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This Week...(30/11/20 - 4/12/20)

Another busy week in the Fantastic Foxes this week as our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles topic starts to come to an end.

  • We looked at longitude and latitude and used this to locate famous volcanoes from around the world
  • We studied the history of Pompeii and the eruption from Mount Vesuvius, including using primary sources to find out more information about the city would have been like
  • In Art, we used clay to sculpt our own ammonites
  • In RE, we started our Incarnation Unit which will focus on the Holy Trinity
  • We also looked at dribbling and tackling in Hockey this week
  • Our French lesson focused on colours

We also started our Kindness Advent Calendar this week on Dojo! Look out for Christmas Kindness ideas and thoughts from the Foxes throughout December!


Maths next week

With Mr Stone, the Y4s will move onto our unit on Addition and Subtraction, including

Add two 4-digit numbers - more than one exchange

Subtract two 4-digit numbers - more than one exchange

With Miss Cooper, the Y3s will continue their addition and subtraction unit, including

Add three one-digit numbers

Adding and Subtracting Multiples of 100

With Mrs Robinson, Year 3 will continue working on their Addition and Subtraction skills.


Congratulations on 91% Fab 5 Reading this week Foxes!

This Week...(23/11/20 - 27/11/20)

This week we really focused on publishing our volcano shape poems. They came out brilliantly and we used lots of great expanded noun phrases! Some beautiful handwriting too!

Maths this week...

With Mr Stone, the Y4s focused on Roman Numerals, including reading and writing them, ordering them, comparing them and also using them in calculations.

With Miss Cooper, the Y3s have worked on their addition and subtraction unit, including 

Add a 2-digit and a 1-digit number – crossing ten

Subtract a 1-digit Number from a 2-digit number - crossing ten

2-digit addition and subtraction problems using Base 10 and practical exploration (No Pens Wednesday)

Add two 2-digit numbers - crossing 10

With Mrs Robinson, Year 3 have been working on adding and subtracting across tens boundaries. We have been working on counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 10 in order to find our answer. We have also been working on missing number calculations and word problems which require us to use these skills. Finally, we have been working on adding multiples of a hundred to other 3 digit numbers. Here are some videos which show what we have been working on. 

Maths next week

With Mr Stone, the Y4s will move onto our unit on Addition and Subtraction, including

Add and subtract 1s, 10s, 100s and 1,000s

Add two 4-digit numbers - more than one exchange

Subtract two 4-digit numbers - more than one exchange

With Miss Cooper, the Y3s will continue their addition and subtraction unit, including

Subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number (not crossing 10)

Subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number (crossing 10)

Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)

Add three one-digit numbers

With Mrs Robinson, Year 3 will be busy working on addition and subtraction. They will use the written column method to add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers. They will also transfer these skills into solving word problems. Once they have got an answer they will be using the inverse to check their calculations are accurate. They will also work on ‘spotting patterns’ in our addition and subtraction answers which can help them check if their answers are correct. Here are some videos to show what they will be working on. 


Find out more about what we got up to this week including ammonites printing and Hearts for Homes by looking at our pictures below. 100% Fab 5 Readers this week too!

This Week...(16/11/20 - 20/11/20)

This week was anti-bullying week so we explored what we know about bullying, including cyber bullying. We thought about how we could be united against bullying and also the things we could do to help someone who felt like they had been bullied. We also talked about choosing our words carefully and not using words we don't fully understand, even if we think it is just a 'joke' or someone just trying to be 'funny'. The week ended with us all wearing odd socks to show our support for being different and remind everyone that differences should be accepted and appreciated.

Also this week, in English we started our work on shape poems. We looked at some examples and then focused on exploring some volcano poetry. We then focused on how to write expanded noun phrases and develop our creative volcano vocabulary! This will help us as we begin to write our own volcano shape poems next week.

As part of our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles topic, we also looked at tectonic plates, the Ring of Fire and volcanoes, including labelling our own volcanoes with key vocabulary like pyroclastic flow!

Well done on achieving 90% Fab 5 Readers this week too Foxes!

This Week...(9/11/20 - 13/11/20)

This week in the Fantastic Foxes we continued to focus on rocks and soils. Our English work allowed us to read a text all about different rock types and answer comprehension questions about it. We focused on the key skills of 'Fill the Gap', 'Matching' and 'Labelling'. We will use the same text next week to develop more focus comprehension skills.

We also looked at how different rocks were used and what properties meant they were perfect for these uses. it was great to go outside and test different soils around school too to find out what type they were.

In Art and Design this week, we started our 'Ammonites' project by looking closely at pictures of ammonites and real ammonites. We then used different drawing and sketching skills to draw these in our sketchbooks. 

Our work in RE allowed us to start to look at the Islam religion, including the 5 Pillars of Islam, in Jigsaw we looked at different families and we also made our own poppies as part of our Remembrance Day celebrations.

The Fantastic Foxes achieved 91% Fab 5 Readers this week. Well done!

We are scientists...soil testing!

This Week...(2/11/20 - 6/11/20)

Our first week back after half term saw us start our new topic, 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles'!

We became geologists and tested different rocks to find out about their properties and discover what type of rick they were. In Geography and English we looked at lots of information about the layers of the Earth and even wrote our own non-chronological reports about the Earth's crust. Later in the week we became palaeontologists and discovered how fossils were formed and we also got to make our own fossils too!

Well done on 94% Fab 5 Readers this week too Foxes!

This Week...(12/10/20 - 16/10/20)

This week was our final week on our ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ topic and we have absolutely LOVED it!

We focused on looking at ways to model the digestive system this week. This included recreating the digestive system by squeezing some mushed up spaghetti on toast through a pair of tights! After this we spent the morning making digestive system t-shirts! 

Have a look at the photos below to check out what we got up to.

Next half term...Rocks, Relics and Rumbles!

This Week...(12/10/20 - 16/10/20)

As our Burps, Bottoms and Bile topic continues, we focused on the digestive system this week! We explored the different organs and their functions and even made our own flow charts to show how the digestive process works. We then used all our knowledge to start writing a short story about the journey of food through the digestive system. We had some interesting characters such as Olly Orange and Finley Fishfinger! We will carry on with our stories next week and try to combine scientific and descriptive vocabulary in our writing.

Also this week...

  • Focused on number lines in Maths, working hard to place numbers on different number lines
  • Developed our striking skills in PE
  • Thought about the way the world is and the way we would like the world to be
  • Online safety rules and email in Computing

Also, well done Foxes on achieving 94% Fab 5 Readers!

This Week...(28/09/20 - 2/10/20)

Another busy week in the Fantastic Foxes! This week included...

  • exploring different types of teeth and their functions
  • looking at how animal teeth relate to their diets
  • completing our toothy fact files
  • looking at idioms and their meanings 
  • developing our understanding of place value
  • designing a wanted poster for the perfect church leader
  • striking different size balls with parts of our body

I told you we had been busy!
We also started our RWI Spelling this week, looking at prefixes, in-, dis, mis- and un-. Make you practise those spellings ready for our Speed Spell on Monday!

This Week...(21/09/20 - 25/09/20)

This week we started this half term's topic..."Burps, Bottoms and Bile"!

We began by exploring specialist vocabulary relating to teeth and using dictionaries to try and create our own glossaries. We then did some research into teeth facts and made notes in our English Books, thinking about the difference between notes and full sentences. After making notes, we organised them under different subheadings and then started writing some paragraphs. Next week we will be using our work to create some fantastic 'Toothy Fact Files'!

As well as all this, we discussed the importance of looking after our teeth and looked at some photos of what might happen if we don't! Luckily we all have beautiful smiles, however we used the drawing tools on Seesaw to change our beautiful smiles into terrible ones and imagine what we would look like if we didn't look after our teeth! One thing we discussed was eating less sugary foods and drinking less sugary drinks. To find out more about this, we explored food packaging and tied to predict how much sugar was in different foods. Some of the results really shocked us!

In maths we continued work on Place Value, looking at 3-digit numbers. In RE we explored what we mean when we say Jesus was a 'fisher of people'. It was really great in our Jigsaw lesson this week as we got to think about our achievements and hear about what people are proud of. 

We got to start our new class reader this week too...The Demon Dentist!

This Week...(14/09/20 - 18/08/20)

Another busy week in the Fantastic Foxes! We 'exploded' some numbers, did some work on nouns and adjectives, created a 'Tree of Gratitude', went outside and started work on using rackets with more control and discussed our 'worry monsters'.

We also spent time looking at the fantastic book 'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse' by Charlie Mackesy. We discussed some of the thoughtful messages in the book and how they can help us to be kinder to each other and ourselves. After this, we attempted to create some of our own artwork based on the book.

Take a look at some of our work!