Foxes Diary - Keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about.
Wednesday 18th July
Today we had a fantastic trip to the park. We celebrated the park by using the park itself, having a picnic, playing games on the field and hunting for the mini-beasts and wildlife. We really enjoyed going to the park and using our cushions to sit on and eating our yummy cakes. It was a great celebration!
Tuesday 10th July 2018
In Year 2, we were given the task to make a cushion to take to the park for our topic celebration. We have researched about different cushions. We then designed 2 different cushions. Following this we practised the skills we would need to use so we were ready to make our own. It has been fun learning the blanket stitch. We can’t wait to use our cushions!
Friday 6th July 2018
This morning we followed our own directions we wrote using a map to get us to South Wonston park. We used the language north, east, south and west in our directions. When we arrived at the park we drew a map of what we could see using our own symbols.
Monday 18th June 2018
Today we walked to the South Wonston park. We wanted to investigate what was there and who uses the park. Whilst we were there we completed a tally of what we could see. We noticed that lots of dog walkers use the park and there are lots of bins and benches however we didn’t see many elderly people or babies. When we got back to school we wrote a recount of our morning commenting on our journey and what we saw. We then created bar graphs to present our findings from our trip.
Monday 11th June 2018
Today in Foxes we investigated what riddles are. We practiced and performed riddles in pairs to our peers. We are looking forward to writing our own animal riddles this week.
Monday 4th June 2018
To start our RE storytelling focus, we discussed the different sources that we can hear stories from. We discussed whether we preferred reading or hearing a story and decided as a class we prefer listening to stories. We then created storyteller badges to allow us to get into role, we then shared the books we had brought in from home.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
We investigated whether everyone liked Florence Nightingale. We organised quotes about Florence from very nice to very nasty! We put a smiley face at one end, sad face at other and worked out where the opinion would go. We then discussed why there was difference in opinions? Using this information, we then wrote diary entries from soldiers in the Crimean War stating their opinion of Florence. We are looking forward to sharing these with you soon!
Monday 14th May 2018
In Foxes we have been looking at elements of grammar this week. We have focused on sentence and word types. We sorted words into their types after discussing their meaning. We then identified those word types in sentences. We then looked at the four different types of sentences by sorting and identifying them. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
Tuesday 8th May 2018
We have been practising reading scales in Foxes today. We have looked at 4 different types of measure: length, height, weight and capacity. We then decided what would be the best equipment to use to measure the different things around us. We recorded our answers on a chart. We then discussed why we need to measure and where measure might be used in the real world.
Tuesday 1st May 2018
Yesterday, we launched our topic which looks at Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We used different sources to find out information and learn about Florence Nightingale’s life. We were very lucky to explore the Hampshire Wardrobe box of artefacts and information. We had great fun dressing up and looking and discussing all the pictures. Our favourite artefact was the lamp as Florence Nightingale was known as the ‘lady of the lamp’. We are excited to continue this topic and learn more about these famous women in history.
Monday 23rd April 2018
To continue our animals and their habitats topic we initially looked at different graphs and data showing the rainfall, snowfall, sun hours and visibility in the North Pole. As a team, we then answered quiz questions about the North Pole using the information we had been given.
We then looked at information and images of the North and South Pole and noticed their similarities and differences. We used different coloured multi-link to represent this and show how the two poles compare.
Thursday 19th April 2018
As a class we talked about the importance of good hygiene and keeping clean and healthy.
We discussed ways to keep different parts of our body clean and why we need to do this.
Then we conducted an experiment to investigate the best way to wash our hands.
Tuesday 27th March 2018
Yesterday, in Foxes, we made pizzas! First of all, we had to taste the toppings to see what our customer wanted. Then we designed 2 pizzas with annotations to explain the skills involved and the topping. After we practised chopping, slicing, grating, squeezing and spreading. We then got to make our pizzas using the toppings from our designs and the skills we had practised. After lunch we ate our pizzas which we thoroughly enjoyed! Finally, we evaluated our pizzas explaining the good parts and what could be improved.
Monday 19th March 2018
This week in Foxes we are really busy getting ready for our class assembly on Friday. We hope to see you all there. This afternoon, we did have time to link our topic learning to our ICT learning. We managed to direct the car around the zoo using codes, we did this by using directional language, north, east, south and west.
We are very excited about this week in Foxes class. This week is science week. We started science week with a house event. We went to our house teachers and could choose what experiments we wanted to conduct. We had great fun making a volcano erupt, making and playing with slime and blowing snake bubbles. We are looking forward to continuing this learning throughout the week focusing on our science topic animals including humans. We look forward to sharing this learning with you during our class assembly.
This has been a very exciting week in our class. First we have been using the grouping method to divide. Please ask us to explain grouping to you, we are experts! Then we went to the Anvil in Basingstoke and we went to space with Barnaby bear singing along to the show. Finally today has been world book day, we have really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters and looking at the book ‘The foggy foggy forest’.
Snow Closure - Thursday 1st March
Here are some activities for you to do whilst school is closed today:
Create a fact file about animals who live in cold, snowy places.
We have been looking at multiplication and division this week. Can you make and solve your own problems? Remember what you know about the inverse.
What is the tallest snow creature you can create in the snow? Don’t forget to measure it. If you don’t have a tape measure you could take a picture with you stood beside it.
Write a winter poem – can you use rhyme, alliteration, similes?
What would you need to pack if you were going travelling in the winter? Write some instructions for how to pack your suitcase or rucksack.
Design the best winter outfit to protect you from the harsh weather.
Write a magical story set in an icy, snowy place.
Don't forget there are lots of activities you could do on PurpleMash
Wednesday 21st February 2018
This half term we will be investigating the question ‘Why do animals live in different places?’. To start our topic we looked at our school grounds to see what animals are lucky to live there. We used directional language to navigate and describe different habitats. We discussed variables such as sunlight, temperature and noise level. This meant we had to be very quiet moving around the grounds so we didn’t scare the animals away which was great practice for our trip to Marwell. We are very excited about our trip to Marwell and will tell you all about it next week.
Friday 19th January 2018
This week in Foxes we have been practicing our subtraction skills. We have noticed that when we take away the number gets smaller. We have been taking away using dienes, structured and unstructured number lines.
Happy New Year from Foxes!
So far this half term we have learnt what our new topic is, the Titanic. We have learnt the key events that happened during this historical event.
We have then thought about what we would have seen through a port hole of the Titanic and created our own art work based on this. We did this by using water colours to create the scene and then adding texture just like the artist Monet.
This is our work so far. Please look out for our finished port holes around school.
Tuesday 19th December 2017
We are enjoying our Christmas activities this week. We have made melting snowman biscuits, Christmas hats, designed a Christmas jumper and there is still lots more to come.
We would like to thank everyone that came and supported us in the Christmas play.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Friday 15th December 2017
Throughout this week we have been looking at symbols and what they can represent, specifically the symbol of light. We have looked at how we use candles when we celebrate something for example a birthday and also to remember someone or something. We have also looked at the importance of light for Jewish people at Hanukkah and Christians in the lead up to Christmas.
We will continue to look at the symbol of light to produce some art work next week.
We are also enjoying performing our Christmas Play to you, “Whoops-a-daisy angel”.
Monday 4th December 2017
In topic we are looking at different continents in the world. Today we found different landmarks and said whether they are in Europe by using maps. We will continue this continent work later on this week.
Monday 4th December 2017
Today we started looking at time. We first looked at the features of the clock and made our very own clocks. We then showed Miss Grover what we know about telling the time. Over this week we will be practising to tell the time to the nearest quarter of the hour, it would be great if we could continue to practise over Christmas at home.
Monday 27th November 2017
In year 2, we have been looking at where we are in the world. We started off by looking at the village of South Wonston and then locating this in the county of Hampshire. We then looked at where Hampshire is in England and the other counties we have visited between us.
This week we discussed how the United Kingdom was made up of 4 countries. We named these countries and identified their capital cities.
We looked at an aerial photograph and noticed the cities were the brightest areas because they are busiest.
We researched what there is to do in the city and created adverts for why the ‘Go Jetters’ should visit there.
Monday 20th November 2017
In English we are looking at fairy tales. In particular we are looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel. On Friday we wrote questions for the Witch and then asked the Witch our questions when she came to visit to find out a little more about her. Today we have used what we know about the story and what we found out about the Witch to decorate our very own sweet house. We then wrote descriptions to describe our sweetie house by writing the setting of our story. We had great fun creating them and writing about them but the most exciting bit was getting to take them home and eat them.
Tuesday 14th November 2017
This morning we had some visitors from Winchester University who helped us further our geography learning. We developed our topic by looking at different things locally. We then learnt the meaning of local, national and global and compared what the difference were.
We are also getting very excited about our Christmas Play and rehearsals are in full swing.
Thursday 9th November 2017
This week we have been focusing on multiplication in maths. We have used the timetables we know to recall facts and started looking at odd and even numbers. We have also looked at real life examples of arrays and recognised what number sentence it is showing. This meant we could use lego during our maths!
In topic this week we have focused on the county of Hampshire. We noticed how big Hampshire is and what towns, cities, ports, roads and national parks it covers. We also located our school within Hampshire using google maps. We plotted on our own maps where all these things are and noticed that compared to other counties Hampshire has lots of green spaces.
Thursday 2nd November 2017
This week in English we have been focusing on the season Autumn and how we can describe this by writing noun phrases. To do this we took inspiration from a song and then went on an Autumn walk around our school thinking about our senses. We are looking forward to using these to write Autumnal poems.
Wednesday 17th October 2017
This week, we have been completing our DT projects. We have researched, designed, made and evaluated our own moving toy. We have used language such as chassis, body, wheel, axle and axle holder. We enjoyed creating these and have offered Father Christmas our skills if he is short of elves this year.
Thursday 12th October 2017
We have completed our Golden mile this week for our sponsorship with Mrs Freeland. We have also made marmalade sandwiches to gain understanding of the process to inform our instruction writing later this week. Take a look around school to see our instructions for Mrs Bird to make a perfect marmalade sandwich for Paddington.
Wednesday 4th October 2017
This week Foxes have joined up with Woodpeckers and become reading buddies. We have partnered a child from year 5/6 and have shared our reading book with them. Thank you for visiting us Woodpeckers and we look forward to seeing you next Monday.
In topic we have looked at the history of teddy bears comparing similarities and differences between sources. In particular we focused on how Winnie the Pooh has changed over time and made observations on how his appearance has changed. We are looking forward to investigating the history of teddy bears in more detail.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
In Foxes, we have celebrated European languages day by looking at France and the language that is spoken which is French. We first located France on the globe and then on a map. We identified that France is within the continent of Europe. We also looked at what landmarks are in France and located them using Google maps and transferred this information on to our own maps. We found the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland and more. Finally, we looked at which other countries also speak French and also learnt 2d shape names. We sorted the shapes under the French labels. In the afternoon, we continued looking at shapes but within art as we focused upon Auguste Herbin who is a French artist. We created pictures using shapes that spelt out our names. We all thoroughly enjoyed today, especially finding out who had been to different countries.
This week in Foxes, we have been partitioning numbers. We have had fun building and breaking numbers into tens and ones using resources and recording the results in our books. We have begun to look at how we can partition numbers in different ways other than tens and ones too.
We have continued our work in dance with Miss Grover creating a dance to ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We have used the narrative to form movement and can tell the story through our bodies. This has been enjoyed by all and allowed us to be very creative. However we have been practising our scary bear faces so watch out!
In Foxes, we have launched our topic. We learnt about Miss Grover’s favourite toy currently and from the past. Then we shared our own toys from home explaining why they were our favourite.
In English, we have been writing about teddy bears. We have been learning to correctly punctuate our sentences, as well as using adjectives and the conjunction ‘and’ to write a description. We have thought about using our senses to help us think of suitable adjectives.
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