I hope you’re looking forward to a snowy weekend as much as I am! Next week the RSPB will be coming in to do an outreach session on using observation equipment to discover wildlife within our grounds. For Badgers our session will be on Wednesday the 6th of February from 13:00-14:30. What a nice way to end the afternoon! Please remember to bring a warm jacket, a change of shoes and water proof trousers if you have them.
I hope you had a fantastic holidays and are ready for a term full of fun studying the Ancient Egyptians. Our Curriculum Letters and Homework grids coming soon, in the meantime, have a fantastic weekend!
It may almost be the end of term, but there’s still a lot to look forward to. Next week the Badger’s will be visiting Cumnor House for a science afternoon in their labs. Letters have gone home, but we’re still waiting for the return of a few permission slips so please make arrangements for Monday and email the office if you think yours have gone astray. There are spares in the Badger’s cloak room for anyone who needs them. We will also be continuing to work on our Dioramas and Leaflets promoting the Arctic, and of course, practicing our carols so we can sing them beautifully on the 19th. Lots to do to keep us busy in our last full week!
This week we’ve been studying in food chains in science and continuing to look at measurement in mathematics. Today, we were lucky enough to visit the property development across the road and find out all about how houses are made and who makes them. We even got to visit a show house and all the badgers were really excited. Well done for a great trip Badgers, and thank you very much to Gold Property for their lovely tour and their present of new high visibility jackets.
Many thanks to everyone who came to our class assembly this week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did. They worked very hard to prepare it for you all, especially their acting of the digestion system.
Speaking of the digestive system, we have been following up our previous work by conducting experiments into how the stomach works and making models of the digestive system to annotate. Please find photos below!
It’s been a busy week and a half and the class have launched themselves into the first term with enthusiasm. I’ve enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the children as we took our first steps (or should that be flaps?) into our learning journey on flight. We’ve spent time outside with other classes hunting for information on birds; thought about how to work scientifically and prepare fair tests on flight; as well as creating bird mobiles to decorate the classroom.
In English we are exploring the book “Fly Eagle Fly” and will be learning to write our own stories as the term progresses. In maths we are learning all about place value. The full curriculum map and homework grid for the term are attached below and I will be handing out physical copies on Monday at the curriculum meeting. I look forward to welcoming as many parents as possible to the meeting and answering any questions you might have on the work ahead.
Stay tuned for: lots of pictures next week and news on updating our reading area.
Hello and welcome back to a new year with Badger class!
As you may know I’m taking over as the teacher for Year 4. I look forward to welcoming back the children and meeting all the Badger parents over the course of the term! I already know that 2018/19 is going to be a fantastic year at Hamsey Community Primary school, with lots of exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.
This term we will be taking flight to learn all about birds and the history of aviation. We will also be exploring Europe and investigating forces and magnets. Stay tuned for a report on our first week back, the curriculum map and our homework grid.