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Friday 15th November

 

This week Badgers were busy learning lots of new things. In Literacy they learned about word families and in Maths we learned about different types of lines and shapes. Horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines were tricky to learn at first but everyone became confident and able to draw them in their books.

 

In PE Badgers were learning some different balances in gymnastics. In history the children created a timeline of events during the Stone Age and in computing they continued coding!

 

A huge thank you to the adults who came to help on Monday. Much appreciated from everyone at Trinity!

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Mr Jones

Remembrance Day. Badgers used their fingers to create poppies. They look fantastic!

Friday 8th November

 

Badgers had their first week back after the half term holidays. It has been a week of fun learning in all subjects. Starting our new topic 'Early Britons', we have been cave painting and learning lots of new facts. We have been reading The Stone Age Boy and the children have created their own characters to write a story about. Writing in first person they have been getting into character and imaging life in the Stone Age.

 

In Numeracy we have been continuing to subtract 1,2 and 3 digit numbers. I have been so proud of Badgers perseverance. In computing we had our first lesson in coding. This was something very different and exciting for the children. In RE we read the story of Noah and the great flood. Re-enacting what it might have been like to receive instructions from God and have the faith to carry them out.

 

REMINDER- parent helpers for Monday morning. Walking to the cenotaph for remembrance. If you are available please enquire at the office.

 

Have a relaxing weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

 

 

Badgers had a go at cave painting this week using colours that they thought would be available to Stone Age people.

Friday 25th October

 

Firstly, a big thank you to all the parents/carers that attended the consultations this week. It was a great opportunity to meet you all!

 

In literacy we had a free write week with the badgers coming up with their own ideas and creating a story. They were focussing on character descriptions, setting and problems. The results were amazing.

 

In numeracy we began to look at bridging to 10. We looked at addition first and subtraction later in the week. We finished the week with the children exploring different methods and to find what worked best for them. There was lots of exploration and explanation to their peers.

 

In science this week Badgers learned about springs. They created their very own handy device that could use springs to work. In music we began recorders so if your child has yet to bring theirs to school can it be done after half term. 

 

Have a well deserved rest and I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 5th November.

 

Mr Jones

 

 

Badger's Mini Project presentations. A big well done to all of them as they were all brilliant. They each showed confidence in their chosen topic and were able to answer questions from the audience.

Badgers took their sketch books outside to draw what they could see in nature!

Friday 18th October- Badgers had an amazing day. In the morning we followed instructions to bake cupcakes. Measuring in grams we used our scales to help us get the correct amount of each ingredient. When our buns were baked we added icing and designed our own cupcake. All of this was done just in time for our marble treat movie in the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed their cupcake with a cup of hot chocolate in their PJs. Well done Badgers for earning all your marbles this half term!

Design and Technology- Badgers designed and built their own magnet games!

Friday 11th October 

 

This week in Badgers, we have building up to our Wow write. We made our own story plans and even learned how to use inverted commas for direct speech. Today we wrote our stories and really impressed Mr Jones and Mrs Green. We worked hard on making sure we included a character description and scene setting at the start, a problem in the middle and a resolution at the end. 

In maths we were relating adding and subtracting through inverse operations and solving number problems. In music we were creating pieces with lots of different instruments. Again relating to the animal theme. 

 

We had two visitors to Badgers this week. Take a look at the pictures below to find out who. 

 

TO REMEMBER-

Tuesday 15th October- children are making their magnet games. They have been told to bring in any of their extra materials from home.

Friday 18th October- Badgers marble treat. Children can bring PJs in a bag as well as a teddy/pillow. We will be baking cupcakes in the                                                morning and having a movie in the afternoon. PE will take place as normal.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mr Jones

On Thursday, Tracey from the solar farm came to visit. This time she brought solar cell, wires, motors and bulbs. The children found out how to make a circuit and how different factors can effect a fair test. We had so much fun!!

The Air Ambulance visit. Jo is a paramedic on the Air Ambulance for Dorset and she came to deliver a presentation to the children. She then came to Badgers class to tell them all about the Helicopter and its function in saving lives. This was a great opportunity to learn the forces involved in a helicopter flying. Why not ask them at home?

Friday 4th October

 

In Badgers, 

 

Literacy- we created a character with personality. Used the senses to describe different types of settings, what we could see, hear, feel, smell and taste. Then imagined what our character (Amelia Earhart) would be experiencing in different settings all over the world. We had amazing descriptions. I almost felt like I was right there with her!

To finish the week we had our free write. Ask the children how to chose their character, place and situation. Very exciting.

 

Numeracy- Have a look at the pictures uploaded of all the different measuring the Badgers were doing this week. On the day the children were measuring the length of items in the classroom Mrs Webber and Mr Jones were not expecting to be one of the items... (see the pictures). Another fun week of Maths.

 

In design and technology the children have started to plan their magnet games. Deciding on materials to use and how best to fix them together. In music we looked at different tempos to animal related songs and tried to sing along at different paces. We decided what would fit best for the animal we were singing about. In computing we had an interview with the famous Neil Armstrong on his trip to space, typing up answers to the reporters questions. In Science we had a visit from Tracey. We all met Tracey when she kindly showed us round the solar farm and she has come back to tell us a bit more on the effects of energy usage and our carbon footprint.

 

What a busy week of learning, have a good rest and an enjoyable weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

MEASUREMENT- This week in Maths the Badgers learned about different types of measurement. We started with mass (g,kg). Then Volume (ml,l) and finally lengths (m,cm,mm).

Tracey from Verwood Solar Farm came to visit us this week. She let us work out how much energy we might be using in our household! How big do you think our carbon footprints were?

School Council Elections. Congratulations to our chosen councillors!

Our spelling non-negotiables in Badgers

Our spelling non-negotiables in Badgers 1

Friday 27th September

 

This week in Badgers class we continued reading the biography of Amelia Earhart. We looked into the structure of the writing and created our own comprehension questions to answer on some of the pages.

In Literacy we created our own poems and read some poetry aloud. Focusing on our tone, volume and expression to make it more exciting for the audience. In numeracy we were reading and writing numbers up to 1000, creating different numbers from 3 digits and then ordering them smallest to biggest! Challenging but a lot of fun!!

 

In computing we have been looking at different simulations and what it actually means. We made our way through a space simulation, rescuing a group of people from a far away planet. The simulation made us choose between different items to help us for our quest. The children really enjoyed all the possible outcomes and then completed an evaluation of the simulation for their home learning. 

 

In music the children started using their recorders and created different beats and sounds related to various animals. An elephant was loud and regimented. A snake was quiet but built up to a faster beat before an abrupt loud noise as the attack. Badgers came up with some amazing ideas.

 

Another great week,

 

Mr Jones

In Science, Badgers were learning about forces and friction. How to make a fair test using different surfaces on a slope and keeping the car the same or changing it.

Solar Farm Visit. What a great day out. Learning about renewable energy, biodiversity and the uses of solar panels.

Up up and away! Our topic hook day of designing and flying paper airplanes. We had a competition for the furthest flying plane. The winner won a marble for the class!

Friday 20th September

 

This week in Badger's class, the children worked hard on creating an information leaflet about Badgers. They learned when to use headings, sub headings and other features of an informative text. To do this they studied some before hand and discussed their features. 

In numeracy we worked on estimation. When they looked at a group of bananas, an estimate was made on the total amount. Badgers then had to figure out the best way to figure out the true total. Towards the end of the week we looked at place value for two and three digit numbers and added/ subtracted 10/100. 

In Art we created collage pictures and in science we discovered some of the names for bones in our skeleton! Another busy week and lots of fun. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

In RE the children went out to the field to listen to natures sounds. This was a lovely start the story of Creation. We discussed what we heard and gathered some leaves, acorns and twigs to stick in our Woship Journal.

Badgers using their place value mat to make the biggest and smallest numbers using 3 digits!

Friday 13th September

 

Welcome back Badgers!

 

What a fantastic week. We have learned so much already!

 

In Literacy we have been learning all about prefix and suffixes, planning a story and then writing it independently.

In Maths we have been looking at number combinations. This is were we have a number like 8 and we find numbers that add together to equal it. e.g. 3+5=8,  2+6=8

We then looked at subtracting the numbers e.g. 8-5=3, 8-6=2

 

Badgers also started their topic 'Badgers.' In Geography they went on a trip around the school grounds. Using a map they were able to use what they had learned to find the best place for a badger to live. Very exciting. In Science they learned about food chains and the importance of 'transfer of energy' to survive.

 

Just a short snippet of all the wonderful things Badgers learned this week. Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mr Jones 

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