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Foxes Class 2020-21

Foxes Class is led by Miss Tooms and she is supported by Mrs Lethbridge over the week.  Please see below a range of photographs of Foxes Class learning adventures in 2020 - 2021.

Welcome to Foxes Class! 

Term 1


We've have had a great start to the term so far. We were surprised to find that when we first started here, the classroom had turned into a magical forest! There were sticks, acorns, pine cones, conkers and leaves scattered on the floor and the light had turned green!! This helped us to really set the scene for our first book 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. 


Here are some of the items we found and the descriptions we wrote for them, using lots and lots of adjectives! 


We are enjoying learning about our story in all areas of the curriculum. In maths, we learnt about lines of symmetry and decorated leaves for our reflection tree. 
We just read the part of the story where one of the characters, Beth, gets water poured on her! We all made predictions about how much water the angry pixie needed to have 'soaked her', but this would depend on what size she was!! We even wondered how much water would be needed if she was Miss Tooms' size! We put it to the test.... 

In science this term, we've been looking at microhabitats and different types of animals/insects. This week we began a project to design and make our own Bug Hotel! We've had an excellent, fun-filled week and today we were able to finish it!! It was an excellent team effort - great work everyone!!! Of course, our favourite part was taking a smiley vs silly photo at the end! 


   Term 2


We have enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day this week and what it means for us today. We created poppies to put in our outdoor area and did some excellent writing titled 'We Remember because...'. 



We have had so much fun performing our Christmas Play this week. Even with COVID-19 we were able to assign different parts of the play to different classes, have it recorded and then made into a short film for us! We can't wait to see the end result! To top it all off, we wrote letters to Santa this morning.... fingers crossed we receive a reply! 



This morning when we arrived in the classroom, there was a mysterious letter stuck to the whiteboard. It was addressed to us and had a stamp on it from the North Pole! When we opened it, we heard that Santa had lost a reindeer and needed our help to catch it again! 


We all wanted to help Santa so we put our heads together and thought of different ways we could catch this escapee reindeer! We wrote another letter to Santa, this time with a set of instructions of how we think he could catch it! 
This week we have had some time to get crafty and get Christmassy! Today we took part in a Santa Run that was organised by our sports coach, Ryan and Mrs. Burke! Each child wore a Santa hat and enjoyed running a minimum of 5 miles around our school's outdoor area. All the children did brilliantly and showed excellent determination and resilience! 
A huge well done to the child who ran the first 5 laps the fastest and to those children who decide to run even more! 13, 14 and a fantastic 15 laps!!! We can't forget to also say a big well done to everyone in Foxes Class who took part, kept going when they got tired and cheered on their friends! 

Term 3


Term 3 hasn't started the way we had planned but our class community is still going strong! Fortunately we are all able to complete the same learning but some of us are completing it at home and some in our classroom. We miss those Foxes who are staying at home but we know that it needs to be done to keep us safe! We look forward to seeing you when you come back!


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