Here you will find all of the termly homework and newsletters for Foxes class, as well as information about some of the exciting activities that we have been doing in school. Children will be given spelling every Friday and Maths homework will be uploaded to Seesaw on a weekly basis. We also ask parents to hear their children read at least 4 times a week, as we see the best progress in those children who read regularly at home with an adult.
Many thanks for your support in helping your child improve.
Miss Short 🦊
Adults in our classroom-
Miss Short - Class Teacher
Mrs Hollick - Teaching Assistant
Miss Carter - Trainee Teacher
🦊🦊🦊 Find out what we get up to in Foxes class 🦊🦊🦊
In R.E this week we were learning about the Muslim religion and we learned that Prophet Muhammad thought the cats were very important and that cats bring lots of blessings to you and your family. We read a story about how Prophet Muhammad allowed cats to go into the Mosque because that’s are very clean animals.
We we had a go at making an origami cats. Take a look at the pictures. 😃 🐈
Look at our amazing puppets. We spent a long time designing, sewing and decorating our very own puppets. Some of us found it very tricky when we were sewing but we persevered. 😃
After we joined in with the puppet show, Talulah Swirls (the puppet lady) put on a puppet show for us to watch using more shadow puppets that she had made. We were amazed at how beautiful the puppets were. They were made of cardboard, acetate, wooden sticks, tape and ribbon.
We then had a go at making our own. We designed our using the theme of ‘Under water’. We made, sharks, whales, mermaids and many other underwater creatures - some of ours even had moving parts. When we had finished we put on our own puppet shows. We had such fun! 😃😃😃😃😃
In English we have been writing our own version of the story ‘Traction Man is here!’ by Mini Grey. It is a story about an action hero who saves all his friends when they into danger,. At the end of the story when everyone has been saved they guide Traction Man a medal 🥇 (it’s a hula hoop on a piece of ribbon). So when we had finished our writing we got given our very own medal.
This week in Foxes class, we have been learning about our ‘Zones of Regulation’. We’ve been talking about our feelings and what zone we might be in if we are feeling that way. We we took part in many activities that involved us deciding which zone each emotion would be in. By the end of the week we became very good at labelling our emotions and knowing which zones it links to.
We talked about wanting to be in the green zone green💚 but we can’t always been in it. Sometimes we feel sad or tired so we might be in the blue zone💙. Sometimes we might feel worried, over excited or frustrated and be in the yellow zone💛. And sometimes we might feel angry or scared and be in the red zone❤️. Being in these zones is ok. We are allowed to feel these emotions - everyone in the world feels them at some point.
As we talk more about ‘Zones of Regulation’ in the coming weeks we will start to talk more about how we can help ourselves move back to the green💚 zone when we move into the blue💙, red❤️ or yellow💛 zone.
Our new topic for term 2 is ‘Toys: old and new. Through this topic we will be learning the history of toys and designing and making a toy of our own. To begin our learning we went into the hall where many different toys had been put out on tables. We had the opportunity to play with them. Some of the toys were old and we had no idea what to do with them at first. Some of the toys we had seen before.
As part of our Topic learning this term, we have been practicing lots of D&T skills. First we designed a superhero making sure to make sure it was fast, had at least 4 wheels and had an extra special element to the car. Then the following week we had a go at building it. As you can see from the pictures we used saws to cut the wooden dowels to make axels for the cardboard wheels.
Finally we had a go at testing how far our vehicles would travel. We all measured the distance our vehicles travelled down a slope. We then evaluated how successful our vehicles were and thought about what we would do next time. 🙂
As part of our Science learning we have been testing out the strength of different materials. Last week we looked at a range of materials including metal, paper and wood to find the strongest.
This week we focussed in on paper and discussed how we could make paper stronger. We came up with several ways including layering several pieces of paper. Then our teacher showed us corrugated cardboard and we had a go at folding paper to make it stronger. This definitely worked and as you can see from the pictures it held far more than just a unfolded single piece of paper.