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Term 6

It's hard to believe that we are now onto Term 6. Our final term of the year and the busiest yet!

 

This term our topic will be "World War 2". The children will be learning what life was like in the wartime, all about rations and even creating their own evacuee pack. It will a fab final year topic and Miss Holliday cannot wait.

 

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Important Dates:

Monday 11th June - Sports Day from 9:15 am.

 

Wednesday 13th June - Fathers Day secret shopping.

 

Friday 29th June - Summer Fayre

 

Tuesday 3rd July  - Transition Day

 

Wednesday 11th July - Beach Trip (letter will be handed out soon!)

 

Friday 20th July - School finishes for Summer at 1pm 

 

 

 

 

The Secret Garden

Term 5 starts back on Monday 16th April. 

 

This half-term our topic will be The Secret Garden. The children will be learning all about the environment. We will be looking at plants and the countries in which they originate. In science we will be learning about the different parts of the plant and what plants need to grow.

 

In Art we will be observing and making real-life sketches of the flowers and world around us.

 

Important Dates:

Thursday 19th April - Badgers last swimming session.

 

Monday 7th May - May Bank Holiday!

 

Friday 25th May - Break up 3pm.

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Science Fun!

On Monday we were visited by James Boffin -  A secret scientist agent! We had a really fun assembly in the morning which involved lots of experiments and games!  Then in the afternoon, we were treated to an electricity lesson, where the children enjoyed learning about how electricity travelled. If you would like to know information, please visit http://www.jamesboffin.com. 

          

 

 

Term 4

Term 4 starts back on Monday 19th February 2018. We will be starting with a fun whole school Science day. James Boffin will be coming in and running fun science activities for the children - including a rocket launch on the playground after school!!

 

This links very closely to our new topic which will be SPACE!

We will be creating our own rockets so please collect any spare empty bottles and bring them into school so we can turn them into our own spaceships!

 

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Important dates:

Parent teacher interviews. Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March.

 

Thursday 1st March. World Book Day!

 

Friday 23rd March. Mothers Day Tea and Cake.

 

Thursday 29th March. Break up 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week in Badgers we have been thinking more about our future careers and our future goals.

 

We were very lucky to have a Penny Jones in to speak to us all about being a police officer. The children loved learning all about the role of a police officer and especially loved it when Miss Hague was handcuffed for calling out in assembly.

 

Our very own Mrs Newman even spoke to the children all about working as a veterinary assistant. The real life X-Rays were amazing and the children loved sharing their own stories about their pets. 

 

"When I am older I want to be a traveller!"

 

"I want to be a singer!"

 

                     

 

 

 

This week the children were very lucky to have a nurse come in to visit! She was really inspiring and made some of the children want to be nurses when they are older! 

 

     

 

 

Term 3

Term 3 starts back on Thursday 4th January 2018.

 Please make sure your child brings their reading record and reading book back into school (in order to receive "Golden Time" the children need to read at least 10 times over the Christmas holidays)

 

PE kits should also be brought into school ready for PE on Fridays. 

 

Our topic for the term will be: "When I grow up". The children will be discussing who inspires them and will be thinking about their future goals.  Image result for when i grow up

 

Badgers start swimming on Thursday 25th January 2018. Your child needs to bring in a full swimming kit (no bikinis) and a warm coat - we will be walking to the Wave and the weather is very chilly.

If your child needs to wear goggles, please write a letter to Miss Holliday giving your child permission to wear them during the swimming lessons. 

 

Please don't hesitate to ask Miss Holliday or Mrs Gibbs any questions if you are unsure. 

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching and the Badgers have been in the Christmas spirit by practising and performing in our Carol Concert! This year the children have really blown us away with their superb singing and dancing! Well done! :) 

 

We have been finishing off our Egyptian topic this week by planning and writing our own Egyptian themed fairy tales. The children had some lovely ideas and especially loved adding speech to their stories.  

 

 

Where's my Mummy?

This week we have been learning all about the mummifying process! Badgers followed step by step instructions to make real mummies. The process was very gruesome but we loved wrapping up our friends and pretending to remove their brains! 

 

                                        

 

 

 

Term 2

School starts back on Monday 30th October. We looking forward to welcoming you back after a well deserved week off!

 

Please remember to keep practising your spellings and reading at home. Golden time is very popular amongst the children and is a great way to reward them for their hard work at home

 

Fly me to....... Tutankhamun!

In term 2 we will be learning all about the awesome Egyptians. This will be a really exciting topic where the children can really develop their knowledge of Ancient Egypt and the lifestyle of an Egyptian.

Important dates!

Thursday 2nd October - Flu Jabs

Monday 6th October - INSET DAY

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November - Parents Evenings

Monday 13th November - School Photos

Friday 17th November - Children in Need

 

 

Recycling!

In Badgers we have been thinking about the importance of recycling. 

 

We decided to go on an adventure around the school on a rubbish hunt. We used  litter pickers to help us to clear up any rubbish we spotted! 

 

 

 

 

 

Active Badgers!

This week we have been super busy and active. We started off the week by completing a workout live with the Body Coach Joe Wicks. It was so much fun!! 

 

On Tuesday we were very lucky to be able to take part in some Bollywood dancing. We really enjoyed ourselves and learnt some really cool dance moves! Check us out!

 

 

Important notices!

It is essential that children read at home on a regular basis.

 Every child has their own  reading record and  reading book.

In order to receive "Golden Time" on a Thursday afternoon, you child must have read at least 4 times at home in the past week.  This must be recorded within their reading record and signed by an adult.

 

The children are responsible for changing their own reading books at school and should know what type of book they should be reading. 

 

Spellings are handed out every Thursday into their spelling books.  Please encourage and test your child on their spellings, reading for a test the following week.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask Miss Holliday!

 

 

 

Welcome to Badger class

 

This year the Badgers will be taught by Miss Holliday and supported by Mrs Eggleton-Gibbs. 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming and meeting you all in September.

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Term 1

This term we will be focusing upon a whole school topic of "One World".

Badger class will be looking and learning about the many countries within our world and the different climates and weather conditions. You may have been to a new or different country over the summer holidays, like Miss Holliday did.

 

Recycling will also be looked at and how this can really help to look after our world. We will be collecting and using recycled materials to create 3D models and pieces of clothing within our DT lessons. 

 

 

Key information

This term Badgers will be having PE lessons with Mr Parish on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings to school a full Willowcroft PE kit, ensuring that it is very clearly labelled.

 

Please do not hesitate to talk to Miss Holliday or Mrs Eggleton-Gibbs if you have  worries. We are very approachable and will be happy to help. 

 

Alternatively you can meet us properly and ask any questions you may have during our "Meet the Teacher" session afterschool on Wednesday 13th September. 

 

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