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Badger Class News (Year 1 & 2)

Week Beginning 11th October 

Badgers have been very busy with their learning. They wrote some lovely diary entries as someone who woke up on the night of the Great Fire of London for our History learning. We have been learning how to add and subtract in Maths. They learnt about the Human Life Cycle in Science. We answered the question ,Why do Christians celebrate Harvest' after our lovely trip the the church last Friday. They also thought about what Design and Technology is. We also created some amazing pictures in Art of the houses on fire in Pudding Lane.

Week Beginning 20th and 27th September 

Badgers have had a very busy 2 weeks! They drew self portraits which are now up on display in the hall. They look fantastic!


We reflected on our assemblies about 'Reaching for the Stars' and 'Showing Love'. They created their own star with something to aim for. They also thought about how we can show love and kindness and wrote this in a heart for our classroom door.

They learnt about the different animal groups and made posters about each one. They really enjoyed the sorting out the animals activity.

We have made our Tudor Houses and I think you will agree they look fabulous!

Week Beginning 13th September 


Badgers have had a great second week back. They have been working hard with their Maths and Phonics. We are learning about Creation in RE and the Year 1s created their own 'Story of Creation' wheel'.


They have been really enjoying our class book and have been following Max's journey to find out how to cross the road safely. They then created a Road Safety poster to show people how to cross the road safely. 

Week Beginning 6th September 2021

Badgers have settled in well. The new Year 1s are starting to get used to the new classroom and new routines. The Year 2s have been helping them get settled. They have enjoyed the learning games they play in the mornings before we settle into our learning.




We have been learning Place Value in Maths and we started our class book ' The Hodgeheg'. The children have been learning about hedgehogs and wrote some wonderful sentences about the main character Max. They tried to curl up like a hedgehog does when it is scared but they said it was hard to get their legs and arms in completely.


They also created a lovely 'leaf hedgehog'.

Sports Day


Badgers had a great morning yesterday at Sports Day! They all tried really hard in their races and worked well as a team. They did particularly well balancing their eggs on their spoons. They also did a great job at cheering on their classmates and the other classes.  There are some great action shots of the children racing! Well done Badgers.

Science and Sports day Medals!

Week Beginning 28th June

Badgers have been busy with lots of Art activities this week and learning about our Queen. They created their own castles with crayon and sponges to create a wonderful brick effect!


They have also been creating their own characters for the Faraway Tree and their own lands that appear in the clouds.

This is ready so they can write their own chapter for the story!

Week Beginning 21st June

Badgers have had a good couple of weeks and have been working hard in class. Year 1s have been working on multiplication and division. Year 2s have been looking at measuring lengths and learning about position and direction. 


We have started learning about Queen Elizabeth II and they drew some wonderful portraits of the royal family. 



We have been enjoying our class book and the children drew some wonderful Faraway Trees in class for our 'Enchanted Wood' display. I am looking forward to them creating their own character to live in the tree and their own land that will be at the top of the tree!

Week Beginning 7th June

Badgers have had a really good first week back after half term. They have settled back in well and worked hard.



We have started reading our new class book 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton and the children have described settings and created a Map to the 'Faraway Tree'. They are enjoying the lands that the children are starting to visit at the top of the tree. 







We have finished our Battle of Hastings work by creating our own Bayeux Tapestry. The children drew their own Norman soldiers and horses and we painted our wallpaper with coffee and tea to make it look old. Although the Bayeux Tapestry is embroidered, it turned out well drawing ours.


We have displayed our Henri Rousseau paintings of the 'Exotic Landscapes' and they look great!


Year 2 are learning about Length and Height and they were finding objects outside that were shorter and longer than a metre ruler and a 30cm ruler.


Year 1 have been recapping containing in 5s, 10s and 2s. Next we are going to be moving onto Multiplication and Division.

Early Morning Work

Badgers are enjoying our early morning work, which now includes sentence games, puzzles, phonics games, building things, colouring, snap. We also finish work or practice our handwriting too. 


We have started practicing our sports day races and I was really impressed with how they did! It has been hot this week so we have enjoyed being outside.

Week Beginning 17th May




Badgers were very busy last week and have had a great start to this week!

We finished learning about plants by looking at the plants we eat. They brought in some great examples of plants which they eat at home and we learnt about the different plants of parts we eat. They were surprised by some of the food on the table as it didn't look like a plant! 


We started learning about Materials this week and they went on a material hunt around the school! They found lots of things made from different materials.






We finished learning about the 5 oceans and we looked at the layers of the ocean, the children loved seeing all the different animals that lived in the different layers. The deeper we got, the more unusual they were!

We started learning about Australia this week and we learnt about the different types of animals in Australia. They drew their favourite ones and learnt the names!



The children have really been enjoying Football with Connor and have learnt lots of new skills!




We are learning about Henri Rousseau in Art and they had a go at drawing and painting their own Exotic Landscape. We started off drawing the trees and leaves in the background and then added the leaves and flowers in the foreground. They then added in some monkeys. I will add their paintings on here soon!

Maths and English


We have started learning how to tell the time this week and I am really impressed with the Badgers! We finished our class book last week and this week we have been learning some spelling and punctuation rules!



Badgers have had a productive 4 day week! In History, they have been learning about why Harold Godwinson became king and why the Battle of Hastings then took place shortly after in 1066. They decided who they thought would have been the best king for Edward the Confessor to choose. They also made a timeline of the events prior and after the Battle.


In English, we have been enjoying our book 'The Giraffe, Pelly and Me' and they thought about what other animals would be useful if they were opening a business different to the 'Ladderless Window Cleaning Company'.


In Maths Year 2 have been learning how to read and draw pictograms and Year 1 have been working on Place Value and counting forwards and backwards. The children enjoyed using the laptops and chrome books this week. They created their own plant picture using Purple Mash and the Year 2s created their own bar chart. 





Badgers have had a very busy week! They loved their football coaching yesterday and have worked hard in Maths and with their Reading.


We talked about our school values and they thought about how we can show our values in school and at home. 


They made some lovely posters and came up with some great ideas! Our Values underpin everything we do in school and it is really great that they know how we can follow them in school.




Badgers have been busy this week learning more about money and writing their own versions of the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. They have also been learning about the oceans and we celebrated National Earth Day today! They decorated their own stone to represent National Earth Day and what we can do to look after our planet. We have also started to find out about the Battle of Hastings in History. 




We started our Science experiment and the children are looking forward to seeing how our seeds grow. They have predicted that only one out of the 6 seeds will grow well as the other 5 are missing one vital thing which they need need such as air, warmth, water soil and sunlight. I am looking forward to reading about how their seeds did at home for their homework this week!


For phonics we learnt how to play 'Blah Blah Blah', which is a fun card game that I ordered. It is a great way to practice our sounds in class. smiley


Miss Gilbranch


Badgers have had a great first week back so far. I have been really impressed with how they have settled back in after the Easter Holidays!


We have started learning about Money in class and they have been recognising the UK coins and notes and also finding amounts to pay for things.


We have also been finishing looking at the 'Owl and the Pussycat' poem by Edward Lear. I was so amazed at how much of the poem they could remember.


They have also learnt about what Plants need and the parts of a Plant. They went out to see what plants they could find, then they had fun making their own plant posters and labelling them. We now have a lovely Plants display in our corridor with all their lovely posters on.


We have also been finishing looking at the 'Owl and the Pussycat' poem by Edward Lear. I was so amazed at how much of the poem they could remember. 


Well done Badgers!



Badgers have had a fun week finishing off our subjects and learning about Easter. We learnt about the Easter Story and what the Bible tells us about the days running up to Easter Sunday.


They made their robots in groups, thinking about how their robot could make life easier. They planted seeds with Mrs Nichols and thought about what their seed needs to grow. I hope they enjoy looking after them at home and watching it grow.


We finished off our displays in class for 'Habitats' and 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' and finished meeting the monsters on 'MonstroCity.'


I hope you all have a lovely Easter Break!

Miss Gilbranch



Badgers have written some amazing stories of the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch this week. They used the story map to help them and I was so impressed with the vocabulary and the sentence structure in their work. We had lots of 'scrumptious' lunches 'industrious' Mr Grinlings and scavenging seagulls!! 




We have been talking a lot about kindness in class and treating each other how we would like to be treated. We talked about how our words can have a big impact and the children did an activity to show this using the book 'Chrysanthemum'. Whenever the children in the story were unkind they had to scrunch up their heart and then smooth them out if someone said something kind and supportive. They could see that their paper hearts couldn't go back to being smooth and fresh once unkind words had been said. We all agreed to only use kind words with our friends to make sure we have a happy classroom.



Badgers have had a great first week back!


On Monday we talked about International Women's Day and why it is celebrated. We then revisited Florence Nightingale and talked about why she is significant. We have continued our learning about Habitats. We learnt about what rainforests are like and the types of animals you can find.  I have started to display their Habitat boxes, which look fantastic! 


In Maths, Year 2 carried on with fractions. We looked at three quarters and counting fractions. Year 1 have started looking at Volume and Capacity and had lots of fun filling containers with water! We will be learning how to measure volume next week.


Mrs Halls has been doing some sessions on coming back to school and the feelings we may experience. They have worked really hard and have settled back into the classroom well. Well done!!

Badger class have done some amazing work on the theme of ‘Starry Night’ inspired by Van Gogh

Badger class have been reading 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.  Take a look at their lovely work....

Grace Darling was one of the Victorian era's most celebrated heroines. On 7 September 1838, she risked her life to rescue the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire, a feat of bravery which changed her life dramatically.  Here is some of Badger classes work...


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