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Foxes

Welcome to Foxes class!

Welcome to Foxes class!

NEW: To see Foxes News and Photo Album for Foxes, please click on ‘In This Section’ first which may be above this section if you’re viewing on a mobile device. 

Click Foxes' Learning Links to view and click the website links for our topics

Foxes is made up of Year 3 children and Year 4 children.  At the moment we have 28 children in our class.

Our class teacher is Mrs Green and Miss Marchment also teaches us for some lessons including Maths, Computing and Music.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Thacker (who actually came to this school when she was a child!), Miss Renee and Mrs Hughes.

Mrs Green has an interest in Maths and leads this across the school. She also runs our School Council group which give the children a voice in ways to celebrate our achievements and make improvements to our school and its environment. The school council are always looking at ways to Make  A Difference to our local community and around the world too.

As the oldest children in the school, we take on responsibilities and jobs to help our school run smoothly.  One of those roles is to look after new children that arrive in the school, especially the new Hedgehogs when they arrive in September. The Hedgehogs are given a ‘buddy’ from Year 4 and sometimes Year 3, who will sit with them at lunchtime and look after them in the playground. We also have House Captains - two for each house - who are role models and leaders of our 4 house teams across the school - and lots of monitor jobs which we enjoy such as choosing the music for worship and welcoming visitors into school.

In the Summer term, our Year 4 children get the opportunity to go to Leeson House near Swanage for a one-night residential trip.  They participate in lots of exciting activities there, enhancing their learning and strengthening relationships before going to middle school. It is definitely a highlight of the year!

The children of Foxes class often get the opportunity to represent the school in various interschool sporting events, for example running and tag rugby, and take part in sports festivals hosted by our local middle schools. We even have a class set of school tracksuits so we look very smart!

As part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, we learn French.  Mrs Green takes the class for this and we learn basic conversation and language.

Please continue to support your child by:

  • Hearing your child read or encouraging them to read independently for 10 minutes daily
  • Supporting your child with spellings by practising daily referring to the weekly home learning sheet.
  • Practising times tables (eg. Times Tables Rock Stars 5 minutes each day)
  • Regular use of Mathletics and Hit The Button for Maths fluency
  • Supporting your child with additional experiences or research about our topics - we would love to hear what you have found out or explored!
  • If you have any questions about your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to come and see us

Many thanks for your continuing support. 

Foxes' Learning Links

Anglo Saxons Learning Links - Traders and Invaders

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? Click here

BBC Bitesize Saxons Learner Guides (video clips) Click here

BBC Bitesize Saxons Class video clips Click here

Anglo-Saxons coins game Click here

Ancient Objects game Click here

British History timeline Click here

Research about Anglo-Saxon Britain here

Saxons and Vikings cookbook click here

History Lines Anglo Saxons and Vikings click here

Sutton Hoo - the ship’s burial site click here

Nat Geo Kids Anglo Saxons information click HERE

Books for Topics - Anglo Saxons click here and here

 

Maths Games and links:

New! Times Tables Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/

Hit the Button (Maths game)

Mathletics log-in here

Learn Your Tables game

Beatbox Tables to Music

IXL Maths Practice

Divider Machine - how many 'goes into'...
Speed Grid Challenge - addition game
Ordering Numbers
Save the Jelly Men - make the target numbers
Broken Calculator - Can you make the target amount using only the keys given?
 

English

Topmarks spelling, grammar, reading etc click here

Rhyme Zone - Rhyming dictionary
Your weight on other worlds - How heavy are you on Jupiter and Mars?
Rollercoaster designer - play with the force of gravity
Forces - Parkworld Plot (get the facts then help to save Parkworld from Bertie Block)