Welcome to Fox Class!
January 2021-March 2021
Welcome back to the start of a new school term! We are excited to welcome the Year 1 children into Class 2, so now we are a mixed class of Year 1 and 2.
We are looking forward to a fun and hard-working half term!
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Fielding and Miss Langley
Although we were unable to celebrate Harvest in our Church, we did celebrate it in class. We enjoyed a 'Harvest Day', where our friends from the YO-YO team came to share stories and activities with us. We had a visit from Reverend Sarah, who told us about the work of Pafras, who offer support and advice for asylum seekers in Leeds. She collected donations of food and toiletries to take to the charity.
Please take time to read our 'Harvest Newsletter' where you can see some of our highlights!
The children have thoroughly enjoyed being back at school and embraced their love of learning.
English has been great fun, as we started with alternative fairy tales. This included, 'Jack & The Jelly Beanstalk', 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs' and 'The Wolfs Story'. Through these texts the children wrote some wonderful, creative stories, newspaper articles and diaries.
In art we studied the work of famous Yorkshire artist David Hockney. We began by learning about his background in art and some of his most well known pieces, based on our glorious Yorkshire landscape. We enjoyed creating our own David Hockney inspired piece of work using water colours paper plates and wool!
We have spent as much time as possible in the great outdoors this term. This is in part due to the guidance given to schools on reopening, but because it feels great! Part of our routine is doing the 'Morning Mile'. Mrs Fielding and the children love this time together; wellies on and walking or running round the field most mornings. It is wonderful to see the children chatting and laughing as they romp round!
On one of our many walks we collected autumn leaves and used them to create some autumnal art, with fantastic results!
The story of 'Flat Stanley' was the basis for much of our English work in November and December. It was fun finding out about his adventures after he had been squashed by a falling pin board! Just imagine being flat! What would you do? Where would you go? How could you return to normal? The children used the text as a basis for many forms of writing, including postcards from America, letters home, and superhero adventures to name but a few!
In the final week before Christmas we also read 'Flat Stanley's Christmas Adventure', where the whole Lambchop family went to Snow City and met Father Christmas.
Christmas this year has certainly been different to our usual one, but we have still celebrated together this very special time of year. Again, our friends from the YO-YO team in York supported us with a fabulous, fun online Advent calendar. Each day featured a video clip or information about the Nativity. The children loved making advent and Christmas crafts, some of which can be seen at the school entrance, in front of Church.
Please do look at our Christmas Newsletter to find out more about our activities.
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