The Value for this term is:
Respect

Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar class!

There is a strong focus on encouraging independence and responsibility in preparing pupils for the next stage of their education. We know just how important it is for pupils to feel successful throughout their time at Badgemore. We have a very popular system of rewards to acknowledge and celebrate achievement, with special certificates awarded to individual pupils.

Curriculum Planning

Autumn 1 – 2018

Class Newsletters

Cedar Class Autumn 1 T1 Newsletter 2018

 

Plastic: Life Saver or Life Taker (KS 2 Homework)

Posted by on Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plastic: Life Saver or Life Taker (KS 2 Homework)

Next term, the KS 2 topics links closely to the environment. The following programme has prompted the question about what we, as a school, could do to stop the world ‘drowning in plastic’. Before we even look at attempting to reduce our use of plastic, we want you to discover how much plastic we throw into the bins at home over half term. The teachers will be doing the same at school and that starts with the plastic biscuit wrapper from today. Try and save all the plastic you use, weigh it, take a picture of it and then upload it...

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Children Support PIP Charity

Posted by on Saturday, 13th October, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Children Support PIP Charity

Yesterday, the Badgemore children cycled, scootered, roller bladed and ran around the beautiful school grounds to raise money for the charity PIP. For the past five years Badgemore has taken part in PIP’s local mountain bike challenge. Our governor, Bill Feeney is the director of PIP, said “It is great to see Badgemore pupils being active and we’re grateful for the money that they raised for the event. Badgemore and PIP have a lot in common: both being small grass root organisations which focus on individual support and...

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Cedar Class Homework 10/10/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 10/10/18

It is almost unbelievable to think that we are nearly at the end of the first school term and that 1/6 of the year has already gone! Literacy Parents’ Evening is next Tuesday, so I would like you to reflect on this term and share your thoughts on the following areas (please write full sentences with appropriate punctuation): Describe your progress to date academically Describe your progress to date mentally Identify one particular event you are proud and explain what makes you proud Identify one particular area that you need to work on...

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Young Geographer Of The Year Entries

Posted by on Sunday, 7th October, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Young Geographer Of The Year Entries

  Badgemore’s entries to this year’s Young Geographer Of The Year 2018 have been submitted today and we are excited to hear of our children’s progress. Last year, Audrey received a highly commended award and spent the day at the Royal Geographical Society where she was presented with her prize. Audrey and the other winners from around the UK Audrey with her awarding winning entry Here are this year’s entries from Poppy (year 5) and Rose (year 6) – we are very proud of your efforts. Poppy’s entry...

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What we really thought about Norfolk Lakes

Posted by on Sunday, 7th October, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

What we really thought about Norfolk Lakes

If you want to find out what we, the pupils of Cedar Class, really felt about our recent residential trip to Norfolk Lakes click on the link below: Cedar Class shares their really thoughts about the residential trip

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Cedar Class Homework 3/10/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 3/10/18

Maths Homework This appears a very simple question to start with, but the adventurous pupils will take this a long way. What will you learn as you explore this ‘simple question’? ‘There is a line of traffic that is one mile long. How many vehicles are in the line?’  Literacy Homework Click here to find the literacy homework This is a link to padlet. We would like you to find your favourite picture from Norfolk Lakes or your visit to Costa and then upload the saved image and share your thoughts about your chosen event/...

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Cedar Class Meets Anna James

Posted by on Monday, 1st October, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Meets Anna James

Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Hardback) Eleven-year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories. One day, Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of ‘booking wandering’. Readers can literally go into a book and characters from the stories can come and visit you! With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland, Tilly must evade the mysterious league of book...

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Outdoor Learning: Making African Masks

Posted by on Sunday, 30th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Outdoor Learning: Making African Masks

In Cedar Class this term, we are exploring Africa and in particular African masks. We wanted to really understand how people originally made their masks, so we attempted to make our own masks without any modern tools and only using equipment we found outside. Some of us started this task spotting all the obstacles and it took really resilience to discover how we could work make anything that would look like an ‘African Mask’. Look at our determination and the progress we have made so far (further crafting will continue next week):...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Thursday, 27th September, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

I’m delighted to report that the children have continued to demonstrate skills learnt last week, particularly their growth mindset and plenty more resilience. Homework this week is: Maths (Place value), Reading and Spelling (Words containing silent letters). Please encourage your child to read every night – it makes a huge difference to their general...

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Norfolk Lake – Day 5 – The Circle is Complete

Posted by on Sunday, 23rd September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lake – Day 5 – The Circle is Complete

This last week, we have failed more times than we succeeded. But each time we failed we learnt and took a stride closer to that moment’s goal: those goals were even better for the previous failures. This may seem overly negative, but when we consider the week we have experienced it emphasizes the tremendous learning curve we have been on. This week, children have learnt to stand and paddle on a GSUP, ties knots to build a raft that carries 12 people, carry (without spilling) a cup of water around a rope course, paddle a kayak, paddle a...

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Norfolk Lakes Day 4

Posted by on Thursday, 20th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lakes Day 4

Quote of the Day:  Teacher: Are you looking forward to going home? Cedar Class Pupil: Well, yeah…I can’t wait to get back on my technology. We are coming home tomorrow (Friday at around 5:30pm depending on traffic), but there is not the usual last night excitement or desperation about returning home that we have seen on previous residentials . Of course, the hugs each child will give as they come off the coach will be lovely and very tight, but I think it is a testament to the children that they could stay longer and would still...

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Norfolk Lakes Day 3

Posted by on Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lakes Day 3

I feel like a parent of 24 children. One group of my children has asked if they ‘could just stay up another ten minutes to play a little bit more of their game of monopoly’… and they promised they would be quiet. As a maths teacher and someone who used to ask exactly the same question to my parents, I couldn’t say no. Development of Maths and social skills or tired children tomorrow? We’re been here for 3 days so what are the children learning?  Kayaking skills, climbing skills, raft building skills? Yes, yes and...

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Norfolk Lakes Day 2

Posted by on Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lakes Day 2

It has been a very busy day with Giant Stand-Up Paddling, Rafting, Archery, Caving and finally climbing or low-ropes. Quotes of the Day: After GSUP Cody: I love GSUP. It is the best thing I have ever done in my life. After caving: Cody: I loving caving. It is the best thing I have ever done in my life. Edward: You said that after GSUP-ing. Cody: Well this is the best day ever!   The day started at 7am when I found a group of boys were already halfway through a game of monopoly. All children are happy and slept well. It is only the...

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Norfolk Lakes Day 1

Posted by on Monday, 17th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lakes Day 1

Having spent an entire day with the group, I am already proud of the way the children have supported each in some tricky situations. Groups have had to trust each other and cooperate to carry huge suitcases up fleets of stairs, others have encouraged their peers to climb heights they have never considered before and all have been kind to ensure our week in Norfolk starts well. Day 1: We left, we travelled… Selfie Number 1 I don’t really know what to say Apparently, the greatest climber in the world Leaving Badgemore Beginning to...

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Norfolk Lakes – here we come!

Posted by on Thursday, 13th September, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Norfolk Lakes – here we come!

We’re all so excited in Cedar Class at the moment because we’re about to go away for the weeeeeeeekkkkkkkk! Here is the programme of activities for the week:Badgemore’s Activity Programme Below are some pictures to give you a feel for just some of the activities you will be doing whilst in Norfolk: Our current and former pupils welcome you The student recreation room Your rooms The kayaking and canoeing lake – one of seven lakes The sailing lake (waist deep) The archery, caving and climbing arena The climbing wall to...

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The Carnival From ‘All Around The World’

Posted by on Saturday, 8th September, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

The Carnival From ‘All Around The World’

This term the whole school topic is ‘All Around The World’ and our children made a variety of incredible homeworks to celebrate. The whole school held a carnival to announce the start of the topic and we suspect that everyone in our community now knows about it. It will be a fun filled term and we certainly have started with a bang. The procession begins Creating the beat to dance to Acorns make marvellous masks Incredible costumes Mrs Greenwood demonstrates one of her many talents Mexicans join in Mrs Arnold salsas around the...

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New Outdoor learning Open For Business *Updated*

Posted by on Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News | 0 comments

New Outdoor learning Open For Business *Updated*

As you return to school for the start of this new term, you will notice a fantastic new outdoor learning space that has been developed over the summer holidays. It is still in its infancy at the moment, but children will be using part of it straight away. A great space, but there is something or someone or lots of someones missing! (Scroll down to see the space in use) The new greenhouse will located in the right hand corner Great Views A whole new space! The entrance   In the next few months, a green house will be erected to the right...

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Summer Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Summer Homework

 All Around The World Next term, the whole school topic will be ‘All Around The World’. For your summer homework, we would like you to create something related to this topic to wear or display at the whole school carnival on Friday 7th September.   Please choose one of the following project ideas to complete at home or create something related of your choice:  Create a traditional costume from a country of your choice Make a 3D model of a traditional item from a country of your choice Create or bring in a traditional musical instrument...

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The Summer Fair 2018

Posted by on Sunday, 22nd July, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, FOBS, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

The Summer Fair 2018

Thank you to all the kind parents for giving up their time to organise and run this year’s Summer Fair. The atmosphere was great, the sun was out and everyone had fun (even the splatted teachers)! The very same artists that created the monsters for ‘The Tempest’ The best ice creams in town1 The usual family atmosphere found everywhere at Badgemore Mrs Dobson in attack mode Mr Hoskins showing true resilience (and competitiveness and an unwillingness to lose to Mrs Wilkinnson) Rose slamming into the lead Mr Hoskins...

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Divas and Dudes

Posted by on Friday, 20th July, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 Michellin Stars Cool! The Three Amigos The children had a whopper at the Badgemore end of term disco with their own DJ spinning his discs (on his computer). Partying, laughing, dancing and singing the night away, eventually brought the teachers onto the dance floor. Face-painting was busy as the three artists Shannon, Lisa and Catherine dazzled the children with new looks. A huge thanks to FOBs and in particular to Andy, Mel, Annette and Catherine. Thank you also for the kind donations of food from many parents.   DJ in da house The...

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Shakespeare’s Tempest

Posted by on Thursday, 19th July, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Shakespeare’s Tempest

After many months of rehearsals, singing through the streets and exploring shakespeare’s language, our revels now are ended. Resilience, co-operation and trust have ensured that this year’s production of The Tempest was one of the best ever. Some particular highlights included the comical reactions of the audience as Caliban (Zara) grunted on to the stage and Erica’s transformation from a young Portuguese lady without a word of English into the magical Ariel shining in her performances. Another noteworthy performance...

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A Slice of Tree Art

Posted by on Thursday, 19th July, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

A Slice of Tree Art

In a Forest School, it seems only natural that we should use wood as our canvas. Today, we were joined by Lisa Stevens who specialises in creating art designs using recycled wood. ‘Art is never perfect, it can only be improved,’ she said as she opened the activity and that is the philosphy that the children adopted with some typical Badgemore resilience. Enjoy the pictures of our wonderful children 🙂 Lisa Stevens join us today to introduce a new way to use our natural resources Lisa, ‘The Teacher’ Hide and seek with...

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Head Girl and Head Boy Speeches

Posted by on Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Head Girl and Head Boy Speeches

It’s coming to the end of the year and as we begin to consider life without the Year 6 children, we have started to prepare for life with the new Year 6 children. Today, the children presented reasons why we should vote for them to be either the new Head Boy or Head Girl. Who do you think would be the best boy and girl to lead our school? Candidates for the position of Head Boy: Oscar’s Head Boy Speech Harry’s Head Boy Speech   Nicky’s Head Boy Speech Jamie’s Head Boy Speech Candidates for the position of...

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FOB’s School Disco

Posted by on Monday, 16th July, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

FOB’s School Disco

It is nearly the end of the year and it has been a busy one. To celebrate, FOB’s have very kindly organised a disco for the children. The details are as follows:   If you are able to donate food for the buffet, it would be really...

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Transition Day

Posted by on Monday, 9th July, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Transition Day

It is transition day for KS2 so the new Beech and Cedar Class have spent the morning in their new classrooms. We showed lots of resileince, tolerance, kindness, cooperation and courage today The New Beech Class  Class Teacher: Miss Johnson The New Cedar Class  Class Teacher: Mr Hoskins The current year 4 and 5 children are currently split between classes so it was important to use today to bring the classes together. Therefore the first activity of the day was team-building. The children performed very well showing great cooperation and some...

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The Secrets of Pioneer Week Finally Revealed

Posted by on Thursday, 5th July, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

The Secrets of Pioneer Week Finally Revealed

Bye We have finally managed to sneak one of our spies into Pioneer Week at Gillotts to reveal some of the secrets to the mysterious week. The Renowned Science Lesson The children were introduced to the Bunsen Burner and then given the opportunity to burn magnesium.  Check out their reactions. I haven’t even put it in the fire yet In fear!!! The brighest light It’s gonna get ugly A very big cry for help from a smiling person Nothing is happeing Oooo it is starting Shine bright like a diamond Ahhhh smoke This is Beatrice’s way...

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Badgemore = Henley = Regatta

Posted by on Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Badgemore = Henley = Regatta

  “The best trip ever!” “So cool, well actually it was very hot.” “I’m going to row at Henley” Just a few of the many comments overheard during Badgemore’s first ever day out at Henley’s Royal Regatta. When we live in such an amazing place, we should be enjoying these wonderful opportunities…and that is what we did today. Meeting crews from the most successful rowing club ever: Leander Club, Henley Local school meets local rowing club The World Famous Leander Rowing Club...

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Sports Day 2018

Posted by on Monday, 2nd July, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class, Sports | 0 comments

Sports Day 2018

Go Ava, Go! Zara and The Sherwood Mascot Seth ensures that he doesn’t drop the ball Becky concentrates all the way Oscar races into the lead Smiling and running Noah – great combination Noah races in the red of Amazon Jack sprints down the course Ed takes an early lead Aman down the course. A hard fought race Catherine shows the children how it is done The Badgemore Sports Day shows the school doing what it does best – being a community. The older children supported the younger children in the morning: setting up the course...

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The Regatta Tickets Have Arrived

Posted by on Monday, 2nd July, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

The Regatta Tickets Have Arrived

It’s Regatta Week and Badgemore is located in Henley so where else would the school children be going this Wednesday but to watch the rowing. A big thank you goes out to one of our grandmothers who lives on the river and will be providing space on her lawn for the children to watch the big event. Another big thank you goes to Henley Royal Regatta who have given the school enough tickets for all of year 3, 4 and 5 to attend the Steward’s Regatta Enclosure (with accompanying adults). More photos to follow of the big trip...

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Badgemore Photographer Shines at Local Competition

Posted by on Sunday, 1st July, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Badgemore Photographer Shines at Local Competition

We are very proud to announce that Rose, year 5, has won 3rd prize in the Henley Young Photographer of the Year Competition (2018). She said afterwards  ” I’m so happy about coming 3rd!! I’m really excited! “ The award ceremony, sponsored by Astral Photographics and Red Fox in Henley, yesterday recognised Rose’s artistic ability. All the funds raised at the Gallery were given to the charity Bullying UK, the leading charity providing advice and support to anyone affected by bullying. Rose won 3rd prize in her age...

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We live our vision statement…even whilst camping!

Posted by on Sunday, 24th June, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

We live our vision statement…even whilst camping!

This weekend, the year 5 and 6 children enjoyed their annual Camp Out in the beautiful grounds of Badgemore. But it is not just all about having fun, it is about doing it ‘The Badgemore Way.’ Our Vision Statement states: Badgemore Primary School seeks to develop the potential in every pupil, working in partnership with parents and our wider community. At Badgemore our value based curriculum inspires, motivates and nurtures children to aspire to and strive for excellence both academically and personally. Badgemore children are...

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Art By The Thames

Posted by on Friday, 15th June, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art By The Thames

As part of their topic, The River Thames, Cedar and Beech class took a wonderful trip down to the river to make a sketch and enjoy a picnic. The artwork produced looks fantastic and the children were a credit to Badgemore with their excellent behaviour and cooperation. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help us. A fun time was had by...

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May Day Celebrations

Posted by on Friday, 8th June, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

May Day Celebrations

The annual Badgemore tradition of celebrating May Day by crowning the May Queen and King and dancing around the Maypole has taken place! Enjoy the wonderful children as they entertain our community with dancing, speeches and laughter. Preparations for the Coronation The Maypole stands quietly waiting The coronation thrones The crowns were made from natural resources found in our gardens The May Queen and May King rehearse for their coronation The  Big May Day Event The King, the Queen and the Mayor The Queen’s speech The King’s...

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This Week’s Homework

Posted by on Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 in Cedar Class, Homework, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This Week’s Homework

I love a class and parents that question where the homework is. Thank you for chasing me and supporting your children – you are my favourite class! This week’s homework: Spelling changing the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ Maths Revision Questions Maths Revision More Challenging Paper 1 PaG –...

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This is how we rock!

Posted by on Thursday, 26th April, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

This is how we rock!

This week, our children have been exploring the different categories in the animal kingdom: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. One child asked what was the difference between reptiles and amphibians. Despite our best efforts, no one could nail down the differences. Not to be deterred, we looked at how we could deepen our understanding. At this point, Lisa, one of our kind Mum’s stepped forward to help as she introduced us to Bruce The Bearded Dragon. Check out how we reacted to ‘Bruce’. To find out the difference...

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Badgemore’s Blossoming Beekeepers

Posted by on Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Badgemore’s Blossoming Beekeepers

Henley Herald’s Article: Children All a Buzz at First Bee Keeping Club It’s spring so it’s time to check on Badgemore’s bees. The bees arrived at Badgemore last autumn and it was a particularly challenging winter. Unfortunately, one of family of bees did not survive which generated a new-founded hope that the other would prosper in the early spring. Today, Badgemore’s first ever beekeeping club kitted up in astronaut-like suits to inpsect the hive. Meghan, Zara, Seb, Hugo, Ella and James can all report that the...

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Cedar Class Homework 25/04/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 in Cedar Class, Homework, SATs practice | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 25/04/18

SATs are fast approaching so homework is focused on preparation: Spelling words: Words with prefixes Literacy: Reading Comprehension Maths: More challenging Maths revision Less challenging Maths...

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Making 3D Shapes in the sunshine

Posted by on Monday, 23rd April, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making 3D Shapes in the sunshine

Today Cedar Class’ Maths group ventured outside to make 3D shapes using only objects found outside. We used sticks and mud to build the shapes. It was brilliant and the lesson went really quickly – We want to work outside all the time Mr Hoskins! A message from Cedar...

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Whole School Homework 18/04/18

Posted by on Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whole School Homework 18/04/18

    This week your homework is to write a poem or short story for the Henley May Fayre Jackanory Competition!  Winners will be invited to a special reading with a surprise celebrity on Monday 7th May 2018 To win a golden ticket, use your imagination to write a poem or short story describing your ideal ‘wonderland.’ Illustrations welcome, alongside written entries. Ages 6-11 can enter – Maximum 300 words Please remember to put your name, age, name of your parent/carer and telephone number on the back of your work. Thank you and good...

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The Recycled Concert

Posted by on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

The Recycled Concert

Children from Cedar Class performed in the REcycled Music Concert this morning. “I thought that everybody in my class did a great job and we are excited to perform again in the summer play,” said Juan, year 5,”I loved leading my group!” No practice and she still started the concert like a diva Drumming our way to the X-factor We rocked their socks off! “I felt nervous,” said Tom. “I enjoyed the concert,” chipped in Jamie “As excited as can be!” A direct quote from Diesel It was...

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Painting the Forest ‘Red’

Posted by on Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Painting the Forest ‘Red’

Last session, we made paint brushes out of natural materials. This week, we made paint out of daffodils, grass, mud and berries. Here are the masterpieces we created: The artwork begins The girls dive straight in. It is a privilege to teach Cedar Class Mud, raspberries and daffodils used as paint here The start of a masterpiece The man himself, but which one is the real Juan. Is this the start of a masterpiece? Unbelievably this was drawn with a stick for a brush and mud for...

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Preparations for the ‘Recycled’ Music Concert are Underway

Posted by on Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Preparations for the ‘Recycled’ Music Concert are Underway

Cedar Class’s topic of Sound is culminating in a musical concert with a twist next Wednesday. “The twist?” I hear you ask – all instruments are created from recycled materials. The first official practice session took place today and we are all really proud of the early signs. All songs and sets have been designed, organised and choreographed by the children. Come and see us play Wednesday morning at 9am. Marching on to success Fortunately, the pipe was thoroughly cleaned Cups… The Boys are Back in…The...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 21/03/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

This week’s home learning Spelling SATs 2 The Leander Club is 200 years old this year and they want to celebrate this with models of Hippos. Each child has been presented with a 2D template of the hippo to create their own design. The best design for each year group will have the opportunity to make a 3D version.     We will be holding our own music concert next week using our recycled instruments that the children have made in class and at home. This week the children need to practice their performance piece for the concert....

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Learning with HYF, but not as you know it!

Posted by on Monday, 19th March, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Learning with HYF, but not as you know it!

This week, the Year 5 and 6 children met The Doctor who introduced the children to junk. The children learnt that when a pinch of creativity is added a metamorphosis takes place. Items that were seen as junk at the beginning became teleporters, mini parks, lip-sticks and even fairground rides. A huge thank you to Nick Garnett and the Henley Youth Festival for wonderfully different learning experience. When the large junk came out of the Ferrari van, look what happened… The Doctor introduces the mystery box. …and the box is opened...

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Top HYF Performance Award for Badgemore Girls

Posted by on Sunday, 18th March, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Clubs, Featured, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Top HYF Performance Award for Badgemore Girls

We are so proud of our singing group who won this year’s performance award at the Henley Youth Festival Gala on Saturday night! Our stars were Zara, Ines and Beatrice (Year 6), Rose (Year 5) and Isla (Year 3) The emotional performance Alfie, the original mastermind behind HYF Mary Berry presents the performance award Kate Swinburne, organiser of the Henley Youth Festival, explained, “we have decided to give the Badgemore Girls our award for a performance during HYF week that is the children’s own work.  As we know the girls have...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 14/03/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning 14/03/18

It is an exciting fortnight and there is a real buzz around the classroom. This week’s cover sheet Spelling assessment This might article on the BBC website might inspire some to approach the ‘sound’ project with more of an open mind… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Pm3gwcrMvZbs1xVPlkpy6p/ring-any-bells-five-tunes-as-you-ve-never-heard-them-before Please check out Harry’s Parkour article on the class page. Thank...

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Parkour Leaps Into Badgemore

Posted by on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 in Cedar Class, Clubs, Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Parkour Leaps Into Badgemore

It is fantastic to see what the pupils what the pupils of the local primary schools in Henley-On-Thames have achieved in the Henley Youth Festival this year. The festival kicked off on Saturday with the fun run where lots of children competed. The following day was The Proms at Shiplake College. After that, the activities have started to move into the schools. On Monday, Badgemore Primary School took part in a sport called parkour. To those who don’t know what parkour is, it is an activity which involves moving rapidly through an area and...

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Determined Runners Impress at HYF 2018 Race

Posted by on Sunday, 11th March, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Sports, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Determined Runners Impress at HYF 2018 Race

What a wonderful morning Badgemore children and parents had at the Henley Youth Festival Race on Saturday morning. All children pushed themselves to the limit and ran exceptionally well. Notable results included Zara and Ernie (both year 1) who came forth and fifth respectively out of 30 in their year 1 and 2 race; Lucas who came second in the year 3 and 4 race and Nicolai who came second in the year 5 and 6 race. One event reminded me who ‘we’ are: This is Badgemore. One of our children struggles to complete his race and the rest...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 7/03/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning 7/03/18

I hope you had a relaxing weekend. The children have been working very hard this week and making excellent progress. We are really proud of them. Home Learning this week: Cover Sheet Present Participles Maths: There are two activities – please choose one. There is a support sheet if you have forgotten how to calculate roman numerals Challenging Roman-Numerals Less Confident – Roman Numeral Hundred square Support Sheet – Roman Numeral Chart        ...

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The Magic of World Book Day

Posted by on Sunday, 4th March, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Magic of World Book Day

  Magic was in the air on World Book Day 2018 as Badgemore School welcomed over 120 new faces for fun and frolics with books. Childen participated in a wide range of book related activities, including reading with parents; writing book reviews; illustrating books and reading to younger peers. These pictures just show some of the fun: The Tin Man These new children just turned up on Thursday morning. We don’t know where Maple class went for the day! Captain Underpants! Bruce Bogtrotter, Little Read Riding Hood, The Demon Dentist and...

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Fun In The Forest

Posted by on Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Fun In The Forest

The camera was passed around today so even the adults were captured. Can you spot Mr Hoskins and Mrs Church. With the pressures of Year 6 SATs and transition to Gillotts, it was wonderful to watch the children just having fun and learning in a different environment. Today, the children were creating natural paint brushes ready for painting with homegrown resources next...

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World Book Day

Posted by on Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and at Badgemore we will all be enjoying the celebrations. Children and staff will be invited to dress up as their favourite classic book characters and there will be prizes for best costumes. Programme For The Day: 9:00 – 9:30 – Read with your child Parents/ guardians/ grandparents join children in the classroom to listen to readers or share their own favourite books. 1:30 – 2:25 – Reading Buddies Children swap classes to read and listen to younger readers. 2:30 –...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 21/02/18

Posted by on Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning 21/02/18

Thank you for finding Cedar Classes Home Learning for this week. Cover-sheet-21.02.18 Hyphenated Adjectives Spelling Words Use the text of ‘Opening The Fridge’ to support your writing: A model text to give you ideas Properties of Shape Investigation Please start this early to avoid a challenging Sunday night.    ...

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Awesome Orcas Adopted

Posted by on Sunday, 18th February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, School | 0 comments

Awesome Orcas Adopted

A big thank you to Diesel , year 5, and his family who have facilitated the adoption of Springer the Orca. Read his story below:   Why my sister and I adopted orcas for our school   Recently I adopted two silverback gorillas named Mugaraka and Chimanuka; my sister also adopted two lions names Sinbad and Achee. They are all rescued,monitered and protected by the Born Free Foundation. We asked our mum if we could adopt an animal for our school as we love to help the animals and wanted to spread how important the Born Free Foundations...

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Cedar Class Half-Term Homework

Posted by on Friday, 9th February, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Half-Term Homework

It’s half-term and despite the short term, your children deserve a break from school (that does not excuse them from tidying their room, setting the table or helping around the house). The half-term half home learning is simply to revise the spelling words from this term and to read, Read, READ! Spelling Revision Words  

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Rowing Across The Atlantic

Posted by on Thursday, 8th February, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Rowing Across The Atlantic

Over 3000 miles, more than 60 days and sometimes rowing for 24 hours non-stop… And he did it because he wanted a challenge. Neither his brother, Dominc, or Crispin were experienced rowers – in fact Dominic had not even rowed at sea before he started the row to the Americas.     As part of the children’s Ocean and Seas topic, we welcomed Crispin Comonte into school today to share stories from his incredible journey across the Atlantic. He gave an insight into the challenges they faced including: hurricanes, sharks...

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How Has Our Children’s Writing Improved So Dramatically?

Posted by on Thursday, 8th February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

How Has Our Children’s Writing Improved So Dramatically?

The expectation from the government on children’s writing has increased significantly in the last few years and we’re pleased to report that the Badgemore children’s writing has improved too. Last year, we achieved our highest  Year 6 writing results ever! How has this been achieved? The improvement revolves around giving the children a purpose for their writing and an audience. This has mainly been achieved through our relationship with The Henley Herald. The Online paper was set-up by Michaela Clarke as a community...

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STOP PRESS: Badgemore’s Community Spirit Recognised

Posted by on Monday, 5th February, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

STOP PRESS: Badgemore’s Community Spirit Recognised

Badgemore’s outdoor learning is often stretching out of the classroom, through the playground, past the forest and into the community. This term, our children have been working with a local ‘Boatique’ to promote business and with the local Food Bank lending our ‘time and muscle.’ It is great that the local newspaper have published articles to promote these initiatives. Badgemore School Children Design Adverts for Local Shop Boatique Badgemore School Donates “Time and Muscle” to Nomad Food...

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Cedar Create Faces In The Forest

Posted by on Monday, 5th February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Cedar Create Faces In The Forest

What a wonderful Forest School session today! I think I spotted every single one of values was being demonstrated as they played and learnt in the woods. There was cooperation, resilience, trust, friendship and even a little bit of tolerance. Enjoy the pictures of Cedar Class children learning...

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Cedar Class Homework 31/01/18

Posted by on Thursday, 1st February, 2018 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 31/01/18

Welcome, This week’s spellings are along the same theme as last week – homophones. These are words  that sound the same but have different meanings. Most of these words are easy to spell however the real challenge this week is to remember each words meaning and how to use them. Please focus on the meaning of the homophones otherwise the time spent learning the words is wasted. Homophones 2 Year 6 – Please carry on with the amazing effort you showed last week as you began to revise for the SATs. We will be collecting the...

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Tim Hoskins