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Empowering Learners...Growing Minds

Foxes' Class Blog

Spring Term 1 Update

Weeks 16 - 23

2022 has begun and Foxes Class have got off to a flying start in their learning!

 

In English, we have been wandering further into the forest and begun to write our instructions to the witch about how they can lure lost children to eat. Foxes have been incredibly creative in their writing and if a child really knew how the gingerbread house was constructed, they would certainly not want to eat it! Disgusting!

In science, we have been learning how to plan and carry out a fair test by identifying the variables. We have made predictions about how heat can change the properties of a material from a solid to a liquid and then tested our ideas to find out if we were right.

In RE, we have learnt about the Christian feast of the Epiphany and why this is an important part of the Christmas festival

Finally, we have also had fun playing in the snow...sadly lots of it was washed away by the end of the day.

Autumn Term 2 Update

Weeks 8-15

Incredibly, another half term has flown by! Foxes Class have been simply sensational in their learning this half term as they continue to be  awesome!

 

In phonics, we have continued to revise all alternative graphemes and been able to read increasingly tricky multisyllabic words. We have continued to investigate when and where these graphemes need to be applied so that we can be increasingly accurate spellers. Check out an example of our learning below! We work together to segment and blend quickly and easily using our robot arms and as we are now confident and resilient readers who apply our strategies well.

 

In English, we have been reading and writing traditional tales including Chicken Lickin and Hansel and Gretel. We have spent time outdoors in our school's woodland area as we panic about the sky falling down and find ourselves lost in the forest...

In Maths, we have applied our learning about place value and begun to use formal strategies for addition and subtraction. We have then applied our knowledge to problems including money. We worked together and found different ways to show our mathematical thinking using base 10, counters, number lines, place value charts, bar models, and part whole diagrams

As we have progressed through the term, we have been learning to order events on a time line, investigate the properties of materials and how to change these and get creative. We even performed our nativity to families and friends...!

Autumn Term 1 Update

Weeks 1-7

Wow! The first autumn term zoomed by and we worked extremely hard to be the awesome!

 

In phonics, we have been revising all the alternative graphemes and begun exploring when we choose these as accurate spellers. Check out an example of our learning below! We work together to segment and blend quickly and easily. As a result, we have found out that we are now more fluent readers.

In Maths, we have been learning about place value and begun counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have then applied our knowledge to problems including statistics. We worked together and found different ways to show our working using base 10, counters, number lines, place value charts, and part whole diagrams. We now know that we can check our answers and find other solutions.

In English, we have been reading 'A Walk in London'. We have written and published poetry about what we can see from the London Eye and created a non-chronological report about our unique capital. We used our wider curriculum knowledge to consider what a visitor may experience when in London and used our senses to describe the sights and sounds of the city. Listen to the story below.

A walk in london

Listen to the story about a family trip to England's capital city.

As we have settled into the school year, we have been learning to work with new friends and develop resilience when overcoming tricky challenges. I wonder what we will be learning next term...!

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