Badgers Class - Year 4/5


Mrs. C. Dawes (Badgers Class Teacher Y4/5)

Miss. E. Axford (Badgers Class Teacher Y4/5)

Mrs. J. Mantegna (Teacher - maternity leave)

Mrs. S. Ely (LSA)

Mrs. J. Jones (LSA)

Miss. A. Rutherford (LSA)

Year Four and Year Five are the second and third years in Key Stage Two; we use cross-curricular projects in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other.  Each project is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child.  We aim to develop the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for your child's whole development. We embrace 'Learning Without Limits' where children are not put into boxes but are given the space to grow and to surprise themselves (and us) about what they can achieve.



Start of the day: 8.50am                                 End of the day: 3.05pm


Term One starts for children: Monday 5th September

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September are Inset Days.




Term Three 'Who were the Victorians?' Curriculum Information - Click Here

Badgers Class Information Sheet - Click here


Previous Terms Learning

Term One 'Country Comparison' Curriculum Information - Click Here

Term Two 'Country Comparison' Curriculum Information - Click Here



Term 1&2 Optional Home Learning Grid


  • This will be posted on Class Dojo and will include a spelling task (generally on Spelling Shed) a maths homework and occasionally a reading comprehension task.
  • Children are expected to Read 5x week and use Bugclub for at least 2 of these occasions to complete at least 6 comprehension bugsTasks may be set via the following systems:
  • TT RockStars - Times Tables practice
  • NumBots - Maths core skills
  • Spellings - Spelling Shed


First 100 High Frequency Words>                 Next 200 High Frequency Words>

Year 3/4 Statutory Spelling List>                  Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling List>


USEFUL WEBSITES (click to visit): 

MTC Website for tables practice> 






TERM 1 & 2: A Country Comparison 

Welcome to Badgers Class

Our first topic this term runs over two terms. It is called A Country Comparison - Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? We are busy researching countries around the world (Brazil and Iceland) and comparing them to the United Kingdom.

On our WOW day, the children took up their new roles as researchers for MI5, to help their field agent, Carmen Sandiego, in her fight against V.I.L.E.S evil plots to steal various treasures from around the world. Through intelligence research, the children identified the three countries we need to focus on and the treasures V.I.L.E may have their sights set on: The Crown Jewels, Pele's World Cup Trophy and some priceless Viking artefacts. They have begun building their case files and suspect V.I.L.E. are working out of the newly installed Seamonster in the local area. Please keep your eyes peeled and report any suspicious behaviour to us! ;-) 

In the afternoon, the children experienced (on a small scale) the pressure of a geyser and then created some beautiful Northern Lights artwork (photos to follow).






Blackbird - The Beatles

Listen to our wonderful rendition of the song 'Blackbird' by 'The Beatles'. We have had lots of fun appraising songs by the band this term, as well as learning to play along with the song using glockenspiels. 




For the summer terms, we will be exploring the wonderful world of animation in our topic 'Lights, Camera, Action!' starting with our fabulous performance of the play 'The Legend of Lightning Lara'.



Look at all the amazing work we got up to over Term 3 and 4, learning all about the Vikings and discovering whether or not they deserved their fearsome reputation!



Say hello to 2022! A fresh start and a new topic! This term we will be on a quest to uncover if the Vikings were vicious! We will be learning all about this amazing group of people to find out the truth behind their blood-thirsty image.

Please find our topic web and home learning grid above and keep coming back to find out what exciting things we uncover!