To my amazing Badgers,
2020 has been a very different and odd year, for so many reasons, but mainly due to the huge change in our ‘normal lives’. It has been so weird to be teaching throughout, but not be able to see and teach my lovely class each day.
When we began our time together in September, we didn't know that all of this was just around the corner, but, we still had such a great time! I am so proud of how hard you have all worked and how you have developed into more confident and independent young people. You are moving up to your next year group and I am sad that I won’t be able to teach all of you again next year.
We had two terms together and in them we did so much and had so much fun. We learnt about the stone age and had a great time smashing up a watermelon the same way stone age people would have. We made stone age axes and made our own cave art paintings. Our stay and learns were so much fun and we all enjoyed our Ancient Greek topic. We used relay races to practice our times tables and we learnt that some of you are much faster runners than Miss Hancock…the list just goes on.
But most of all, we formed some fantastic friendships, looked after and cared for each other and helped each other become the best that we could be. We cheered each other on, laughed and laughed and made so much progress in all areas of our school life.
I cannot wait to see you all in September and I am so excited that as I am in year 4 I will get to teach some of you and still see all of you. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and I am so proud of each and every one of you and how you have dealt with such a strange situation. You are all amazing and I could not have wished for a better first class at Knowle Primary.
To all of the parents, grandparents, friends and family members that I have had the pleasure of working with this year, thank you for all of your hard work in raising these truly great children.
Best wishes to you all, and have a wonderful summer with your families.
See you in September.
Now presenting photos from 'All Things Magic' week and 'Britain is Great' week. Hope you enjoy seeing the wonderful photos as much as I did. Well done for all of your hard work!
Welcome to Badger Class!
Hello and welcome to Badger Class! Your children are settling in well and are enjoying being part of year three and year four. They are all working extremely hard and are trying their hardest with all of their learning. Helping your children with their learning this year is Miss Hancock as the class teacher alongside our amazing teaching assistant, Miss Barr.
On Thursday, badger class will have two PE lessons with Mr Blacker. The children have been provided with new PE tops and hooded sweatshirts which they need to come in wearing on their PE day. They will wear these all day so do not need to change into school uniform during the school day.
Our topic for the Spring term is Ancient Greece. Children will learn all about what life was like at this time and will have the opportunity to make Ancient Greek clay pots with their own patterns and designs. Through linking this topic into many of our day to day subjects children will develop a great understanding and interest in this topic.
Our topic for Autumn term was 'The Stone age to the Iron Age'. The children have learnt about everyday life and the key changes during this period. This topic was also linked throughout all our subjects and enabled children to create their own cave paintings and Stone Age axes.
|Badger Class Curriculum Overview 2019/2020|
|Stone Age to Iron Age||Ancient Greece||Comparing Dartmoor to Italy|
Homework and Home Learning
Your children will receive regular homework throughout this year. Children will have weekly spellings to learn and times tables to practise. It would also be brilliant if you could listen to your children read at home and encourage them to read independently.
Throughout the year we will add overviews of what we are learning and what is going to be happening across each term to keep you up to date.
Keeping in touch
It is lovely to be able to meet so many of your as you drop off and pick up your children. You are always welcome to talk to us at the beginning or the end of each school day about any questions or worries or concerns you may have.
Pupil's Learning in the Autumn Term
This week in history Badgers have been pretending to be stone age people looking for stone age tools and thinking about what kinds of things they were used for during this time period. We used our stone age tools to see if you could cut open a water melon and decided what type of stone tool was best for this. Have a look at the photos below to see what we did during our history lesson.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our Autumn term in Badger class especially learning all about Prehistoric Britain. Although we are so excited for Christmas! So much so we have had an exciting and busy week creating our christmas themed products to sell at the enterprise fair. We have made handprint snowman baubles and christmas tree corner book marks. Alongside this we have made monster corner bookmarks and have created posters to advertise our stall.
Pupils Learning in the Spring Term
We have been learning about division and using our multiplication facts to help us. We had lots of resources set up around the room and different questions to answer. We had so much fun using the counting objects, number lines, dienes blocks and counters to see what division means and to solve division questions.