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Here you will find important information about our learning and updates as to what we have been doing in class.

 

Please find links to our latest topic web and homework grid below.

Term 3 Week 1 and 2

 

Welcome back, it has been a great first few weeks back into school. I hope you all had a wonderful and restful break. A very big thank you from myself and Mrs Garrod for your kind and generous Christmas gifts, we really did appreciate them. 

 

Please find links for our new topic web and home learning grid above. As always, if you have any questions please get in contact. It's been great to see some lovely pieces of home learning in books already. 

 

Our new topic began with a bang during the first week, when I was transported back to Ancient Egypt. Obviously, my first thought was to contact the Foxes Class and luckily with the children's help I made it back into the classroom safely!

 

 

In English, we started our new unit of work by writing a story where a character travels back in time. The children came up with a variety of potential eras and portal objects that could be used in their writing.

We have since been learning our story map 'The Time-slip Scarab'. The children have done a brilliant job of reciting the story with actions, we even created some freeze frames to aid us in memorising and understanding the structure of the story. 

 

Last week, we had a coach from All Stars Cricket join us for a cricket lesson. We had lots of fun learning new skills and techniques. In PE this term, our lessons will be on netball and circuit training; I’ve been really impressed by the children's passing skills during our netball lessons so far. 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

Term 2 Week 5 and 6

P.E

In P.E we’ve been practicing our football and gymnastics skills. The children were fantastic at performing headstands and cartwheels, as well as creating their own rhythmic routines to share with the class. 


 

Advent

We’ve been enjoying advent by opening our connection calendar each afternoon and enjoying an activity as a class. We’ve also been sharing our wonderful wishes for the world.

Festive shadow puppets in our Science lesson

Shadow Puppets

Term 2 Week 4

 

Topic 

This week in topic we used the iPads to research the similarities and differences between the Uk and Antarctica. We looked at the climate, population, weather and physical features of each location. 

English 

We completed our unit on poetry at the beginning of the week. The children wrote up their Antarctic themed poetry, which include some fantastic rhyming couplets and exciting vocabulary! 

We’ve now started a new unit of writing looking at non-chronological reports. We have looked at the features and discussed the audience, purpose and perspective of information texts. On Friday, we had fun creating actions to our model text. 

 

Home Learning 

The Foxes have been bringing in lots of lovely pieces of home learning. 

Term 2 Week 2 & 3
 

Another busy few weeks of learning in Foxes Class! 


Maths

In maths we have been focusing on multiplication and division. We have been looking at the use of various strategies for working out division questions, such as, sorting into groups, arrays, bar models and number lines. We ended the week by apply our multiplication knowledge in a fun game! 

Art

In our art lessons we have been looking at still life drawings. We began by using careful observational skills to draw objects accurately, we went on to explore the use of shading techniques to apply tone to our sketches. 

Jigsaw

In both our assemblies and Jigsaw lessons we have been focusing on Anti-Bullying week. We discussed what bullying is and how it can make people feel. The children designed some ‘Reach Out’ posters, encouraging others to stop bullying or to gain support if they need it.

Alongside this, we have been celebrating kindness week together, thinking about the importance of kindness and how we are able to express kindness to ourselves and others. 

 

Term 2 Week 1
 

We have had a brilliant first week back in class, the lovely Foxes have been focused and had a wonderful attitude to learning. 

 

Religious Education

This term we are looking at festivals and celebrations around the world. We began the unit by discussing different celebrations and the ones that we enjoy with our friends and families.

 

Remembrance Day

We are beginning our reflection on Remembrance Day by working with the local community to create a poppy display in The Granary. With the help of Mrs Garrod, all the Foxes made their paper poppies earlier in the week ready for the whole school display.

Maths

We have started the term with a focus on multiplication. We began the week by sorting manipulatives into equal groups to represent multiplications, and then focused on our 3, 4, and 8 times tables. 

English

We have begun our new unit on poetry. In class we have been looking at some of the key features of poetry and practicing reading poetry aloud with rhythm, rhyme and expression. The class did a wonderful job of performing The Penguin, with actions to one another, please see the Story Map link above for children to continue to practice this poem at home.

Art

Autumn wreath artwork inspired by items collected on our autumn walk. 

Topic web Term 1

Home learning grid

Outdoor Learning Day

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