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Welcome to Fox Class!  


As always, there is a lot planned this term and it's going to be busy!  Our topic is Rivers and Mountains and we will be focusing on rivers for the first half-term, making good use of our local waterways.  We will learn about the major rivers of the world, how rivers shape the land, what land-forms rivers create, why rivers are important to people and what happens when rivers flood.  In the second half of term our focus will move to mountains and we will learn what the earth is made of, the major mountain ranges of the world, and the thing we are all most looking forward to; volcanoes!


In English we will be reading A River by Marc Martin in the first half term.  This is a beautiful picture book and will inspire some descriptive poetry as our final writing outcome.  It will also inspire some art work, PE (dance) and music-making.  Our class story is the wonderful 'The Abonimables' by Eve Ibbotson.


We will be going swimming every Wednesday afternoon for the first 10 weeks of term and  we will continue to have our PE lesson on a Monday afternoon as well, so please ensure kit is in school for this.


I have attached an updated timetable below to reflect the swimming session on a Wednesday afternoon.


Below you will be able to find the documents which are included in the Fox Class Welcome Pack (if you were unable to attend the 'Meet the Teacher' meeting your child will have brought a pack home).


Please do contact me via Class Dojo if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!



Mrs Gent  smiley


An example of our weekly timetable - Spring 2023

Key Documents


Here you can find:

  • A welcome letter which gives details about homework, spellings, reading at home, and more!
  • The Maths sequence of learning for years 3 and 4. 
  • The statutory spelling list of words the children should know in Years 3 & 4 is also here.  We do practise these in school but of course any extra you want to do at home would be very welcome!
  • A multiplication grid - children are expected to know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4.  The children all have a Times Tables Rock Stars account which they should be logging into regularly as part of their homework.  (More details about homework can be found in the welcome letter, which can also be found below.)
  • A list of recommended reads for years 3 and 4.  This is not a list of books the children must read, just a suggestion.


If you can't find the information you are looking for, please contact me via Class Dojo and I will be happy to help.




Summer term 2022


We conducted an artist study on Henri Rousseau and we looked in particular at his painting Tiger in the Jungle, Surprised!  After some initial workings in our sketch books, we collaborated to create this!  We took a tile each, looked at the original painting to find which section we had, chose appropriate colours and then rebuilt the picture.  We are very pleased with the result!


Summer term 2022



We were inspired by The Wild Robot to create our own version of the front cover.  We used lots of art skills to do this; first we created a pale blue water colour wash for the background.  Then we experimented with creating different shades of green for the trees and different shades of red and orange for the sun.  We painted three blocks of green on a piece of paper and when it was dry we cut different shapes for the trees.  We painted a spiral of our chosen shades of red and orange and when it was dry we cut a perfect circle for the sun.  Next we positioned the sun on the background and then layered the trees on the background before sticking carefully in position.  The final step was to paint another piece of paper in a shade of grey, and then to cut the rock and finally Roz.  Cutting the shape of Roz was definitely the most challenging part of the project!



Spring 2022 - To celebrate our learning about robots and electricity, we made robots with light up eyes!

If you are looking for a place for a child starting school in September 2023, we currently have spaces available. Please contact the school office for further details.