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Welcome to Fox Class!  


Welcome to a new school year!  There is a lot planned this term and it's going to be busy!  Our topic is Ancient Egypt in which we will be investigating questions such as 'Who were the Ancient Egyptians and when and where did they live?  Why was Ancient Egypt 'The gift of the Nile?',  Why did they build the pyramids?  Who were the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs?', and of course we will explore mummification!  


In English we will be reading The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo and Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo in the first half term.  We will be using these books to stimulate writing across a range of genres, including diary entries, character descriptions,  instructions and newspaper reports.  Our final writing outcome this half term will be to write our own version of The Egyptian Cinderella. 


Our Forest School day is Tuesday, and this will be weekly up until half term when it will be another class's turn.  We will then have another chance to have a series of sessions later in the year.  Please ensure the necessary kit is brought (or worn) into school every Tuesday, most importantly waterproofs and wellies, as Forest School goes ahead whatever the weather!


We will be doing PE with Mr Hardie every Monday afternoon so it is important to have full PE kit in school including trainers.  We go outside whenever possible, so be prepared for this!


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


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 a parent of a child that is due to start school in September 2023 or you are seeking a school place for a child in another year group, please contact the school to arrange a visit. Call: 01962 771278 or email: