Bethersden Primary School

Fox Class


What a fantastic Term 1 we had, we can’t believe what a positive start Year 6 have made to the year. They have risen to the challenge of being our oldest pupils and are setting a good example to the rest of the school. Their desire to be role models and help the younger pupils is just lovely to see. We were fortunate to have our local MP visit the class during Democracy week to talk about elections and then the week culminated with our Head Boy and Girl and our Deputy Head Boy and Girl being voted in. The term ended with Year 6 sharing their learning from music in the ‘School Values’ assembly, singing their rendition of ‘Happy’ with the school and our parents.

Our new term brings us lots more learning and of course, some opportunities as well. Fox Class will be representing the school at the village Remembrance service and will also be taking on responsibilities within the school.

Class team

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

Class Timetable

fox class timetable term 2.pdf


Term 2 – Our Learning This Term:


In our English learning, we will be reading the text ‘Journey to Jo’burg’. This book supports our learning in History and tells the story of one family’s life in South Africa. We will continue to focus on our VIPERS reading skills and will develop our understanding of different text types. We will also be encouraging our Foxes to read more, and use their Accelerated Reader quizzes to check their comprehension of books they have read.

Maths sees us developing our knowledge of Fractions; recapping our previous learning on this topic and extending our understanding. We will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions before we move onto multiplying and dividing them.

History in Term 2 continues with our learning on the unit ‘Maafa’. This project focuses on Africa past and present, with a particular focus on Benin. It traces the development of the slave trade and explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

In Science this term, we continue learning about the heart. We will conduct experiments to test heart rate and will learn about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and the impact unhealthy choices can have on our bodies. This feeds into our DT learning where our unit ‘Food for Life’ focusses on processed food and healthy food choices. We will make bread and pasta sauces and learn about the benefits of whole foods. We then move onto plan and make meals as part of a healthy daily menu, and evaluate completed products.

Having completed our Netball unit in PE, we will be focusing on Dance this term. We will be using a Fleur East track to work on our rhythm and ability to dance in unison. We may even try completing our own choreography!

In French, our unit will be ‘Chez moi’ where we will use the topic of home to ensure we understand the negative form, saying ‘not’.

REMINDER: please ensure your child has a water bottle in school with them every day. Fox Class have their PE lesson on a Wednesday; your child is invited to wear their PE kit into school on this day.

Our Learning Environment: