Welcome to Fox Class 2017-18

We are taught by Mrs Thompson and Mrs Ferris. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parker and Miss Howard.  This is a Key Stage one mixed class of Year 1 and Year 2 children.  Fox Class currently has 15 Year 1 children and 15 Year 2 children.  Mrs Thompson and Mrs Ferris plan together to ensure a broad and varied curriculum is provided for all children. 

Fox Classroom

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Our Classroom

Our classroom is a large open plan classroom located up the stairs at the back of the main hall. We have a large carpet area and a library with comfy bean bags and our writing and maths areas have a variety of resources. There is a large interactive white board and children have access to two shared computers. We also have shared communal toilets.

Fox Class Newsletters 2017-18

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File icon: pdf Fox Class Autumn 1 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 82KB] Click to download

Fox Class Mission Homework 2017-18

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Fox Class Topic Resources

Please click on the picture link to find a selection of topic resources for our children in Fox Class. 

The resources are a great and fun way to support and supplement your child's learning in school, develop their knowledge of the topic and encourage their love of learning.

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Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Margaret's Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

 

Our Day

Our timetable may change occasionally according to needs. We begin our day with an assembly or class worship. We then have guided reading followed by English and a 15 min break (including milk/water and fruit). We complete our mornings with Maths. Each afternoon always begins with a phonics session followed by a variety of subjects throughout the week: Physical Education (PE), Music, History/Geography, Science, Religious Education, Handwriting, Computing and Art.

Reading

Children read with a Teacher or Teacher assistant every fortnight; during this time your child will apply new phonics skills, make predictions, talk about characters and settings and make links to their own experiences. Children are then given the opportunity to choose their next book.  Children also read daily in our guided reading sessions where we learn lots of reading strategies, how to decode words, retrieve information and make inferences about what we have read.

 

File icon: pdf Letters and Sounds Parent's Guide [pdf 314KB] Click to download

Maths

In maths children are continually reinforcing their knowledge of reading and writing numbers and place value. Children work hard on number bonds and investigating patterns in addition and subtraction sums. Children use and apply their mathematical knowledge to promote their ability to solve problems.

 

File icon: pdf Year 1 Maths Curriculum [pdf 147KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Maths Curriculum [pdf 258KB] Click to download

English

In English we explore books from a range of genres to develop our speaking and listening and reading and writing skills. We enjoy stories, poetry and non-fictions texts and use a range of talk for writing activities to help learn the text; including role play, drama, actions, story maps and games. We also work hard to improve our knowledge and use of different punctuation and grammar.

 

File icon: pdf KS1 Year 1 English Objectives [pdf 251KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 and 2 Text and Overiew September 2015 [pdf 569KB] Click to download

Home Learning

Reading Books: Children are provided with a reading book and reading record. Please encourage your child to read a little each night and please sign in their reading record.  Please ensure book bags are brought to school every day.

Spellings: Will be given out on Mondays to learn for their spelling test the following week.

Homework: Will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child’s learning journey is a book for your child to record their home learning in. They can draw, write or stick in this book or make something. Each half term there will be a task sheet with a range of activities linked to our topics to complete. Each task will be awarded points which will be collated at the end of term.

P.E.

PE lessons are on a Monday afternoon. The children should have a PE kit in school in order to be fully prepared for the lesson. Please bring a fully labelled (including pumps) PE kit into school and leave it in class until half term when we will send it home. 

Indoor kit: blue polo shirt, navy shorts and black pumps.

Outdoor kit: jacket/hoodie, t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and trainers.

Assemblies

Parent’s assembly is held each Friday morning.  This is a special assembly which celebrates children’s success and achievements that week.  Teachers choose two children who have shown great enthusiasm and achievement in their work or attitude to learning.  We also have class assembly on a Friday where classes take it in turns to present throughout the year what they have been learning about. 

Library

Your child can also visit the school library each week and can change their library book and bring it home to share.  It is essential this book is looked after as a small charge will be asked for if the book is lost or damaged. 

Each week we ask for a donation of £1.00 from parents which is used to enrich the children’s learning and provide extracurricular activities.

Thank you for your continued support.