Welcome to the Spring Term in Fox Class

 We are Fox Class and our teacher is Mrs Benjafield.

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 a fantastic Christmas break and that the children are refreshed and ready for another exciting term in Fox Class Our topic this term is ‘Misty Mountain, Winding River!’

Within this topic, we will develop the children’s knowledge about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.

I have chosen ‘Life of Riley’ for new class text, which is by Simon James Green. We will also look at books and stories related to our topic. Many books by Michael Morpurgo might be of interest to your children as supplementary reading.

As part of our Design and Technology work, we will be looking at the designer William Morris. The children will learn techniques for decorating fabric, including block printing use them to design and make a fabric sample. If you would be able to help with this activity, please can you let me know.

In Character Education this half term, we will focus on the virtues of: Resourcefulness, Courage, Helpfulness and Cooperation.

Our focus topic will be, ‘What makes me ME! ’

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


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

  • 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.
  • healthy snack (please remember that we are a nut free school)
  • Our PE day is on a Monday and Wednesday. 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, please could your child bring in a hat and have an application of sun cream.


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 and Wednesday, 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.


Please encourage your child to read daily at home for 20 minutes 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.


Maths and English tasks will be set each Monday and will need to be returned on the following Monday 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 every Monday 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, Mrs Newman.

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