Welcome to Badger Class Page
We are a class of Year One children.
We have a teacher called Miss Larcombe.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bennison and Mrs Stonehouse.
We hope that you enjoy reading our class page. We will be updating it with work that we are doing and things that we are enjoying about being in Badger class.
Read, Write, Inc
We use the Read, Write, Inc phonic programme to teach the children how to read sounds and words fluently. Please find below a link to the Read, Write, Inc web page. The creator of this scheme has put lots of useful resources on there for parents.
Please use the link below to listen to how to pronounce the speed sounds.
Click on this link to support your child with their reading at home. This R.W.I website gives you information as to why it is important to read to your child, help with pronunciation of the sounds that we teach in school and how to address words that your child has said incorrectly.
This term our topic is dinosaurs. Take a look below at our terrific dinosaurs that we made for homework. Roar!
Badger Class Assembly
On Friday, we presented our assembly about 'Memory Box' to the whole school, our parents and grandparents. Our assembly was full of different pieces of work and information about some of the learning we have been doing this term. We showed everyone our memory boxes, sang songs, told our innovated diary entry from the Gruffalo and showed our gymnastics moves to Firework!
LOOK BACK AT 2016-2017
We have been studying Florence Nightingale in our topic learning. Yesterday, Florence came to visit. We couldn't believe our eyes!
We asked her questions about her personal life and what is was like to work at Scutari hospital. Below is a video of Badger and Hedgehog class asking Florence questions ...
We love reading in Badger Class!
Here are some of the books that we have been reading at home and from the library.
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Badger class have started the new topic about Castles for this term. We started our topic by making a castle for our home learning - take a look at our castles that we made at home below. In our topic learning we will be labeling the parts of a castle and researching using books and the Ipads to find out about what castles are made of and who lived in them.
Badger Class visited Crownhill Fort and explored the fort itself, the tunnels and the museum. It was a very exciting trip filled with information and seeing a real fort to link with our topic of 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'.
We walked carefully through the underground tunnels and down the steep steps. In the tunnels, we saw long corridors with arrow slits and even some guns. We saw some dents in the wall where an explosion had taken place. Then, we went into the museum with a room filled with the bedroom and dining room set up which represented how the soldiers would have lived. We couldn't believe how many beds were in 1 room!
We were lucky enough to hold a real canon ball, it was very heavy! Also, we watched a canon being fired on the parade ground, which was ear-splitting. All in all, we had a fantastic (windy) day at Crownhill fort!
On Wednesday 1st March, Year 1 Badgers joined Foundation and Year 1 Squirrel class on a exciting visit to the theatre. We were very excited to go to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth to watch a live performance - this was the first visit to a theatre for some of the class. As we got on the coach to start our journey into Plymouth City Center, we discussed the book by Julia Donaldson and our favourite characters.
We arrived at the Theatre Royal and we were seated in the main theatre. There were lots of other children and their adults there too. We sat back in the comfy seats and enjoyed the show. We had learnt the songs in Badger class and we were able to sing along and join in with some of the character's lines. It was a fantastic show!
Badger class celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. We all dressed up as our favourite book characters (including the teachers!) and discussed what we like to read and why. In the afternoon, we took it in turns to stand up and present our favourite book, summarise what happens in the text and discuss the parts of the book that we enjoyed.
We also visited the School Library and choose some books to read and Miss Larcombe read us an interesting book about life cycles called 'Where is Fred?' by Edward Hardy. In addition, we went on a Where's Wally hunt around the school to try and find where he was hiding.
At the end of the day, some of our grown ups came into school to read with us. We carefully selected a variety of the books we have enjoyed in school and put them out on the table. It was a lovely afternoon sharing the books with our parents and grandparents.
On Thursday 23rd March, we were joined by parents and grandparents in Badger class to work together to olve Easter maths problems!We had subtraction equations to solve to make an Easter egg pattern, cracked eggs to put together making number bonds to 20 and some maths Challenge cards!
We had lots of fun solving the maths problems ... we hope you did to!