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Wow! What an amazing time we had at Hooke Court! After arriving safely on Monday, the children enjoyed lots of fun activities such as cooking, drama, code breaking and even a smells quiz! The children were very well behaved and enthusiastic during the whole visit and have come back to school tired but happy. Look at some of the photos below to see what the class got up to.
This week Badgers have been getting stuck in to their new 'Blackout' topic. On Tuesday afternoon, the children learnt about how people protected themselves during World War Two and were then asked to make their own Anderson Shelters! They used corrugated card as the shelter and then designed a scene to go with it. Some children even put mini vegetables on the outside of their shelters!
The Badgers are getting very excited about next week's trip to Hooke Court!
Badgers spent this morning making their Amazon animal inspired headdresses! The children worked hard measuring, cutting and sticking to create some really eye catching designs. It was great to see how the children looked at pictures of the real animals to make sure their designs were as close to the real thing as possible, and also how they supported each other to succeed. Take a look at the gallery below to see the finished pieces. How many animals can you name?
Today, Badgers were learning about multiplying numbers by ten. They demonstrated the effect of this by using large number cards, then they practised on their whiteboards and then they had a go in their maths books. At the end of the lesson, the children were challenged to try and explain what happens to numbers when they are multiplied by ten. The children learnt that the decimal point must always stay in the same place and never move. Have a look at their responses below!
As part of our spelling sessions this week, Badgers have been using the strategy 'LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK' to help learn common words which have tricky spellings. As you can see, the children have been very focussed and are keen to improve!
This week Badgers have been improving their addition skills and have been learning column addition methods. The children have amazed Mr Webster and Mrs Taylor with, not only their understanding, but also their improvement and determination to succeed. They have worked so hard to make sure that all of the questions are set out neatly and that each part is worked out correctly. Please see below for a selection of learning from across this week.
Badgers have been busy improving their music skills! Watch the videos below to see their performances of Terrapin Tim. Maybe the children can amaze you all at home!
Today, Badgers visited Verwood Solar Farm. We left school at 9.00am and travelled to the farm by coach. When we got there we had a talk about how the solar farm works and played with some solar powered toys! After that, we made circuits using solar powered cells and investigated the wildlife that lives around the farm. Did you know that the farm covers five whole fields and that it creates enough power for 6000 local homes? Amazing!
In RE this week, Badgers learnt the story of the Good Samaritan. They spent time acting the story out, hot-seating the main characters and then giving the characters some advice.
This week, the children in Badgers had the chance to set two class records! On both occasions we had official adjudicators who were in charge of timing, measuring, recording the results and ensuring that the challenges were completed as fairly as possible. Here are our record breakers!
This week, Badgers have started their brand new topic 'Record Breakers'! In Literacy, the children watched a video of Usain Bolt breaking the 100 metre world record in a time of just 9.58 seconds! They then spent time thinking about what this might have felt like before writing diary entries from the viewpoint of Usain Bolt.
Here are two fantastic examples.
On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed countryside ranger Jamie into our class. He talked to us about where badgers can be found in the local area and told us lots of fascinating facts about these woodland animals. Jamie also brought in badger and fox pelts which we felt and compared.