Terms starts Monday 4th September for children Reception-Year 6, Nursery start Monday 11th September
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Autumn Term 2023

September 2023 - Autumn Term 1


Welcome to Red Kites' class page!


It has been a great start to the Autumn term and we have been incredibly impressed with how well everybody has settled into KS2, especially in the extreme heat! The children have quickly got to grips with our class routines and expectations and have been showcasing their application of our school values.


The Romans are our topic for this half term and we are already compiling lots of exciting facts… did you know that Rome was founded in 753BC and subsequently named after its first king, Romulus?!


In our writing lessons so far this term, we have been begun by exploring our model text ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Chocolate Room’, which will lead us onto writing our very own stories about our dream rooms. 


In our reading lessons, we have been looking at The Iron Man by author and poet Ted Hughes. We have shared lots of very insightful ideas about the book using fantastic inference skills and created fact files on Ted Hughes. I wonder what we will learn about the Iron Man as we continue reading…


In maths this half term, we will be exploring place value with Miss Redgrave and Shape with Mrs Cooper. We have explored lots of creative ways to learn, such as creating a human number line to secure our knowledge of numbers up to 100! We also practice our arithmetic skills every day to wake up our brains so we are ready to learn; I have been particularly impressed with our fluency in number patterns.


In Year 3, our learners will be given a login for TTRS (Times Table Rock Stars) and we encourage students to spend time outside of school practising to help with fluency- there will even be opportunities for certificates and rewards!


Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:


SPaG – Noun Phrases, Sentence Types, Apostrophes and Tenses.

Science – The Human Body

RE – Birth Ceremonies

PSHE – Being Me

PE - Tag rugby and Gymnastics

Art – Portraits Using Different Techniques  

Spanish - Phonetics

Music – Ballads

DT- Textiles

ICT- Internet Safety


Red Kites have had a brilliant start to Year 3 and I am looking forward to seeing everybody grow (in learning, in personal achievements and in height!) as the year progresses!




Miss Redgrave and Miss Bloomfield