Welcome to Fox Class
Welcome to Fox Class. We are Year 5 children (aged 9-10 years) and there are 15 children in our class. Our class teacher is Mrs Shand who leads the teaching in our single-aged cohort on a morning and she is supported by Miss Cox. While Miss Cox is on maternity leave, Miss King will be helping us. We are taught in a ‘pod’ with Badger Class (Year 6) so are also taught by Mrs Wheatley and sometimes work with Miss Maddison, too.
To find out what we will be doing this year look at the Our Curriculum section of our website. To help us with our spelling and reading look at the phonics and reading section of our website. As we get older, we access the internet more and school wants us to stay safe online. To find out how you can support us in staying safe online, check out the Online Safety section of our website.
Spring 1 2022
This term our English lessons will be based around our class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
Our maths topic is multiplication and division and we will continue to consolidate rapid recall of number facts in basic skills.
We will be learning about evolution and inheritance in Science to find answers to the question, How do living things change over time and place?
In Geography we will explore what is changing in the Arctic .
This term we are continuing with our novel Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy and we are thoroughly enjoying it. We have loved making predictions, debating and investigating the crime scene. We will also be studying the poem the Raven by Edgar Allen.
Our math tropics are Addition, Subtraction and Statistic.
In science we will be investigating the human body, learning all about the heart.
In history we are learning about is Early Islamic Civilizations. We enjoyed our drama workshop and learned all about the rise and fall of Baghdad. We performed it to the whole school and our parents .
We created a World History timeline and compared it to a British History timeline. We looked at how the Golden Age of Baghdad fitted in with both of these.
We were lucky enough to be invited to visit the Medina Mosque in Newcastle
In science Year 5 and 6 made a solution to show the different components of blood.
Also in Science we took a closer look at the different parts of the heart
This term is full of adventure and lots of exciting opportunities.
Our Science (electricity ) and Geography (What happens when the land meets the sea?) topics have begun with an exciting visit to Souter Lighthouse and Marsden Rock . We explored the first lighthouse in the world to be designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current and looked at how erosion had changed the landscape at Marsden Rock.
Some of our year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a residential trip in Weardale. They enjoyed many challenges and showed great resilience tackling many new activities.