Welcome to Foxes' Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Endean and Ms McGuinness
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Cahalan
Mrs Endean teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays
Ms McGuinness on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays
For the first two terms of this year we will be having a history focus.
We will be learning about the Roman Empire and the
affect this ancient civilisation had on
Click here to see our Topic Web to see what we will be learning over the next two terms and the questions we would like to find the answers to.
Our class reader and book for some of our Guided Reading
is the amazing 'The Time Travel Diaries'
Billionaire Solomon Daisy is obsessed with the skeleton of a blue eyed African girl from Roman London. When his tech guys accidentally invent a time machine he decides to send schoolboy Alex Papas on a mission to find her. Time travel is easier for kids, and Alex knows Greek and a little Latin. The portable portal is placed in London’s Mithraeum, recently restored to its original 3rd century AD location. So it should be simple for Alex to go through and find the blue-eyed girl.
Here are some really useful links to learn more about our topic
- Bitesize has some useful videos and texts to look at and read.
- DK Findout is also packed full of information.
Some useful information about this year:
P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Terms 1 and 2.
Homework will be given out on Wednesdays and handed in on Tuesdays.
Spelling words will be given out on Mondays and tested on Fridays.
Times Tables will be practised throughout the week and tested on Fridays.
Doodle Maths: Your child now has a subscription to Doodle Maths and we recommend that they spend 10 minutes a day using Doodle Maths to practise numeracy skills.
Maths Frame is a fantastic free resource to help learn and practise your multiplication tables.
Hero of the Week
Your children have been asked to think about a hero: dead, alive, known personally, do not know personally, who they admire and respect. We would like them to talk to the class about this person for a couple of minutes - they can use a Powerpoint, photographs, objects to assist them with this. Confidence in speaking out loud to an audience is something we like to develop in our children.
Here is the rota for the year.
Home-school books need to be completed each week and signed by an adult.
Please can you ensure that all clothes and equipment are named or labelled.
- Books for Topics have amazing links to free readings of lots of really popular books.
- The Book Trust have some amazing activities available, including authors reading their books allowed and illustrators teaching you how to draw.
- NRICH has lots of interesting Maths activities and challenges, as does I see Maths.