Red Kites

Welcome to the Red Kites' class. There are 18 children from Years 5 & 6 in this class, taught by Mrs Rothwell on Monday and Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Friday.  Mr Cook teaches the class on Tues afternoon and Thursday morning. Mrs Clark, Mrs Davidson and Mrs Eddy are the teaching assistants working in class throughout the week. On Monday afternoon Mr Bode (Kanga Sports) teaches PE and, in addition to this, KS2 have swimming at Craven Swimming Pool on Wednesday mornings.

In Red Kites each pupil develops their independence, resilience and ownership of learning. This helps them develop as confident, effective, responsible individuals with a clear sense of themselves as lifelong learners. Our vibrant curriculum encourages children to develop and think creatively, using higher order thinking skills to challenge their naturally inquisitive minds.

The Curriculum for Autumn 2 2017

Maths: In maths this half term we will be continuing our mathematical journey by consolidating the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; working on mental strategies as well as written methods. We are aiming for mastery in these operations and being able to apply them in word problems, including multi-step problems. Towards the end of the term we will spend some time on statistcs and different ways of representing statistics, as well as being able to analyse them.

Literacy: Spelling, grammar and punctuation work this half term will be ongoing.  In Writing our focus is on functional writing. Within Reading; we will be continually working on interpreting and analysing texts and poems. Guided reading groups will further our reading skills as well as analytical skills. Our class novel this term is Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

Topic: Our topic this half term will be Australia - focusing on its physical and human geography.

RE/PSHCE: This term our theme will be Responsibility

Art: Art this term will be learning about Aboriginal art - with a focus on pattern and colour.

Science: For the whole of the Autumn term, we are studying Animals Including Humans.

French: Mrs. Davidson will be teaching French to Red Kites on Thursday afternoons.