I hope you have all had a lovely Easter. As promised, here are the photos from when we made tuned musical instruments.
Thank you for bringing in a range of junk modelling materials yesterday. The children were very excited to be making musical instruments and demonstrated how to make sounds with a high or low pitch. We also learnt about some of the scientific theory behind pitch and how the faster the frequency of vibration, the higher the sound will be. For most children, this meant designing and making a stringed instrument or panpipes and including a shorter length of string or tube. Well done Badgers. Photos to follow!
Friday 29th March 2019
As we approach the final week of this term Badgers will be moving on to two step word problems in their Numeracy and a creative Wow write in their Literacy.
Reminder- Marble treat will take place on Wednesday (3.4.19) so please make sure to bring in any comfy clothes for the afternoon. Remembering of course to come to School in uniform. Badgers will be changed back into School uniform in time for home at 3pm.
Please make sure to say a big well done to all the students as they have worked very hard this term and made great progress.
Message from Miss Brown
Thank you to everyone who brought in a plastic bottle this week. For various reasons, we did not use the bottles this week and will be using them next Thursday, 28th March. On this day, it would be appreciated if each child could also come into school with some junk modelling materials they can use. This could be empty tissue or cereal boxes, kitchen rolls, plastic tubs. Anything that can be used to make tuned musical instruments! Thank you once again for your support.
Friday 15th March 2019
Another busy week in Badgers class. We have been learning about fractions in Numeracy and learning all about the story of Romulus and Remus in Literacy.
Looking forward to next week we will be continuing fractions. Specifically finding fractions in a set and equivalent fractions.
In Literacy we will be reading our new story linked to the topic of Romans, Neptune and Minerva.
REMINDER- please do not forget your recorders on Monday as we will be doing some new learning in Music until the end of term.
Science reminder and dates
This term the children in Badgers are continuing to learn about sound. Please can each child bring in an empty plastic bottle, any size on Thursday 21st March (a week later than previously mentioned). This could be a squash, water, coke bottle. All will be revealed!
In addition, on Thursday 4th April the children will be making tuned musical instruments. Please can you start collecting junk modelling materials such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, kitchen rolls. (No toilet rolls please) Please can children bring their materials to school in a named bag on Thursday 4th April.
Many thanks for your help as always.
Advanced notice – This term on Thursday afternoons the children are learning about sound as part of their Science lessons. On Thursday 14th March please can the children in Badgers each bring in an empty plastic bottle to school. This could be a squash or lemonade bottle or a smaller bottle. Any size is fine. The link to Science will be revealed on the blog!
Toward the end of the term we will making tuned musical instruments from junk modelling materials such as cereal boxes and kitchen rolls. If you could start to collect these items, it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Miss Brown
After a long journey, we arrived safely. After a drink and a biscuit we went off to learn how to ‘code break’.
Friday 25th January
This week in Badgers.
In Literacy we planned a narrative for our Wow Write on Thursday. We then had a go at self correction and self editing. Giving comments on what we think went well for us and other comments for things we would like to work towards.
In Numeracy we were looking again at Place Value and different strategies to create our own 3 digit numbers. (Have a go at home!). We then created our own challenge cards with different types of word problems. These included using more than, less than and equal to. This then linked to our times tables as we tested ourselves on the different 2,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.
In topic we have continued to develop our knowledge of the Blitz and what life was like for a refugee. All in preparation for the residential to Hooke Court taking place in just over a weeks time (4.2.19-5.2.19). What a brilliant week in Badgers! See pictures below.
Have a great weekend,
Friday 18th December
This week in Badgers we have been continuing with our World War 2 topic. We have been doing topic related learning in both Guided Reading and in Literacy. In Guided Reading we have been looking at a short video clip in which for one day only the soldiers on the battle front came together and played football. The children came up with their own dialogue for the scene as well as writing a diary of the days events.
In Literacy we have been preparing for our Wow write next week. We have learned some new grammar terms including expanded noun phrases. We have been thinking about character descriptions, scene setting and story plans. Everyone's outcomes from this have been extremely impressive. I even think they Wowed Mrs Green when she popped in for a visit.
In Numeracy we have been looking at different types of measurement which have included mass, volume and capacity. This has been a tricky week for Badgers but they have persevered and challenged themselves. I couldn't be more proud of them.
Looking forward to next week, we have many great things planned in all areas of our learning. Have a well rested weekend, stay safe and I will see you on Monday.
Friday 11th January 2019
Our first week back after the Christmas break has been amazing. On Monday we had a spirituality afternoon were we learned about our School Values and their meanings. The children then had to create a table contract, agreeing to be the best student they can be. Badgers then presented their wonderful work in Tuesdays Worship to the rest of the school! Explaining the importance of the slinky and how each member of our team has important part to play.
We had our topic hook day on Wednesday for World War 2. The children experienced a couple of air raids on Trinity and had to hide under tables! It was a lot of fun. Ask your child about it!
In Numeracy we started learning about angles and the differences between perpendicular lines and non- perpendicular lines. Having a go on Geo- boards and using Geo-strips to show angles more than a right angle and less than a right angle. They then moved onto creating triangles with different sized angles. Very interesting.
In Literacy we had a couple of grammar lessons looking at conjunctions and the use of a/an before a vowel or consonant. We then had a few writing tasks linked to our World War 2 topic.
Today we had a special visitor who taught us how to be safe on the roads. Whether we are just walking on the pavement or on our bike we need to remember the 4 cheers. Stop, Look, Listen and Think! Badgers Wowed Mr Lovejoy with their knowledge of the Green Cross Code and gained a marble for their brilliant contributions.
Well Done Badgers for a great first week back!!!
Friday 14th December
This week in Badgers, we have been very busy practising for our Carol Service next Friday. Everyone has worked very hard on their singing. We have also been practising for our Nativity play which begins on Monday. In Numeracy we have been looking at time and being able to read clocks in both analogue and digital format. In Literacy we have written a narrative and designed Christmas Cards. We will complete the cards on Monday with Miss Brown, ready to send home. We are all really looking forward to next week and all the fun we are going to have in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.
Well done for keeping up the fantastic learning during a busy week!
Thursday 6th December
This week in Literacy we have been learning about fronted adverbials! This is when words or phrases are placed at the beginning of a sentence to describe the action that follows. For example, 'As fast as he could, the rabbit hopped'. Or 'Before the sun came up, he ate his breakfast'. Ask your child to talk to you about how they have used fronted adverbials in their writing. In Numeracy we have been talking about money. Today we subtracted 50p from different amounts of money. Some children completed questions like £3.37 - 50p = mentally, whilst others made notes in their maths books or made use of mathematical resources or coins to help solve the questions. Well done Badgers!
In a few weeks, the children in Badgers will be using kitchen rolls for a practical science activity. Please can you start to collect kitchen rolls (not toilet rolls) and send them into school when you can. Many thanks, Miss Brown.
Record Breakers event
As you may have seen on the school calendar, parents, grandparents and carers of the Badgers children are invited to come into school on Thursday 18th October to join in with our Record Breakers event. Everyone is welcome, please arrive just before 2pm.
Many thanks, Miss Brown
Badgers have had another great week here at Trinity. There has been a lot of opportunities to share to the rest of the class. We have also held our School Council speeches and have chosen four members of the class to move forward into elections on Tuesday.
In numeracy we have been looking at more place value (Hundreds, Tens and Units) and counting in our 4s and 8s. In literacy we have been looking at different types of poems and writing our own. Badgers then had the very brave task of reading it aloud to the class. Everyone did very well and I am proud of all of you. We had our first spelling test this week and every student did a fantastic job. Keep up the great efforts Badgers.
An exciting end to the week with a visiting pantomime and your parents coming to visit your new classroom. Well done Badgers for another great week. You have all worked very hard and I am looking forward to what next week has in store for you!
Keep up the super effort.
Advanced notice! Please can you collect jam jars and their lids and give them to Miss Brown. The Badgers will be doing experiments and will need them later in their term! More detail to follow. Thank you.
Welcome Badgers! What an amazing first week we have had. Everyone has worked very hard indeed. Enjoy a good rest this weekend and feel refreshed for Monday.
This week we started our topic Badgers and had many fun lessons related to them. We have started our numeracy and even written our first story in Literacy!
Our topic continues next week and lots of exciting new learning to accompany it.