Bethersden Primary School

Fox Class

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Welcome to Term 4 Fox Class, we hope you had a brilliant half term. We have another exciting term ahead in class, as well as our London trip and PGL! 

In English, we will be continuing to read Shackleton’s journey. We will continue with our SPaG with our weekly spelling patterns and also looking at a variety of grammar rules that we can use within our writing. 

Our focus this term in Maths is Algebra, before we move on to look at measurement and geometry. We will continue to practice our Arithmetic questions where we will revisit topics such as fractions, decimals and percentages!

Our main driver subject this term is Geography with the unit ‘Frozen Kingdoms.’ We will learn about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

Art this term is ‘Environmental Art’ where we will learn about the genre of environmental art. We will look into how artists create artwork that addresses social and political issues related to the natural and urban environment. Then, collaboratively to create artwork with an environmental message.

In Science, our topic continues to be Electrical circuits and components where we will be looking at voltage and how cells produce electricity before we move onto our exciting project where we link these knowledge and skills to other topics including DT and Computing. We will be using the BBC Microbits which is very exciting!

Once we have finished our learning on school and giving our opinions on school subjects, our topic in French is ‘Le weekend’. We will continue to practice the time in French whilst learning how to say activities we do at the weekend and when.

In Music, we are going to learn how to play some notes on the recorder and then progress to playing some simple tunes and reading some music notes. It could get a little noisy!

Class team

Class Teacher: Miss Michelle Rockingham - Monday and Tuesday
Class Teacher: Mrs Lisa Moss - Wednesday-Friday
Learning Support: Ms Karen Williams

Class Timetable

timetable t4.pdf

 

 

 

Term 3 – Our Learning This Term:

 In English, we have a non-fiction text this term, which compliments our ‘Frozen Kingdoms’ unit and focuses on the journey of Shackleton to Antartica. It is a beautiful book with amazing illustrations and we can’t wait to share it with our Foxes. We will be looking at a variety of text types - from non-chronological reports to character fact files and even a letter of application. We will continue with our SPaG with our weekly spelling patterns and also looking at a variety of grammar rules that we can use within our writing. 

Our focus this term in Maths is Decimals and Percentages and this will follow on nicely from our learning in Term 2 on fractions. We will also be continuing to develop our arithmetic and reasoning by completing daily questions together. 

Our main driver subject this term is Geography with the unit ‘Frozen Kingdoms.’ We will learn about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

Art this term is ‘Inuit’ which links nicely to our Geography unit. The project teaches us all about the Inuit way of life, including some of their cultural and artistic traditions.

In Science, our topic is Electric circuits and components and we will be spending time investigating circuits, making our own and exploring cells and batteries. 

Our topic in French is ‘A l’ecole’ where we will be focusing initially on learning the names of our school subjects. This will be developed into longer pieces of writing where we will give our opinions on school subjects, and may even say what time we study certain subjects.

Computing will see us looking at programming. We will develop our use of Scratch looking at what other people have used in their own games, moving onto adding our own variables before planning and designing our own game.

Our Learning Environment: