Welcome to Fox Class with Mr Duley and Mrs Verrill.
Fox pupils have made an excellent start to term 1 and have begun the year by embracing the whole school topic of ‘Who I am’.
Pupils have described the intriguing and curious alien life-form, Dr Xarkle, using a variety of adjectives and a range of sentence starters. They have identified Verbs and Nouns within an Autumn poem and have been practicing their handwriting and spellings in class. In Maths, we have been developing our skills using Place Value using ones to ten thousands and even some decimal numbers.
Fox class have also explored the time-line of Prehistoric Britain, and they have drawn a stone-age family inside a cave. In RE, the pupils have learnt about the founder of Islam and created their first pieces of Islamic Art. The class impressed their teachers with their athleticism and team work playing bench-ball and made a great start to their series of swimming lessons.
This week, Mr Duley was particularly impressed with how the Fox class pupils worked in pairs and used a Dictionary to find the meanings to important keywords such as Reflective, Caring, Communicators and Open-Minded.
We are going to be continuing to discuss what makes us who we are, and we will be exploring what keeps our bodies healthy.
Our Newsletter has important information about what we are covering this term and can be found below.
We encourage Teamwork and an Excellent Attitude in the classroom to gain House Points.
Our Book Corner
Welcome to Fox class’ new teacher, Mrs Russell, who will be imparting all of her excellent knowledge and experience on to the children to develop and support every aspect of their learning.
During term 3, Fox class learned all about the water cycle and how it affects us and others around the world. We conducted an experiment to turn ‘dirty’ water into ‘clean’ water using condensation. Mr Etheridge agreed to be our ‘guinea pig’ and try the first glass of clean water that was produced. Mmm, tasty!!
The children made masks depicting Big cats of the jungle which were part of our topic lessons.
Fox class children were lucky enough to experience a tour of The Amazon Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef and other wonders of the world through the use of ‘Virtual Reality’ headsets which were on loan to the school from Leigh Academy Trust. Lots of ooohs and Ahhhs and wows were heard as the children toured these beautiful parts of the real world in a virtual one.
Welcome back to the children in Fox class. We are looking forward to another super learning journey. We hope that parents and carers will continue to be as supportive of the children and the school in Term 4 as they have been in previous terms.
Our newsletter, which has information about the subjects we will be covering this term, can be found below.
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.