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Badger Class Y1

Welcome to Badger class!

Welcome to Badger class, Year 1! We hope you have had a great summer and are very excited for the year ahead.

Our class teachers are Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Brown.

Please try, if possible, to read with an adult at home five times a week.
Reading books can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Some photographs from this week - we have been very busy badgers!

This week in art we have been trying hard to draw our facial features in detail.  We used mirrors to help us to sketch our eyes, ears, noses and mouths.  This will really help us when we come to draw our self portraits next week. 

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Another brilliant week in Badger class! In maths, we have been ordering numbers from the smallest to the greatest, using number cards, number lines and numicon.  We have also been looking at the numbers 1-10 and how they are written in word form. We have spoken about ‘Charlie the Crocodile’ and how he always eats the greatest number.  Some of us have even started to use =, < and > in our maths books when comparing two numbers. Well done! In English we met the real life Rosie the hen! We then created our own short fact file about chickens.


Thanks so much for all the contributions to Sophie’s party last week. It is very much appreciated. The children

 all really enjoyed celebrating together.

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Ordering numbers and looking at number words

We have had another great week in Badger class. In English we have been looking at the short story ‘Rosie’s walk’ and many of us can now re-tell the story independently! We have been thinking of our own sentences to describe where Rosie went and have produced some beautiful work in our English books.  As part of our mapping topic in Geography, we have been following maps to find Rosie. We also learnt about compass points and worked as a group to make our own map with a key! 


In maths this week we have been counting backwards from the number 10 and trying hard to order different numbers correctly.  We have also been finding missing numbers within a number sequence.  We had lots of fun doing ‘rocket counting’ and working together in groups to count in different voices. 


Have a lovely weekend, Badgers!

What a busy second week we have had in Badger class!

As part of our Roald Dahl birthday celebrations, we have been looking at parts from both the 'BFG' and 'George's Marvellous Medicine' story books.  We worked hard to create our own 'dream jars' and thought about the different ingredients that we would use in our own 'marvellous medicine!' The children also wrote their own sentence to describe what their medicine mix would do to poor, old Grandma.  There were so many creative ideas - from sending her up to space, to making her shrink to the size of an ant! Great work, Badgers!

In Maths, the children have all really impressed us with their excellent counting to 10. We have been singing lots of counting songs, ordering number cards, using tens frames to show different numbers  and counting different objects.

It’s Friday already, which means we’ve finished our first week in Badger class! We have been so proud of how well the children have all come back into school after a long summer break. They have all settled in brilliantly and have been working so hard - well done, Badgers! This week, we have been getting to know each other. We have been looking at the book ‘You choose’ by Nick Sharratt to help us to learn more about eachothers interests. Today, we focused on where we live. We drew and built our ‘dream house’ using Lego, stickle bricks and 2D shapes. We had some brilliant ideas, including a marshmallow house and a pink, princess castle! Have a lovely weekend!

First week back!