Teacher: Mrs Sarah Waddington
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Trowern
PPA Cover Teacher (Tues PM): Mr Heath
PE Day - Thursday
(Remember to wear your PE kit to school on this day)
We are all so excited to have everyone back in school. It is such a joy to see all of the lovely smiling faces beaming back at us in class.
This year we have some fantastic topics to look forward to learning about. Take a peek at the Long Term Plan on our Learning Page to find out what we will be learning about this academic year.
This term we will be learning about World War 2.
Please have a look at the Topic Web on our Learning Page to find out some further detail.
Recommended books to read this term:
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Goodnight Mister Tom
The Lion and the Unicorn
A Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank
Due to the current school closure I will be updating the Class 'Learning' page frequently with ideas and activities for children to complete.
You can find this on the left hand side of the web page - Learning - Curriculum by Class - Fox Class.
I hope you are all keeping safe!
Music and Drama
This week, we have been into the hall to mime the opening scene from Stig of the Dump. Once the children had perfected their mime. They then had to accompany their mime with appropriate music. What fun we had! We also had the fortune of the Badger children passing by on their train ride around school, so they sat down and watched our amazing performances!
I hope everyone had a very restful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. The children in Fox Class have been diving into their new topic of Prehistoric Britain and we have been finding out lots of interesting facts about the Stone Age.
Not only that, but we have also been reading a very classic book called 'Stig of the Dump'
The children are loving this book and finding it at times quite comical! Our writing has been based around the beginning of the book and this week we have been looking at the dialogue. So, of course, we had to do some role play!
Week Beginning 10th November
We came into our English lesson this week to find our classroom had become the Cave of Wonders! We all listened to the sounds of the cave and studied all of the jewels. After one of our class spotted the enchanted lamp hanging from a string of pearls in the corner of the cave, we then took turns retrieving it from its hanging position! This helped us with our writing of our traditional tale.
Week beginning 4th November
Welcome back everyone! We have had a great first week back, especially in Art, where we have been utilising the school glitter supply to make amazing firework art!
In Maths we have been busy subtracting 4 digit numbers from 4 digit numbers and in English we have been looking at the traditional tale of Aladdin, as well as, the Disney version. The children took on the role of Aladdin and acted like they were about to enter the cave of wonders. The children loved pretending they were going into the cave and used their tables to represent the caves!
Week beginning 7th October 2019
Maths Activities Workshop
Thank you to everyone who came along to our class on Monday afternoon to see us playing our Maths games. The children love playing maths games and it is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon so please get in touch if you would like any ideas.
The children are well into the planning stage of their dilemma stories now and are super eager to get writing next week. We have completed a planning sheet, orally rehearsed and have lots of amazing speech verbs ready to use in our writing.
We have finished our place value block of work so the children will be getting sheets to practice their learning of this over the next few weeks.
This week in RE we have been learning all about the 10 commandments and how Jewish people continue to keep the promises to God even today. We have labeled a diagram of a synagogue and described what it is like inside a synagogue.
Mental Health Awareness Day
On Thursday we took part in a live BBC Teach lesson with lots of other classes around the country. We completed sheets about expressing feelings and took part in some mindfulness activities. The children all really enjoyed the experience.
We ended our week with a well deserved teddy and DVD afternoon. The children had filled their rewards jar up and so they voted to watch Jungle Book 2. A super, fun afternoon. Well done Fox Class! You are amazing!
Week beginning 30th September 2019
We have been extremely creative this week! Afternoons have consisted of paper mache fun over balloons in order to create our Mayan masks. Friday afternoon we then painted our masks. They will be coming home on Monday. Parents, you really are in for a treat!
During our English lessons this week we have been busy learning about expanded noun phrases. We then used these to describe our setting for our dilemma stories.
In maths we have been working on rounding to 1000. We played a great game in partners to help us with our rounding which the children immensely enjoyed.
Week beginning 23rd September
The Bridge Project
We were so lucky this week to be visited by the Bridge Project - we made thank you bracelets, petals for a flower to show what we were pleased for in life.
This week in English we have been looking at using commas to add extra detail. We then set about writing our persuasive letter to the man in the Kapok tree. We have some very persuasive children in this class!
Maths this week centered all around 1000 more or less and then comparing numbers. The children were amazing at this! Please remember to keep working on those number bonds to 100.
This week in RE we focused on the promise made between God and Abraham - ask the children to tell you the story at home.
Week Beginning 17th September 2019
Another fun-packed week of learning has been had by all in Fox Class.
In Maths we have continued to explore 4 digit numbers and we have been busy partitioning numbers in a variety of ways. We have also been continuing to learn our number bonds to 100 using the Base Ten blocks to help us.
In Art we have explored why the Maya had masks and then had a go at creating our own. I'm sure that you will agree that they look great.
Next week, we will be making our masks out of paper mache. If you have any free newspaper we would most definitely appreciate it this coming week.
Persuasive devices have been the topic of discussion in our English lessons this week. We have been writing sentences to persuade people to visit Cadbury World using different persuasive devices such as addressing someone directly by their name or using sensory language.
Our crime investigation teams continued on their case this Friday afternoon. DI Harris dropped over a black out tent for us to use in our investigations. We found out that shiny objects reflect light back at us so we can see them. Does this mean that Helen, our leading lady, is in the clear? She was, after all, spotted on the sofa in her sparkly dress. The investigation will continue next week.
Wow! Maths blew our minds this week! We spent a whole lesson exploring what made a 1000. We have discovered that ten hundreds make one thousand, one hundred tens make one thousand and also one thousand ones make a thousand! Epic!
We also found out how to round to the nearest ten and hundred. We have become masters at rounding!
During our English lessons we explored different types of poems. We found out about Cinquain poems, Haiku poems, Kenning poems, Limericks and Acrostic poems. After presenting our findings about the different types of poems we set about writing our own acrostic poems about Harvest. We spent a whole lesson editing them and trying to spot any errors we had made with our partners!
In History this week we found out about when and how the Maya cities were discovered. It wasn't a particularly nice story! We then went into the hall and completed a role play showing what happened when the Spanish Conquistadors found the cities.
This week in Science we were approached by DI David Harris to help solve a robbery that occurred at a theatre. The robbery occurred whilst the lights had been switched off but a torch beam was seen by various witnesses. We were given a case file and had to set up some boxes to represent the theatre. Then we investigated what the witnesses must have seen by putting holes in the side of the boxes and then shining a torch through the holes. It was so interesting! We are looking forward to receiving more information next Thursday in order to continue our investigation. We will let you know what we find out!
Fox Class 2019/20
Welcome to Fox Class Page. Our teacher is Mrs Sarah Waddington.
On Tuesday afternoons we will be going swimming with Mr Waddington.
Keep checking our class page for exciting news and to see all the exciting learning we have been doing!
What a fantastic start to the year!
We have all been very busy learning the new routines in Fox Class. We have spent time discussing rules and responsibilities and have created our own Class Charter which includes rules that we think are important to our learning.
School Council elections have taken place and we are delighted to announce that Isaac and Elsa are our school council representatives for Fox Class. Well done!
During Art we drew around our silhouettes and filled them with drawings, images and words that were important to us. They look great!
In Maths we have been exploring Roman Numerals. We had a go at creating the 7 symbols out of matchsticks and then put the numbers through a 'function machine' to see what they would be if we added or subtracted 1 or 10.
English has seen us orally retelling our adventures during the summer holidays, which culminated in a write up on Friday - I am looking forward to reading these over the weekend.
It has certainly been a busy week! Letters went home this evening with lots of information so please check your children's' book bags and I look forward to seeing as many parents as possible on Tuesday at Meet the Teacher at 6pm where I can answer any questions you may have.
Have a lovely weekend!
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