Everyday (except Thursday afternoons)
Foxes Class is a mixture of year 2 and 3 pupils. However, far from the mixed ages being tricky to manage, this is part of the strength of the class.
On the whole, the children are taught maths in their year group, and use practical resources to enhance their understanding. A few children may work with a different year group or in a smaller group with the teacher or teaching assistant to ensure everyone’s learning needs are fully met. Every child has a maths passport - please practise their targets little and often so they can earn certificates and progress on their 'journey around the world'.
English which includes reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar, is taught every day. Please ensure your child reads to you at least five times per week and that you sign your child's link book each time - the children will earn house points. Year 2 and some year 3 children will have daily phonics learning too.
A different topic is taught each term, though there is always a focus on investigational skills.
During terms 1 & term 2, on a Tuesday, Mrs Stevens will teach Foxes Class PE and on a Thursday they will have an additional sports lesson with the Acorn Education Trust's PE coach. PE kit should be in school every day. During term 4 Foxes class will have swimming lesson at Warminster Sports Centre as long as Covid restrictions are no longer in place.
Each term we have a new topic which asks a ‘key question', for example, in term 1, our question is: ‘Is it possible to be kind to everyone all the time?’
All other subjects are taught in a cross-curricular manner allowing the children to understand how their learning links together. The topic is a key part of our learning environment as our classroom is often transformed into another place or museum.