Welcome to Badger Class!
Badger class is taught by Miss O'Kane. Miss Whitfield is the TA in Badger Class.
Autumn Term 2021
This term our topic is 'Famous People and Inventions'. We will be learning all about famous people from both the past and the present and how they have helped shape the world we live in today. We are going to do a lot of research into George Stephenson and how he influenced transport in Britain. We will have many discussions about useful inventions and even try to become inventors ourselves!
So far, the children are finding this topic really interesting with many bringing in non-fiction books they have at home about famous people from the past. It is great to see the children being so enthusiastic about their learning and I am looking forward to continuing with the topic up until Christmas.
Our topic in science for this term is 'Moving and Growing'. We will be exploring how our bodies move and grow and how we are supported by our skeletons. We will think about the important role our muscles have to help us make lots of movement and also reflect on why exercise is an essential part of our routines.
We are currently doing a science investigation which involves help from home. Look out for the worksheet in your child's bag!
Design and Technology
Linking with our topic, we are becoming inventors in our Design and Technology project this half term. Humpty Dumpty needs our help and we are going to create protectors to stop him falling to pieces. Will Humpty Dumpty survive his falls?
Keep an eye on our class page for photos from our designing and testing day.
Our Class Blog -
4th October 2021
This is our first class blog post.
I am going to try hard to keep this as up-to-date as possible with what is going on in our classroom. To do this, at the end of each week I am going to ask a couple of the Badger Class children to review our week. I will then upload what they write onto our class blog so you can read first-hand from the children what they have been enjoying at school.
So far this term, we have done numerous exciting things both in and out of the classroom. Outside of the classroom we have watched the Tour of Britain come through the village, been to lots of forest school sessions (making mud sandcastles, 3D maps and DIY paint) and taken part in the Cancer Research Run.
Inside the classroom we have had Spanish Day where we baked some delicious Spanish flag cookies, learned about and created our own instructions, learned lots of facts about George Stephenson and even designed our Christmas cards for you to order from FOLS.
We were very excited the day we got some post from the author of our class novel ‘Grandma Dangerous’. Kita Mitchell kindly sent everyone a signed postcard along with some bookmarks. It has certainly inspired some of the Badger Class learners to create alternative adventures for Grandma, Ollie and Piper which is lovely to see.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog, the next update will be from the children themselves!
We have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure that adequate PE kit is worn, as advised, on those days.
This year, home learning consists of 6 creative challenges on Seesaw, alongside daily KIRF, reading and spelling practice.
Spellings are given out in a 6 week block and are tested every Wednesday.
KIRFS are tested regularly in school, records of this will be made in your child's reading records.
As well as continuing with individual- class specific- weekly awards, the whole school will be using Class Dojo this year. Dojo is a points system that allows us to reward effort, consistency, demonstration of our core values, growth mindset and kindness. As well as collecting points individually, the children are also collecting points for their newly allocated School House. The House with the most points at the end of the year will win the House Cup.
The Houses, and House Leaders are:
The House of St Peter- Mrs Love and Mrs Wilby
The House of St Cuthbert- Mrs Hay and Miss O'Kane
The House of St Michael- Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale
The House of St John- Mr Armstrong and Mrs Newman
The House of St Luke- Mrs Labbett and Mrs Wildey