Red Kites

Welcome to the Red Kites' class. There are 16 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 1 2017

Maths: In maths this half term we will be continuiing our mathematical journey by revisiting place value and securing our understanding of the decimal system, aiming ultimately to have true mastery of number understanding. We will then move on to using the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will begin to carry out increasingly complex calculations in applied word problems.

Literacy: Spelling, grammar and punctuation work this half term will be ongoing.  In Creative Writing our focus is on story settings and openings. 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 closer to home, with a study of Heritage Farming.

RE/PSHCE This term our theme will be Responsibility

Art; Art this term will be portraying animals - in a variety of styles and techniques!

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

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