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 Autumn term include Traditional Tales and Fables. We have started the year by looking at Jack and the Bean stalk. We have been reading the story, using apps on the iPad to investigate and analyse it and are looking forward to extending our writing in this topic and doing some drama related to the story.
 
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. Our first topic is Inter-Nation media station which has shown us about the invention and development of media broadcasting. We are eager to start on the Art and Drama portions of this topic. Later this term we will be looking at 'Light up the World' topic which will involve some interesting geography.
 
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 increasing our basic functional skills on the computer.
In addition to all of this, this year we are also developing our social skills and life skills. In life skills we have started to look at personal hygiene and how germs are spread. 
 
As Foxes we follow our Orrets behaviour system, but we are all really well behaved.