Teacher: Miss Becky Pistell
Teacher (Thursday pm and Fridays): Mrs Kate Hedges
Hello and a very warm welcome to Fox Class!
Important changes for Term 3! From the 3rd of January we will be doing PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Outdoor PE kit now needs to be worn on a Tuesday. Thank you.
Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in on Thursdays.
We are very much looking forward to all the learning we have planned this term! Please click on the link below to find out what we are learning.
Our topic this term is all about the very interesting and a bit gory Medicine and Disease. The children will be learning about how cures and treatments have changed through the ages.
What a wonderful day we've had. Our first session this morning was mini golf in the hall. We all encouraged each other well and used our Christian value of perseverance for some holes. We followed mini gold with outdoor activities. We began by ordering ourselves by height, but without talking, then by age. Next we made different shapes by holding hands. The circle was quite simple but forming a square and triangle were a little more challenging. We then had to recover a key from across the playground from our spaceship, without breaking our chain. It took a few attempts for us to achieve this but we did complete this activity. Next we tried to reach a target across the lava using stepping stones, but we didn't have enough for everyone. We didn't manage to achieve this challenge, so I think we'll be trying again with this. After break, we visited our escape room. We worked in groups of 8 to open various locks by completing challenges. The challenges were quite tricky and working as a team, even trickier, but we all had lots of fun. 2 teams managed to open all the locks and stop their timer - well done to those teams. After lunch we completed various activities in our classroom including games such as operation, frustration, connect 4 and table football. We also had to build a house of cards, describe our pattern to a partner with a barrier, move beads using tweezers and build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. We also drew pictures for our school motto of Learn, Achieve, Grow Together.
This week we took advantage of the whole playground to play a game of netball. In PSHE, we created our own posters and letters for the cake sale we will be holding next Thursday.
This week we have been looking at different foods and deciding if they were solid or liquid. We looked at coffee, jelly and squirty cream. The children enjoyed the reward they had chosen of a Teddy Bears Picnic. We went outside and while some chose to play football others had fun in our wooded area. Those with wellies also had lots of fun jumping in the puddles, some of which were still frozen.
This week we have been enjoying some drama, while learning about Medicine and Disease as our history topic. We have also been improving our netball skills and improving our fitness levels in PE. This week we have created our own images using the techniques we have learned while learning about pointillism.
This week we have been learning the skills to play netball, and improving our fitness with a circuit type activity in PE. We have been learning about pointillism and the work of Georges Seurat in art and thinking about different careers and the different salary for each career. In English we have been basing our learning on the story The Egyptian Cinderella and thinking about direct speech.
This week we have been bringing our dance moves into a wonderful sequence. We have worked in pairs to work on our Spanish translations. In science, we have been using torches and balls to model how day and night is caused by the earth revolving and the sunlight shining on different parts of the earth. In DT, we continued with our work with bread, and this time we made our own bread. Thank you to Reeve the Baker for donating the flour and fresh yeast, which was a new process for us all, leading to a few restarts of our bread! While the bread was rising, we voted for our favourite bread from last week, where the white farmhouse was voted as our favourite bread. In our outdoor PE session, we have been learning how to score tries in rugby, followed by a visit by Father Christmas.
This week, we have had a visit from the Bridge Project, where we have been learning about People of God and writing about Joshua. This term we have been enjoying our dance lessons as our indoor PE. On Thursday we began our DT lessons by tasting different breads, which were kindly donated by Reeve the Baker, before walking to the church for Mrs Smith's leaving service.
As our new term has begun, we have been learning about lots of new things. We've started learning about the planets in science and Europe in our topic. In computing we have been learning to edit images and create posters using our word processing skills. In PE we've enjoyed dance with our dance teacher and tag rugby, where we were assisted by Mr Wakeman.
This week we have been presenting the news in preparation for writing newspaper reports in English. In PE, we have been improving our football skills and creating sequences to music using jumps and turns in gymnastics. In science we have been investigating the effect of distance from a light source on shadows, whilst in art we painted our clay cartouches that we made last week. In maths on Fridays we have been learning about perimeter and this week we measured the perimeter of different areas of the school grounds. We also had fun learning lots of new skills on skilful day. Please see the gallery for photos from skilful day.
We are still writing lots and we put ourselves into Rumpelstiltskin's shoes this week. We thought about where he had been before meeting Rosalind and what he thought of her - we then retold the story through Rumpelstiltskin's point of view. We also started our clay cartouches. We designed the cartouches last week and have now sculpted and carved them. We can't wait to paint them next week!
In PSHE we have learnt about the importance of having rules; we made up own our games realising we needed rules to make them work! This week we have continued our learning of different notation in music and composed using crotchets and quavers. We were also very pleased to have The Bridge Project in, we learnt about different ways people worship God from around the world - including using puppets and flags! In English, we were excited to start writing our own stories based on Rumpelstiltskin which we will finish next week.
In music, we have been having fun using the glockenspiels. We have used our new ipads to research Egyptian Gods in History. We also used books and although most of us found using the internet easier to find information, those that had found a relevant book found this the easiest way to retrieve information. We also got to examine our mummified fruit from last week. The fruit without the natron had gone mouldy and didn't smell very nice, but the fruit that had been mummified had dried out and changed colour.
We have been introduced to our Talk 4 Writing story this week - Rumpelstiltskin! We have had lots of fun learning the story through actions and we even did a bit of drama to help re-tell the story. On Monday we had indoor PE. We are doing Multiskills this term and have been learning our A,B,C - agility, balance and co-ordination. This week we were focusing on our balance skills! In History, we learnt about mummification and we have mummified pieces of fruit. We will have to wait and see what happens to the fruit!
This week we have been learning about Cyberbullying in Computing and what we should do if we are faced with unkind messages or content that makes us feel uncomfortable in anyway when online. We discussed the ability to block messages, but stressed the importance of speaking to an adult in these situations.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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