Welcome to Foxes

Spring Term 

Our PE days will be Monday and Tuesday this half term. 

5.4.19

This week we have been:  

  • Taking part in the team big book quiz, based on some of the books we have read throughout the year. 
  • Created corner books marks.
  • Working independently to complete a reading quiz.
  • Using tissue and sugar paper to create an Iron man silhouette picture (see examples below).
  • Writing an Iron Man riddle using joining words and adjectives.
  • Writing common words in dictated sentences.
  • Solving mass word problems.
  • Reading scales, including thermometers to measure temperature.
  • Working together to solve maths problems to unlock the padlocks.

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Well done Foxes for working so hard this half term! We have been very busy. Hope you all have a lovely holiday and look forward to hearing all your news in the summer term.

 

Our carrot tops and cress heads have been growing well. Have a look at the photos of our team winners below. 

Ollie and Charlie's masterpieces.

Well done to our book quiz competition winners: Fennec Foxes!

29.3.19

This week we have been:  

  • Finishing the story The Iron Man and taking part in a drama activity with the company FASBAT.
  • Learning an Iron Man dance with the West End Theatre Company.
  • Reading a variety of scales where not all the divisions are numbered. Have a go at home: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html
  • Using Venn diagrams to sort objects and numbers.
  • Linking multiplication and division.
  • Using tin foil to create Iron Man sculptures.
  • Writing a riddle about the book character we were dressed up as. 
  • Making Mother's Day cards.

This week has been book week and we have focussing on the story 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children all looked brilliant in the book character costumes and wrote some amazing riddles. Have a look at some of the photos below.

Future engineers at work!

22.3.19

This week we have been:  

  • Discussing the sunflowers painting by Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Using oil pastels to create our own sunflowers picture.
  • Using clay to mold our own sunflowers.
  • Taking part in an art workshop in different classes in the school.
  • Working together to solve questions in maths quizzes.
  • Finding fractions of a number.
  • Linking the 2 and 10 times table to division, e.g if we know 2x6=12 we know 12 divided by 2 is 6.
  • Practicing finding the answer in a text we have read.

This week has been art week! Foxes class are all incredibly talented and have produced some fantastic art work based on the sunflowers painting by Van Gogh. Have a look at the photos below.

We also have been learning a song called Zoo time and have started adding instruments. 

15.3.19

This week we have been:  

  • Learning how to search effectively on the internet.
  • Discovering how Christians celebrate Easter and talking about what we celebrate.
  • Thinking about spring and planting our class gardens. 
  • Making cress heads and growing carrot tops.
  • Learning the names of spring flowers and writing a poem about one of them.
  • Using water colours to paint flowers.
  • Missing number sums in maths.
  • Word problems with all four operations.

Have a look at some of the photos of our growing activities below.

This week we have been:  

  • Making up our games where we throw and catch equipment in different ways.
  • Controlling balls by rolling.
  • Estimating and measuring the capacity of different containers.
  • Reading a scale.
  • Solving addition and subtractions sums.
  • Practising fractions of a number.
  • Discussing how to be hygienic. 
  • Using the story 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson to learn about animals and their offspring.
  • Thinking about how we can keep our minds happy and healthy.

8.3.19

This week we have continued learning about how to stay healthy. We started by using glitter to find out how quickly germs can spread around our classroom. We then talked about keeping our minds healthy and used a shaken up bottle of lemonade to describe how we feel when we're angry or frustrated. We then learnt some calming techniques to help us when we're feeling emotional. We then spent the afternoon taking part in mindful activities such as paint by numbers and jigsaws. Have a look at the photos below.

6.3.19

This afternoon the children had their marble jar party. Have a look at the photos below.

The children have been working hard and have now filled up their second marble jar. As a reward they have asked to have a pyjama party. We will be having this on Wednesday 6th March. The children can bring in their pjs to change into and a toy to play with (no electrical items please). Please speak to me if you have any questions.

 

Well done Foxes!

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Our topic at the moment is Healthy Living. Last week the children spoke and wrote about their favourite sports. Have a look at the class picture below, can you guess some of their sports? 

1.3.19

This week we have been:  

  • Problem solving using money.
  • completing Sometimes, always, never maths problems.
  • Measuring accurately using a ruler.
  • Learning how to use the internet to search for information.
  • Practising our throwing and catching.
  • Writing reports about our favourite sports.
  • Finding out about the different food groups and why it’s important to eat a balanced diet.
  • Designing our own healthy meals.
  • Making healthy fruit kebab snacks

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15.2.19

Squirrels and Foxes enjoyed a very special 'Royal day' at school on Friday.  

Thanks to their wonderful job applications last week to apply to become monarch, they successfully completed their training day today. 

The children took part in special etiquette lessons; walking with good posture, speaking and pronouncing properly, learning how to wave, bow and curtsy as well as making their own crowns and attending a royal banquet. 

Thank you so much for the wonderful costumes- from beautiful princesses of old, to modern day Prince Harry's.

We hope you all have a restful half term break.

15.2.19

This week we have been: 

  • Finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.
  • Solving simple problems in a practical context, involving addition of money and giving change.
  • Working in teams to Create our own garden of dreams and goals and setting our own goals.
  • Practising subordination.
  • Creating our own art work in the style of Paul Klee.
  • Enjoying our Royal day having etiquette lessons, making crowns, learning how to do a royal wave, enjoying a banquet.

8.2.19 

Today the children used photos, books, models and Learn Pads to become castle experts. They were all really enthusiastic and the leaflets they produced were very detailed! Have a look at the photos below.

Foxes class are brilliant artists! Today we painted portraits of the queen. Have a look at some of the examples.

This week we have been: 

  • Telling the time (O' clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to).
  • Addition and subtraction missing numbers.
  • Using sharing to solve fractions of a number (1/2 and 1/4).
  • Using a database on the Learn Pads to answer search questions.
  • Completing our applications for the role of monarch.
  • Researching the features of castles.
  • Creating a castle leaflet.
  • Moving over, through and across the wall bars in gymnastics.
  • Painting a portrait of the queen.

Last week we received a very official looking envelope have a look at the letter inside.

We thought this sounded like an excellent opportunity and immediately started thinking about why we would be a fantastic monarch. Wren thought she would be a good queen because she puts lots of expression into her voice so she would be able to do the speeches well. Liberty thinks she would be a great queen because she's very polite and is good at shaking hands.

Unfortunately we were unable to complete our applications because of the snow but luckily we have been granted an extension! 

1.2.19

This week we have been: 

  • Practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems. 
  • Using the inverse to solve and check number sentences.
  • Creating a mindmap about why we would make an excellent monarch.
  • Discussing the question 'who is the queen and what does she do?'
  • Putting key events on to a timeline.
  • Creating our personal timeline, thinking about what has already happened and what might happen in the future.
  • Having lots of fun during the snow day!

In the week beginning the 21st January, we had a science focus in Foxes. We started off by thinking about animals and their habitats and then wrote mixed up poems, using a variety of verbs. Here are some of the funniest ones the children thought of.

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"A camel trying to do karate in the Artic" - Quinn

"A fish sleeping under the ground" - Finn

"An elephant dancing in a nest"- Wren 

"A polar bear digging under the sea"- Ollie

We also had to be careful we used a/an correctly.

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We then took part in a woolly worm experiment.

 

We stuck down the worms in order that we found them. Have a look at the nest we created. We decided it would be sensible to be a dark coloured worm. Quinn F-F thought creatively and decided he "would be a gold worm in the summer because I would be camouflaged in the dandelions" and Fletcher would be a "orange worm in the autumn because I would blend in with the leaves".

We then went out into the wild garden and thought about the different habitats and the animals that live there. Have a look at the photos below.

We decided that trees are very important habitats for lots of different creatures. Flynn had a great understanding of this. 

25.1.19

This week we have been: 

  • Dividing using the sharing and grouping method.
  • Practising x and ÷ word problems and showing our working out to prove our answers.
  • Sorting things into living, once living and never lived groups.
  • Investigating habitats and writing funny mixed up habitat poems.
  • Doing the Woolly worm experiment to learn about the importance of camouflage.
  • Considering how our wild garden is a habitat to many living things.
  • Using scientific words to describe food chains. E.g. predator and prey.
  • Learning when to us ‘a’ and ‘an’.
  • Balancing on a line whilst lifting up our knees.

18.1.19

This week we have been:  

  • Learning about how and why Muslim's pray in RE.
  • Designing our own prayer mat.
  • Learning the different prayer positions.
  • Using Mickey Mouse ears to solve missing number sums.
  • Practising addition and subtraction sums.
  • Finding the difference between two numbers.
  • Counting forwards and backwards in 10s from any two digit number.
  • Using subheadings to write about what we have learnt about praying.
  • Spelling common words: eye, could, should, would, who and whole.
  • Making different pathways on our hands and feet in gymnastics.
  • Practising balancing by walking forwards and backwards on a 'tightrope'.

This week we had a focus on RE, learning about how and why Muslims pray. We started the week by receiving a letter from Sofia the Owl. 

We found committing to exercising 5 times a day really tricky! We then learnt how Muslims pray 5 times a day. We answered who, what, when, where and why questions. Have a look at Lola's brilliant understanding.

We then made our own prayer mats, learnt the prayer positions and wrote about what we have learnt. The children's writing was fantastic! Have a look at the photos below.

11.1.19

This week we have been:  

  • Investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Building skeletons of 3D shapes to find out how many edges they have.
  • Using logical methods to solve an ‘amaze- ing’ maths problem.
  • Considering what makes a good speaker and using these skills to share our Christmas news with each other.
  • Writing about our holidays using the past tense.
  • Learning about new year celebrations and writing our own new year resolutions.
  • Practising layering painting techniques and cutting skills to create our own firework paintings with landmark silhouettes.
  • Travelling in different ways in gymnastics

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