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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Fox Class




Class Teacher: Mrs Harris
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Coles, Ms Mewburn.



Hello everyone, welcome to Fox Class.

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are looking forward to an exciting term ahead! For terms 5 and 6 our overarching project will be, 'Ancient Civilisations', where we will learn about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.



This term, our main class text will be, 'Secret of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll, which we will use as one of our stimulus for some great writing opportunities. We will also study poetry and other fiction and non- fiction texts for our whole class reading sessions These will provide us with opportunities to improve our comprehension and performance skills.

Our reading for pleasure texts will voted for by the children at the beginning of each new term for terms 5 and 6.


The spelling rule will be taught on a Monday and spellings will be handed out on Monday, ready for the children to be tested the following Friday morning. This gives the children the opportunity of a re-test on Monday if they score lower than 7/10. Please try to complete these at home each night - spelling is such an important component of communication, reading and writing.



This term, our focus will be on decimals, where children will learn to make a whole with tenths and hundredths, compare and order decimals and divide and multiply a 1 and 2 digit number by 10 and a 100. Later in term 5, we will be learning about money and shape. It would be useful for children to know how many days are in each month, as well as the number of days in a normal year and a leap year.  

Please could you practise telling the time with your child at home using both an analogue and digital clock. This is a skill which many children find tricky and will benefit them hugely later in the school year.

We will be continuing to practise time tables daily as the children will be tested this term. Please ensure you are learning these at home!

Hit the button and times table rock stars are both fantastic, fun resources.



This term, our Understanding Christianity unit of work will be learning about Hinduism and what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today. How can we learn more about their culture and festivals.

Our big question this term is: ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’



Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day. Although PE will be taught on a Thursday and a Tuesday on alternate weeks, this can change and sometimes we enjoy an extra session whilst the sun is shining!

Please can children ensure that their hair is tied back and earrings are removed. This term we will be focusing on tennis and cricket.


If you have any questions, or would like to know more please get in touch. I am always available via class dojo and most afternoons after school.


Many thanks,

Mrs Harris, Mrs Coles and Ms Mewburn.

Term 1 overview

Terms 1 and 2 - Invasion Knowledge Organiser

Term 1 Food and The Digestive System Knowledge Organiser

Term 2 Sound Knowledge Organiser

Terms 3 and 4 Misty Mountain, Winding River Knowledge Organser

Terms 3 and 4 States of Matter Knowledge Organiser

Home Learning


The children are expected to read a minimum of four times a week. Each week, children can earn a certificate in class if they are 5 star readers - this means reading 5 times per week at home - with their reading record signed to show what and when they have read. Each week a prize will be rewarded on a 'lucky dip' basis for all those children that are 5 star readers!

Reading is a vital life skill and something that you cannot live without. A love for reading is something I aim to instil in Fox Class. 


Spellings will be sent out on a weekly and termly basis. The children will sit a spelling test each Friday and are expected to stay in the practise any words they haven't learnt the previous week. The spellings for this term can be found on class dojo. 


Times Tables

Children are expected to know all of their times tables by the end of year 4. The children will be asked to sit a weekly 'Sound Check' on TT Rockstar. This only takes a maximum of 5 minutes and can be done within break/lunch time if the children do not have access to a computer.