Welcome to our Fantastic Foxes Class web page

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Staff in Fantastic Foxes Class:                         

                                                   

   Miss Lane          Mrs Jefferies           

(Class Teacher)   (Teaching Assistant)  

We are always happy to help, at the end of each day we are on the door and available for any questions or queries.

What are we learning in Term 5?

Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!
Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up your own minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask your own research questions – just like a real entomologist!

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

 

 

What did we learn in Term 4?

This term our topic has been ‘The Scented Garden’. The text we have been reading is called ‘Lila and the secret of rain’ which is based in a Kenyan village and explores the impact of having no rain. The photos below show a Geography lesson whereby we were comparing the landscape and plant life of the UK and Kenya which we then used to help create a miniature habitat of both places. We had a fantastic time deciding which materials would be best suited for each location.

         

What did we learn in Term 3?

 

What did we learn in Term 2?

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What did we learn in Term 1?

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How does our classroom look?

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What was shared at the “Meet the teacher” meeting?

Below are the links to the PowerPoint and the letter shared at the meeting.

Parents-Information-Pack.pdf (56 downloads)

Year-2-parents-meeting-1.pdf (56 downloads)

 

What does our curriculum look like?

In Year Two we have selected six topics that we hope will captivate the children’s interests. Through cross-curricular teaching we will cover different areas of the curriculum in an exciting and engaging way. We begin a topic with something to hook the children in, this is called the “engage” stage. The children then “develop” their learning before presenting what they have been learning. This provides the children a context to share their work and we refer to this as the “express” stage. At the end of a topic we would like to invite you into school so that we can showcase the children’s learning. This will also be an opportunity for you to see the children’s classroom and books.

Here is an overview of all the topics we will be covering throughout the year:

Year-2-Yearly-Overview-2016-2017.pdf (75 downloads)

What does our day look like?

Here is an outline of how our day will look in term 2.As the year and the children evolve, our weekly timetable will change accordingly.

Year-2-Timetable-Term-2.pdf (40 downloads)

 

How do we reward children in Fantastic Foxes Class?

We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children.  We always try to follow the “5 B’s” which are:

Image result for cartoon bee Be Respectful

Image result for cartoon bee Be kind and gentle

Image result for cartoon bee Be Careful

Image result for cartoon bee Be responsible

Image result for cartoon bee Be the best you can be

 

blue            yellow-circle        green         orange            red

   Blue circle                         Yellow circle                     Green circle                     Orange circle                       Red circle  

(Mrs Kemp reward)                (Busy bee)                      (Good to go)                     (Stop and think)                 (Consequence)

 

Are there any trips planned?

We have an exciting trip to the Dover Castle on 24th November 2016. Click the link below for further information:

Dover-Castle-Musem-trip.pdf (38 downloads)

 

What homework is given in Fantastic Foxes Class?

Each term the children will be given a topic based home learning project.  Additional and on going home learning includes:

Maths

Maths challenges and activities will be set for the children to complete on My Maths. If you need a reminder about your child’s log in details please come and see us.

Please help your child to learn pairs of numbers that make 10 so that they can quickly be recalled. Then do the same for pairs of numbers to make 20. This work underpins much of our maths work in class. Consequently it is very important that this is constantly revisited and practised throughout the year.

Addition and subtraction of small numbers can be practised and reinforced by playing simple board games such as Snakes and Ladders using two or even three dice. Card games such as Pontoon or ‘Making 21’ also work well to support addition and counting on skills.

Also, please practise counting forward in jumps of 2, 5 and 10 to help learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Then try counting back in jumps of 2, 5 and 10. Then do the same for the 3 and 4 times tables.

Reading

In light of the new curriculum we have made changes to our reading system.

Please listen to your child read at home as much as possible and comment in their home reading records when you do so.

The children are trying hard to be our class Star Reader of the week. in order to be the Star Reader your child needs to have read more than anyone else in the class over the course of a week 

Please continue to read and enjoy lots of additional stories with your child. Reading and listening to stories are both so important for literacy development and support not only your child’s reading development but also their writing development.

Spelling

Please practise reading and spelling the high frequency words.

Click here to view a list of the first 100 high frequency words

Click here to view a list of the next 200 high frquency words

 

Useful websites/Apps or resources?

Here are some useful websites:

www.ictgames.com

www.letters-and-sounds.com

www.mymaths.co.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-sample-materials-and-training-video

http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/index.html

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439520/Sample_ks1_mathematics_paper1_arithmetic.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439522/Sample_ks1_mathematics_paper2_reasoning.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439482/Sample_ks1_Englishreading_paper1_promptanswerbooket.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439489/Sample_ks1_Englishreading_paper2_readingbooklet.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439485/Sample_ks1_Englishreading_paper2_answerbooklet.pdf

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