Welcome to Foxes' Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Endean and Ms McGuinness
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Cahalan
Mrs Savage will be teaching on Monday and Tuesday whilst Mrs Endean is on maternity leave
Ms McGuinness on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
For terms five and six we will be having a
We will be learning about Ancient Egypt
Our class reader will be:
London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . . 'This crisp, beautifully paced story will hold every young reader in thrall' Telegraph 'Hooked yet? You'd have to be dead and wrapped in bandages not to be' The Times
Here are some really useful links to learn more about our history topic:
- Bitesize has some really useful videos and texts to look at and read.
- DK Findout is also packed full of information.
- National Geographic is a fabulous resource too!
Some useful information about this year:
P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Terms 5 and 6. Please can your child come wearing their P.E. kit on these days. Please can you ensure that they bring a cap to wear as the weather begins to warm up.
Homework will be given out each week, alternating between Tuesdays (Mrs Savage) or Wednesdays (Ms McGuinness) and handed in a week later. Homework will be either Topic, Maths or Literacy. It could be paper based or using Purple Mash, which will be set as a 'To Do' on your child's Purple Mash account.
Click below for the homework timetables for each term as a reminder of when and who is giving out the homework each week:
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 has a subscription to Doodle Maths and we recommend that they spend 10 minutes a day using Doodle Maths to develop their numeracy skills.
Home School Books: Your child will be given a home-school book at the start of Term 1, Term 3 and Term 5. They will be expected to bring these books into school everyday. On Monday they will copy their spelling words to learn for that week into the first column. At home they need to copy these words out two more times in the 2nd and 3rd column. Please can your child record what they have read during the week and if an adult can sign it so that they can earn points which will go towards reading certificates and a chance to choose a new book when they have read 100 times at home. There is also a section for them to practise their multiplication tables.
Maths Frame is a fantastic free resource to help learn and practise their 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.
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.