Badgers

Welcome to Badgers' Class
 
 Mrs Godfrey: Monday, all day Tuesday, and Wednesday until 10.45
Mrs Bourne: Wednesday from 11.00, Thursday, Friday
Miss L Graham: year 4/5 maths
Miss Richards:Teaching Assistant/teacher
For three weeks, our home learning theme was 'Around the World'.  One of the challenges was to speak another language. Haven't the children (and their parents) done well!
Home learning during school closure
 
 
As part of the home learning about rain forests, the children were asked to watch a dance performed to the song 'Roar' then to compose their own. Here is Katie's dance - it is wonderful!
We currently have a 3 week cross curricular project about 'Around the World'.  The children were asked to watch dances from around the world, then to create their own.  Here is Katie's.

Badgers Class is a mixture of Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils. However, far from the mixed ages being tricky to manage, this is part of the strength of the class. Being the oldest class in the school brings certain responsibilities, from being sports leaders to worship leaders, from being peer mentors to leading the School Council, from reading with younger children to helping Hedgehogs pre-school with special events. Such responsibilities help the children to grow and develop into resilient, independent, well - rounded children who are secondary ready by the end of year 6.

Maths

Mrs Bourne and Mrs Godfrey teach a Year 5/6 maths group; Miss Graham and Miss Richards teach a  year 4/5 maths group.  Whilst the children are predominantly in their year group for maths, a few children may work with a different group to ensure their learning needs are fully met. Every child has a maths passport - please practise their targets little and often so they can earn certificates and progress on their  'journey around the world'.

English

English which includes reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar, is taught every day.  Please ensure your child reads to you at least 5 times per week and that you sign your child's link book each time - the children will earn house points.

Science

A different topic is taught each term, though there is always a focus on investigational skills.

Physical Education

Usually, Badgers swim during terms 1 & term 2, on a Monday, at Warminster Sports Centre - due to Covid19, we are unable to swim this term so Miss Graham teaches a PE lesson each Monday. We have an additional sports lesson with the Acorn Trust PE team each Thursday.   PE kit should be in school every day.

RE

Each term we have a new topic which asks a ‘key question', for example, ‘How special is the relationship that Jews have with God? We investigate the Jewish faith, its foundations in the Bible and current practices in order for the children to be able to form an opinion. Four out of the six terms in the year have a Christian focus. We are also looking forward to a creative RE day in the year which will bring the whole school together.

 

All other subjects are taught in a cross-curricular manner allowing the children to understand how their learning links together.

Every other year, Badgers Class goes to the Isle of Wight for a 4 day residential visit - this is always a highlight of the year for children and staff.