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This Week...(6/12/21 - 10/12/21)

It was great to get all the electrical components out again this week and make more circuits! This time, we focused on investigating which materials were conductors and which were insulators.


 

Also this week, we got to do some Christmas maths, complete our wonderful Christmas cards complete with poems inside and even made some music using a computer programme!

It was also amazing to get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Jumper Day on Friday!

This Week...(6/12/21 - 10/12/21)

After working hard on our letters to authors this week, many of us were able to edit and improve them before publishing! A few more to finish next week and then we can get them posted and (hopefully!) receive a few replies!

Our Maths teachers continued to challenge us with work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division! This included some work using bar models. Can you work out the answers to these?

Elsewhere this week, we looked at how the volume of sounds (or noises in the case of those buzzers!) can be changed by distance and insulators. This also gave us the chance to make more circuits, this time including switches!

A great 90% Fab 5 Readers this week too. Keep working hard Foxes!

This Week...(22/11/21 - 26/11/21)

It was great to speak to so many parents this week and share the amazing progress the Fantastic Foxes have made!

This week we got to start writing our own persuasive letters to the authors that we have chosen. Some of us got off to an amazing start and I already can't imagine anyone being able to say no to them. VERY persuasive language used so far!

Also this week it was No Pens Day and we used this time to develop our communication and practical skills, including creating electrical circuits (which we loved!) and creating our own musical compositions using a range of instruments. Have a look at some of the photos below!

We had a focus on times tables in Maths this week, including a TT Rockstars Battle. Well done to our winners... the YEAR 3s! It was a close one! Better luck next time Year 4!

Online Safety was the focus of our PSHE work and during our Playlist project this week we performed lots of vocal warm up exercises. Ask your child if they can use these and then perform Boom Chicka Boom for you!

Well done to the Foxes for an incredible 96% Fab 5 Readers this week. Don't forget that Topic Project Homework is due in by Friday 10th December.

No Pens Day in the Fantastic Foxes šŸ¦Š (24/11/21)

Our Word of the Week isā€¦VINDICATED!

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This Week (15/11/21 - 19/11/21)

This week was Anti-Bullying Week and the theme this year was 'One Kind Word. We did lots of work on this and then decided to make a 'Kindness Shower' full of our thoughts and ideas about being kind to each other.

Also this week, we completed stacking the sentences of our persuasive letter to David Walliams. Look at out amazing completed Writing Wall! We then began planning our own letters to an author or illustrator of our own choice.

After a busy week full of spelling, writing, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, spreadsheets, making predictions about a story, finding out about the human ear, learning more about pitch, creating freeze frames from the story of Jesus' baptism and understading more about self esteem, it was time to play a Pudsey theme game run by School Council and enjoy our hard earned Star in the Jar Reward Time! 

What a week! We even ended it by achieving 97% Fab 5 Readers. Great work Foxes!

This Week...(8/11/21 - 12/11/21)

This week we continued with our Playlist project! This included learning how sounds are made and how they travel. We even discussed volume and used sound meters to record the volume of some sounds in decibels (dB). We realised that some sounds were a lot louder than we expected! Our music lesson focused on pitch this week too and we practised making lots of high and low pitch noises!

It was also very important for us to show respect during our two minutes silence for Remembrance Day on Thursday. We discussed why we stood silently and why it is so important to 'Remember Them'.

This Week...(1/11/21 - 5/11/21)

It was great to be back after half term and starting our new project this week. 'Playlist' has already given us the opportunity to watch some amazing live performances of different genres, create abstract art work based on the work of Klee and Kandinsky while listening to music and try and listening to sound effects and trying to guess what they were!

Also this week we have been able to draw our own orienteering maps in PE, start to research David Walliams ready to write our persuasive letters next week and use spreadsheets in Computing!

This week's school word of the week was EXUBERANT! Have a look at some of the Foxes feeling exuberant about their learning!

This Week...(11/10/21 - 15/10/21)

This week saw the end of our Predator project. We have absolutely loved finding out all about plants and animals, predator and prey and adaptations. To end our project, we focused on our BIG Head, Hands and Heart and using our knowledge and skills independently. This included designing our very own predator and annotating the adaptations it has to make it a truly fearsome predator!

We also had a full day of sticky knowledge! We wrote/drew everything we could remember on our 'What I Know Now' sheet and we also had a big sticky knowledge Kahoot quiz!

As part of our Predator work, we have used our sketching skills to draw birds of prey. This week, Mrs Halfpenny very kindly displayed some for us. Have a look at our beautiful art work!

During this week, we also had our incredible History Day! There were some amazing costumes and some incredible facts! We even tried to put ourselves on a timeline!

Have a look at the photos below to see some of the amazing historical people we were able to find out about.

Fantastic Foxes become significant historical figures...

This Week... (WB 4/10/11 -8/10/11)

This week our Predator topic focused on plants (because without them there would be no predators!). We looked at the different parts of the plant and their functions, the life cycle of flowering plants and finally we dissected a flower to find out more about how pollination and fertilisation work.

As well as all the other amazing things we did this week, we continued focusing on our well-being, with our theme of Hello Happy! We wrote down some of our favourite jokes (some of which really were terrible by the way!) and we also created 'happy stickers'. Drawing and writing things that made us feel happy (apparently McDonalds is a winner!).

The week ended with our #HelloYellow day to raise awareness of Mental Health. We discussed this together and we realised that one of the best things we can do if we are worried about our own or someone else's mental health is to TALK. That goes for adults as well as children!

Our 93% Fab 5 Reader was a real triumph this week too. Well done everyone!

This Weekā€¦(WB 27/09/21 - 1/10/21)

This Week...(20/09/21 - 24/09/21)

Another busy week for the Foxes this week!

As part of our Predator project, we have looked at some fearsome insect predators, including antlions, preying mantis, jumping spiders and assasin bugs. We watched some videos about them and also did our own research using the ipads. You can have a look at one of the videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wKu13wmHog. We then created our own wanted posters for these ferocious predators! Have a look at the one we write together about a dragonfly...

We also got a chance to make our own predator top trump cards so we could use our knowledge of all the different types of predators we have looked at so far. In Book Club, all our books have been about animals and we have loved reading and talking about them together in our groups.

English gave us a chance to continue writing our own version of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and this week we have used some BOOMTASTIC skills such as onomatopoeia and similes!

Maths has seen us rounding, using number lines and adding! Lots of skills all in one week!

Elsewhere this week...

  • We have been understanding about the rights of a child in Jigsaw (PSHE)
  • Developing our basketball and orienteering skills in PE
  • Making our own branching databases in Computing

This Week...(13/09/21 - 17/09/21)

This week we continued our Predator topic by looking at food chains (there are some great videos and games at this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q) and also by looking at the amazing world of carnivorous plants! We even found out more about tigers in our reading comprehension work!

In English this week, we started writing our own version of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We love using The Write Stuff to help with our writing, including using the Writing Rainbow.

Maths saw us all working with place value and in RE we discussed what we can do to help make the world a better place, like Noah did (although we won't be building an ark!). It was great to talk about the different people in our school community in Jigsaw (PSHE). We didn't realise that so many people have a key part to play to keep us safe, happy and learning.

This Week...(6/09/21 - 10/09/21)

It was great to get the Fantastic Foxes together for the first time this week! We have really enjoyed being back in the classroom and starting our new 'Predator!' topic.

We worked on doing some fantastic sentences about predators using a range of word classes and then we did some water colour sketches of our predators. You can see some of our work on display here...

We also read 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs', which wewill be using for our writing work over the next few weeks. We thought about some questions we would like to ask Alexander T Wolf too!

We already can't wait for next week!

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