The Value for this term is:
Courage

Cedar Class (Year 5 & 6)

Welcome to Cedar class!

Class Teacher – Mrs Shannon Monks

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Bea Church and Miss Harriet Burton

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

Cedar Class Medium Plan Term 1. 2019-20

Class Newsletter

Cedar Class Newsletter Term 1

Introducing The Badgemore Honey Label Design

Posted by on Sunday, 6th October, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Introducing The Badgemore Honey Label Design

Congratulations to Eleanor in Year 3 who won the label design for Badgemore honey. Eleanor will receive a free jar of honey and obviously will see her design on every jar of Badgemore Honey this year. Harley in year 1 came a close second and wins a free pot of our honey. The honey will go on sale this Friday for £3 a jar. One jar of honey is reserved for each family. Check out Eleanor’s design below: http://www.badgemore.oxon.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/0e351b5b-c252-4cad-be49-46c1137b99ff.mp4...

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Hot Chocolate with The Headteacher

Posted by on Thursday, 12th September, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Hot Chocolate with The Headteacher

Congratulations to this week’s Star Award Winners who enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies with the Headteacher today. This term teachers are looking for children displaying our value of the term, respect, or someone who is demonstrating a growth mindset. Growth mindset is about recognising that we can develop our skills through hard work and resilience. During this process, and in life itself, we often fail and it is during this time when we learn the most. If we do not fail, we are not challenging ourselves enough!

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Come and see the bees!

Posted by on Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple | 0 comments

Come and see the bees!

The bees have been busy all summer collecting the pollen and making honey. Now there are only a few weeks left before the children of Badgemore share some of the delicious honey. The Bee Team have agreed to process the honey at the beginning of October or when the summer finishes and the cooler weather sets in. In the meantime, we would like to invite anyone from our community to visit the hives on Wednesdays from 3:15 until 4pm. Bee suits are provided and we simply ask that boots are worn to protect your feet. Please sign up in the office if...

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Wildlife Photography Competition

Posted by on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Wildlife Photography Competition

  This term, we would like to show off our children’s photography expertise and Badgemore’s beautiful surrounding at The River and Rowing Museum’s exciting wildlife photography competition. We have arranged an afternoon where the children will be going out to snap pictures amongst the nature in our grounds.  In addition, you can photograph wildlife in your garden, in the playground or by the river.  Birds, bugs, worms, leaves, flowers – they can all be included. Photographs will be sent to youth@rrm.co.uk by Friday 12th...

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Our New Approach to Promoting Behaviour and Engagement

Posted by on Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Our New Approach to Promoting Behaviour and Engagement

To find out more following on from our ‘Promoting Engagement and Managing Behaviour’ evening, please click on the link below. If you have any questions about our approach, we would be delighted to meet with you. Promoting Engagement and Managing Behaviour Presentation

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Shakespeare Rocks

Posted by on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 in Cedar, Cedar Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shakespeare Rocks

Dear Cedar Class, You are an incredible group of children that have demonstrated on several occasions that you have the ability to organise fantastic presentations and assemblies. The next step is to take the lead on your own production  

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You have the Right to have an opinion!

Posted by on Thursday, 6th June, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have the Right to have an opinion!

Cedar (and Beech) Class Homework The Big end of year performance is around the corner, but nothing has been decided yet. It is your choice. Click here to access padlet so that you explore the musical options. Once you have heard the songs share your view with the class.  

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Cedar Class Bridges Homework

Posted by on Friday, 31st May, 2019 in Cedar, Cedar Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cedar Class Bridges Homework

Cedar Class Topic Homework Summer Half-Term 2019 ‘Bridging The Divide’   Next term’s topic will be ‘Bridging the Divide’ where we will be learning about structures, including bridges and the process of moving from one place to another. Your homework this half-term is to create something that you think could be related to the topic. This could include: Building a bridge Drawing a bridge Making something to travel across a divide Writing a story about travelling Taking pictures of amazing bridges Explaining how bridges work Share a mind map...

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Community Comes Together to Celebrate Badge Fayre

Posted by on Friday, 31st May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, FOBS, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Community Comes Together to Celebrate Badge Fayre

The May King’s Crown The May Queen’s Crown The term finished with community, courage and captivating entertainment at Badge Fayre. Juan and Caitlin Crowned May King & Queen   Click below on the Henley Standard logo to read their coverage of Badge Fayre:     Thank you everyone for such a great term! Check out this month’s newsletter: Newsletter May...

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Internet Safety Week

Posted by on Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Internet Safety, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Internet Safety Week

Our week of learning about the Internet and how to keep safe culminated today in an community assembly presented (and organised) by the children. Laurel Class (EYFS and Year 1) presented information on what the Internet is shared their pictures: Dakota and Erin shared afterwards that they had learnt that the Internet is more than a billion computers linked together. Lisa, a Laurel Class parent, added that she had not know that the Internet was not owned by anyone and therefore no one monitored it or controlled what was uploaded – scary!...

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No Idling At Badgemore – Update!

Posted by on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

No Idling At Badgemore – Update!

Badgemore have teamed up with Clean Air For Henley on two fronts in the last few weeks: firstly to encourage everyone to walk to school and secondly to reduce idling (of car engines) around our town. UPDATED INFORMATION: Today a Dispatches documentary reports on tests by King’s College London on primary school children in north London who were found to be exposed to nitrogen dioxide pollution 53 per cent higher than the legal limit. More than 50 children at the school wore backpacks for a week containing air pollution monitors. Pupils driven...

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Will You Take The Walk To School Challenge This Week?

Posted by on Saturday, 18th May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Will You Take The Walk To School Challenge This Week?

This week children, parents and staff will be taking up the 5 Day Walk To School Challenge to raise awareness of pollution and promote well-being. There will be lots of incentives such as stickers, team points and badges for all those children who participate on at least one day. If your journey requires the use of a car, try parking away from school and walking for the last few minutes of your journey. Here are some reasons why walking (or cycling) to school is a great idea: Health Soaring rates of childhood obesity and illnesses such as...

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Please Support Our Children’s Digital Future!

Posted by on Thursday, 16th May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, FOBS, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Please Support Our Children’s Digital Future!

Digital learning is a resource we want to continue developing at Badgemore Primary School to fully equip our children for their future. This is a major focus for our school in the next two years and we are keen for investment to support this project. We intend for our children to become expert explorers in the many and varied ways that digital technology can offer. We want to use it to broaden horizons, expand knowledge and facilitate communication with the wider world. Through your support, we can help our pupils to become the digital...

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Congratulations to Sequoia Team!

Posted by on Friday, 10th May, 2019 in Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Congratulations to Sequoia Team!

An epic effort by Sequoia Team meant that they won the Team Point Challenge last term. As a result, they enjoyed an afternoon of treats and technology. Well to all the team. Sebastian, the Team Captain said,” It’s great to be having this treat. They have all worked really hard towards this. We hope to win this term too!” “This is so awesome!” chipped in Isla, year 4. Gracie-Mae, from reception class, said,”I love Sequoia!” Thoroughly deserved Sequoia! Treats and Technology Sequoia enjoying their...

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Cedar Class Homework

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Cedar Class Homework

This week’s Cedar Class Homework Spelling words containing the grapheme -struct- Fractions Questions

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Year 5 Homework

Posted by on Sunday, 28th April, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

This week’s Maths homework: graphing_characters Easter egg graphing_characters graphing_characters_single easter egg Spelling homework hyphenated word list 5.

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

This week, we have been completing assessments. We are very proud of the children’s effort and resilience. Well done! Spellings – suffix ‘-tic’ Grammar and Maths Homework

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Reading – Everyone in Cedar Class is expected to read each night – this is one of the fundamental ways to improve at school. Reading is so important Spellings – Different Types Of Adverbs Year 5 Homework Grammar Focus – Who knew that adverbs might not end in -ly? Choose one level and identify the adverbs Identifying an Adverb in a Sentence – Medium Identifying an Adverb in a Sentence – Easier Identifying an Adverb in a Sentence – Harder Literacy Homework Please write a review of the Take 3 workshop...

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Warning: Fight (or is it?)

Posted by on Monday, 11th March, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Warning: Fight (or is it?)

Badgemore’s journalists of the future Read Badgemore’s year 5’s reviews of Take 3 Sooo fun! At the beginning, I didn’t feel very enthusiastic about Take 3. I’m one of those people that actually ENJOYS work😳😳! We firstly sat on the bench after lunch break and were told not to muck around (like I would ever) and it would be dangerous if we actually hit each other. I promised Maggie that I wouldn’t smack her in the face or I would give her a pet seal. After that, Tyler told us to get in to partners. I chose Maggie because I...

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A Snapping Time

Posted by on Sunday, 10th March, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

A Snapping Time

On Thursday 7th March 2019, a class of 27 pupils from Badgemore Primary School, Henley-on-Thames, paired up with Kathryn Fell from Kathryn Fell Photography to have a snapping morning of professional photo-taking. Caitlin, 11, said ‘Kathryn took us outside to bond with nature. We took some cool snaps in amongst the outside world.’ Badgemore would like to say a huge thank you to Kathryn for sharing her skills with them and hopefully inspiring them to become photographers in the future! Report by Caitlin and Summer, Badgemore School....

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Read Our Head Girl’s Entry

Posted by on Thursday, 7th March, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Read Our Head Girl’s Entry

We are so proud of Freja’s entry for BBC Radio 2’s Writing Competition that we wanted to share it with our whole community. The Battle of Edgehill: The Terror It was the frigid night of the Battle of Edgehill.  The battle had lasted for sixteen tedious hours, and the puritan Earl of Essex’s troops were nearing our camp as rapid as lightning.  I had been maimed by a Roundhead; shot in the leg with a musket, to be definite.  My clothes had been stained for evermore by the heinous blood that had trickled like a river of rubies down...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Spellings: shion and cian words Year 6 homework: Please use the SATs buster books given out this weekto begin your revision. We have got the answer booklet at school which can be photocopied for children to check their answers Year 5 homework: We have started to look at developing a growth mindset this week and we would like the year 5 children to produce posters to encourage that we all develop a growth mindset. See the presentation for more information – Growth-mindset-vs-fixed-mindset...

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We Are Young Climate Warriors

Posted by on Friday, 22nd February, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

We Are Young Climate Warriors

Just before half-term, the children agreed that something needed to be done about climate change on our planet… Hold on what is climate change? Climate change (or global warming), is the process of our planet heating up. It means big things for people and wildlife around the globe – especially the poorest people who have done least to cause climate change Weather will become more extreme and unpredictable Things like more rainfall and storms, more droughts and forest fires, shrinking sea ice and rising sea levels. The earth has...

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Making Connections with the Chinese Dragons

Posted by on Thursday, 14th February, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Making Connections with the Chinese Dragons

This week, we have been bringing our Chinese New Year Dragons to life. Lights, buzzers and even motors have been added to make some amazing creatures. Enjoy looking through the pictures and come see our dragon display in school. This amazing dragon is still available to see on the wow wall Abi takes care to ensure all connections are correctly made. Juan and Isaac are delighted as their dragon lights up. Wow! It works. David and Leo whip up a storm with their rotating dragon tongue Imogen’s conductive dragon Seb lights up with his...

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Whole School Half-Term Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Classes, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Whole School Half-Term Homework

We have planned two exciting half-term homeworks: The Extreme Reading Challenge and the ‘Dream’ Creation Click here for a printable version of the whole school homework Extreme Reading Challenge Do you love to read in weird and wonderful places? We want to share these in pictures with the school. Please get a picture taken of you reading in a weird or wonderful place and bring it into school for the Monday after half-term. ‘Dream’ Creation This year the Henley Youth Festival’s theme is Dreams. We would like you to make...

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Cedar Class Homework 6/02/19 and SATs Presentation

Posted by on Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 6/02/19 and SATs Presentation

Thank you to all the parents who came to the SATs evening meeting on Tuesday. We would like to recommend that you purchase the SATs Buster books from the school office. Badgemore get a discount so that each book is £1.75 instead of £3.75. I believe the total is approximately £14.00 for the complete set.   Below is the presentation from the SATs presentation: 2019 KS2 SATs practice Cedar Class Homework: We will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Friday and would everyone to complete their dragons ready for Friday morning. Year 6 English...

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联合世界 – World In Union

Posted by on Friday, 1st February, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

联合世界 – World In Union

Today, the world seemed a smaller place. Two classes that live and learn over 8ooo km apart, today lived and learnt side-by-side. I have no doubt that today’s meetings will have a life-long impact on the children of both Badgemore and Xi’an Primary Schools.  The children modelled an amazing prejudice-free approach and realised that regardless of where we live or the colour of our skin or the language we speak, we are all human beings sharing one planet. Friendships were formed Playing together Sharing mathematical methods Learning...

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Learning Activities for Today’s Snow Day

Posted by on Friday, 1st February, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Learning Activities for Today’s Snow Day

Today, Badgemore Primary School is closed due to the volume of snow that has fallen overnight. Here are the learning activities set for each class: EYFS 1.Maths Please can your child draw a picture of the objects that they can find around the house that are the same as a cylinder, a cube, a cuboid, a sphere and a pyramid. They need to carefully label their drawing and try to count the number of sides and edges. Writing Please can your child draw a picture of something they do on their exciting snow day. They then need to try to label it-...

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Mr Hoskins Wins Community Champion Award

Posted by on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Mr Hoskins Wins Community Champion Award

Mr Hoskins standing with the other Community Champions Two of the three members of the Badgemore community who were nominated as community Champions: Mr Ahmad and Mr Hoskins Pat Sly – the third member of the Badgemore Community nominated for a Community Champion Award Mr Hoskins walking to collect his award Mr Hoskins’ parents who came for moral support Last Friday brought a party like no other as Henley’s community stars were honoured at the first ever Henley Herald Community Champion Awards. Many of the town’s familiar and most...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Posted by on Friday, 25th January, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Celebrating Chinese New Year

On 5th February, it is the Chinese New Year. To celebrate this big event Oliver, who is also celebrating his birthday, has very kindly given out ‘Lucky Red Envelopes’ to all the children in Cedar Class. Thank you Oliver and Gong xi fa cai!  

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Chinese Visitors Coming to Celebrate The New Year

Posted by on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Chinese Visitors Coming to Celebrate The New Year

Next week, children and teachers from ‘Primary School attached to Shaanxi Normal University’ in Xi’an, China will be visiting Badgemore to help us celebrate The Chinese New Year. This will be an amazing opportunity for the children to meet and learn with peers from a completely different culture. In class, the children have been learning some basic Mandarin sayings and we hope to make our visitors feel welcome as we share languages, hobbies and play. Here are some pictures showing our friends’ school in Xi’an and...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

Next week, we have our Chinese friends joining us from ‘Primary School Attached to Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an’. So in preparation for the visit, please research one aspect of the city of Xi’an, China. You could focus on their sports teams, famous sites, famous people or popular foods. Your research could be presented as a poster, Powerpoint, report or something more creative. The aim is to develop a greater understanding of our visitors before they arrive. Spelling – Each child has selected their own words...

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It’s… Snow Time!

Posted by on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

It’s… Snow Time!

We love snow at Badgemore – especially learning in it! There were plenty examples of co-operation, resilience and thoughtfulness shown today by the Badgemore community. Have a look through the pictures and see who you can spot in the...

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Team Badgemore Shine at Indoor Athletics

Posted by on Sunday, 20th January, 2019 in Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Team Badgemore Shine at Indoor Athletics

On Friday 18th January 2019, Badgemore Primary School’s Cedar Class competed in an athletics competition. The competition, which was held at Maiden Early Chiltern Edge School, was between eight primary schools predominantly located in Henley-On-Thames. Impressively, Badgemore left in triump while carrying away sixth place. All the children demonstrated great values and set an example for the rival competitors. “What made this event so great is that every child competed. No one was left out.” A quote from Poppy, one of the competitors. Written...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

I broke the photocopier twice this morning so homework was not given out today. Someone more technical than me will do it tomorrow and it will be given in the afternoon. For now, here it is in digital form:   – Please read actively at least 5 times a week       – Each child has selected their own words this week which will be peer assessed on Monday     Homophones and Modal Verb Practice – Click Here Grammar Cards – This is a homework that will last for several weeks Grammar terminology is...

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A Lesson In Grammar -Part 1

Posted by on Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

A Lesson In Grammar -Part 1

Grammar terminology is becoming an important part of the curriculum in Key Stage 2 so we have created a useful tool to aid self-learning. Gillotts School have been using the technique for several years now and have supported us in the development. On the following powerpoint slide show you will find The Grammar revision cards (1).   Instructions for printing revision cards: 1. Download as a powerpoint: • Click on the document in Google Classroom. • In the preview that appears, select ‘More actions’ from the options in the top right and...

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Cedar Homework Week 1

Posted by on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Happy New Year or  新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) This week’s homework: Reading This is the most important homework each week. It is essential that every child reads for at least 30 minutes 5 nights a week. Spellings – Homophones Homophones Spelling words Literacy We have been looking at homophones, synonyms and antonyms in class. Attached is a task to revise these terms. Homophone/ Synonym/ Antonym Homophones/ Antonyms/ Synonyms 2 Homophone (homo- meaning ‘same’ and phone- meaning ‘sound’) – Two words that...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Friday, 4th January, 2019 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

Next term, Cedar Class will be learning about the Chinese New Year. Your homework is to create something of your choice related to the topic. Suggested ideas: Research traditions about the Chinese New YearBuild something out of recycled materials/ lego/ craft resources that represents the Chinese New YearWrite a story linked to the eventDraw a beautiful picture linked to the event Or something else equally as creative. Just be your usual amazing selves!

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It’s A Baby!

Posted by on Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 in Acorn Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel | 0 comments

It’s A Baby!

It is one of the best Christmas performance ever agreed the audiences this week as Laurel Class amazed with their confidence and charm as they shared the Christmas story.  “The children have been working very hard and I am very proud of their dedication. It was great to see the children having fun performing to so many adults and children throughout the week,” shared Mrs Greenwood, the Laurel Class teacher.  “I’m so proud of Isaac, Diesel and Lucas (Year 5 and 6) who set-up and ran the lighting rigs for all the...

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Choir Delight at the Over 60’s Club

Posted by on Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class | 0 comments

Choir  Delight at the Over 60’s Club

Being a member of Over 60s Club in Henley has lots of benefits particularly at Christmas time with members being invited to lots of Christmas events. This week at the club, members were treated to a Christmas recital by Badgemore School choir. The children sang Christmas carols and songs which included Away in Manager, Silent Night, Christmas Calypso, Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bells and the audience were encouraged to sing along too. Choir Leader Miss Burton and pupil Rose Perisce-Burrell sang the opening verse to Once in Royal David City...

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Badgemore and Shiplake College Team Up for Save The Children

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

Badgemore and Shiplake College Team Up for Save The Children

FrejaHarryPoppyOscarMr Bayley explaining how the children would build their decorationsFeliz Navidad – Merry ChristmasOscar using the laser cutterMaggie starts sawing for her Christmas decorationPoppy operating the pillar drill Children from Badgemore Primary took over the Design and Technology workshops at Shiplake College to  produce Christmas decorations which will be sold to raise money for Save The Children. When Tom Bayley – one of the DT teachers at Shiplake College – heard of the Badgemore...

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Sometimes we all just need a little Forest School

Posted by on Thursday, 6th December, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors | 0 comments

Sometimes we all just need a little Forest School

It’s nearly Christmas and yet our classrooms are just getting more hectic as we prepare for the festive season. The best solution has and always will be FOREST SCHOOL so that is where we headed this afternoon. The children enjoyed making Christmas wreaths using fallen willow branches and lavender. Afterwards some co-operated to build dens whilst others enjoyed exercising amongst the trees....

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Choir Dazzle At Town Hall

Posted by on Thursday, 6th December, 2018 in Cedar Class, Clubs, Featured | 0 comments

Choir Dazzle At Town Hall

In Henley-on-Thames’ town hall, the Badgemore choir joined three other local primary schools to sing carols in honour of Jesus’ birth. It was a very eventful evening with lots of prayers and inspirational speeches. One story particularly moved the congregation and that involved a foster child being moved between eight different homes. Badgemore choir sang seven songs which were warmly received by the people of Henley. Harry, a member of the Badgemore choir,  said, “It was a very heart-warming evening. Receiving the...

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Can We Make a Make a Difference? Saving On Packaging

Posted by on Sunday, 2nd December, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Can We Make a Make a Difference? Saving On Packaging

Through our discussions, we noticed that there is a lot of unnecessary packaging on most food items that we buy from shops. All of us recognised that one product that has both cardboard and plastic wrapping is shop-bought pizza. We proposed that we could make home-made pizza without any packaging. On Friday, we had a trial run of pizza making to identify any problems and ways to improve. Below are the pictures of our work. Areas to improve when we make pizzas to take for our family’s evening meal: – ensure the base is fully cooked...

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A Successful Plastic-Free Lunch Day

Posted by on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Classes, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

A Successful Plastic-Free Lunch Day

We made a difference to our environment- we had no waste going to the landfill today! Thank you for all your efforts As part of our topic, ‘Can We Make A Difference?’ we held a Plastic-Free Lunch Day today. A plastic-free lunch is a lunchbox where no plastic has been used to wrap the food. We suggest that a lunchbox with compartments or greaseproof paper is used instead. Update: The benefits to a plastic-free lunchbox is a reduction in the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Plastic takes up to 1,000 years to decompose. Each child will...

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Can We Make A Difference? Food Waste

Posted by on Saturday, 24th November, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

Can We Make A Difference? Food Waste

The children asked if there could be a food waste bin in the hall as we throw away lots and lots of food into the general waste every single day! Our lovely Mrs Casserley (Bursar Extraordinaire) has responded to the children with: “I have asked Grundon to prepare documentation for a weekly food waste collection.  The cost will be £7.75 per week which works out cheaper than the surcharge we are currently paying for overweight waste bin.  Pupils will need to scrape their food into a specific food waste only bin in the hall and the...

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Can We Make A Difference? The Litter Pick

Posted by on Friday, 23rd November, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Can We Make A Difference?  The Litter Pick

The children of Cedar Class have proposed 5 environmentally-friendly  projects to ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE’ in our local community. Project 1: The Litter Pick  With the support of Mr Weston, the children organised and ran a litter pick in our local park and around the school. Lucas reported that they had found a whole bag of rubbish from the playground and 5 bags from the local park. Thank you to our wonderful parents for your support today. We have already learnt that plastic takes between 250 and 500 years to decompose – what...

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Cedar Class Homework – Week 4

Posted by on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework – Week 4

Reading – Please keep up the reading. Reading diaries will be checked this Friday and we are desperate to hand out some more FREE books   Spellings – Please learn the next 20 words from the year 5 and 6 or year 3 and 4 spellings list for a test on Monday afternoon T 2.4 – spelling words   Topic – A more general homework related to being environmentally friendly has been asked for this week. When you have finished this task, ask yourself two questions: Have I learnt anything? Am I proud of my effort? If your answer if yes to...

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Cedar Class Homework

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

Cedar Class Homework

Thank you for visiting our web-page and finding the homework online. Reading is always important: please continue to read every night. Reading can be hard work, but when you find a book that you love you will struggle to put it down. Never stop looking for a wonderful book. Topic – The great children of Cedar Class will be organising a plastic-free pack lunch day within the next two weeks as part of our ‘Can We Make A Difference’ project?’ This will not be organised by the adults, but by you, the children of Cedar...

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Cedar Class Hit The Headlines

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

Cedar Class Hit The Headlines

After our successful heart exploration with The Heart Academy, the Henley Herald have shared the story with its 10,000 readers. Thank you again Heart Academy for sharing this opportunity with us. Badgemore Pupils Learn About the Heart Using New Virtual Reality...

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A Busy Badgemore Afternoon

Posted by on Sunday, 11th November, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

A Busy Badgemore Afternoon

What a wonderful afternoon at school on Friday where all the children were engaged in some awesome activities. Laurel class were building exploding volcanoes; Maple Class created their own Chocolate Factories; Beech Class were scouring the forest for plastic and Cedar were using virtual reality to explore the heart. Laurel Class watching their own volcanic creation erupt You must watch this video – The Explosion! Maple Class and the Chocolate Factories Look closely to find out the name of the designer. Beech Class do their part...

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Let’s Make a Difference Homework

Posted by on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors | 0 comments

Let’s Make a Difference Homework

We are having a fantastic week with Clean Air For Henley visiting today and Heart Research UK joining us on Friday. All the children are excited about the virtual reality headsets which we will be using to explore the heart. Spelling this week: ‘ie’ and ‘ei’ Weeks 2 spellings Topic: Our topic this term could be amazing, but only if we really take a lead and ‘Make A Difference.’ We have seen what Clean Air For Henley are trying to do – we need to identify a problem and work to looking for solutions and...

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Spooky Evening In The Forest

Posted by on Friday, 2nd November, 2018 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, FOBS, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Spooky Evening In The Forest

We love Forest School and Outdoor Learning, but our Spooky Evening In The Forest has taken this fun to a new level. The children had great loved creeping through the scary forest and roasting marshmallows over the bonfire. Thank you to our new Friends’ Of Badgemore Team for organising such a fun...

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Great Badgemore’s Bake Off

Posted by on Friday, 2nd November, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Great Badgemore’s Bake Off

The Crazy Cooking Show Authors: Summer, Caitlin and Poppy Last week on Thursday, we had an amazing time learning how to cook and eat healthily. We all learnt to eat breakfast everyday. Also we learnt that when you have toast, you should have brown bread rather than white because it has more fibre. Later the Green and Orange Teams went head-to-head in a cooking competition. When they opened their mystery boxes, they found some interesting ingredients. The Green Team decided to make an Indian curry and salmon dish. Whilst the Orange Team choose...

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Recipe For Tandoori Spiced Salmon and also Parmesan Chicken

Posted by on Thursday, 1st November, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Recipe For Tandoori Spiced Salmon and also Parmesan Chicken

 Tandoori Spiced Salmon with Pilau Rice and Bombay Saag Aloo INGREDIENTS: Fresh Salmon Fillets – 4 Natural Yoghurt – 4tbls Curry Powder – 2tsp Paprika – 1tsp Lemon – 1 Easy Cooked Long Grain Rice – 200g (cooked weight) Turmeric – 1tsp Spinach Leaf – 100g Cooked New Potatoes – 200g Garlic clove – finely chopped Fresh Ginger 1tblsp finely chopped Small Onion – 1 (finely diced) Red Pepper – 1 (large diced) Vegetable Oil – 1tbls Fresh Coriander – 20g   Method: In a large bowl place the yoghurt, 1 tsp curry powder, paprika and lemon juice...

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Recipe For Twice Cooked Parmesan Chicken

Posted by on Thursday, 1st November, 2018 in Beech Class, Cedar Class | 0 comments

Recipe For Twice Cooked Parmesan Chicken

  Twice Cooked Parmesan Chicken on a bed of Spring Onion Pasta served with a Chunky Tomato and Basil Sauce   INGREDIENTS Chicken Fillets – 400g Chunky Diced Fresh Tomatoes – 2 Fresh Basil – 10 leaves Finely Chopped Fresh Garlic – 2 cloves Fine Diced Spanish Onions – 1 large Vegetable Oil – 50ml Black Pepper – 2 pinches Parmesan Cheese – 3tbls Pre Cooked Pasta Shells – 200g Chopped Tomatoes Tinned – 400g Sliced Yellow Pepper – 1 Sliced Spring Onions – 60g Sour Cream – 50 ml   Method Heat half the oil in a wok or saucepan, add...

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Cedar Class Homework – Halloween

Posted by on Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework – Halloween

This week, we are looking at the length of time that our rubbish takes to decompose. How long will that piece of rubbish you threw in the bin still be lying in a landfill? Cedar Class Homework 31.10.18

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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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Tim Hoskins