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European Languages Day


To celebrate European Languages Day, Years 4, 5 & 6 held a language morning on Wednesday. We attended three different sessions - Italian with Miss Harman, German with Mr Gale and sign language with Miss Johnson. Have a look at some of the videos below smiley

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Roman numerals

Science experiments

Can you help us? laugh

Badgers Class are going to be creating Roman shields as part of their Art & DT project for this term. Do you have any large bits of cardboard that you could donate to us please? We need as much as possible! 


Friday 22nd September 2023


Another week completed in Badgers! The children have been very busy with their learning this week.


In English, we have done lots of 'short burst' writing linked to our model text. We have been focussing on setting descriptions and have used expanded noun phrases to describe Pompeii. An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective. If you list more than one adjective to describe the noun, a comma must be used to separate them. 


Here is one of our class examples:

The busy, hardworking fishermen loaded their precious goods onto the colossal ship.


In Maths, we have continued our work on place value. We have been estimating numbers to 10,000 on a number line. 


Our science topic for this term is States of Matter. On Monday, we discussed the different properties of solids, liquids and gases and looked at their particle arrangements. Check out our video below of us acting out the different particle arrangements of the three states. We had a lot of fun doing this!

The particle arrangement of solids, liquids and gases

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We have continued our work on our Roman Dance routines in PE. We have learnt the basic moves from the song and we are now ready to choreograph our own ideas into the routine.

Friday 15th September 2023


Welcome Back Badgers! 


We have had a brilliant start to the new academic year. smiley


Above are the home learning documents for this term. Each week, please make sure to complete one task from the home learning grid alongside regular reading, spelling and times tables practise.


Have a look below to see what we have been learning about this week.



Our writing unit for the next few weeks is focusing on setting description and characterisation. So far, the children have written their own 'cold' story to show off what they already know. We introduced our new model text, The Escape from Pompeii and we have begun to learn the story map with actions. We have also completed various reading activities relating to the text to secure our understanding of the genre.  


In maths this week, we have been focussing on place value. We have looked at different ways to represent 4 and 5 digit numbers. We have also started maths journaling to 'prove' that our answers are correct and demonstrate how and why we know we are right. Have a look at Eliza's example below. 


This week, we looked at where Buddhism originated from. We worked in groups to create short drama performances to act out the story of the Buddha. The weather was lovely so we performed on the outside stage! 


This term, our PE sports are tag rugby and dance. We familiarised ourselves with rugby balls on Monday and practised passing in teams. On Thursday, we had a go at a Roman dance routine. Over the next few weeks, we will choreograph our own routines and perform them at the end of term. 

Welcome to our wonderful school!