Welcome to the Badger class!
We are excited to be travelling back in history to our new topic ‘Rolling Stones’. We have called it ‘Rolling Stones’ because we will be focusing on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, linking nicely with our Science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’.
We kicked off the topic with our ‘wow in’ by being archaeologists and exploring our forest school for hidden treasures dating back to the Stone Age. Next, we made our very own cave art using charcoal and chalk. In Science, we investigated different types of rocks that the prehistoric people may have used to create their own tools. We tested the rocks to see if they were permeable and durable. In English lessons, we have focussed on the story ‘Stone Age Boy’ and we have written a description as though we were meeting a herd of woolly mammoths using ‘show not tell’ and our senses.
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.
Our topic the Autumn and Spring term is Time Travellers. We began our time travelling journey by travelling back to the Victorian period. We really enjoyed learning about the Victorian period. To finalise our ‘Vile Victorians’ topic, we had a Victorian themed day. We all came into school dressed as Victorian schoolchildren with Mrs. Runcorn and Mrs. Everard dressed up as Victorian schoolteachers. When the bell rang, we walked silently into our classroom remembering to greet the teacher with a bow from the boys and a curtsey from the girls.
We had to line up on the playground at the beginning of the school day in two lines- one for the boys and one for the girls. When the bell rang, we walked silently into our classroom remembering to greet the teacher with a bow from the boys and a curtsey from the girls.
Our classroom had been transformed into a typical Victorian classroom. The tables were in rows and all we had to write with was a pencil. Although Victorian children didn’t have pencils to write with, Mrs. Runcorn decided to let us use them rather than writing with chalk and chalkboards.
We took part in typical Victorian lessons throughout the day. Reading, writing and arithmetic. We had to chant our times tables, read aloud around the class and we even had to write lines! Mrs. Runcorn was very good at being a Victorian teacher! She wasn’t as friendly as she usually is (for some of the time!) and she made us stand behind our chairs until she said we were allowed to sit. We even had to call her Ma’am! We don’t think she liked having to be like that!