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YR FOXES 2022-2023

27th January 2023

 

Fox Class have had an action packed week! This week we have been learning about the book 'Town Mouse and Country Mouse'. Linking with our topic of Near, Far, Past and Present, the children have been exploring the differences between villages, towns, the countryside  and cities. In Forest School, the children learnt about Winter and explored the our Forest School independently. The children understood from previous weeks on how to keep safe in the woods. No picking, no licking is a motto Foxes have learnt for the great outdoors! We have also been exploring and learning through play by the following activities;

 

-Making our own healthy food plates to use in our Cafe Role play area

-Understanding the different food types such as carbohydrates, fats and protein,

-Acting out the role of waiters and waitresses at our new Cafe!

-Writing our own menus

-Exploring our new mud kitchen outside

-Creating time machines using wooden blocks

-Using wooden blocks to create towns and villages

-Using our skills of twisting, rolling and sprinkling

-Creating 'Friendship Soup' and adding this to our Cafe Role play area. (PSHE)

 

Indoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

Show and Tell

Forest School

Cooking

20th January 2023

 

This week Fox Class have been learning about shopping! We created our very own fruit and veg stall by adding our own signs to the shop! This really helped Foxes develop their number formation and writing skills. We also used carried out the following activities linked to our theme of the week 'Shops':

- Using playdoh to make cakes and develop our fine motor skills

-Created 2D shape pictures and labelled them independently

- Created a tally chart of our favourite vegetables and practiced writing our numbers

- Drew number lines for our cars in the outdoor area

- Investigated the frozen ice in the tuff trays

- Looked out for signs of danger in Forest School

Indoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

Forest School

Show and Tell

P.E

13th January 2023

 

This week, Fox Class have been learning about our village Jordans, which coincides with our topic of Near and Far, Past and Present. We have been learning so much about comparing buildings from the past to present including having a trip to our village store in Jordans. We have also had our first Forest School session. Our mighty Foxes were introduced to all the resources they could use to explore the woodlands. Fox class also had the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills by creating resources for our new role play area. We decided as a class to turn it into our very own Fruit and Veg shop! Not only have the children learnt about the different types of fruit and vegetables but have also learnt to develop their mathematical skills in counting money and using our phonic skills to create shopping lists. The learning is endless! An amazing week Foxes! 

Forest School

Indoor Exploring

Jordans Village Shop

Show and Tell

6th January 2023

 

Happy New Year to you all. It has been a very short week. However, the children have really enjoyed seeing their friends and learning new topics. This week, we had a focus on creating maps. The children were very excited to draw their own maps of the towns they live in. Fox Class are beginning to use their phonic knowledge to write independently! This week, the children also got to choose their own resources during our exploring time. This gave them independence and were able to lead their own play. Well done Fox Class! 

 

Indoor Exploring

16th December 2022

 

Wow! What a week Fox Class have had! Not only have we completed our Nativity plays, but we have learnt so much about Christmas. We have been learning about the festival of Christmas and how it is celebrated throughout the world. We also had a brilliant discussion about how people who may be from different backgrounds still celebrate Christmas and all the different activities we do during the festive break. The children have been mastering their skills in cutting, sticking and creating beautiful Christmas trees. We have also been busy baking star biscuits which links into our topic of Shapes. Foxes had a really good go at kneading, mixing and rolling the dough! In our outdoor exploring time, we had the chance to investigate and experiment with ice and snow. Children worked together as a team to build our very own Snowman. Some decided to collect as much snow as possible in our outdoor garden. Well done Fox Class. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year! 

Indoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

Cooking

Show and Tell

9th December 2022

 

Fox Class have had a really busy and fun filled week of learning this week. The children have been practicing their Nativity songs as well as dress rehearsals. We have also been enjoying learning about the 'Jolly Christmas Postman' story. This week, Foxes have had the opportunity to explore independently indoors. They have had a particular interest in magnetic shapes and creating dens for animals. The 'Post Office' role play area has been wonderful for practicing  writing their names as well as writing captions for their friends. Foxes had the chance to speak about any celebrations and traditions that is unique to them and their families. A wonderful way to build on their communication and language skills. Fox class really have become so confident when speaking in front of others and their peers. Well done for another week Fox Class!

Indoor Exploring

 

Outdoor Exploring

Show and Tell

Celebrations and Traditions 

2nd December 2022

 

This week Fox Class have had a brilliant learning week based on 'The Jolly Christmas Postman'. We have been learning about the roles of a postal worker, why and how we send letters and together created our very own Christmas post office! In our outdoor area, we have been learning about numbers by going on envelope number hunts, posting letters in the correct letter boxes (matching numerals). A kind parent from year 1 donated some flowers to plant in our flower bed. We spoke about the life cycle of a flower and what they need to grow. We are also lucky to have a small vegetable bed in our outdoor area. Fox class decided to grow garlic, as this is used in our school kitchen when making pasta sauce! The children really enjoyed putting down new compost and getting involved as a class. Foxes also enjoyed 'camping' in our outdoor area, creating wonderful Autumn collages and hunting for bugs in our investigation areas. Construction is really popular in our outdoor learning environment. Foxes got together and created a fantastic obstacle course. Even the teachers had a go! A wonderful way to develop those gross motor skills. We really have had a wonderful week of learning and exploring. Well done Fox Class!

Indoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

Gardening

Show and Tell

P.E

25th November 2022

 

This week Fox Class had an enriched learning experience at the RAF museum. The children were able to learn and explore the different types of planes that were used in the past. Fox class were very lucky to have a Teddy's Travels workshop included in the trip. Teddy could not find his medal and the children had to try and look for his medal by searching for specific kinds of aircraft. Foxes really enjoyed this trip and we have all learnt so much! 

Alongside this, the children were introduced to the story of the Jolly Christmas Postman which will continue to next week's learning. Well done Fox Class. Our first trip this term was a success!

RAF Museum

Indoor Exploring

Show and Tell

18th November 2022

 

Our lovely Fox class have had a fantastic week, learning even more about bears! We have carried out investigations on hibernation using hot water bottles! Children were able to make predictions about which hot water bottle would stay warm outside. Would it be the one that was wrapped up in blankets and foliage or the one that was bare? This coincided perfectly with our learning of how some bears need to hibernate during winter. Children used natural objects such as leaves and apparatus such as thermometers to measure temperatures. Our book of the week 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' was very popular with Fox class, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We carried out the following activities during our exploring time:

 

-Using torches in our Bear Cave to read stories

-Writing story maps linked to our book of the week.

-Using our knowledge of shape to create bear faces.

-Creating our own dens

-Sequencing pictures from a story

-Retelling the story around our themed tuff tray using props such as puppets

-Using instruments to retell the story of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. 

- Teddy Bear Day to promote communication and language/building friendship skills. 

Indoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

Hibernation Experiment

Show and Tell

Teddy Bear Day

P.E

11th November 2022

 

This week, we have introduced Fox class to our new topic 'Bears'. Our focus book has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have carried out such engaging activities linked to our new topic. Fox class have also been learning about initial sounds in words which they really enjoyed as it was linked to our book of the week. The children have been engaged in the following activities that includes all the areas of the curriculum:

-Creating a cottage using blocks

-Making bear masks

-Using Lego to build Three Bears cottage

-Exploring and measuring capacity using water

-Investigating our junk modelling area to create houses

-Experimenting with pattern and number using our compare bears

-Developing writing skills

-Reading in our den to explore books linked to bears. 

Indoor Exploring

Show and Tell

Phonics

4th November 2022

 

What a brilliant start to the week Fox class have had! We have been busy learning about Bonfire Night and the story of the Gunpowder Plot. We had some interesting discussions about Guy Fawkes and the decisions he made. This then led us to making our own class rules and how to adhere to them. The children have used their indoor and outdoor exploring time by carrying out the following activities:

-Creating firework pictures using a variety of materials

-Using marbles to make firework paintings.

-Using their fine motor skills to create paper chains in prep for a new role play area

-Exploring outside in puddles, sand and different types of stones.

21st October 2022

 

Fox class have completed their first half term! The children have taken pride in how much they have achieved since starting with us in September. Foxes have been learning through so many topics and they all have achieved so much in such a short space of time. This week we have been carrying out many activities linked to Diwali. We have also been using our skills of pattern and incorporating this into our indoor and outdoor exploring time. We have also had a new nature kitchen build in our outdoor area. The children really have developed their skills in communication and language in such a short space of time! Go Fox class!

Rangoli Patterns

Creating Diva Lamps

Cooking Coconut Barfis (traditional Indian fudge)

Indian food tasting

Repeating patterns with blocks

Indoor and outdoor exploring time

14th October 2022

 

This week, Fox Class have been exploring and learning through the topic 'Transport'. Our role play area has turned into an amazing train station. Here, the children have had a chance to act out stories, become ticket collectors and passengers on our train! The children have enjoyed exploring different media and have been using junk to create different modes of transport.

 

Duplo was used to create stations, cars and aeroplanes. Fox class also got a chance to sit in Mrs Pandya's car! We talked about the different mechanisms of a car and what it needs to move and get to places. We also compared transport from the past and from different countries. Fox class had good discussions about what modes of transport were needed in the snow and in extreme heat!

 

PSHE lessons were heavily focused on the importance of handwashing. Children had paint on their hands and shook hands with their friends in order to see how germs can pass on from one person to another. A great week for Fox class!