Hello and welcome to our Autumn term in Foxes Class.
We have had such a fantastic start to the year. The children have settled extremely well and are already showing me that they are very interested in our topic this half term which is 'Rainforests'.
The children really enjoyed trying lots of tropical fruits in cooking and have been showing me their amazing number skills.
Next week we are hoping to make some rainforest boxes so if you have got a spare shoe box at home, it would be wonderful if you could send it in. Thank you to those parents who have already done so.
Tuesday 20th June
Todays foxes class enjoyed taking part in the outdoors Team building adventures service, working together as a team to complete tasks and to find different objects around the field.
We then went on to have great fun in learning lots of different circus skills with Miss Selby.
To finish the day all of the Foxes received a bouncy castle token, they had a brilliant time jumping around and helping each other down the slide.
Week beginning 12th June
This week foxes class have enjoyed learning all about Buddhism. Everyone made a mask and acted out the story of The Monkey King.
Week beginning 22nd May
Thank you to all parents that attended parents evening this week, it was lovely to boast about your children's achievements.
Foxes class have enjoyed working together in groups to make marble runs, this activity helps the children with problem solving and communicating effectively with each other. Once all the groups had made a marble run out of Lego they then had the chance to test each others maze.
Week beginning 15th May
This week in Science we have been learning about things we can grow that do not need soil. The children chose what they wanted to grow and set up an experiment in their pairs.
Week Beginning 24th April
Foxes class have had a very busy week and are really enjoying our topic of growing and this week we planted some vegetables.
It was our assembly this week and we presented a powerpoint all about keeping safe on the internet.
On Friday we celebrated Ashton's birthday he well be 9 on Saturday.
Week Beginning 17th April
Welcome back Foxes Class and a big welcome to our new member of staff Mr Poole who is supporting our ever growing class.
Foxes class are looking at instructions and lists in English with a focus on the book 'Shh we have a plan' and we will be making plans of our own.
In maths we have adding to 2 digit numbers and multiplication in 2's 5's 10's and some have progressed to 3's.
Our topic this term is growing and we will be looking at 'How does your garden grow?' and growing and cooking vegetables so watch out for our potato competition. We will also look at flowers and see how tall we can grow our sunflowers.
Week beginning 27th March
Foxes class had an amazing time at Yorkshire wildlife park. The children were amazing and they were able to get very close to animals that they had studied as part of their topic about our wonderful world.
Week beginning 27th February
This week Foxes class attended a speed stacking competition at Ashfield School. They really enjoyed working in teams to complete challenges :)
Week beginning 16th January
This week Foxes have been extremely busy in their English Maths and Science lessons.
They have been learning about the Chinese New Year Zodiac story in English and thinking about all the different animals for each year.
Foxes have been looking at plants in science and how each part of the plant has an important role to play in keeping the plant alive.
We have also been using our Numicon in Maths to help us with adding and subtracting numbers.
Week beginning 19th December
This week foxes class have been creating a calendar for 2017 by dressing up and having their photo taken in our very own photo booth.
Week beginning 5th December
This week we have looked at how different countries celebrate Christmas and Foxes class focussed on Italy and had great fun making pasta tree decorations. We enjoyed visiting all the other stalls for our Christmas around the world day on Tuesday.
We all put our letter writing skills to good use this week and wrote that very important letter to Santa.
Alvin the elf was up to mischief again this week.
Week beginning 28th November
Foxes began the week busy baking for the school fayre on Friday it was great to see so many of you at the fayre.
On Wednesday we had a delivery of Alvin the Elf who is keeping an eye on us and reporting back to Santa although he is a little mischievous himself, we will keep you updated with photographs of his antics over the coming weeks.
In English we are practicing our letter writing and have focussed on postcards this week ready for our letters to Santa.
Week beginning 21st November 2016
In maths we have been identifying shapes and some have identified hexagons, pentagons and octagons, well done Foxes.
We are continuing with our persuasive writing in English and have read to the end of our story 'The day the crayons quit' oh dear it was a bit of an embarrassing end to the story for the peach crayon and he wouldn't come out of the box which made everyone laugh
In science we are exploring healthy living and looking after our bodies we made a brilliant skeleton.
Week beginning 14th November 2016
An exciting start to the week with a visit from Zoo Lab and we all got to touch a giant snail called Sophie, a snake and a rat.
In maths we been doubling and halving numbers and we are getting really good at it.
In English we are loving the story 'The day the crayons quit' and are getting to grips with letter writing.
We had a celebration this week for Ben's birthday.
Week beginning 7th November
In maths this week we have been working on 1/2 and 1/4 and most of us discovered that 1/2 a portion of pizza was better than 1/4.
In English we made some amazing stories of our own using story boards.
Foxes class have looked at why we have remembrance day and we all made our own poppies, we also had an impressive 2 minutes silence on 11/11/16 at 11am, well done to all of Foxes class you were amazing.
Week Beginning 31st October
Another busy week in Foxes class, we have started our new topic on ‘Festivals’ by exploring the history and beliefs surrounding Halloween and carved our own pumpkins. Did you know that originally the lanterns were carved from turnips? Gosh how hard that must have been, it was the Americans that first swapped the turnips for pumpkins.
In English we are reading stories by Anthony Browne and have begun with ‘Gorilla’ we all had great fun acting out the story. I think we are going to enjoy reading Anthony Browne stories.
Week beginning 17th October
Wow what a busy week in Foxes class.
On Tuesday we had a school music workshop in the hall.
On Wednesday we celebrated Diwali with a school Hindu day and Foxes made special hand shaped biscuits to decorate in mehndi style and we all tried different foods. We also made Diwali light holders from fimo.
On Thursday we has a Halloween disco.
Week Beginning 10th October
In maths this week Foxes class have been revisiting time and measurement. Some of Foxes class have progressed to learning 1/4 to and 1/4 past while some are still getting to grips with o'clock and 1/2 past.
In English we have been enjoying funny poems and looking in particular at list poetry.
Week beginning 3rd October
What a busy week in Foxes class we have had, in maths we have been polishing our money skills and in English we have been having fun with revolting rhymes.
We have baked some fabulous numicon biscuits in cookery.
As part of our topic we have looked at alternative housing and put up our own tent that was so much fun with the wind!!!!
Well done to our star of the week Lavinia.
The lucky Friday box was won by Ashton.
Week Beginning 26th September
Foxes class have really got to grips with money this week and have been using real money supported by numicon to add up our money and give change.
Our English has focussed upon 'How to catch a giant' and we have made sets of instructions to help if you ever need them!!!
Week beginning 19th September
In maths this week we have focussed on missing numbers on a number square and number line.
Our English BFG work got off to a great start with a special a trip to the cinema for a viewing of The BFG which was amazing and the very kind deputy manager The Odeon in Mansfield gave us a full sized billboard from the film to bring back to school so a big thank you Adam from Bracken Hill.
On Friday we had a great time making our own frobscottle from The BFG.
Week beginning 12th September
Well Foxes class have had a very exciting start to the term and are really enjoying The BFG in English, we have a dream blower and several dream jars in class and are working very hard writing descriptions and following instructions. We are all very excited about going to the cinema on Monday to watch the film.
In Maths we are working on place value of our numbers some of us can place value right up to 100 and some of us are brilliant at estimating.
Our topic this term is Houses and Homes and we are exploring different styles of homes and the people who live in them. In cookery we had a fantastic time making house sandwiches.
On Friday mornings we are working on social skills and money with our very own Café.
Week beginning 4th July
Wow what a busy week in Foxes as we said goodbye last week to Marissa George, Zac, Luke and Ethan and welcomed our new children into the class.
We have a mini topic for the next 2 weeks finding out about the Olympics ready for a full school finale at the end of term when Foxes class will represent Canada.
In cookery some of the children made Olympic torch cakes, can you imagine edible Olympic torches I think the children really enjoyed making them.
In English we are looking for rhyming words in poems and started off with an Olympic poem.
Our maths focus this week has been telling the time to o'clock and 1/2 past and the children had great fun matching the padlocks and keys to the correct time.
Week beginning 20th June Sports Week
Foxes class have really enjoyed sports week and joined in some really fun activities.
We really enjoyed cooking outside and another firm favourite was circus skills.
Everyone really enjoyed helping one another with the wii sports activities too.
Week beginning 13th June
In maths this week we have been partitioning numbers to help us add and subtract.
In computing we have been exploring algorithms and debugging using lego, we had to make a lego maze and try to get the marble through the maze, if it got stuck we had to debug. It was great fun have a look at the pictures and videos below.
Star of the week this week was Damien for listening to adults in school to help maintain his good behaviour. Well done Damien.
Week beginning 6th June.
Foxes have been finding different and fun ways to enjoy maths this week and have taken advantage of the weather and taken our maths outside. We have looked at addition and subtraction using hook a duck, we all really enjoyed that and bean bag toss. Inside we had number sums on keys and had to solve the sum to match the padlock, who knew maths could be so much fun!
In English we are enjoying our new topic looking at super heroes and have discussed how super heroes come in all shapes and sizes, we are excited about creating our own super hero and can't wait to get started on our capes, watch this space!
Our topic this term is looking at explorers and their journeys and this week we tried our hand at putting up a tent as you know all explorers need a place to stay during their journeys.
Star of the week this week is Edward for his super reading in assembly, well done Edward.
Week beginning 23rd May
Foxes class have been comparing weights by direct comparison this week in maths and we are pretty accurate at understanding heavier and lighter.
In English we have been sorting out our facts about fierce animals to create our classroom display, we will post a picture when we have put the finishing touches to it.
The girls have taken to the stars this week and we have two stars of the week:
Sky has made a step forward taking her medication this week.
Marissa well she really has been on form making the class laugh this week!
Well done girls.
Foxes class have been getting to grips with doubling and halving this week and really surprised ourselves by tackling some odd numbers to halve, we used numicon to help sort our answers.
Star of the week this week was Damien for turning his behaviour around and simply getting on with his work. Well done Damien.
Week Beginning 9th May
The Big Sleepover.
Foxes had a brilliant sleepover at Dearne Valley and enjoyed a variety of activities, please enjoy our slide show.
Everyone has a favourite memory and I am sure the experience has given the children some valuable memories.
Week beginning 3rd May
In English Foxes class are learning about fact and fiction and our focus this week has been to compare a tiger and a polar bear and find similarities between the 2.
Foxes class have been exploring a new app this week to help them understand algorithms and computer coding.
Wow what is an algorithms? Well it’s simply a posh word used in maths and computer science for a sequence of instructions and a new buzz word in the new computing curriculum.
The app we are using is a free app called Scratch Jnr and you can download it to your ipad and tablet.
This is the icon to look for in the app store.
Ethan really got to grips with scratch and was really creative.
The children are really beginning to get excited about our 2 day sleepover next week (primary residential) so don't forget to visit the class page for updates of our activities.
Week Beginning 25th April
Foxes class have been getting to grips with number fractions this week and are really trying their best to work out ½ and ¼ of a number.
Our Topic this term is ‘Explorers’ and we began by working as a team to decide what essential equipment explorers may need and we loaded them onto our magic carpet.
Children then had great fun working as a team to turn the carpet over without falling into the shark infested waters.
George was brilliant at guiding the whole class.
Things were getting a bit rocky!