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WB 11.12.17

A huge well done to all our KS1 children for performing their nativity in front of parents this week. All your hard work learning lines, songs and actions paid off and you should be very proud of yourselves! Thank you to all those at home who helped with the practising as well!

In Maths this week we have been really busy learning to tell the time.  We have made our own clocks using apparatus around the classroom (see our photos below) and we have worked hard learning to tell the time to the nearest five minutes. Keep practising this at home Bold Badgers!

Finally, in English we have been focusing on handwriting this week as well as writing instructions to Santa's Elves to help them wash Santa's reindeer, who have become very dirty!

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WB 27.11.17

This week we have been really busy practicing our Nativity performance - we are very excited about it! We have also enjoyed becoming detectives in English when we looked at clues to work out what the woolly mammoth had done to become so dirty. Please see the pictures below of our investigations!

In Maths we have been looking at column subtraction and have started to use bar modelling to help us think about sums. In RE we have looked at Hanukkah and Christmas and thought about how they are similar and finally in Design and Technology we have used our senses to compare different biscuits - very tasty!

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WB 13.11.17

This week we have started our rehearsals for the Nativity and we are really looking forward to you all coming to watch it in December. Thank you to everyone at home for helping us to learn our lines so quickly!  We have enjoyed writing commands in English using the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and we have started column addition using hundreds, tens and ones in Maths.

We have also had fun experimenting with solids and liquids in Science and two of our Enquiry-based Investigation teams have also been looking at whether we can make custard in to a sphere shape and what ink is made of in our topic Mess, Muck and Mixtures.  We made our own berry ink and invisible ink and we learnt that custard can be made into a sphere!  See our photos below!



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WB 30.10.17

We have enjoyed celebrating Autumn this week through lots of different activities. We have learnt about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We have made cartoon strips of his story and also learnt how important it is and how to be safe on Bonfire Night.  We also did some lovely wax crayon Firework pieces of art (please see the photos below).


In Science we dressed up in our Autumnal clothes ready for our Autumn walk. We then learnt how humans adapt for the season by picking different clothes to wear and we labelled pictures of ourselves and wrote about our choice of clothes. During our Autumn walk we looked carefully at our surroundings and collected different items which we then used to help us create an Autumn Poem entitled 10 Things Found in a Spotty Welly. I have put some examples of our poems below.


Finally, in PE we enjoyed practising our catching and throwing skills this week with the Mighty Moles class. Pictures are below.

Have a fun and safe Bonfire weekend!



WB 16.10.17

This week we have been Bold and Busy Badgers! In English we have been recreating our own version of the story Funnybones. We have been particularly  focusing on our punctuation and have written our sentences using alternate coloured pens to help us see where our full stops and capital letters need to go.

In Maths we have continued to look at place value and have thought about hundreds, tens and ones. A good practise over half term would be to see if your child can order numbers from smallest to largest up to 1000.  There are some good ordering number games online -

In RE with have written our own Thanksgiving prayers and we very much enjoyed going to church on Thursday for the Harvest Festival service and thank you to all the donations!  Finally, our spelling rule has been 'double the consonant before adding -y' which the children have really enjoyed learning about! We have loved looking at toys throughout the ages in our History lessons and have compared toys from the past with those we have today.  Have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you next half term!

WB 9.10.17

We have had a very busy week in the Bold Badger classroom. In English we have been looking at the Funnybones stories, finding adjectives and nouns in the stories, retelling them and comparing them. In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 1000 and working out how many hundreds , tens and ones are in a 3-digit number. We have enjoyed drawing and sequencing the Creation story in RE and have planned our own healthy meal in Science when we learned about the different food groups. This afternoon has been amazing too - we have been lucky enough to go to Quarrydale school and take part in some sports activities there. I hope you enjoy the photos of our week below! 

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WB 2.10.17

We have had a really busy week this week. In English we have been looking at the book Funnybones.  We have predicted how we thought the story would end and then acted the story out on No Pens Wednesday when we were not allowed to pick up a pen or pencil the whole day (even the teachers!).  In Spellings, we have been thinking about root words and how we can add suffixes and prefixes to words to change them, for example walk, walked. We have also been looking at when a 'c' becomes a soft 'c' e.g. race, concert.

Maths has been full of place value work and column addition and subtraction and we have used lots of different apparatus to help us understand what is happening in our sums (including children!).

In History we ordered games consoles from oldest to newest and thought about how they have changed over the years.  The children were amazed at how games were on tape cassette and took ages to load! Science has found us exploring the school grounds with our senses and thinking about what we can see, hear, smell and feel in different areas around the school. Finally in art we have enjoyed recreating our own Pop Art in the style of Andy Warhol.  I have put some photos of the work we have done over the last few weeks below for you to enjoy!