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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

Cedar Planning Term 1 2017-18

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Class Newsletters

Cedar Class News Term 1 – 2017

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A message from Santa

Posted by on Friday, 15th December, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, School | 0 comments

A message from Santa

Dear Children of Badgemore School, I have been watching you for a very long time and I know you are very keen for me to visit. Rudolf and the gang are getting older and are now struggling with their eyesight. Fortunately, the lovely elves in Cedar Class have created some magical food to help my reindeer find their way to your home . It is being sold on Tuesday 19th December at the Carols Around The Christmas Tree – get it before it runs out. If you do manage to get some please could you do me a favour and sprinkle some wonderful...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Monday, 4th December, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

Dear Cedar Class, All of Cedar Class’ homework can be found below, but it is also always given out in paper form on a Wednesday afternoon. There is always extra printed off so if you misplace the first sheet you can retrieve a second sheet from the drawer. Spelling Homework: Spelling Words – tive Literacy Homework (Choose one):  Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2 Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2 Maths Homework: Choose one of the following coordinates tasks- You will need to collect a grid from school or...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 29/11/17

Posted by on Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning 29/11/17

This week, we are focussing on grammar and punctuation. There are some concepts in the tasks that some children will not have met yet – grab this opportunity to research new areas for yourself. For example, modal verbs – these are well-known words but most have not heard them described as modal verbs. Type the words modal verbs into a search engine and learn something new today! scientific word list Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1 Remember those children who have read at...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

Thank you for finding me. I’ve been hanging out here all by myself and it is great to see you. Enjoy your tasks – I’m keen to see what science projects you explore! Cover Sheet 22.11.17 Spellings: hyphenated word

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Felt Making

Posted by on Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Felt Making

Cedar Class having been exploring traditional methods of how clothing was made. Jane Wimshurst kindly came in to work with the children. The children started with floss, stretched this out then introduced more colors to replicate a sub-aquatic scene. Finally soap and warm water was added to shrink and matt the materials together. We are keen to show off our wonderful designs and will be holding an exhibition before...

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Fabulous Fun Investigating Friction

Posted by on Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured | 0 comments

Fabulous Fun Investigating Friction

At Badgemore, we always try to make learning fun so when the children suggested using some weird and wonderful substance for our friction investigation we had to say yes! Driving karts through baked beans will certainly mean that the children remember the investigation for a long time to come. The investigation has now (baked) bean completed and results will be explored tomorrow. Here are some pictures of the children learning through serious play:   Preparing the road The baked bean road Introducing Zara – she doesn’t like...

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Whole School Homework – Bees

Posted by on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Homework, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Whole School Homework – Bees

  Whole School Homework 15.11.17 The Honey Bees Have Arrived (Finally) The bees have moved into their new home at the end of our school field. They will bee very quiet over the winter, but start to get buzzy collecting pollen in the spring. This week, to celebrate the arrival of our own honey bees we would like to create a whole school display about bees. The display will be located in the school reception area so that it is visible for all visitors to enjoy.   Please choose one of the following projects to complete at home and...

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Remembrance Day Poetry

Posted by on Thursday, 9th November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Remembrance Day Poetry

Armistice took place nearly 100 years ago at 11am on 11th November 1918. It is hard for children nowadays to really comprehend the impact those courageous people had on their lives today. Here the children have composed poems in Remembrance. I Don’t Know What do I think? How do I feel? Why do I live?   What about the fallen?   What did they think? How did they feel? Why do they no longer live…?   I don’t know… I just remember…   By Clara Colour Version of ‘I Don’t Know’   I refuse… I refuse to shoot again, I refuse to...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework

Homework for this week follows:they’re (they are) This week’s cover sheet Creatures of North America ible and ibly words Homework can be emailed back to me on thos2341@badgemore.oxon.sch.uk   Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication....

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Badgemore’s Tag Rugby Teams announced

Posted by on Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Clubs, Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Badgemore’s Tag Rugby Teams announced

Badgemore’s Tag Rugby Team for the upcoming tournament held at Gillotts on Friday 24th Nov 2017 (1-3pm). We look forward to seeing you there!   Year 3/4 Team Lucas (Captain) Poppy (Vice-Captain) Maggie Isla James H James M Summer Viola Sara Dominic Reserves: Dyllon, Alana, Hugo   Year 5/6 Team Nicolai (Captain) Ines (Vice-Captain) Zara Juan Shannon Riley Isaac Harry Rose Sebastian Reserves: Cody and Nicky    ...

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Skype-ing The Americas

Posted by on Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Skype-ing The Americas

Beech and Cedar Class’s topics this term is ‘The Americas.’ So we thought the best way to develop a better understanding of this huge topic was to talk to people who live in North and South America. We started this with a Skype call to Peru yesterday and spoke to our favourite ex-teacher, Mrs Rowlinson. We learnt lots about schools, food and their son. Here are a few photos: The markets on the streets of Lima Mrs and Mr Rowlinson at Machu Pichu Mr and Mrs Rowlinson and their beautiful son,...

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Cedar Class Homework 31/10/17

Posted by on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Homework 31/10/17

Homework for this week: Cover letter –This week’s homework for Cedar Class The spelling lists – -able and -ably spelling...

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Recommended Books For Our Children

Posted by on Thursday, 19th October, 2017 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Classes, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Recommended Books For Our Children

  It is a challenge to find the right book for our children so we have attached a list of recommended books for each level. Reading is one of the most important skills to develop to succeed at school – Happy Reading. Recommended Reads For Badgemore’s Children...

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Half Term Bumper Spelling

Posted by on Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Half Term Bumper Spelling

  Please click on the link below to see the words to revise for the BUMPER spelling test on Tuesday 31st October. All 50 words will be in the test. Bumper Spelling List...

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Whole School Half-Term Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Whole School Half-Term Homework

The Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition 2017 The Town Mayor, Councillor Miss Kellie Hinton is involving all local primary school children in the design of her official annual Christmas card this year by inviting you to enter her Christmas card competition.   This year, the Mayor has decided on “Christmas Around the World” as a theme and is looking forward to receiving this year’s designs.  As well as having their design printed as the Mayor’s official Christmas card, the winner will also be invited to switch on the lights on the large...

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This Week’s Home Learning – 11/10/17

Posted by on Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

This Week’s Home Learning – 11/10/17

What is your home learning this week? Click here:cover-sheet-11.10.17 (1) Spelling words -ant and -ent words Below are the kind of times table test we use in class: Two Times Table 2x Table 0 x 2 = . 9 x 2 = . 6 x 2 = . 20 ÷ 2 = . 16 ÷ 2 = . 6 ÷ 2 = . 10 ÷ 2 = . 11 x 2 = . 5 x 2 = . 12 x 2 = . 4 x 2 = . 2 x 2 = . 10 x 2 = . 22 ÷ 2 = . 1 x 2 = . 7 x 2 = . 8 ÷ 2 = . 24 ÷ 2 = . 8 x 2 = . 3 x 2 = . 4 ÷ 2 = . 18 ÷ 2 = . 2 ÷ 2 = . 14 ÷ 2 = . 12 ÷ 2 = .   5x Table 1 x 5 = 5 x 5 = 11 x 5 = 10 x 5 = 55 ÷ 5 = 0 x 5 = 3 x 5 = 7 x 5 = 25 ÷ 5 = 50 ÷...

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Cedar and Holly on the Catwalk

Posted by on Thursday, 5th October, 2017 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Cedar and Holly on the Catwalk

World Famous Author, Holly Smale, met Cedar and Beech Class at the Henley Literary Festival. “Totally inspirational!” said Ines, age 11, after she listened to Holly talk about overcoming bullying at school and how she used the adverserity to spark her writing career. Below is the link to Ines’ article that she wrote for the Geek Girl Author Moved Me By How She Has Overcome Problems...

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Cedar Class Home Learning

Posted by on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning

Cover letter: This week’s homework Book Review Template: film review template T1.5 Spelling...

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Cedar’s Crazy Cosmetics

Posted by on Monday, 18th September, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Cedar’s Crazy Cosmetics

Did you know that the Indus Valley civilisation, which was around 8,000 years ago, used lipstick to make themselves look beautiful? When Cedar Class discovered this fact, the first thought was obviously, ‘How did they make their lipstick?’ Never to be a class that shies away from a challenge, the cosmetically-minded children from Cedar spend the weekend concocting make-up from natural resources. The beauty saloon opened at 2pm and the initial results were stunning – worthy of the New York Fashion Show. Later results were...

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Meghan’s Poem

Posted by on Sunday, 17th September, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Meghan’s Poem

The Tortoise A Tortoise lives next to us with its great big and bumpy shell. It crawls in through the garden gate, it makes us all unwell. When we have a shower, he’s always in there first, Nothing else is worse than the big and giant tortoise!   We have a tortoise living next to us, the mean and greedy thing, he ate all our cabbages and once our garden swing. He paces at midnight shouting, waking us all up, the mean and greedy tortoise, waking us all up!   We have a tortoise living next next to us, he’s such a murderous...

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Leavers’ Assembly

Posted by on Thursday, 20th July, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

As another wonderful year comes, we say goodbye to an epic group of year 6 children. Here are some crazy photos to celebrate their time with us. We will miss you Year 6! Leavers’ Assembly Presentation

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Homework – Learn the Lyrics

Posted by on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Homework – Learn the Lyrics

For your homework this week, please learn the words to the songs ‘When I grow up’ and ‘We will rock you.’ The songs are on the school website under Cedar Class. When I grow up and We will rock you   Spelling Homework – Prefixes   Spelling words T6.1

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Broadway Songs to Practice For Badgefest (Cedar Class)

Posted by on Thursday, 25th May, 2017 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Badgefest is taking place on 14th – 15th July and these are the songs we hope to sing, please use these videos to practice the...

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Picasso Exhibition Receives Mixed Reviews

Posted by on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

Picasso Exhibition Receives Mixed Reviews

What a privilege it is to live in Henley-on-Thames when we have so many amazing opportunities on our door step. Cedar Class skipped down to the Old Fire Station to view some Picasso Pochoir Prints. This is a stencil technique that has been used by many famous artists to recreate their original paintings in a new, original style. Picasso, himself, signed each of the prints. What do you think our children were saying as they took in the famous...

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May King and Queen Announced

Posted by on Friday, 19th May, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

May King and Queen Announced

May Day will be taking place at Badgemore Primary School on Friday 26th May. Today the May King and Queen were announced following presentations: your May King and Queen will be Archie  and Tia . Click to view Archie’s entertaining presentation – May King Presentation – Archie’s speech                         Tia’s winning speech: Hello People of Badgemore, I have always loved Maypole dancing and dreamed of becoming May Queen ever since I can remember. I...

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Cedar Class Home Learning

Posted by on Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Cedar Class Home Learning

Here is the covering letter to explain what the home learning task is for this week: Week 4 Cover sheet 17.05.1 Here are the Mercury and Venus spelling words for this week T5.4

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SATs Week is Over!

Posted by on Friday, 12th May, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

SATs Week is Over!

We are all really proud of the effort and perseverance shown by our Year 6 children during this year as they prepared for SATs. But now SATS Week is over, it’s time to relax and have some fun! Well done to all of the Year 6 children! Here are a collection of photos snapped as we enjoyed a session playing in the park. Some of them will definitely be featuring in the annual Year 6 leaver’s assembly....

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Can We Grow Our Own Food?

Posted by on Friday, 12th May, 2017 in Beech Class, Cedar Class, Classes, Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can We Grow Our Own Food?

Thank you for all the kind donations: the whole school loved our planting day, learnt lots and are looking forward to watching these plants grow. Please come and see how the flowers, vegetables and herbs are growing.   Ella-Louise’s great effort with Maple Class. Abi recycling water Cedar Class so tired after SATs, they need to sit down! A proud group of boys. Michael nearly made us cry with his amazing effort! Care and attention by our Year 6 girls. Man at Work! Marvellous Maple Class Moss Removers. A Great Badgemore Team Effort...

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All ages love Forest School!

Posted by on Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

All ages love Forest School!

Forest School is taking place on Tuesday afternoons in Cedar Class this term, here are just some of the pictures from today’s task – building miniature dens.   Dulcie, Tia and Michael sharing their great effort with Mrs Robinson. A hammock suitable for a king…a tiny king!   A thatched cottage This home comes with creature comforts to suit an...

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Cedar Class Homework

Posted by on Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The workload is very intense and dry as the children prepare for SATs this week, so I have deliberately tried to make the main activity practical – enjoy creating your miniature dens: Homework cover sheet:         cover sheet 26.04.17 Spelling words for Mercury and Venus:         T 5.1

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A Great Insight to School Life Next Year

Posted by on Monday, 24th April, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured | 0 comments

Cedar Class were joined by our former Head Girl and current Year 7 Gillotts’ pupil today, Daisy, to learn what life at Gillotts is really like. It was great to see her familiar enthusiasm and confidence in front of 30 primary school children as she answered an array of questions. Information ranged from the type of lessons taught to how to survive your first day and even included how to avoid detentions (it should be pointed out that Daisy has not had a detention…yet!) Daisy recognised that Gillotts was different, scary at first,...

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Homework – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Posted by on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Homework – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

  This week’s cover letter: Cedar Class’ homework – 22.03.17   This week’s spelling lists: Present Progressive...

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From Class Text To Class Film

Posted by on Sunday, 19th March, 2017 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

From Class Text To Class Film

Pupils of Badgemore Primary School went to an exciting workshop in Henley this week. Why? Because of the Henley Youth Festival. If I had to rate the workshop from one to ten, I would definitely rate it ten and I will tell why! The pupils of Badgemore have been studying a class text called Thog’s Journey and it was this story that was animated. There were owls, wolves, trees and bees that came to life in the scenes. The children had to draw, colour and cut out all the pictures. It was amazing to see all the team work in the class and I thought...

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The Henley Youth Festival Starts with ‘A Dream’

Posted by on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 in Cedar Class, Classes, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Henley Youth Festival Starts with ‘A Dream’

Congratulations to Zara for having her news article about the production of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ published in the Henley Herald, read below for further details: Children Gather for a Midsummer’s Night...

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Whole School Henley Youth Festival Homework

Posted by on Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Classes | 0 comments

  It competition time and this year the whole school will be entering the Henley Youth Festival Art and Writing competitions. Whole school HYF Homework Writing Competition entry forms and extra details: https://media.wix.com/ugd/2ccb0e_2996fc2ed2464f198dfd4915c15f97df.pdf Art Competition entry forms and extra...

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Cedar Class Homework 2/2/17

Posted by on Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Thank you for using this to explore the homework further. You will notice today that the answers accompany both the maths and literacy homework. cover sheet 2.2.17 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1 Fraction Maze Week 5 -ence...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 25/01/17

Posted by on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework | 0 comments

Please find below this week’s home learning activities. All activities will also be accompanied by paper versions cover sheet 24.1.17. Spelling -ance words Class text: Thog’s journey SATs Angle...

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Cedar Class Home Learning 18/01/17

Posted by on Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 in Cedar Class, Homework, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We had a great response last week, with every child completing the home learning tasks. Spelling results were up too! Below is this weeks home learning. From personal experience last weekend, I would recommend that home learning is started before Sunday evening to avoid tears and the repeated slamming of doors. cover sheet 18.1.17 More Confident – Identifying angles in parallelogram Confident Calculating-Angles-of-a-Right-Angles-Triangle Less Confident – Identifying types of angles Active to Passive Voice...

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Cedar Class Homework 11/01/17

Posted by on Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

It is 2017 and I thought it was time to try publishing the class homework online to save last minute phone calls around friends to find out what the Maths Homework was this week. This is a trial and I would appreciate any feedback. Kind regards Tim Hoskins Please click here for the cover sheet:                                            cover sheet 11.1.17 Please click here for this week’s spelling words:                         T3.2 Below is the Maths activity for the more confident:   Roman Numerals For More Confident Below is the...

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Harvest Festival talking veg …

Posted by on Friday, 7th October, 2016 in Cedar Class, News, School | 0 comments

Harvest Festival talking veg … Yes, really!  I’ll let the veg do the talking …...

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Last mountain walk

Posted by on Friday, 23rd September, 2016 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, School | 0 comments

Last mountain walk

Shall we go for a walk? Looks a bit steep … Everyone ready? Time to go … It IS a bit steep! It’s quite a long way too! Anyone know where we are? I think the map is the wrong way up again! It’s definitely this way up! Quite tired now … Time for a...

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Climb every mountain …

Posted by on Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, School | 0 comments

Climb every mountain …

Going up! A quiet spot for lunch … And...

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Swinging in the trees!

Posted by on Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 in Cedar Class, News, School | 0 comments

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Woodlands – dorm fun!

Posted by on Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 in Cedar Class, News, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dorm...

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Night-time orienteering adventures

Posted by on Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Night-time orienteering adventures

Tell me how to do it again … Do you understand this? Three steps left … one to the right … Serious stuff, this orienteering. I think this is the wrong way up! Up here? Seriously? Lost...

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Woodlands – The Arrival and Day One!

Posted by on Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, School | 0 comments

Woodlands – The Arrival and Day One!

Excitement mounts … Excitement overload! A welcome snack Night walk Lovely view! That looks very high … Aiming high! Hold on tight! Still holding on Did...

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Year 5 and 6’s Camp Out

Posted by on Sunday, 3rd July, 2016 in Cedar Class, News | 0 comments

Comments from the Cedar Class children to follow this week. Let’s get this fire...

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Epic Effort at Gillott’s Outdoor Athletics Competition

Posted by on Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 in Cedar Class, News, Sports | 0 comments

On Tuesday 28th June, Cedar Class (and Ines) walked to Gillotts to participate in the annual Outdoor Athletics competition. Valley Road and Sacred Heart joined us on a cool afternoon in Henley. The format for this year’s event had changed slightly to promote participation, so all children were given an opportunity to participate in any event they wished to try. This had an amazing freeing effect on the Badgemore children who showed confidence and resilience to try as many sports as they could. Some particular highlights include Ciara...

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Big Flop as Shiplake College team up with Badgemore

Posted by on Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 in Cedar Class, News | 0 comments

Last Tuesday, a team from Shiplake College joined Cedar Class to participate in a fun-filled Enterprise day. Mr White and his two able assistants, Matthew and Christian, started the day with a team building activity that immediately developed strong bonds in the newly-formed year 5/6 class. The children were provided with a limited supply of spaghetti, string, tape and a marshmallow and the challenge was to build the  tallest structure. Judging by the concentration and huge smiles on the children’s faces, they all loved it. Following...

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Look Out, Badgemore Are Visiting!

Posted by on Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Rowan Class | 0 comments

    Channelling water in the Science Centre 22 metres off the ground in the Look Out Tower Hunting Bugs Finding spiders “There has to be something here!” “Look at this!” An ants’ nest – beware these ants release formic acid when threatened. Daisy’s magic Head Girl powers allowed her to stick herself to the wall. This all started when Mrs Handy Side-Lang said we were going to have a cake sale to raise money for our trip – let me tell you, the cakes looked absolutely delicious. She then...

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Mathematicians reduce electricity use by 25%

Posted by on Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 in Cedar Class, Eco Warriors | 0 comments

Cedar Class’s Maths group have been monitoring the school’s usage of electricity and found that on average we were using 200 Kwh in 24 hours. Mr Hoskins set a challenge to the class that they try and reduce the school’s usage by 25% everyday which is 50 Kwh less than before. The reward for this difficult challenge was ice-creams for all. As you can see from the smiling faces, they achieved it. Daisy, the Head Girl reported that they achieved their target by, “turning off lights that were not needed, creating posters to...

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The Look Out Discovery Centre

Posted by on Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 in Cedar Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Shortly, Rowan and Cedar Class will be visiting the Look Out Centre in Bracknell.  There is lots to discover, both inside the Science Centre and outside in the...

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Cedar Class start educating the wider community

Posted by on Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 in Cedar Class | 0 comments

Today Cedar Class have created QR codes to educate the wider community about the plants and trees in our community. We used Power Point to create our documents, converted these into pdfs and then transferred these into a QR code. You will see our efforts around the school playground....

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Making maths fun …

Posted by on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Classes, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class, School | 0 comments

Making maths fun …

Making maths fun … ‘This is the best maths lesson EVER!’ ‘Can we do maths all day?’  – just two of the comments from the children during our fabulous maths enrichment morning last week, organised by our maths lead Tim Hoskins.  Parents joined us for the first hour, playing various maths games with their children including Monopoly (using and calculating with money) and Battleships (positional language).  Chess and draughts were also popular, helping to develop critical thinking skills – by the end of...

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Buddy Groups Bonfire

Posted by on Monday, 30th November, 2015 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Buddy Groups Bonfire

Last Friday afternoon we were very busy at Badgemore, making willow decorations and burning our Guy. In buddy groups, children worked together to create stars and wreaths using willow and other natural resources. Some children even added extras, like feathers, to personalise their creations. Later on we all had a cup of hot chocolate, whilst standing or sitting around the camp fire. Everyone got into the spirit singing and having a great time. The pictures below show what a fabulous time we all had.                             ...

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Christmas Baking

Posted by on Monday, 30th November, 2015 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Christmas Baking

  Last Friday, Cedar and Rowan Class worked together to make stained glass biscuits for the Christmas Fair. Everyone had a great time and the biscuits tasted delicious. Well done Cedar and Rowan!...

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Sponsored Cycle Ride

Posted by on Friday, 27th November, 2015 in Cedar Class, Featured, News | 0 comments

Sponsored Cycle Ride

Our Year 6 children cycled from Thames Valley Park back to Henley last weekend to raise funds for their War Horse trip. Mr Hoskins did an amazing job organising trailers and bikes and the adults who helped deserve a special thank you – Bill Feeney, Andrew White, Tuc Ahmad, Richie Fraser, Christian Bruun-Andersen and our very own Mrs James! The conditions were pretty muddy in places which proved a challenge but all in all, everyone had a great time and lots of money was raised. Well done everyone, we are very proud of you!...

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Lantern Workshop

Posted by on Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Lantern Workshop

On Monday afternoon, Rowan and Cedar Class were lucky enough to take part in our annual ‘Lantern Workshop’, courtesy of Henley’s River and Rowing Museum. Working in pairs, they followed instructions to create their own unique lantern designs using  range of materials. I’m sure you’ll agree – they look absolutely amazing! To see them in all their glory, make sure you join us at the Christmas Festival Parade on Friday 4th December. Ask at the school office for more information.  ...

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SCIENCE DAY!

Posted by on Thursday, 12th November, 2015 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, News, Rowan Class | 0 comments

SCIENCE DAY!

Today was Badgemore’s Science Day and we all had a great time immersing ourselves in a variety of scientific tasks. We were joined by Ian from Science Oxford who conducted two shows and two workshops throughout the day. Focuses included: animals and habitats; electricity; magnetism; chemical reactions and the magic of science. Below are some snap shots from our superb day of science....

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Girls Football

Posted by on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 in Cedar Class, Featured, News, Rowan Class, Sports | 0 comments

Girls Football

This afternoon, seven of our Key Stage 2 girls were invited down to Henley Rubgy Club to take part in a five a side football tournament. The girls truly played their hearts out. They defended well and scored some epic goals. Together, they co-operated and came second in the competition beating Valley Road and Trinity. Well done girls! We’re all very proud of you!...

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Tim Hoskins