lots of fun looking at the characters, adventures and themes of the story. We have played games, including hot seating, the dice of truth …

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Red Kites Maths – Measuring Capacity.

Today in Red Kites, we have learned all about measuring the capacity of objects. To begin with, we discussed the term capacity and the units of measurements we use when determining this (ml and l) and, the conversions between these. Then, we had a look at different measuring jugs and cylinders that allow us to …

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Red Kites Math – Measuring Mass

This week in Red Kites, we have started our new Math topic, Mass and Capacity. Today, we have learned all about weighing solid objects. To begin with, we discussed the unit of measurements we use when weighing solid objects (g and kg) and the conversions between these. Then, we had a look at different types …

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Red Kites Topic – Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Top Trumps!

This week in Red Kites, we have been learning all about Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. To begin with, we discovered that the Ancient Egyptians celebrated lots of different gods, who they believed all played different roles. The Ancient Egyptians thought that in order to make it to the afterlife, these different gods would judge …

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Red Kites Topic – Ancient Egypt vs Ancient Sumer.

Today in Red Kites, we have been comparing the lifestyles of two different ancient civilisations. To begin with, we decided on a variety of key categories to research about. Then, using the iPads, information sheets and our books, we worked together to find out key facts about these categories. Once completed, we got back together …

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Red Kites Maths – Shape

This week, have started a new topic in Maths all about shape. To begin with today, we have re-capped our previous knowledge of this subject. Firstly, we shared our current knowledge of shapes and discussed our understanding of the similarities and differences between 2-D and 3-D shapes. Then, we went on a shape hunt round …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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Shady Science

Red Kites and Woodpeckers have been investigating shadows and silhouettes. Have a look at the pics below.

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day (Topic Link)

Today in LKS2, we have had our Muddy Puddle Day which focused on our Topic, Temples Tombs and Treasures. Throughout the day we have engaged in 4 different activities, discovering and learning lots about the Ancient Egyptians whilst also working creatively, collaboratively and independently. Task 1 – Pyramids with Miss Ingram. For this task, we …

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Red Kites Topic/English – Mummification Research.

This morning in Red Kites, we have been researching information to help us with our instruction writing. We used our books, iPads and homework pieces to gather lots of facts about the mummification process. We then shared these with the class and tried to link our research to each step of the mummification process that …

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Red Kites Maths – Skittles Fraction Investigation!

Today in Red Kites, we rounded off our learning of fractions by completing a skittles investigation! Thinking about all of the objectives we’ve covered in this topic, we used our packets of skittles to come up with various facts, sums and questions to share with the class. We shared findings on fractions of amounts, ordering …

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Red Kites English/Drama – How To Mummify a Body!

In English this morning, we have put together our previous learning about mummifying a tomato, to act out the process of mummifying a real body. We started by re-capping the steps we took to mummify our tomatoes, discussing what each step represented in relation to mummifying a real person. Then, we set off in our …

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Red Kites Maths – Equivalent Fractions.

This morning in maths, we have been learning all about equivalent fractions. To begin with, we recapped on our understanding of what a fraction is, what they show/represent and with the help of pizzas (our favourite visual for learning about fractions), how the bigger the denominator, the smaller the fraction we have. Next, we were …

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Red Kites Topic – Vocabulary Session.

This afternoon in Red Kites, we have been learning about lots of different vocabulary that will feature throughout our Temples, Tombs and Treasures topic. To begin with, we had a go at matching different vocabulary to their definitions and pictures, before learning more about each word.

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