Week Beginning 20th May 2019
What an end to the term! We finished the week with The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and all the children had so much fun. We enjoyed a drink from a china tea cup and our jam tarts as well as our cheese scones. We had a great selection of hats... thank you parents!
Please see homework books for half term homework which is all about rainforests...our new topic.
Please remember to practise times tables over the half term.
Enjoy your holidays!
Week Beginning 13th May 2019
The white rabbit has arrived! The children have spent time observing the rabbit before having a go at a (wild)life drawing of the rabbit.
The bridges have been created - some were more successful than others! Scroll through the images below to see how they look!
Week beginning 7th May 2019
Although we have only had four days at school this week, we have been extremely busy learning and developing our knowledge on the Victorian era We spent an afternoon learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and then we started designing our own model of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Next week, we will be creating our bridges so check back on this page to see the outcomes of our designs.
We have also had our first visit from Barney the rabbit - which the children loved! Next week, Barney will be helping us to write fantastic character descriptions about the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
Week Beginning 29th April 2019
We are super proud to have a member of our class win a football tournament at the weekend with local football team 'Porton FC'. Along with a few members of Owl Class the team stormed to victory to win the John McClorey plate on Saturday! Well done!
In other sporting news one of our class members won a hockey tournament at the weekend and two other members of our class are just ending their successful seasons with local football clubs Laverstock FC and Andover New Street FC. What a sporting bunch we are!
Week beginning 23rd April 2019
Welcome back! I hope you have had a restful Easter. The children have hit the ground running and have already started thinking about personification in their writing. We had some great sentences that personified a tree, a car and flowers before we moved on to using personification in describing a haunted house! A super first day back!
On Thursday, we spent the afternoon learning about The Romantic period of music. We then created a PowerPoint using the school laptops. As we worked we listened to music composed by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Schumann! How civilised!
Week Beginning 1st April 2019
Hopefully our lovely Mothers' Day cards all arrived home looking beautiful. This week we have been busy making beautiful watercolour Easter cards so they will be in book bags on Friday. We have also been painting our cartouches - they look fabulous! Next term we will be studying 'The Victorians'. Our class book will be Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - so if you fancy some Easter reading this is the book for you!
I hope everyone has a relaxing Easter break and comes back refreshed to do their best learning yet!
Week Beginning 25th March 2019
It has been Assessment Week this week but that didn't stop us from having lots of fun learning some new things in between our assessments!
This week, we have dressed as pirates, created our own electrical circuits, made our own clay cartouches and mummified a boy from our class!
Once we had finished mummifying a child, the children then had to write out a set of instructions about how to mummify a pharaoh - there were some very detailed instructions...particularly when the children had to explain about how the brain was removed!
No homework this week as your children have worked so hard on their assessments. Although they can still continue with Professor Assessor!
Lastly, we will not be swimming on Thursday afternoons anymore so children will require their PE kits in school at all times. Thank you!
Week Beginning 18th March 2019
This week we have been looking at types of poetry. We have analysed in depth a free verse poem called After the Sea-Ship. We then had a go at writing our own free verse poem about the Ancient Egyptians. We had great fun trying to think of alliteration and similes to put in our poems. Once we had finished gathering our ideas and writing our poems we then took our purple pens and edited our work. After editing, we wrote our poems out in our neatest handwriting on beautiful Egyptian bordered paper. Do come and have a look at our poems in class if you have a chance... we have made them into a book!
Week beginning 4th March 2019
Welcome back everyone! We have hit the term running with some excellent topic learning all about King Tut's tomb. Most of the class were shocked to find out that, it was in fact, a water boy that stumbled across the first step that led to the tomb! In art we have drawn some of the treasures that were found in the tomb and in English we have put together a newspaper report on the discovery of the tomb. A busy first week!
Week Beginning 4th February
This week we have been busy researching the River Ganges that runs through the north of India. We have put our internet searching skills into action and found out some amazing facts about the river. We then completed a plan for a fact file and lastly we each created our own fact file. They look really amazing.
Week Beginning 10th December 2018
This week in English we have been super busy researching how to stay safe during The Blitz. We then designed, planned and created an information leaflet for members of the public during the war. The finished leaflets look fantastic and I'm sure if they were delivered to the houses of London during the war they would have saved many lives.
We have also been looking at rationing and the reasons why it was put in place during and after the war. We had a go at making a bread and butter pudding using rationed ingredients. I have to say it didn't look promising when it went in the oven...however as you can see from the pictures below the children really enjoyed it! Be aware recipe cards are coming home as the children desperately wanted to have a go at making it again at home! Have a fun weekend baking!
Week Beginning 3rd December 2018
This week we have been learning all about evacuation. We have thought really hard about how evacuees would have felt before, during and after evacuation.
We have also been busy in art working on our sketching and shading skills. We used the grid method to help us to create a sketch of a wartime aircraft.
Week Beginning 25th November 2018
What a super busy week we have had. The children have worked hard during the whole of assessment week. We finished the week by preparing some plain paper for our World War 2 writing ready for next week - we got in a bit of mess with the tea bags and a few split on us - but our paper looks very old!
Week Beginning 5th November
Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone has had a restful half term break and are ready to learn. We've had a busy week rehearsing the WW1 dramatic performance which was fabulous! Thank you to everyone for providing the wonderful costumes and for coming to watch your children perform so brilliantly!
We have also been extremely lucky to be the first class to use our schools set of brand new laptops! The children have been busy learning some computing skills this week including how to change the font size and how to align their text.
New spellings and KIRFs are now in homework books so please keep working on these with your children. Reading words will be given out next week.
Thank you to everyone for the homework produced over the half term break... I now have a fabulous WW2 display in the classroom with all of the lovely work that has been produced by your children! It was also wonderful to see so many trips to museums to learn about WW2.
A super effort by all - well done!
Fox Class Worship
What a spectacular end to our first term! Thank you to everyone who came to watch our splendid class worship. I'm sure you would all agree the children worked extremely hard to put on a great show! The highlight for myself had to be the Eurovision song performance! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what your children have been busy learning about in class and I hope everyone has a restful half term break.
Week Beginning 15th October 2018
We have made some fantastic pinwheel poppies ready for displaying at St Nicholas Church for the Armistice Centenary. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive past the church as they will be all displayed on the front doors.
Week Beginning 8th October 2018
We've had a busy week - it's been very fun! We have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita in RE and have made rangoli patterns and diva lamps. In English we have been writing our own versions of the story 'Can you catch a mermaid' by Jane Ray.
We are all doing really well in our swimming lessons as well and some of us will be trying to earn a certificate for our swimming next week!
Don't forget our worship next week - we have been practising a very special song for the performance!
By Jacob and Ella
Week Beginning 1st October 2018
It was so lovely to see so many parents at parents evening last week. I hope you all found the evening informative. Any further questions please come and find me!
Myths: Describing mermaids/mermen
This week we have been looking at the myths surrounding mermaids. We have been busy reading the book 'Can you catch a mermaid?' by Jane Ray. We have also been identifying adverbs and have been trying to include them in descriptions of our own mermaids and mermen.
Here are a couple of examples:
Week Beginning 24th September 2018
We have had the Ipads and computers out this week in order to research different European countries and their features. We have looked at the languages that are spoken, the currency that they use and whether or not they have a royal family. It has been very interesting!
Week Beginning 17th September 2018
What a busy week! We have been very busy this week looking at the features of instructional texts, following an instructional text (a recipe for apple crumble) and tasting the outcome!
The children have used peelers to peel the apples, scales to weigh out their ingredients, knives to chop the apples up and they have all had a go at the 'rubbing in' technique to make crumble.
The children then enjoyed the eating their crumble at the end of the day!
It's our first week back and we have been learning all the new routines of being in a Key Stage 2 classroom. We have also been looking at rules, rights and responsibilities. After an in depth discussion we decided upon a set of rules that we would like to follow in Fox Class.
These are shown below:
Week Beginning Tuesday 4th September 2018
This week we have been working hard to produce a reflective self portrait. We traced around our silhouettes from a photo and then we filled our silhouette with things that were important to us. I'm sure you will agree the finished result is pretty spectacular.
Welcome to Fox Class 2018/19
Our teacher is Mrs Sarah Waddington and our teaching assistant is Mrs Sally Irwin. Miss Becky Pistell also teaches us on Wednesday mornings.
We are so excited about the year ahead and we can't wait to learn more about our new topic - Europe!
Keep checking our class page for exciting news!
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