On Tuesday 28th March Badgers Class are having a film night (with popcorn and hot chocolates) to watch the film of The Secret Garden.
Our learning this term
This term in our Cornerstones unit we will be continuing our learning on Sow, Grow and Farm Geography unit. We will be thinking about citrus and potato farming, mapping using grid references and the impact of modern farming . There will also be lots of opportunities for cross – curricular learning such as still life drawings.
In Maths, we will be working through the units Decimals and Percentages, Measure – perimeter and area and Graphs and tables. In English, we are focussing on the text The Secret Garden. We will be developing our narrative and in character writing, really thinking about our descriptive language.
For Science we are following the Cornerstones unit ‘ Properties and changes of Materials’ where we will be looking at the wider properties of materials and their uses. We will learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. We will also then study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.
Primary Careers Programme
Badger Class have loved taking part in the Careers Programme throughout Term 3 and they had a graduation ceremony too!
Welcome to Term 3 Badger Class. We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year!
We are really looking forward to starting a new term together and beginning some new units. Miss Rockingham will be back teaching Badger Class on Thursday and Miss Webb will continue on Fridays.
Our learning this term
Our focus is our Cornerstones topic of Sow, Grow and Farm. This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas. There will be some cross-curricular links such as still life art, fair trade and life cycles to link with Science.
In Maths, we will start by continuing our unit on Multiplication and Division and we then move onto Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. This involves fractions of amounts, finding the whole and rounding to decimal places.
Within English we will be reading the text The Pied Piper and we will be having a focus on poetry.
Line, Light and Shadows is our theme for Art and we be thinking about the visual qualities of line, light and shadow. We will explore the work of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt and be introduced to a range of shading techniques. We will take black and white photographs and use pencil, pen and ink wash to reimagine our photographs in a shaded drawing.
In PE we will be keeping inside in the warm and focussing on Dance. Our unit is focusing on a dance to represent all the different stages of the Olympics from lighting the flame to the variety of sports showcased during the Olympics.
We have been so impressed with the amount of reading being done at home and the quizzes through Accelerated Reader. We are going to continue to have a big push on reading this term and will also be running some incentives in class – watch this space!
Star Gazing – 8th December 2022
Badger Class enjoyed star gazing and hot chocolates after school. They were able to look at the moon through the telescope! This was fantastic to go alongside their learning about Earth and the Solar System in their Science learning.
Author & Illustrator Visit – 29th November 2022
Badger Class loved listening to a talk from Natasha Farrant and Lydia Corry about their book ‘The girl who talked to trees.’ Some even got a copy of the book signed too!
Term 2 in Badger Class
Welcome back to Term 2 Badger Class. Term one seems to have flown by but then when we think of all the learning we have achieved, it also seems to have been a full packed term. It was lovely to see so many of you at our books and biscuits event and McMillan coffee morning. Badgers will also continue their ukulele lessons with Buster in the build up to Christmas.
Our learning this term –
Our focus is still driven through our Cornerstones topic of Dynamic Dynasties where the children will move onto life after the Shang Dynasty. Alongside this topic, we will be looking at Earth and Space through our learning in both English and Science. We will be looking at, amongst other things, the moon landings and planets and doing this through a variety of mediums including non-chronological reports and balanced arguments.
In Maths, we will start by looking at multiplication and division with a focus on multiples and factors. Can your Badger explain what these are? We will then be moving onto fractions, which is a very important part of our Year 5 maths curriculum.
Geography will see us looking at world cities and human geography before we look at transport links. In Computing, we will be developing our skills of drawing on the computer and looking at Vector drawings.
Quel temps fait-il? is our French topic where we will be developing our vocabulary for the different types of weather and Mrs Moss is planning that we will be writing our own weather reports.
Our new Accelerated Reader programme is now up and running. Children choose a book within their own personal range from our school library, read the book and then complete a quiz, answering comprehension questions about the book. Please do encourage your Badger to read as often as is possible at home.
Exciting News! – September 2022
Badger Class loved hosting the MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September for the school and the local community. The total amount raised was £430!
Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Badger Class! We hope you all had a fantastic Summer break and are ready for the exciting challenges ahead. We have been busy preparing our learning environment and all of our engaging curriculum so that we can start the year we mean to go on.
Mrs Moss will be teaching the class Monday to Wednesday and Miss Rockingham on a Thursday and Friday. We have been working closely together to plan a broad and balanced curriculum. Our timetable is available on the right of this page and each day the visual timetable will be updated so that everyone can see what is happening each day
Curriculum – Term One
English – our class text will be the Firework Maker’s Daughter and we will be using this text to
develop both our reading and writing skills.
Maths – will see us developing our understanding of place value and looking at numbers up to
1,000,000. We will also be looking at Roman Numerals and determining the value of specific digits within a number.
Science – Forces and Mechanisms will be our focus.
History – Dynamic Dynasties – this project teaches Badgers about the history of Ancient China, exploring the first five Chinese dynasties.
Geography – Investigating our World – we will be looking at ordnance survey maps and then moving on to climates and time zones.
French – we will recap our previous knowledge to ensure we have a sound base to build upon,
including days of the weeks, months of the year and classroom commands.
Re – we will be considering the question – Why do some people believe God exists? We can’t wait to
get some debates and conversations around this very interesting topic.
Art – Tint, Tone and Shade – this unit will be completed through Outdoor Learning with Miss Webb.
Ensure your child’s PE kit is in school and in their locker – PE is timetabled for a Monday but we will
try to add extra opportunities whenever possible.
Read! Listen to your child read and share a book together.
Home learning more details are to follow, please check Google Classroom regularly.
Spelling shed and TT rockstars – these are linked on the right, and are to be used regularly.
If you wish to speak to the class team, we are available for a quick conversation at the end of each
day. However, if you would like a more private or longer conversation, please make an appointment
by contacting us via the families email firstname.lastname@example.org