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Week 1


Dear Fantastic Fox adults,


The children have impressed us all so much this week with their hard work, kindness and wonderful enthusiasm. We have already done some maths investigations, planned a wanted poster for farmer Bogus, made a collage together and all the children have read to an adult. They have done you proud.

Best wishes from Mr Barber, Mrs Lucas, Mrs Chetcuti, Mrs Wilson, Miss Asker and Mr Malcolm!

Here are the foxes in action building, partitioning and adding 4 and 3 digit numbers. The children's place value knowledge wowed us and all worked very well in groups and pairs.

Here are the Fantastic Foxes in PE doing the first lesson of gymnastics. Excellent strength and balancing skills were on display!

Week 2

The Foxes have finally finished a collage of their class book. Wouldn't you agree it looks pretty fantastic?!

The Counting by Fours Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

The foxes have enjoyed learning the 4 times tables this week and these songs have helped us!

Count by 4s Song

Week 3

The class have wowed us with their tremendous Fantastic Mr Fox wanted posters for the merciless Farmer Bogus.

The Foxes have really enjoyed learning about the Romans in our history lessons. So far, we have made a timeline of key events in the Roman Empire and have understood the terms BC, BCE, AD and CE. We have also looked at "The day in the life" of different Romans and investigated how historians know so much about people who lived over 2,000 years ago. Here are some great clips to enjoy at home!

A Day in the Life Episode 2: Romans

Join Viricovo and Claudius as they spend the day at the Roman bath house in Wroxeter, 1,900 years ago.

A Day In The Life... Of A 10-Year-Old In Roman Britain - Hands On History - BBC

The Foxes have also looked at what buildings would be in a Roman town. Here is a great BBC clip which shows some of the buildings which could be found.

Week 4

The Foxes have been doing lots of place value work in maths these last few weeks. We have looked at how to build and partition numbers in different ways using base ten and counters. We have also subtracted and added thousands, hundreds, tens and ones to numbers. Here is a fun place value game which the children have enjoyed.

The children have been studying the myth of Romulus and Remus in guided reading. Please ask your child about this tragic story.

Here are the foxes doing another experiment in science. Last week we successfully weighed gases with soft drinks and this week we looked at turning solids into liquids.

In PE, we have been learning and practising forward, barrel, side and straddle rolls. We also went on the apparatus to improve our balancing and climbing skills

This week in our history lesson, we looked at the growth of the Roman empire and how their army was so well organised and equipped.

Week 5

The Foxes have learnt about slavery in Roman times and the slave uprising lead by a gladiator named Spartacus. Here is a great cartoon of what happened between 73BC and 71BC

Week 6

Here are the Foxes making a timeline of the slave rebellion led by Spartacus against the Roman Empire. We then took on the role of different roman sentators and debated what should happen to the captured rebels. Finally, we cast our votes. We decided that Spartacus and his followers should be banished. Sadly, this was not the case in reality. Spartacus and his army of 6,000 where all crucified as an example to all.

Week 7

The Y4s have had a ball in forest school this week! We have been sharpening our geography skills by using the 8 points of a compass, making a map of the school and designing courses to navigate people who have their eyes closed.

The Foxes did us all proud today at our Roman Historic Workshop. Adam our "centurion" said we were the best school he has ever had as we were full of curiosity, knowledge and enthusiasm! Here they are in action reenacting the battle of Watling Street between Boudicca's army and the Romans. Also there are photos of the children doing an archaeology session and playing roman board games. Well done again to all the children and a huge thanks to Historic Workshops.