Welcome to Foxes' Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Endean and Ms McGuinness
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Cahalan
Mrs Endean teaches on Monday and Tuesday
Ms McGuinness on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
We will be supporting Anti-Bullying Week!
Click here for your Parents' information pack.
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
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. Please can your child come wearing their P.E. kit on these days. It is useful, as the weather becomes cooler for them to wear dark tracksuit/legging bottoms and a dark tracksuit/hoodie top.
**** PE WILL BE ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY IN TERM 2 ****
Homework will be given out each week, alternating between Tuesdays (Mrs Endean) 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. Please can you ensure your child writes out a further two times in their home-school book.
Times Tables will be practised throughout the week and tested on Fridays. We will go through these tables, in this order:
x2 x5 x10 x3 x6 x4 x8 x7 x9 x11 x 12
If your child doesn't achieve full marks 13/13, then they will have the opportunity the following week to have another go. We would rather them be secure in a table, before proceeding to the next one.
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 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 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.
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.