Welcome to the Autumn Term in Fox Class

 

 

We are Fox Class and our teacher is Mr Devereaux.

 

In Fox Class we become more independent learners.

We “aim high by trying our best in everything that we do” and we don’t give up, even if we find things difficult. We show a passion and enthusiasm for learning as we start to piece our learning together and build on what we already know.

We are “kind”, “polite” and “helpful”. We are “honest” and “friendly” and we “support each other”. We “respect each other” and we respect our learning environment.
In our class we enjoy practical learning and we love sport and science

 

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer break and that the children are refreshed and ready for their new year in Fox Class. It is a very exciting time for the children as they start their next journey into upper Key Stage 2.

Our topic this term is ‘Invasion’ Within this topic, the children will learn about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal, exploring the Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest. We will also be looking at sound as well as the digestive system in our science units this term. Our class text is The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones. I very much look forward to sharing this book with the children and inspiring them to create some wonderful written compositions.

In Character Education this half term, we will focus on the virtues of curiosity, generosity, courtesy and determination.

I hope that the information below will support you in the day-to-day organisation of life in Fox class.

Routines:

Please ensure that your child checks that they have the following each day:

  • A water bottle that can be filled up from the classroom tap.
  • Their reading book and reading diary which will be brought into school daily.
  • Their Chromebook which must be charged and brought into school each day.
  • A healthy snack (please remember that we are a nut free school)
  • Our PE day is on a Monday. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on this day.
  • Please could your child bring a waterproof coat into school every day, especially as the weather tends to deteriorate towards the onset of winter.
  • If it is due to be a sunny day in September could your child bring in a hat and have an application of sun cream.

PE

We will continue to have specialist PE coaches working with the children this year on all aspects of physical exercise. As stated above we will have our PE lessons on a Monday, so the children will need to come to school dressed appropriately without having the need of a separate PE kit bag left in school. Devon County Council require that jewellery, including earrings and studs, be removed for P.E. and related activities for health and safety reasons.

 

Reading

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and record detail of their reading in their reading diary. In class, we will participate in whole class reading and shared texts, guided reading and individual reading with the class teacher.

 

Homework:

Maths and English tasks will be set each Friday and will need to be returned on a Tuesday morning. Spellings and times tables tests are ongoing. Weekly lists will be stuck into the reading diary each week for practice at home. Spelling tests will be each Friday and times tables tests on a Monday.

 

School Kit:

Please ensure that all your child’s clothes and belongings are clearly named, this includes PE kits and shoes.

 

 

Below is our curriculum plan and other information sent  home with parents and carers.  If you would like more information on our curriculum, you can contact either the class teacher or our head teacher, Mr Bladon.

To do this, simply email bamptonstaff@alumnismat.org  or call the school office on 01398 331121.