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Badger Class 2016 - 2017

Beach Day!

Our trip to Lee-on-the-Solent!

World Book Day!

We had a fantastic day dressing up as our favourite characters.

Badger class explored the importance of books and why we love reading. Throughout the day we

read the story of The Gingerbread Man and enjoyed watching Miss Cox and her helpful volunteers act out the story.

Look at our fantastic hand sewn puppets!

Jump Rope Day

This week was Jump Rope Day and there was a lot of jumping going on.

We all arrived in our best sports clothes, grabbed a rope and jumped for The British Heart Foundation. Have a look at the blurry photos below!

Thank you all very much for your sponsorship money so far, we've done brilliantly.

Evacuation Day

We were all dressed up and ready to go for Evacuation Day. Everyone looked great, we said goodbye and boarded the train to our new home.

The day was very different to our normal school day, something's we liked and other things weren't so sure about. Have a look at the pictures below and ask your child about their day.

Week of 06/02/17

This week we enjoyed our Outcome. We made our gas mask boxes that will be used on our Evacuation day. Thank you to all the adults who came in to help us, we had a lovely afternoon.

Below are some pictures of our achievements.


Week of 23/01/17

This week we have been very busy in science. We have been learning about different materials and their properties. We then thought about what properties would make the material better for different purposes.

Our challenge was to think about what materials would have the best properties to protect an egg if it fell from a great height.

Ask your child which material they chose and if their egg survived.   

Week of 16/01/17

This week we have been learning about instructions. It was a real feast! Have a look below...

Week of 09/01/17

We have been busy with our learning this week. Have a look at the photos below and see what we have been learning in maths.

Week of 02.01.17

Happy new year everybody! We hope you had a great Christmas and are ready to get to school and start your learning.


What an exciting start to the term! First day back was Science Day and we had the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn lots of new things. Have a look at the photos below and ask your child what they learnt.

Week of November 21st

In preparation for our visit from a Polar Explorer on Monday, this week we have been gathering facts about the north and south pole to write our very own information book. We have been information detectives, learning all about animals and people which we have then been transferring into our own factual sentences. We have been learning all about how to write a non-chronological report, understanding its layout and how to interest the reader. All our hard work has been put into our very own class book which we are going to share with the explorer on Monday so he is ready for his next expedition.


We have been getting messy in art this week as we have begun to create our very own paper mache penguins. It has been a slimy job but a lot of fun too.


Week of November 14th

We had a really fun Children in Need day today and we all looked great in our pyjamas! We played games, created entries for the competition to design Pudsey some new pyjamas, and most importantly thought about what it's like to be in the shoes of someone less fortunate. We also managed to raise over £400 which is fantastic!

So, thank you all very much for participating and we'll look forward to next year. 

Week of November 7th


In Badgers this week we have been busy retelling the story of Lost and Found. We have created our own books to complete the request we received from Year R asking us to write them more copies because they didn't have enough. On Monday we will be going to visit the Year R classes to read them our versions of the story. We are all very excited.


We have been continuing our Pole to Pole this week in our art sessions. We have been learning to use paper mache' to make or own penguins, they look fantastic.


This coming Friday it will be our Children In Need day. Make sure you remember to wear your pyjamas!


*Please remember, Thrday is our P.E day. Thank you.

Week of October 31st


It has been an exciting first week back after the holiday. It was great to see each other again and share our stories.


We have started our new topic 'Pole to Pole' and have begun to learn about the Arctic and Antarctic in Geography. We have looked at maps and globes to locate these areas which followed onto us learning about the different continents around the world. How many can your child remember? Have a look on Google Maps and see how many you can locate.


We have been focusing on the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers which is a favourite book of the children in Reception. They have asked us to write versions of it because they don't have enough copies for everyone to read. This week we have been learning to retell the story and rehearsing it so we are ready to write it up next week. If you have a copy at home, see if your child can retell it.


In maths we have focused on number bonds this week. They are a really useful tool and can help in a wide variety of maths. We have been using our number bonds to solve lots of problems. Ask your child to sing you the number bond song.


Next week looks like an exciting one, it includes making penguins! HOORAY!

Week of 17th October

What a busy last week!

We had a fantastic time on British Values Day. Thank you all for dressing up, you looked great! We took part in lots of activities where we learnt all about the history of Britain, its traditions, diversity, how to be a citizen and much more. It was very exciting.


After the break we will be starting our new topic; Pole To Pole.

It looks like it's going to be a fun-filled half term. 

Week of October 10th


A huge thank you to everybody who came in for Outcome this week. It was great for the children to work alongside you, to show you around and tell you about Badger Class. The bits you made will be used next week for British Values Day.


Another huge thank you goes out to everybody for bringing in tins and packets for Harvest. Badger class filled a couple of boxes due to your generosity and has been passed on. We had a special assembly to celebrate where we learnt where the food goes and sang some Harvest songs.


In class this week we have been learning all about leaflets. We have been considering what a good one looks like in order to make our own next week. We will be making some all about Popley to go in the school office for new people to the area. In maths we have been telling the time. We have worked hard on o'clock, half past and thinking about adding on one more hour. We thoroughly enjoyed lots of games of What's The Time Mr Wood!


It was R.E this week in Topic. We thought hard about what special means to us and represented this by thinking about a book that is special to us. Thank you all for bringing in one from home, it was fantastic to share our what was special to us and why.


Next week looks to be an exciting one with British Values Day on Thursday - get those coloured outfits ready!


We were lucky enough to have the fire service visit us this week. They even brought their fire engine!

We learnt about keeping ourselves and others safe in the event of a fire, but also how to prevent one happening. See if your child can recall the rhymes that help us remember how to keep safe. 

We were recruited by the firemen and got to have a go in the fire engine. We wore all the gear and drove to a pretend emergency. We then got a little wet when we had to extinguish a fire! We were all naturals.


This week we have been learning all about what half means in different contexts. We have worked out how to half a shape, how to half a number and a quantity. Mr Wood even showed us how to half a pack of Oreos, though he seemed reluctant to share them with anybody else after they had been halved.


In science we had some really exciting, literal light bulb moments as we put some circuits together. We all managed to complete a circuit and light up the room. It was fantastic.


What a week!



It's been a week of poetry in Year One!

We have been making loads of noise with musical instruments and also everyday objects we found in our classrooms to help inspire our poetic phrases.

We smashed, crashed, tapped, ripped and rustled early on in the week to build up our word bank of adjectives, which we then transferred into verses. We then learnt how a poem should look in terms of its layout and put the whole thing together. The finished pieces were close to that of Shakespeare.


Maths has been all about shape. We have been learning the names of the different 2d shapes and then learning how we describe them using the correct language to discuss their properties. We are seeing shapes everywhere now!


The highlight of the week was definitely our local walk. The sun was out so we tied our laces, strapped our Velcro and took a stroll down to the shop. On the way we discussed what we could see around us, looking for any major landmarks. We made it back with lots to talk about (and a little out of breath).


It was great to see so many faces at our curriculum meeting and we hope it was helpful. As we said, if there are ever any questions, please do come and talk to us.


Thank you

It's been another busy week!

We have been learning the book On The Way Home since Mr Wood fell over and hurt his knee which reminded him of the story. We have been retelling the story and focussing on using exciting story language.

Ask your child to tell you what happened to poor Claire.


In maths we have been learning about addition and using our number bonds. We have learnt a song to help us remember them, so ask your child to sing it to you! It's pretty catchy.


This week has been D.T week. We have been learning to make sliding and spinning mechanisms. We have worked hard on thinking creatively and problem solving to make them work. We have been able to make some images of famous London monuments spin and slide just like the real thing.


Just a quick reminder that P.E is on a Thursday so please remember your kits. Also, keep reading and practicing those words at home too.


Thank you.

Welcome To Badgers

Wow! What a first week!

Everyone has settled into Badgers brilliantly. We are getting used to the new routines, faces and routes around Year One.


You will find a new book and words to read in your diaries so please have a go! Thank you.