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Routines in Red Kites Adults in Red Kites
PE Indoor — Wednesday Miss Ingram
PE Outdoor — Tuesday Mrs Smith
Spellings — Monday Miss Allison
Times tables — Wednesday

 

LKS2 governor: Hannah Gomersall

Bookbags and Reading Diary

As your child enters year three or four, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own book bag. In due course, your child will be expected to remove books and any
letters, slips, and monies from their book bags. They should also make the teacher aware if a message has been written in their reading diary. It would be much appreciated if you could support your child with this, reminding them in the morning to remove key items such as reading books or reading diaries.

The children should bring their book bag into school every day. You may also use the child’s diary to record any messages for us to read. We may also use them to record messages for you, so please check these regularly.

Reading Books

Each week your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading diary every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. A reading
scheme book will also be sent home once weekly. It is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Please comment or ask questions on new vocabulary, punctuation, sentence openers etc. Reading diaries will be checked by staff on a Monday morning and we expect that each child will have read to an adult twice.

Please return books each Monday. We will be quarantining and/or cleaning any books returned to school (in line with guidance) before they are distributed to another child.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday and should return it to school by the following Monday. This will consist of weekly tasks in both Maths and English. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed—answers for the regular sheets are provided. 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! A topic homework grid and will also be available on Google Classroom by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and upload them. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We test the children on the previous week’s homework at the start of the new week. The aim of setting the blank sheet first and testing it second is to encourage the children to learn the method for each question—not just memorise the answers.

Spellings will be tested each week and the new list will be stuck in their spelling book.

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

Topic Homework Grid and Knowledge Organiser

LKS2 KO ROMANS 2021 22 (3) Romans Homework Grid 2021 (1)

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Red Kites – Black History Month

To round off our learning of Black History Month today, we have engaged in a reading session all about inspirational people. To begin with, we looked at some stories in our ‘Little Leaders’ books and then, we watched a video about Rosa Parks. From this we had a discussion about her story – sharing ideas …

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Red Kites – Worry Wizard Workshop

This week we were joined by Jane and Sonny to learn about worries. We learnt that it’s okay to have worries and that it’s also great to share our worries with others! We also learnt lots about how to look after ourselves and each other to keep our well-being positive.

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Red Kites Maths – Higher or lower?

This week in Maths we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 1000. Today, we began by working in pairs to challenge our partners to order a set of numbers. As we did this, we took on the role of a teacher by helping our partners out if they didn’t quite get our challenge questions …

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National Fitness Day – Red Kites

Today, Red Kites took part in National Fitness Day. We enjoyed trying out some fantastic ‘In it for a Minute’ challenges. Check us out below…  

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LKS2 Topic Entry Point – The Romans are Coming!

Woodpeckers, ready? Red Kites, ready? Falcons, ready? This week our year 3s and 4s got stuck in to their new topic, The Romans. They built  shields, assumed their battle positions and headed out for practice, where they were prepped for an upcoming battle with the Celts, by non other than Julius Caesar himself.

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