Fox Class - Mr Ferris

Welcome to FOX CLASS
 
We are a vibrant and mature class of 9 pupils. We have a mixture of year 4 and year 5 pupils. Our class teachers are Mr Ferris, Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Doyle. We work very hard in Fox class, but we enjoy learning and are always eager to rise to a challenge.
 
Each morning we follow a multi-sensory programme for phonics. We split into groups to help with recognition, sounds, handwriting and the fine and gross motors skills required to write comfortably.
 
In English we cover a wide range of topics that we enjoy. Our topics for the Spring term include Adventure stories, Recounts and Explanation texts. We have started by discussing familiar adventure stories and we have started to plan our own adventure stories.
 
In Maths we use a lot of different techniques to help us excel. We use concrete resources such as base ten and numicon. We are continuing to develop our arithmetic by looking closely at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). along with these have have begun to develop our reasoning skills. 
 
In the afternoons we are exploring our brand new Dimensions curriculum, which we are finding exciting as we are able to cover all of our curriculum areas. We are continuing our 'Light Up the World' topic which is giving us some excellent opportunities to explore light and dark in lots of different subject areas. Next we will be looking at our next topic 'Zero to Hero' which will allow us to look at famous figures like Michael Jordan and Mother Teresa.
 
In computing we are learning about e-safety to make sure that we are able to access the internet in a safe and secure way. This term we will also focus on programming.
 
In addition to all of this, this year we are also developing our social skills and life skills. In life skills we are looking at our personal information and time skills. 
 
As Foxes we follow our Orrets behaviour system, but we are all really well behaved.