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Welcome to Badger's class page

 

Our class teacher is Ms McKune and our Learning Support Assistant is Mr Woolsey.

 

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays – Remember PE kit!

 

Homework is given out on a Friday and due back on Wednesday. There may be extra tasks to do at home some weeks.

 

Check our Parent Class Brochure to find out more information.

African Masks

 

As part of our study into The Ancient Kingdom of Benin, we have been looking at African Masks. We have designed our own and in preparation have created first attempts to see how they will look.

 

Here is a selection of our masks. We hope you like them.

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Black History Walk

 

As part of our History work on Africa, we are learning about Black History. The international month of Black History celebration is October and we have spent this month looking at key aspects of Black History. To compliment this, we went to London and took part in a Black History Walk. Our guide was called Tony and he had been brought up in St. Lucia.

 

We learned loads of interesting facts and got to walk round part of London. A highlight of the day was going to the Bank of England Museum and lifting a gold bar worth £400,000!

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Enterprise Day

On the 19th October, we held an Enterprise Day for KS2. The school loaned each class £10 and we were to try to make a profit. In Badgers, we decided to hold a Coffee Morning for our parents. Our price list was:

  • Tea or coffee and one sweet treat  £1.00
  • Tea or coffee and two sweet treats  £1.50
  • Refills of tea or coffee  50p

We had a fantastic turn out and our profit was a whopping £79.32!

 

A huge thanks to all who supported us.

Political Art

We have been looking at Political Art and the impact it has. Our focus led us to Banksy, who is famous for being the anonymous graffiti artist whose work is displayed in streets throughout the world.

We explored the abstract nouns that could be used for Political Art and designed our work around this concept. We then sketched some examples, chose our favourite and completed our Banksy-style work.

Have a look, we hope you enjoy them.

 

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Karl Nova

 

This half term we have had the enormous pleasure of working with our resident poet Karl Nova. Karl is a poet, rapper and author who regularly works with schools to promote poetry writing in young people.

 

We have found our sessions to be very inspiring and have surprised ourselves with some of the poetry we have produced.

Our Karl Nova Sessions

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WORLD BOOK DAY

 

In Badgers, we celebrated World Book Week by studying a book by Lynne Cherry called 'The Great Kapok Tree'. We looked at the message of the story, wrote some persuasive letters to help save the Rainforest and finished by writing our own stories set in the Rainforest.

 

For World Book Day on March 1st, we dressed as our favourite characters. There were a whole range of famous book characters in our room' from The Queen of Hearts to Harry Potter. We even had the wood cutter from our story. Look below and see if you can recognise any well known faces!

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Jackson Pollock

In Badgers we have been studying the work and technique of American artist Jackson Pollock who is well-known for his use of colour through paint. Jackson's unique technique was known as 'dripping' where he dripped, splashed and flicked paint on a canvas.

 

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We used this technique over animal stencils to create the images below. If you look at the pictures, you will see us at work and a display of the finished pieces.

 

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Year Six Open Afternoon

On the 16th March, we had an open afternoon for our parents. They came and helped us build a weather station as part of our DT project.

 

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Crime and Punishment

This term, we will be studying Crime and Punishment in History. We have put together some of the key vocabulary we will be using. Have a look below and see if you recognise these words. Can you spell them?

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