Welcome to Red Kites!
This is the class where you will find Years 4, 5 and 6 who are taught by Mr Smith, with support from Mrs Procter and Mrs Verity.
In our class, we build upon the solid foundation the children receive in Owls Class.
Our aim is to give children a supportive, stimulating environment where we encourage personal development and give them opportunities to challenge themselves. Through the use of metacognition, we help the children to understand their own learning processes and to become independent and inquisitive learners. We also want to make Red Kites a safe, secure environment which is a fun place to learn!
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday, but children should bring PE kit into school on a Monday and take home on a Friday. Please note that earrings and other jewellery must be removed for PE sessions for safety reasons, and hair should be tied back if long enough.
Supporting learning at home
Children are expected to read at home as often as possible; this should be recorded in their Reading Record. We have a class challenge to encourage children to read at least five times in a week.
Children will receive new spellings on Monday to be tested the following Friday. They also have access to Spelling Shed which they can use to practise spellings.
We encourage any support which can be given at home in the learning of times tables. These are a vital foundation to support the understanding of many areas of maths and a secure knowledge of times tables (and the associated division facts) can increase confidence and attainment in maths. To engage children in learning their times tables, they have access to Times Table Rocks Stars.
Every half-term we set a list of creative homework tasks linked to our topic. These homework tasks are all designed to enhance and deepen your child’s learning in school. Children will earn points for each task completed; those who earn the required amount of points for the term will be awarded a Head Teacher’s Star and also have their work celebrated and shared with the class. Please support your child to complete the tasks to the very best of their ability.
Every child has access to Purple Mash, Century, Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Sumdog. Please contact Mr Smith if you have difficulty accessing accounts.
Thanks for your continued support.
Red Kites’ Teaching Team