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

Lots of events this week! From Remembrance Day and Odd Socks Day to support Anti-Bullying Week to No Pens Day and Children in Need, we have celebrated them all! We wrote about why Remembrance Day was so important and we performed a fantastic anti-bullying poem called "I'll Be There For You".

We started work on touch typing and also started practising our sewing skills with Mrs Webb this week, ready for starting our Seasonal Stockings very soon!

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This Week...(4/11/19 - 8/11/19)

Another busy week for the Fantastic Foxes! We have been writing our non-chronological reports about our rainforest animals, ready for editing, improving and publishing next week. In Maths, we focused on comparing and ordering numbers and we were great at this by the end of the week!

We have done lots of History this week too, focusing on the Mayans. We became History detectives and looked at ruins and artifacts from the Mayan period to try and help us discover more about them and their way of life. We also created a Mayan timeline in our Learning Journals and had to find the Mayans on our new school timeline on the playground!

In RE we started looking at Sacred Texts and what the word Sacred means and we also started our new D&T project...creating our own Seasonal Stockings!

Before we started our well earned weekend, we had a Jigsaw lesson which was all about appreciating and respecting each other's differences. This is something we will be focusing on throughout the rest of this half term.

Next week we have Odd Socks Day on Tuesday to help us celebrate anti-bullying week and a non-uniform day for Children in Need on Friday!

This Week...(14/10/19 - 18/10/19)

A busy week to end a busy half term! Penalty shoot outs, rainforest boxes, and dressing up as rockstars to name just a few of the things we got up to! Have a look at the photos below and have a great half term!


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This Week...(7/10/19 - 11/10/19)

This week we have been using lots of Science knowledge and skills to discover more about plants. We found out out their life cycles and also how water is transported around the plant. We even set up an experiment...

Also this week, we began looking at non-chronological reports. We studied their features, cut up a mixed report and tried to put it back together (paying close attention to the subheadings) and went on a Fact Hunt around school to find out facts about different rainforest animals.

It was also our Harvest Festival at St Andrew's Church this week. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and also everyone who donated to our collection for a local food bank.

This Week...(30/09/19 - 4/10/19)

We had plenty of visitors to the Fantastic Foxes this week, with Mansfield Town coaches on Monday and White Post Farm and all their animals on Tuesday! It was great to learn some new football skills and we loved seeing, finding out about and especially holding lots of different animals, including some interesting South American animals.

In Maths we have worked on representing numbers in different ways using our place value skills, like this...

This week, we also started focusing on some Science knowledge and skills linked to the Amazon Rainforest. We looked at the different layers of a rainforest and then focused on the different plants that lived in each layer. We learnt all about the functions of different parts of a plant and even got to dissect a flower to look at each of its parts!

We are using all our rainforest knowledge to create our very own rainforest boxes. Watch this space!

This Week...(23/09/19 - 27/09/19)

It was brigadeiro week in the Fantastic Foxes this week! We used our D&T, Maths and English skills to make our very own version of these tasty Brazilian desserts, before writing a set of instructions telling others how to make them. We then went on to 'publish' these instructions after working hard to edit and improve them.

In Maths, after working with weights to help us when making brigadeiro, we moved on to looking at Roman Numerals. We discovered that, like the Mayans, Romans also used symbols to represent different numbers. We enjoyed playing 'Roman Numeral Snap' too!

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Even though Mr Stone was away at PGL this week, he made sure he planned plenty of work to keep us busy! 

We have started focusing on instructions, looking at examples and identifying their features. As part of this week's work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we then made Charlie's breakfast of a margarine sandwich before writing instructions on how to make a perfect one.

Also as part of our work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we designed our very own chocolate bars and then created some video adverts to persuade people to buy them.

This week we will also began our research for our Traveller's Guides to the different countries of South America. We already have some fantastic facts!

It was great to get our first Stars in the Jar reward this week too for achieving 10 stars!

This Week...(9/09/19 - 13/09/19)

In our first full week in the Fantastic Foxes we got up to a wide variety of things, including...

  • Developing our geography skills by using atlases and Google Earth to label maps of the world and then maps of South America
  • Learning how and when to use 'a' and 'an' correctly. Can our child tell you the rule and give you some examples?
  • Making sure we can read and write numbers up to at least 10,000 in numbers and words, which will lead on to our future work on place value
  • Writing about what we imagine a 'God' to be like in RE
  • Starting our 'Tropical Collages' with Mrs Webb, based on the work of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes (look at for photos soon)
  • Working on creating a new classmate for Matilda as part of Roald Dahl day and we even started creating our own Roald Dahl bookmarks too

All in all another very busy week! 

This Week...(2/09/19 - 6/09/19)

Our first few days in The Fantastic Foxes have been busy ones! Mr Stone and Mr Wilkinson got us working hard straight away, including drawing and writing about our very own imaginative faraway lands, becoming time detectives and trying to spot mistakes in a Mayan scene, making our very own 'dot' artwork and playing friendship bingo to start our Jigsaw (PSHE) work.

We also chose our brand new school councillors and they are...Layla and Finley! We know you will do a great job of representing the Fantastic Foxes at all the school council meetings. Well done!

A huge well done to all the Foxes for settling in so well this week. You should be very proud!