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 — Wednesday||Mrs Pass|
|PE Outdoor — Friday||Mrs Holland|
|Spellings — Monday||Mrs McAteer|
|Times tables — Monday||Mrs Sadgrove|
LKS2 governor: Hannah Lockwood
Bookbags and Reading Diary
As your child enters year three, 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, homework 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.
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 quarentining and/or cleaning any books returned to school (in line with guidance) before they are distributed to another child.
Your child will receive their homework every Monday on Google Classroom and should upload it 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 posted on Google Classroom following the weekly test. A spelling book will not be sent home this year (based on current guidance).
This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers – Click the title for more.
Autumn 2nd English Knowledge Organiser 2020 Chocolate Homework Grid 2020 Knowledge Organiser Chocolate 2020 Y4 states of matter KO Autumn 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
A big thank you to Rowan who won afternoon tea for Red Kites in the PTA raffle. We had it this afternoon and it was AMAZING! Huge thanks to the PTA for the effort that they put into it. Everybody loved it.
There were cool colourful nails, crazy hairdos, tattoos, not much uniform, some rather unusual names and three fantastic lessons from Freya, Bobbie and Monty. ‘Break the Rules’ day was a lot of fun for Red Kites. We finished the day by singing our hearts out, taking part in Leeds Schools Summer Festival online.
Red Kites had fun making 3D shapes using mini marshmallows and spaghetti today. There were a few marshmallows left in the bag when we had finished so guess what happened to them………?
We have had a lovely day in Red Kites! We started by hearing all about what VE Day is all about and then prepared our classroom for a party with bunting and newspaper paper chains. We designed our own teacups, sang some war time songs (including The Lambeth Walk), decorated biscuits with the union flag …
Red Kites learnt about Richard Garriott, British American explorer, and explored science linked to rockets and travel. They made rockets and spinners and investigated their own questions linked to them.
We took on the role of evacuees, making gas masks and ID cards and getting ready to be evacuated to the countryside for our local history topic. Some of us were going to Northallerton, a few to Masham and a couple to Leyburn!
For our Scavengers and Settlers topic exit point we made Stone Age style clay pinch pots. We had to roll a ball, make a ‘belly button’, use ‘quacking’ hands to create the edges, smooth it out and (if there was time!) decorate it. It really tested our dexterity but great fun was had by all. …
Introducing…. ‘The Masked Reader!’ Coming Soon…
It’s not bad when you get to eat chocolate as part of your learning! That’s what Red Kites did this afternoon. They tried five different types of chocolate, blindfolded and used some amazing vocabulary to describe them e.g. bitter, rich, luxurious, and creamy. Next they heard the story of Hernan Cortes who invaded the Yucatan Peninsula …
To conclude their current topic on rainforests, Red Kites and Falcons spent the day making tropical fruit salads, crafting rainforest animals from natural materials and singing some outdoor songs. In summary: Watermelon: good Limes: bad Pomegranate: pomewhat? Snaps below…
Please could all pupils in Years 3 and 4 come dressed appropriately for their first Muddy Puddle day on FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER. Thanks, 3/4 Team
Red Kites discovered why Rainforest Tribes paint their faces. It’s to incite fear, in other words to scare people away. They made their own rainforest masks after looking carefully at photographs of tribal face paint and creating their own design. I think they are marvellous!
Red Kites Sign and sing!
A big welcome back to all of our classes! Our teachers are all working hard updating their class pages for the new academic year and we are going to be including a lot of this information on here that would have previously been given out via our phase leaflets. Please bear with us whilst we …