The Value for this term is:
Resilience

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

Cedar Medium Term Plan Term 3 2018-19

Cedar Medium Term Plan Term 4 2018-19

Class Newsletters

Cedar Class Autumn 1 T1 Newsletter 2018

Cedar Class Autumn T2 Newsletter 2018

Cedar Class Term 3 Newsletter 2019

Cedar Class Spring T4 Newsletter 2019

 

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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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 development.

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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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