Badgers Class - Year 4/5
Mrs. C. Dawes (Badgers Class Teacher Y4/5)
Mrs. J. Mantegna (Badgers Class Teacher Y4/5)
Mrs. J. Jones (LSA)
Miss. A. Boyne (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.
CLASS (Y4/5) NBADGERS OTICES
Start of the day: 8.45am End of the day: 3.15pm
Term One (for children) starts: Wednesday 6th September 2023
Inset days: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2023
Term One 'Country Comparison' Curriculum Information - Click Here
Term Two 'Country Comparison' Curriculum Information - Click Here
Term One & Two Project Knowledge Organisers:
Badgers Class Parent Booklet:
Badgers Class Information Sheet - Click Here
BADGERS CLASS HOME LEARNING
Spelling Scheme Overview:
- 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 bugs
USEFUL WEBSITES (click to visit):
2023 - 2024
Welcome to Badgers Class page and a brand new school year! The children will return on Wednesday September 6th and we are really looking forward to seeing them again after the holidays!
The first few days back at school will be our induction where we will create class contracts and revisit expectations of learning and behaviour. The week will end with the sharing of our learning with the rest of the school. The following week we will begin our learning project, 'A Country Comparison'. The information pack for learning can be accessed on Class Dojo as well as on the website.
All messages and displays of work will be sent through our ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Badgers Class and in the school. For external enquiries, please contact the school office via the email on the contact page of this website.
TERM 5 & 6: Out of This World
Term 5 - Monday 17th April and Finishes Friday 26th May
We hope you all had a good Easter Holidays and are now gearing up for our amazing topic which is 'Out of This World'.
In this topic we are looking forward to exploring all things that make up our Solar System. The children will be exploring the galaxy and investigating how things move around and the effect this has on Earth. They will also be learning about the Space Race and discussing whether or not they think Space Travel is a worthwhile investment.
Our English this term is based around the book Cosmic by Frank Cotterell-Boyce. Please see above curriculum information documents for more information.
TERM 4: The Shang Dynasty
The Shang Dynasty has been another fascinating topic for Badgers class.
We have enjoyed learning all about their lives from researching historical artefacts and understanding what these can tell us about people who lived in the past and how they lived.
The children created their own 'Oracle bones' in order to tell the future and also created some Jade carvings from soap. (Photos to Follow)
TERM 3: Who were the Victorians?
We've had a great term learning all about the Victorians and their effect on the local area.
We have focused our learning in English around the book 'Street Child'
In topic, we have looked at famous engineers and what people of the past created that we still use today. We have also examined Victorian Architecture and the affect the building of the railway had on the seaside.
In Science we have undertaken many exciting experiments relating to different forces acting on objects in the air, on land and on or in the water. (Photos to Follow)
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).
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22
TERM 5 & 6: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
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'.
TERM 3 & 4: WERE THE VIKINGS VICIOUS?
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!