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Summer Term 2024

Who does this potato remind you of?

April 2024 - Summer Term 1


My goodness, how is it term FIVE?!


We are officially into the summer term and the last stretch of the year. It seems to have happened in the blink of an eye and, selfishly, I am not ready for the academic year to be nearing it’s end!

A little bit from me;


Year 3 will continue to have Miss Bradburn on Tuesdays this term along with Miss Spraggs and Miss Painton. We always love it when we can work with familiar faces and get to know each other better, which also helps our consistency of routines.


I am sure your Red Kites are eager to make a SPLASH and start school swimming lessons this term. These will take place every Friday morning until we break up for summer. Students will need to come into school in their PE kits, with swimming costumes underneath clothes and bring with them a waterproof bag complete with…


  • A towel
  • Swimming goggles
  • A spare pair of underwear and socks
  • A swimming hat


If your child wears earrings, they will need to either remove these or be securely taped over with waterproof tape.


It has been an absolute delight to see the learning we are doing within class overflowing into your homes. Please continue to share with me what you are up to that has been inspired by our lessons via the office email or, even better, bring it in to show! There are great studies that show the impact of extending our learning outside of school and, as a teacher, knowing that what we are teaching is sparking excitement in little brains is simply magic.


This half term, we will be exploring ‘The Space Race’ and learning all about our solar system, surrounding planets and the race to the moon. We will have a go at making abstract galaxy inspired artwork in our art lessons. And yes, the space kind of galaxy, not the chocolate bar…


I know that I am particularly excited to start our new whole class reading book, Stig of the Dump. Especially since author, Clive King, would have been celebrating his 100th birthday on the 29th of April- what a coincidence!


Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:


SPaG –Nouns, paragraphs and word phrases

Science – Scientists and Inventors

RE – Christianity

PSHE – Relationships

PE – Athletics and swimming

Art – Abstract art

Spanish – Ancient Britain

Music – Jazz

DT- Pneumatic toys

ICT- Data handling


We are all very excited to have longer and lighter days with warmer weather, filled with lots more learning and adventures!


PS: sorry if your Red Kites have come home scared of potatoes… we explored the idea of plants and vegetables growing and sprouting and found that potatoes, if left for too long, will produce some very interesting looking sprouts! Like this one, who looks rather familiar!


Best wishes,


Miss Redgrave, Miss Spraggs and Miss Painton