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Autumn 2



This half term we are focusing on the book 'The Wild Girl', By Chris Wormell. It is about a little girl who lives all alone in the Stone Age. She has a pet dog and the are taken by a great surprise in their cave. The Children have already imagined themselves as the little girl and written letters to long, lost family members and imagined what she can hear, see, smell and feel sitting on the edge of her cave. I have been super impressed.



This half term we are looking at addition and subtraction of hundreds numbers. We will build our money knowledge into this. We are starting with adding and subtracting tens numbers and working to 2-digit numbers. We will be working on multiplication towards the end of the half term. This will be great as Badgers are already great at their times tables. 



Time and Place

We are still investigating the stone age this half term. We are also looking into forces and magnets in science, colours and numbers in french and of course we are doing the christmas play. 


What an exciting half term we are going to have!!


Miss Anderson. 

Autumn 1


I am so excited to be back at Barnham this year and teaching Badger Class. We have already had a wonderful start to the year and our learning is off to a great start. I can't wait to get to know all of Badgers' interests, talents and to celebrate all of their achievements along with them. 


If you ever have any questions, concerns or worries please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with me. I am happy to help with anything, big or small! 


Here's to a brilliant year!


Isabella Anderson.



We have been looking at the book 'Into the forest', by Anthony Browne. The book is the story of a boy's adventure to his grandma's house through the forest. He meets lots of interesting characters and notices unusual objects in the distance. The children have loved getting their teeth into the text and stepping into the character's shoes. We even had our very own trip 'into the forest' with Mr Hawthorn. We learnt about the different areas of the forest, age of the forest, uses of the wood and how they maintain the woodland. The children wrote incredible recounts of their trip, including facts they had learnt. 



In Mathematics this half term we have been focusing on place value. We have used our knowledge of place value to order and compare numbers to 1000. The children have loved the new structure to Mathematics and have already made lots of progress. 



In Science this term we are investigating forces and magnets. The children have already completed an experiment about friction and investigated magnetic objects in our classroom.


Time and Place

This term we are focusing on history and in particular 'the stone age'. Badgers have shown a real love for this topic already and even been pretending they are some of the first humans in Britain during their time at forest schools.  






This weeks homework has been stuck into their books. There is a comprehension task about healthy eating, Maths arithmetic challenge and spellings. 


Don't forget the children have access to Times Table Rock Stars for times table practice and Spelling Shed for practice as well. I have set it up so that the spellings link to the homework and the times tables are the ones we have been working on (2s, 5s, 10s, 7s and 4s). Little and often is the best way. 


Have a wonderful half term! 


Key information:-



Badgers have P.E. on Monday and Thursday afternoons. We also have a Movement lesson every half term as part of our health and well-being program. 


Forest Schools

Badgers have Forest Schools every Friday Morning. The children will attend regardless of the weather so will require weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking to the site. Children must bring their school uniform in to get changed into at lunch time.