Throughout the year, the Badgers will be taught by Miss Jackson, Mr Mason and Miss Robinson.
Welcome to the Badger Class Page where you can find out about all the amazing learning and fun activities that will be doing this year.
Don't forget to check our Facebook page and Class Dojo for updates on the children's work.
Throughout the year, Badger Class will be taught by;
Miss Jackson, Mr Mason and Mrs Robinson.
Mr Eldred (PE).
Mrs Costello (Art).
We are always very happy to talk to parents but if you need more than just a quick chat, please arrange a time to meet when the teachers are not busy with the children and they can give you their undivided attention.
On Friday we had our Badger Christmas party! It was so nice to spend time chatting to our friends and creating some wonderful artwork. We were given some yummy M&S hot chocolate and enjoyed drinking it whilst watching the crackling fire and singing some Young Voices songs. We also had a special visit from Mr Mason, it was lovely to see him and we showed him the work we had completed this term.
A few of us helped decorate the classroom Christmas trees and give out the cards from the school postbox. It all felt incredibly festive!
This week Year 6 went to the Warning Zone in Leicester with Miss Jackson and Mrs Harrington. They participated in many life skill zones including, E-safety, road safety and water safety. We took part in a number of activities and discussions of how we would deal with certain situations. By playing guess who and cyber phishing we learnt to tell a trusted adult if there is something wrong and always have our privacy settings on our devices to keep us safe online. We learnt about the effects of drugs and alcohol and could see how difficult it was to complete simple tasks by trying on special visors which demonstrated the effect of alcohol. We also realised how important it is to frequently check the fire alarms and smoke detectors in our houses as we were shocked by the damage that occurred in the kitchen due to fire!
This week Badger class completed their own ‘dam busting’ experiment. During WWII the inventor Barnes Wallis invented a bouncing bomb to destroy three German dams. The children re-created this by using a tennis ball as the bomb, cardboard boxes as the dams, cones to show where to ‘drop the bomb’ and cups of water as the river. The children in Badger class had to figure out a good angle for the ball to bounce three times before hitting the bottom of the box. They had to start off with their arm high and then lower the ‘bomb’ significantly before deploying, to simulate what the Lancaster bombers did. After a few attempts Badger class realised that the bomb needed to hit the box lower down just like the ‘bouncing bombs’ did in order for the bombs to ‘explode’ on the correct part of the dam so that the dam to burst.
It was lots of fun even if we got a little wet with all of the exploding dams!
This week the company 'Max Respect' came to teach us all about car safety. We were split into small groups and each group was given a sheet of white card, some bubble wrap, sellotape and a small piece of blue-tack. We were told that using these resources we had to make a car which would protect our egg from the impact of sliding down a wooden ramp. Some of us had done enough to protect our egg in our vehicle. For example, we had made seat belts to hold our egg in place when it impacted with the bricks at the bottom of the ramp. All of the eggs who were in a vehicle without seat belts were cracked or destroyed when they slid down the ramp! This clearly showed us how important it is to wear a seat belt no matter what sort of vehicle we are in from a car to a bus. The thickness of the egg shell was roughly the same thickness of our skulls so that showed us how easy it is to hurt our brains. This activity helped us learn so much whilst having fun and being creative!
We were lucky to welcome commonwealth athlete, Leon Baptiste, to school this week. He put us through our paces and talked to us about perseverance! As a school, we managed to raise £400, which is shared between athletes in need of financial support and school. We will be buying new footballs, rugby balls and basketballs!!
Here we are doing the 3 minute sport challenge. It was so much fun!
We have been incredibly busy during our first week after half term conquering division questions in Maths. Year 5 continued to develop their skills using short division and Year 6 were introduced to long division. Miss Jackson even let us write on the tables so that we could easily edit our work and make out writing as large as we needed!
We have shown brilliant resilience and determination!
In Badger Class we learnt all about rationing in WWII. During WWII carrots were the home fronts secret weapon. The Ministry of Food propaganda machine convinced children that carrots on sticks were just as tasty as ice-creams, that eating lots of carrots helped you ‘see in the dark’ during blackouts, and that Dr Carrot would make everything better. Carrots were also used to sweeten cakes and biscuits replacing some of the sugar used in many recipes. Here we are creating our yummy carrot cakes with Mr Mason.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Mason for working with us and for being such a fun, caring and supportive teaching assistant to Badger Class. We have really enjoyed working with him and he has helped us to go from strength to strength. Good luck in your future endeavors and make sure you come and visit us!
In Badger Class we have been learning about electricity. We worked in pairs to make a simple circuit. It was so fun and we showed great teamwork! In a series circuit, if a lamp breaks or a component is disconnected, the circuit is broken and all the components stop working. We could prove this by taking a component out of our circuits and seeing the bulb turn off. The current is the same everywhere in a series circuit. It does not matter where you put the ammeter, it will give you the same reading. We can't wait until our next science lesson!
This week we have been learning all about multiples in maths and have been doing lots of reasoning and problem solving. On Friday afternoon we played the 'Multiples Game'. We had to roll 3 die to create a 2 digit number. We then needed to match our 2 digit number to a question on the board to allow us to put a coloured counter down. The team with the most coloured counters on their board won! Now that we're in Year 5/6 it is really important that we know all of the times tables to help our speed of recall. Next week we will be checking our online score board and anyone who has been practising on TT Rockstars at home gets a dojo! We're really excited to battle our friends to see who can become a 'Rock Hero'!
Science- Electrical Circuits
Roald Dahl Day
Today was Roald Dahl Day and many brave children in Badger Class decided to try some Snozzcumber!
Roald Dahl writes in his book the BFG:
'Big ears or not, the BFG needs to eat. Since he doesn’t want to eat “human beans,” he must settle for an “icky-poo” vegetable called the “snozzcumber.”'
Here are some of their reactions to the vegetable!
Roald Dahl Day
Here are some of reactions to the vegetable!
Topic information & curriculum letters for the Autumn term