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The Fantastic Foxes hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day!

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This Week...(11/06/18 - 15/06/18)

A busy week of tests this week, which the children worked really hard on and some of us did amazingly well! So a huge well done to all the Fantastic Foxes.

Our reward for working so hard was an amazing trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park, which was a hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee success! The Fantastic Foxes did themselves and St Andrew's proud with their behaviour and attitude. We couldn't have been more proud!

We also started some work on the World Cup, looking at the tournament and also doing our very own sweepstake! Who did you get? We also did a maths activity to choose our very own dream teams. We had to 'buy' a team from every group but we only had a budget of 65 million pounds. We will then track our teams' progress through the tournament and collect points. Who will be the winner? Will it be Mr Stone? Or will one of the children be victorious? We will have to wait a few weeks to find out!

Have a great weekend (including a wonder Father's Day!) and we hope you are all ready for our very exciting Aspirations week next week!

This Week...(4/06/18 - 8/06/18)

We've had such a great week this week! We have been working on our reading comprehension skills, including using the song 'This is me' from 'The Greatest Showman'. We came up with so many ideas about the song and its extremely powerful and inspirational message. We then used our thoughts and ideas to answer some comprehension questions about the 'true' meanings of some of the lyrics of the song.

In Maths we have been looking at time and that is also what our homework is on this week. We have been working on both analogue and dialogue clocks, converting 12-hour and 24-hour clocks and also converting between different units of time, e.g. minutes into hours.

Take a look at this website and play some of the amazing games we coded in Computing this week!

http://apps.espressocoding.co.uk/?site_id=21608

Can you explain the powerful meaning behind these lyrics and metaphors?

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This Week...(21/05/18 - 25/05/18)

This week we had a Science Week, working on lots of activities linked to Sound. This included making our very own set of straw panpipes and string telephones. You can see us trying our string telephones out and also making up our experiments with them below.

We really enjoyed all our Sound activities and it helped us understand a lot more about sound and how it works. Can you explain these key words and the links between them?

  • Volume
  • Pitch
  • Amplitude
  • Frequency
  • Vibrations
  • Medium
  • Sound Waves

This week we were also able to make our own juggling balls just like some of the acts at The Magic Kingdom! Some of us found it quite difficult to sew up our juggling balls, but after a little bit of help we were all able to successfully manage it! We even have a few expert sewers in The Fantastic Foxes!

Next half term we will be looking at the history of Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century, including our exciting trip to Drayton Manor!

Have a great half term break!

Strong Telephones!

This Week...(14/05/18 - 18/05/18)

While Mr Stone was busy supporting the Year 6s with their SATs this week, we did lots of work all about the Royal Wedding! We found out all about Prince Harry and his beautiful bride Meghan, as well as more about the Royal Family.

We used fractions to design different wedding cakes, we used our knowledge of healthy eating to plan the Royal Wedding Breakfast and we even used our SPaG skills to work out who had stolen Prince Harry's speech!

The Fantastic Foxes wish Harry and Meghan all the best on their big day! 

This Week... (23/04/18 - 27/04/18)

We loved finding out all about crocodiles and alligators this week as we used the iPads to gather research and then use this research to start writing our non-chronological reports. We aim to finish these next week and then work on editing and improving them.

We had the iPads out again later in the week as we started our computing work on coding. We were able to code a couple of simple games including popping bubbles and making snakes eat eggs! Future game developers in the making!

In RE we focused on diversity and discussed the importance of respecting this diversity in the local community and further afield.

See what else we got up to by looking through our photos of the week below...

This Week... (23/04/18 - 27/04/18)

This Week...(16/04/18 - 20/04/18)

What a busy (and very sunny!) first week back!

In English we have started our unit on non-chronological reports. We started by creating posters to show the features of a non-chronological report and then we focused on the importance of using effective sub-headings. Later in the week we 'back planned' a non-chronological report on butterflies to practise using a spidergram to plan a report. This will help us next week when we begin to plan our own reports on crocodiles and alligators. The reason we are doing this is because we have heard that someone thinks the crocodile in Peter Pan is actually... an alligator! We are determined to prove them wrong!

In Maths, Year 3 continued work on using short division (bus stop method!) and also work on odd and even numbers...

  • Can you work out 437 divided by 3? What about 525 divided by 5?
  • Can you tell an adult 5 odd numbers? Can you tell them what all even numbers end in?

Year 4 carried on their work on fractions, focusing in particular on mixed numbers and equivalent fractions...

  • Can you tell an adult 3 different mixed numbers? 
  • Can you find 3 equivalent fractions to one one quarter? How many equivalent fractions can you find that are equivalent to a half?

Also this week we started our Geography work on looking at the state of Florida. We looked at the difference between continents, countries, states/counties and cities. In Music we started learning some famous Disney songs, in Art we sketched some Disney characters in their sketchbooks, we had Mansfield Town come in and work with us on our football skills and swimming was fantastic too (many of us were nervous for no reason!).

Look out for the curriculum map that was sent home tonight so you can read about some of the things we will get up to this term. You can also find a copy on the website in our Curriculum section.

Thank you!

Non-Chronological Report Posters

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