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Thursday 23rd November

Today we have been busy making clay pots and adding Neolithic patterns, similar to those found on excavated stone age pottery. The children learnt to smooth the clay and add a little water if their pot got too dry. The children were really proud of their pots!

In literacy we have enjoyed writing an information leaflet about the stone age and we thought about how to use headings and subheadings effectively. In numeracy we have learnt a lot about division. The challenge for the children today was to find out what to do if a calculation has a remainder. Ask your child to explain the 'Gingerbread man problem!'

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Thursday 16th November

This week we have been busy learning about Skara Brae, a stone age settlement in Scotland. The children have completed lots of research as next week they will be writing information leaflets and learning how to use headings and subheadings. In maths we have concentrated on multiplication and the children have learnt a new way of multiplying larger numbers e.g. 17 x 3 = or 21 x 5 =   Ask your child to show you the grid method!

 

Well done to everyone who has recited a poem either to the whole class or just to Mrs Matungamire or myself. If anyone hasn't yet done this, please take some time to learn a poem. It doesn't have to be very long, just a poem you really like!

 

This week we have been busy learning about acute and obtuse angles and comparing a range of angles to right angles. The children have learnt about different types of lines and learnt a new word - 'perpendicular'. Ask your child to explain this to you at home.

 

In PE the children have enjoyed balancing on the large apparatus.... Well done Badgers!

 

In Design and Technology, the children loved making their 'jumping character' using card and split pins!

Welcome back from half term.

 

This week we have been busy learning about our new topic the Stone Age. The children know so many facts already. On Monday the children had a netball tournament with Mr Sainsbury, one of the PE coaches. The children played really well and loved learning about netball.

Today we had a lovely afternoon breaking lots of records! A huge thank you to the parents and grandparents that came into help. We broke lots of class records and some examples are below...

Who can build the tallest lego tower in one minute?

Who can jump the furthest?

How many Numicon shapes can you fit on a Numicon board in one minute?

How many times can you skip in 30 seconds?

How many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds?

How quickly can you complete a peg board picture?

Ask the children which was their favourite!

Our Record Breaker afternoon!

Welcome to Badgers

This week in Numeracy we have learnt how to use the inverse operation to solve problems. The children were given 3 numbers, e.g. 11  21  and 32 and asked how they can arrange them in different addition and subtraction number sentences. The children used numicon resources to help them. In Literacy we have been working towards writing a story based on our topic 'Record breakers.' The children have some amazing story ideas!

This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of sugar on our teeth!

This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of sugar on our teeth! 1
This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of sugar on our teeth! 2
This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of sugar on our teeth! 3
This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of sugar on our teeth! 4
A pinafore dress was lost last Friday afternoon. Please can parents have a check at home and double check PE bags when they come home next Friday. Many thanks.

Parents, grandparents or carers are invited into school from 2pm on Thursday 19th October to take part in our 'Record Breaker' afternoon.

Lots of challenges await you...! Miss Brown

This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!!

This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 1
This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 2
This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 3
This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 4
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This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 7
This week the children loved their Zumba session in PE!! 8

The Badgers will be having their marble treat on Friday 6th October!

The children are welcome to bring in a change of clothes for Golden time in a named plastic bag please. Thank you.

Marble treat!

The Badgers have earned their marble treat. The children have decided their treat will be bringing in some clothes to wear in Golden time, for example football kit, dresses, pyjamas or an alternative of your child's choice. Please keep an eye on this page for the date of this event! Thank you.

The Badgers had a great time at the Solar Farm. We explored the farm and learnt how the electricity is produced. Then the children enjoyed a bug hunt at the farm.

 

"The solar panels are covered with glass." Olivia W

"The panels are tilted so they take in more solar energy." Oakley James

"There are 80 solar panels in each string. Copper is in the panel." Louis

"We also looked for bugs. We found eggs, that means there are insects living here." Alice

"Solar panels make electricity. They face south to get the most sun." Lilly

This week in PE we have been learning how to show symmetrical balances. Which is your favourite?

 

In Maths the children have been reminding themselves of the ways to make 20 and have used this knowledge to give change from £20. In Literacy the children have been learning how to write diaries. Ask your child to tell you the features of a diary.

 

Reminder - we are going to the Solar Farm on Thursday afternoon. Please wear long trousers or tights and bring wellies to school in a named plastic bag. Thank you.

Help in school

On Thursday 28th September the Badgers are visiting the Solar Farm near Verwood. If any parents or carers are able to help please see Miss Brown. We will be leaving at 12.40pm and returning at 3pm. Thank you.

 

Poems and home learning are stuck into books on a Monday morning. We would appreciate the help of a few parents who could come into school at 8.30am (ish) to help with this please. This usually takes about 15 minutes. Please see Mrs Matungamire. Thank you.

This week we have been making good use of Numicon resources to estimate and group numbers. We talked about what the word 'estimating' means and then thought about how we move the counters or pegs into groups so they could be counted easily.
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Welcome to Badgers! We have loved meeting the children and making a start on our learning. This week we have been learning about the story 'Badgers Bath'. The children have started to think about new versions of the story and what adventures the characters could get up to.

In the afternoons we are starting to learn about badger facts. Ask your child what they know about badgers so far!

In maths we have learnt to count in 50s from 0 and started to learn the 4 times table by counting in 4s.

 

Very best wishes for a happy year in Badgers

Miss Brown and Mrs Matungamire

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