Foxes

Welcome to Foxes Class 2021 - 2022
  • Our Class

    Foxes are a fun, determined class who love to learn. We care about the world around us and want to help others.
    In Foxes, we try our best with our learning. We know that mistakes are part of learning. We use our learning powers: Friendly Flick, Tenacious Toby, Curious George and Skilful Sally.
    Our teachers are Mrs Bellew and Mrs Hathway supported by Mrs Carlyon, Mrs Huckstep, Miss Hutchinson and Miss Derges who are our teaching assistants.

Summer Term 2022
Stunning Start - Summer 2022
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - May 2022
June 2022 - Cognition Learning Visit
 
Foxes Class went on a 'Mission to Mars' with Cognition Learning!
 
The children built their very own 'Space Rover' called Milo.
 
They began by making an algorithm to code their Milo to firstly move forwards, backwards and then to change speed. The children were then challenged with some tricky Mars rocky terrain to navigate. The children had to investigate different tyre sizes and speeds to cross the perilous surface of the Red Planet!
 
Next, they needed eyes to see if there was any life on Mars. To do this they needed to attach motion sensors to the front of their Milo and program their Rovers to travel across the rocky surface and avoid any obstacles in their way.
 
All of the children were able to complete their mission successfully and return their Milo safely to Cognition Learning - well done Foxes Class!
 
Taiko Drumming - June 2022
Spring Term 2022
Our Stunning Start Day
 
This term's topic is 'take a walk on the wildside' where we will be developing our geography skills through learning about the physical landscape of EUROPE.  
World Book Day 2022
Outdoor Learning Spring Term 2022
 
Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
The children were challenged to make their own shape to put on our "shape tree", with great success from them all.  We also learned about and measured angles in The Hollow.
British Science Week
 
We worked in our house groups to complete a fun filled day of science learning.  We made slime, planted sunflowers, investigated how are bodies grow with age and had fun with some optical illusions.  In Collective Worship Mrs Coulam's daughter, Emily joined us on Zoom to show us where she works.  Emily is a biologist who is researching effective herbicides to make sure plant crops grow well.   
Comic Relief 18.3.22
We worked in our house teams to complete 4 challenges - a fitness circuit, a mile run (at least 14 laps of our school field - although some of us managed to run a lot more!), a danceathon in the village hall with pop music and disco lights and a yoga/relaxation session.  We dressed in our favourite sport outfits and learned why the money we raised is so important to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Year 3 and 4 Skern Lodge Residential, March 2022
We've had a fabulous first day - orienteering, the assault course and messing around on the River Torridge.  Dinner was a choice of pasta bolognaise, lasagne, risotto or shepherds pie.  A walk around Appledore is next.  It's so lovely to hear "I love Skern."  "Residentials are so fun." 
Skern Lodge - day 2
 
A very cold but gloriously sunny day.  Action packed - climbing, absail, high ropes, tunnels and archery.  The children have conquered fears and been so supportive of eah other.  The food is fabulous; lots of choice.  Pool olympics is the eagerly anticipated evening activity. 
Skern Lodge - day 3
 
After a peaceful nights sleep, a lovely cooked breakfast, packing and a chance to spend money the children participated in high ropes, climbing and absailing, orienteering and archery.  We've all had a fantastic few days and can't wait for the next residential!
Foxes' Fantastic Finish
We welcomed our families to the village hall to share our Walk on The Wildside (Europe) topic books.  It's always interesting to look through our books and several children were impressed with how they have improved their work not only in terms of presentation but also with the quantity. 
 
After some time sharing our favourite pieces of work, year 4 were able to recount their recent residential trip before we held our great European quiz.  It is attached below if you would like to test your knowledge!  
Autumn Term 2021
 
 
We are very excited to begin working with Edukid - a charity based in Bideford.  We are sponsoring a child in Gulu in Uganda. 
 
In February we began 'Walking to The Moon' - a sponsored event that encourages us to walk, jog, swim or cycle 1 mile a day until April 4th.  Our collective school total will be added to Edukid's grand total.  When we work together the impossible becomes possible.  Watch out for an update to see who our most active children are and find out how much we raised.  
Outdoor Learning
Mrs Carlyon has linked this term's Outdoor Learning to our WW2 topic.  We have had the chance to :
plant some vegetables thinking about The Dig for Victory campaign and rationing
build mini Anderson Shelters for some toys
complete blindfold trails (working in the dark - Blackout)
do some water colour painting 
Learn about Make Do and Mend, evacuees and how signposts were removed during wartime.
 
Spring Term 2022
We are focusing on maths this term.  We have made (using sticks) and named 2D shapes, learned about parallel and perpendicular lines and reinforced our knowledge of angles.
 
 
 
Our WW2 Fantastic Finish
Mrs Carlyon hosted a 'VE day party' in The Hollow to round up all our wartime learning.  It was a wonderful morning of playing traditional games such as Jacks, cards and bingo.  We made smores on an open fire and drank homemade lemonade.  War time music played as the Union Jack bunting fluttered in the breeze.  What a fantastic finish to the term. 
 
In Foxes class we enjoyed using our rationed ingredients to make some cheese and potato dumplings as well as an eggless sponge! All of the children in Foxes class wrote about their most memorable moments from their topic learning this term and made a video to share on our class Teams page. Well done to all of the children for persevering with their cross stitch designs, we are developing our sewing skills so that we can 'make do and mend'.
Joshua Seigal's visit 
Children in Need
 
We raised over £150 whilst having fun - dressing up in our pyjamas (or spots), a cake sale, colouring competition and dress a teddy competition.  Thank you to the school council for helping us have a fabulous day.
Remembrance - 11.11.2021
Our fabulous poetry writing inspired by The Royal British Legion commisioned poet Laura Mucha
Tree Planting
 
Holywell pupils have played their small part in combating climate change and sharing in The Woodland Trust's vision of planting millions of trees in the UK.  We planted 15 saplings (Rowan, Hazel and Crab Apple) in our grounds.  Hopefully they will thrive and grow.  If you would like to plant more trees in your community visit  Free Trees for Schools and Communities - Woodland Trust for more information.
Christmas 2021
Our Fantastic Finish