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Fox Class, Years 3 & 4

Welcome to Fox Class!

We have lots to get through in the Spring term!  

Our History topic in the first half-term is the Anglo-Saxons, and in the second half-term we will be learning about the Vikings.  The children will be able to tell you all about King Alfred and why there is a statue of him in Winchester!  Have a look at our Anglo-Saxons learning journey in the key documents section of our class page.

In English we will be using the story of Beowulf to inspire our own hero myths, and we will also learn to retell Beowulf orally, just as it would have been told in Anglo-Saxon times.  Look out for an invitation to our story-telling session later in the term!

In Science we are studying forces and magnets, and we will be undertaking various practical investigations to learn about friction, gravity and air resistance.   We will design a magnetic game which we will test with the children in Squirrels class!

In Maths this term we will be focusing on multiplication and division, length and perimeter, fractions and decimals, and mass and capacity.  Every week we will participate in times tables activities.  Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathshed can both be accessed at home to support the learning we are doing in school.

This term we will be going swimming at Alton Sports centre every Wednesday afternoon.  It is important that the children have their kit every week, including goggles.  Children with hair long enough to tie back should do so for swimming.  We will also continue to have our PE session on a Friday afternoon so the children will need their PE kit and trainers every Friday.

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

Mrs Gent  😊

 

The children in Fox Class have created content for the class webpage as part of their computing lessons.  This is what they would like you to know!

 

In English we used an animation called A Day in Pompeii to inspire some poems.

We were very proud of our work, and we put it in a book to keep in our reading corner.

 

Example of our weekly timetable

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page, or look in the key documents section (from the menu on the left).

 

 

 

Content from previous years...

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!