Badgers Class (2021-2022).
We will be celebrating some of our fantastic learning each half term.
Week beginning 16th May
In Badgers and in Year R, this week we are exploring different art techniques, we talked different features we could see. We looked very carefully at the character and what shape different sections made from.
Week beginning 9th May
This week we had a very exciting visit from a steam engine! Throughout the morning we had 5 different activities to complete - car track painting, hat making, tricycle racing, observational drawings at, asking questions to an engine driver and sitting on the steam engine!
On the steam engine, we looked inside the living van and Mrs Hughes told us all about it. We then had a chance to climb up onto the steam engine and look at the fire which heats the water to produce the steam that makes it move!
Then it was time for our special picnic lunch, which the rain didn’t stop us enjoying inside.
This week we had to help get the train ready to take the passengers on their journey. The children could remember what fuel a steam train needed. We talked about an algorithm and that it meant instructions for a computer. The children worked together as a team to use the instruction cards to work out the algorithm for our Bee-Bot train to follow. We then carefully programmed the Bee-Bot following our algorithm and watched to see if it was correct.
Our first attempt didn’t quite travel far enough so we had to go back and de-bug the algorithm and tried again.
Success, great team work, we all had a turn at following the algorithm. 🚂
Week beginning 2nd May 2022
In Badgers and Year R we were looking at the book The Train Ride. The children listened to the story and were asked what they could see outside the window. The children choose their favourite picture from the book to colour to show what they could see out of the train window.
Week beginning 26th April 2022
This week in Badgers and Year R we learnt about doubling. We investigated what happens when you double an amount using our ‘double machine’. The children made sure that the amounts were the same on each side. Once we had sent our amounts into the machine we predicted how many the double was in total. For example double 2 is 4.
Week beginning 4th April
Today we had the exciting opportunity of working as a whole school to create our own design for our Hampshire Hare. Each child placed their fingerprint on different parts representing our classes and school. We hope you agree the children have done a fantastic job.
Glow worm poem
Week beginning 28th March
In Badgers and Year R in PSHE we talked about how we can protect ourselves and others against germs. We took part in an experiment investigating how germs spread. We all dipped our fingers into glitter and then passed an apple round the circle. We then talked about where the glitter ended up, the children stopped the adult eating the apple because we needed to wash it and our hands to stop the spread of germs.
Week beginning 21st March
In Badgers and Year R we have been building upon number sentences last week and looking at addition. We have started to explore subtraction this week. The children had to read the subtraction sentence and work out the answer using the bus 10s frame. The children learnt to count out the people and place them on the bus and then subtract the correct amount.
Week beginning 14th March
In Badgers class and Year R we have used our computer and creative skills to create a picture on our art programme. We used the inspiration from learning all about spiders and the life cycle of a chick to create either a chick or a spider web.
The chicks have hatched
Year R have been watching intensely at the eggs that arrived on Monday. When will they hatch? What colour will they be? What shall we name them? the children all asked. Much to their delight the little chicks have hatched overnight! It's been a very exciting morning and the chicks have been welcomed by lots of little faces peering in through the window and have had lots of drawings created for them. We look forward to helping the children learn how to care for the chicks over the next 7 days before they are taken back to the farm to live their life with their friends.
Week beginning 7th March
In Badgers class and Year R we have been learning about the life cycle of a chick. In small groups we have explored the different stages of the life cycle and placed our display eggs in the correct order.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
During our investigation of the topic we have learnt about the cycle of growing wheat and how this links with the seasons. We extended our language by learning the poem 'Autumn Leaves'.
The Little Red Hen