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Welcome to Fox's Class page

 

Welcome to the Fox Class Page where you can find out about all the amazing learning and fun activities that will be doing this year.

Don't forget to check our Facebook page and Class Dojo for daily updates on the children's work.

 

Throughout the year, Foxes will be taught by;

Miss Jackson

Mr Mason

Mrs Costello - Tuesday afternoon

Mrs Hill - Thursday morning

 

We are always very happy to talk to parents but if you need more than just a quick chat, please arrange a time to meet when the teachers are not busy with the children and they can give you their undivided attention.

 

Summer Fair 2019
We're creating our photo stand for the Summer Fair 2019 in Fox Class! Come and see our stall with our brilliant photo bunting and group pictures for sale on Friday afternoon.
Let's hope the weather is as nice as it was when we took them!!
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Ancient Greek Mythological Monster Debate

 

This week Fox Class have been debating! We held a whole class debate based on who we believed was the most monstrous mythological monster. We used debate language and vocabulary techniques to contrast and compare our points to our opponents. It was really fun and we all showed excellent self control waiting for the opposing teams to finished their persuasive argument before taking our turn to persuade Mr Eldred that our chosen monster was the most terrifying. 

Ancient Greek Mythological Monster Debate

Greek Mythological Monsters Fact Files

 

This week Fox Class have been researching the Greek Gods with Miss Hosmer's Year 5's. We have created wonderful fact files with lots of information about how monstrous they were! The Greeks believed in mythical creatures such as centaurs (half human, half horse) and Cyclopes (monsters with only one eye). These would often show up in mythology too.

 

 

Greek Cooking

 

As part of our Ancient Greece Topic Mr Mason is taking groups to cook some Greek dishes as part of our Design Technology lessons. Once the group has prepared and cooked the dish we all get to try it, YUM! 
This week Mr Mason made Souvalaki. They were absolutely delicious and everyone really enjoyed them whilst we listened to our class story at the end of the day.

Thank you to Mr Mason for making D.T so much fun! We can't wait to find out what other Greek dishes we'll be cooking!

Greek Cooking

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Meeting the Fox Cub

Last week we got to meet our class Mascot, a baby Fox! Thanks to Mr O'Dell for bringing him and letting us meet and stroke him. We got to learn lots of amazing facts about Foxes and really enjoyed asking questions about them and developing our curiosity (this weeks character muscle).

Meeting the Fox Cub

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Spartan Warrior Visit

 

Today Leonidas the Spartan Warrior came in to answer our questions all about being a hoplite (a soldier for the Greek Army)! We came up with lots of interview questions to ask him, particularly focusing on his childhood when he was taken into the army at the age of 7! Leonidas was very impressed with our curiosity (a character muscle we have been working on this week) and answered all of our questions ready for our diary writing later in the week. We all decided that being a child warrior in Ancient Greece was not as fun as it sounded! 

Thank you Leonidas for visiting us!

Spartan Warrior Visit

Spartan Warrior Visit 1 Here we are meeting Leonidas the warrior!

Egg Parachutes

 

As part of our Space Topic we investigated which materials would offer the best protection for an object being dropped from a significant height. We each chose a material to protect our egg and wrapped it in this before putting it in our parachute. To make the investigation a fair test we dropped our eggs from the same height after a countdown (which was really fun to do)! We then collected our eggs to see the evidence. Once we had recorded this in a table it was clear to see that bubble wrap was the most successful material as the egg inside it had no cracks! 

Science- Egg parachutes!

Easter Egg Decorating

 

Today (5.4.19) we took part in the schools Easter egg decorating competition. We each decorated a hard boiled egg with lots of different colourful resources. It was lots of fun being creative and we worked really well as a team!
Happy Easter!

Easter Egg Decorating

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Swimming

Fox class have been going to Oakham School for swimming every Thursday. We have been going for a term and have learnt lots of new skills. This week was our last lesson so our two swimming teachers (who are very good at teaching) let us have a fun session for half of the lesson!
By Noah O’Dell

Over the course of this term we have learnt many things at swimming and have done a great job persevering in the water.Because of this we were allowed a fun swim session on Thursday!Everyone was allowed to play with their friends and use the floats in the water! Megan Isabel, Scarlet, Noah and I jumped in the deep end! We felt amazing afterwards because it was the first time some of us had ever done that!
By Madison Threlfall

Swimming

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Planets music composition

Planets music composition 1 Here we are composing and performing our own music

Our planets music composition

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Here is a clip from our class performance. We listened to Holst's Planets and then composed our own piece of music in small groups. We all chose an emotion that we wanted to convey when playing music about our designated planet and learnt that by using different instruments and volume we could evoke a range of feelings from our audience.

Pandora Story

 

This week (18.3.19) we have been writing our own Science Fiction narrative. Take a look at Jonathan's second page below!

Jonathan's Pandora Story

 

BeFunky Coding

We have learnt that coding is what makes computer software,apps and websites work! Behind every animation or activity we use on computers, there is a set of instructions which tell the computer what to do. We now know that just like any instructions,coding has to be clear and straightforward.

Here we are coding on the iPad's! Some of us even made our own interactive games by putting in a code.

BeFunky coding

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World Book Day

 

On the 7th March 2019 we turned our classroom in to Starbooks. We read our favourite books and had juice and biscuits like we would in a real coffee shop. Miss Jackson, Mr Mason and some of our parents came in to hear us read! It was amazing!

World Book Day

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Bible Studies Workshop

 

Fox and Badger class went to a Bible Studies workshop as part of our RE topic. We listened to some stories before taking part in 3 activities; Dressing up, food tasting and a quiz. It was so much fun!

Bible studies

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Religious studies- Eid

 

In RE we've been learning about Eid. Eid is the festival at the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the month of fasting when Muslims give up eating and drinking during the day.

We designed and created our own packaging and made coconut truffles which are a brilliant energy boosting treat eaten at Eid. It was lots of fun and they smelt really yummy in the kitchen!

Eid Cooking

Eid Cooking 1

STEM- Shape Investigation

 

In STEM we created our own shapes using bottle tops to investigate and learn about the wonderful world of geometry. We had to try and make a shape with as many sides as possible and discover how many different shapes we could make using right angles.
Here we are having lots of fun!

STEM- Shape Investigation

STEM- Shape Investigation 1

STEM- Rocket Mice

 

Here are some action shots from our fun STEM Friday rocket fox activity! We had so much fun seeing who's fox could leap the highest!

The science behind it: Fox class know that the bottle used as the rocket launcher was not really empty: there was air inside it. We knew that air is elastic (squashy), and discovered that when you compress it, it pushes back and the pressure inside increases. In the activity, we found that the sudden increase in air pressure inside the bottle pushes hard on the bottom of the rocket, sending it flying high into the air. There were also two other forces acting on the rocket: air resistance and gravity!

STEM- Rocket Mice

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Remembrance Day Artwork

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Christingle

 

On Monday 10th December we learnt all about Christingle. Christingles are made up of different parts, each one being thereto remind us of something. It was really fun making our own. Here we are having lots of fun!

Christingle

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STEM Friday- Building Challenge

STEM Friday- Building Challenge 1 We had to build the tallest tower just using paper

Viking Army Dance

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In our PE lessons we created a Viking army dance. Here we are working as a team, getting lots of exercise and performing to our teachers/friends.

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