Welcome to Badger Class.
We are so excited to have you and we are so looking forward to a very exciting year together.
Teacher: Miss Anderson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs King
PE- In our class PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Children need to come into school ready for PE and stay in their kit all day. This reduces the amount of things we need to bring into school.
Water bottles- Children need to bring in a bottle of water everyday and take it home every afternoon so it can be washed.
Bags- At the moment, children do not need a bag to bring into school, just their water bottles and lunch box.
Tuck- KS2 children are able to purchase a snack from the kitchen everyday. Please give your child 50p in a sealed envelope to bring to school with them. A variety of snacks will be available- from fruit and yoghurt to sausage rolls. Envelopes are available just inside the office door, on the window.
If your child is in KS1 and in Badger class, they will be provided with a piece of fruit each day.
Our topic this term is the Romans!!
We have started off by discussing what we already know about them and learning about 3 invasions. We learnt that Julius Caesar was in charge during the first two invasions and they were just 1 year apart. The third invasion was lead by Emperor Claudius and it is where the Romans were successful. We loved working out how many soldiers were fighting in total by multiplying the number of legions by 5000. We used our knowledge of out 5s to help us.
BADGERS WOODLAND ADVENTURE
This term Badgers have been reading the book ‘Into the Forest’, By Anthony Browne. On Thursday, we got to go ‘Into the Forest’ for ourselves. Mr Hawthorne took us on a tractor and trailer to Fakenham Big Wood, where we learnt about the different types of soil in a sugar beet field. We learnt that there are 3 layers, organic matter on the top, the next layer down is called top soil and even further down is sub soil. Mr Hawthorne said this was the toughest to dig because it has lots of bumpy stones in it. We compared this to the soil in the forest. We discovered that the layers are the same, although its looks a lot darker. We looked at the scratches on the trees and found out that they are made from animals, such as deer, squirrels and hares. We found out that the trees have to be planted in straight lines to make it easier for them to be harvested. We adventured into a part of the woodland that was protected behind a gate. The fence and gate keeps the animals out to reduce the animal damage. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Finally, we wondered to the fire and had roasted marshmallows. We had such brilliant fun. We have developed so much knowledge, we had to use our mental maths to work out how big the forest would be in a decade. We used our knowledge of plants from Science to look at the structure of a tree. We also used our amazing knowledge from English to describe the forest around us. We had a wonderful day and learnt so much, well done Badgers.