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WB 30.11.20

This has been a very exciting week in the Bold Badger classroom. We have had a parcel from Santa who has asked us to look after one of his Elves for him. We have called him Buddy and we are looking forward to seeing what he gets up to next week!

In Maths this week we have been recapping number bonds and then moved on to addition and subtraction. Here are the links to some of our lessons this week if you’d like to see what we have been learning:

In English we have continued learning about Neil Armstrong and we have planned our newspaper reports which we shall be writing next week.  In Spellings, my group have been learning about the soft c - which usually comes before an i, y or an e, for example city, cycle, mice.   

In RE we have been thinking about what a King is like. We have drawn a picture of what we think a king looks like and what his appearance and characteristics might be. We will be linking this to the nativity story next week. We have also done lots of acting around the nativity story. In History we have looked at explorers from different times, finding out more about Neil Armstrong and learning about Christopher Columbus.

Finally, we are really pleased to say that we have achieved 100% in our Fab 5 reading this week. Well done, Bold Badgers!

WB 23.11.20

In English this week we have continued to look at Neil Armstrong. We have been looking at the features of newspaper reports and we shall be writing a newspaper report about the Apollo 11 mission next week. We have also been very lucky to have been shown some photos from a visit to the Kennedy Space Centre which we loved seeing and learning about!  

In Maths we have been looking at different ways that we can add numbers together. We have used number lines, putting the largest number in our head and counting up, used counters to help us, drawn pictures and part-whole models to help us and our number bonds to the nearest ten to help us. We have also looked at subtraction and used number lines to help us answer subtraction number problems. It would be worth practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s with your child to make sure that they are secure with this. 

In Art we have been looking at the colours used in different paintings, thinking about shades of colour and we have started mixing paints to try and replicate the colours the artist used. 

We have loved being outdoors for PE this week! We have really enjoyed learning how to dribble with a hockey stick, practising our ball skills!  It was No Pens Wednesday this week and we managed not to use a pencil or make a mark all day! We did lots of talking and in the afternoon we focused on PSHE where we acted out different scenarios and decided if they would constitute bullying. The children were fantastic during this session!  We love learning about the birth of Jesus and in RE we have learnt the nativity story and we used a story board to write out the nativity.

Finally, well done to our Bold Badgers - a fantastic 93% of the class achieved their Fab 5 reading this week! Thank you to everyone at home for your support!

WB 16.11.20

This week we have really enjoyed learning about Neil Armstrong and why he is an important person in history as part of our Topic Movers and Shakers. In English we are gathering research about Neil Armstrong ready to write our Newspaper reports about him over the coming weeks.

In Maths we have been focusing on our ten times tables and we have been finding ten more and ten less of a given number and learning how to add and subtract tens. We have learnt that if we are struggling to add two numbers together then we can always draw the number as base ten to help us. 

We have painted observational drawings of sunflowers in the style of Van Gogh in Art and we have enjoyed debugging computer programmes in our Computing Coding lesson.   In RE we looked at a picture of the Nativity scene and we thought about what we can see, what we think about it and what we wonder about the Nativity. This has linked really nicely into our Christmas preparations that we have started this week! We look forward to sharing our surprise with you over December! Thank you to everyone who read this week at home too - another fantastic 97% for Fab 5 Reading. Let's aim for 100% next week!

WB 9.11.20

We have been very busy this week! In English, we have written our biographies of Rosa Parks, editing our work and then copying it up carefully using our neatest handwriting. In Maths, we have done lots of work on number bonds and related facts. We are learning that if we know 3+3=6, then we also know that 30+30=60. Keep practising these with your children at home if you can! 

In RE, we have asked the question 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?' and we have thought about what we already know and what questions we have. In PE, we have continued with our ball skills and have practised using both feet to pass a football to each other. In History, we have ordered different significant people onto a timeline and today we have enjoyed learning more about Children in Need. We even managed to join in the last 5 minutes of The Joe Wicks 24 hour PE Challenge this morning! Well done and thank you for reading at home this week too - an amazing 97% of our class got their Fab 5!

WB 2.11.20

It has been a fabulous first week back after half term! The Bold Badgers have loved starting our new Topic 'Movers and Shakers' and we have been learning about what makes someone a 'significant person' in history. We have spent the week finding out all about Rosa Parks. In English, we are starting to write our biographies about Rosa Parks and I have been amazed at how much the children have remembered about her! In Maths we have started our addition and subtraction work by looking at part-whole models and writing addition and subtraction sentences for them.  We have also been checking different number sentences using the inverse operation.

In PE we have been practising our dribbling skills and in RE we have created some art work for our whole school display based around the 'Big Frieze' which tells the story of the bible in picture form.

Finally, well done to everyone who has read 5 times at home this week - we got 92% for our Fab 5 reading! A great start to the half term.

WB 5.10.20

This week we have been doing lots of work around our Topic, Wriggle and Crawl. In Science, we have done an experiment to see how snails move. We predicted what we thought would happen on releasing some snails over night and we recorded the results and our conclusions the next day.  We were surprised at how far snails could travel! 

In English, we have been looking at the features of instructions so that we could write our own instructions.  We became detectives for the morning and found out lots of different things about worms - what they like to eat, where they like to live and what they need to survive. We then used the information we found out to write our own instructions about how to care for worms. 

In Maths, we have continued with our place value work and have been comparing objects and using the terms greater than, less than and equal to. In Computing, we have created our own computer codes to make a snail race and in RE we have learnt more about the Creation Story and recited a poem about Creation.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has read 5 times at home to get their Fab 5 reading this week!

WB 28.9.20

This week we have loved working on our Topic, Wriggle and Crawl. We started off the week with a minibeast hunt and found lots of different creatures which we looked at under magnifying glasses. In English, we have then written 'A Guide to a Minibeast Hunt', giving details of what you need to take with you, 'dos and don'ts' to think about when on a minibeast hunt, what you should wear and any extra tips for future minibeast hunters! In Art we have focused on pencil drawings and including detail to draw our own minibeasts.

In Maths, we have continued our work on place value and have been making and drawing our own part-whole models to show how numbers can be made in different ways e.g. 34 = 30 + 4 and 34 = 20 + 14.

In RE we have learnt about the bible story of Creation and in PE we have been focusing on teamwork and creating our own games within teams using different equipment to help us.

Finally, we have enjoyed starting to learn about coding in Computing. We have created our own simple codes and some of us have also amended codes to make them work!   Another lovely week in the Bold Badger classroom!

WB 21.9.20

This week we have focused our work around the book The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. We have thought a lot about emotions and how different situations make us feel. In English and PSHE, we have written about when we feel different emotions  and we predicted what we though happened after the story finished. We have also focused on thought bubbles and written some thoughts that the colour monster may have had at different times in the story.  We have also done so pieces of artwork focused on The Colour Monster.

In Maths, we have continued our place value work using tens and ones, which we are becoming more confident with! We have also looked at numbers to one hundred and how we write them as numbers and as words.

In our Topic sessions we have been learning about the life cycle of a honey bee and we enjoyed finding out about the four different stages of their development. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who has read this week towards their Fab 5 reading! 


WB 14.9.20

This week has flown by! We have settled in well to our routine of being back in school.

This week we have been using the book 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin as the basis for our English work. We have looked at the front cover and discussed what we can see, what we think about the front cover and the story and what we wonder about it.  We have gone on to describe one of the main characters, Hedgehog, using different adjectives and we have written a letter to one of our friends - just like Hedgehog does in the book to his friend Tortoise. Finally we answered some comprehension questions today focusing on what happens in the story and thinking about how the main characters Hedgehog and Tortoise might be feeling.

In Maths, we have been looking at place value and have started to think about how 2-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. We have used our place value learning to help us recap our numbers to 50. We have also counted in 5s and 10s to help us with our times tables. 

In RE, we have written a thank you prayer and asked the question 'Who created the world?' and in PSHE we have drawn a picture for our best friends.

We have also loved starting our topic for this half term, 'Wriggle and Crawl'. We have been learning about bees and how honey is made. See what your child can remember about them!

Finally, we have been recapping our phonics sounds to help us with our reading and writing as well as having assessments for our new AR reading books - their 'I can read to you' books.

It has been a lovely week in the Bold Badger class and all the children have settled in beautifully and are happy and eager to learn. Well done, Bold Badgers! You have been fabulous this week and I look forward to learning more with you!