Fox Class


Welcome back to Term 2. Please see our newsletter below which gives you information about this term’s learning.


This term we are taking part in a series of workshops; Project Salus.  The programme focuses on the children’s wellbeing in a fun and engaging way.  This will be particularly useful during the current pandemic.
  Group reading outdoors!          We made models of the digestive system.

Taking risks in the woods.

  Remembrance Day art.

Tuesday 24th November

Good morning everyone. We are now into week 2 of our isolation and so we must keep working hard. Remember  Miss Tolley and I will be awarding home learning points for the next 2 weeks. You will get 1 point for each piece of work you complete.  This can be submitted on Google Classroom or brought in on the 30th of November when we return. Remember to put the date on your work.


Learning points can be exchanged for prizes.

Spellings for this week: automatic, autopilot, autobiography, autograph, autonomy  

The prefix ‘auto’ means ‘self’.   Here are the definitions:

Automatic – done without thinking or a machine that can operate on its own

Autopilot – happening without thinking or a device that keeps spacecraft, ships or aircraft moving without human involvement

Autobiography – a biography is someone’s life story written by another person.  An autobiography is when someone writes their own life story.

Autograph – a signature (your name written by yourself)

Autonomy – self-government 

Revise: thought, through, different

Grammar: Using Inverted Commas  

Words spoken are placed inside inverted commas.

There are some other rules:

A comma is placed after the ‘said’ word (said, shouted, yelled, whispered, mumbled etc).

The words that were spoken always start with a capital letter.

There is punctuation BEFORE closing the inverted commas  ! ? or.


  1. The children asked, “Can we have our biscuits now?”
  2. Mr Smith said, “I think I’ll take the dog out later.”
  3. The team chanted, “We are the best!”
  4. Sarah whispered, “We shouldn’t have opened the secret door.”
  5. Jack said, “ Let’s go for a bike ride.”  

Try these:

  1. Mum asked have you finished your dinner
  2. Tom shouted come here Sally
  3. Thomas cried its a real baby dragon
  4. The children shouted can we play in the park
  5. The teacher said if we finish quickly, we can go to the woods

Vipers – vocabulary, inference I, prediction P, explanation E, retrieval R, summary S

Vipers – 24th November 2020

Today, we are summarising the text.  That means we are just writing the main things that happened – a very short form of the story. 

These pictures will help you to remember the main events.
















Writing – Using speech punctuation.

Practise using speech punctuation. Imagine what Tranio and Livia say to the owner of the Greek boat ( the captain) when he discovers them.



Early in the morning, the captain went around the deck to check his cargo. A blanket moved and he could hear breathing.

He said, “Who is under my blanket?”

Tranio replied, “We are from Pompeii.  We just wanted to escape but we fell asleep!”

Livia woke and whispered,” Where are we?”


Revising Perimeter.

To find the perimeter of a shape, we need to find the distance all the way around the outside.  We need to add the length of each side.




What part have archaeologists played in helping us understand more about what happened in the past?

Look at some of the artefacts below that were found at Pompeii by archaeologists.

What can they tell us about the way that people lived? See if you can find out more about archaeologists discoveries at Pompeii.

Watch the video

Uncover Life in Pompeii | Nat Geo Kids Archaeology Playlist

You can also watch this on TV on Youtube

Watch this video from Dr Binocs about volcanoes.

Volcano | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kids

You can also watch this on Youtube

Geography – Physical and Human Features

Physical features are natural – not man-made.  They include a beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation

Human features are made by humans and include cities, towns, villages, factories, farms, houses, offices, shops, roads and bridges.

Look at the sheet below and make two lists.  One of the physical features and one of the human features.

Remember to read and learn your times tables.

Best wishes,

Miss Miller