The Value for this term is:
Friendship

Eco Warriors

We currently hold the Silver Award and
our next step is to achieve the Green Flag Award.

What exactly is an Eco School?

This means that we are working towards becoming a sustainable school. Therefore, we are always thinking about our actions and our impact on the environment. We have a team of committed and hard-working Eco Warriors made up of representatives from each class. We meet up on a regular basis to discuss eco-related issues such as litter and recycling.

We are in the process of developing our Eco School Code which can be remembered using the acronym BREW.

  • Biodiversity
  • Recycle
  • Energy
  • Waste

To find out more information please visit: http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ 

 

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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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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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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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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Living or Dead

Posted by on Friday, 14th September, 2018 in Eco Warriors, Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

Living or Dead

Maple Class explored our beautiful grounds today in the name of science.  We searched for objects, items or treasures – living or dead or never alive. Was alive Was alive/ alive alive never alive dormant/ sleeping never alive dormant alive was...

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A Slice of Tree Art

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

A Slice of Tree Art

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

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Badgemore’s Blossoming Beekeepers

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

Badgemore’s Blossoming Beekeepers

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

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Making 3D Shapes in the sunshine

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

Making 3D Shapes in the sunshine

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

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The Recycled Concert

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

The Recycled Concert

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

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Painting the Forest ‘Red’

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

Painting the Forest ‘Red’

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

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Learning with HYF, but not as you know it!

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

Learning with HYF, but not as you know it!

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

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Awesome Orcas Adopted

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

Awesome Orcas Adopted

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

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Rowan Class enjoying Forest School

Posted by on Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 in Eco Warriors, Featured, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Rowan Class enjoying Forest School

Just a few pictures to show you how much fun the children had with our ‘nearly’ qualified Forest School Leaders. James (age 8) explained that he had used clay and natural resources to create monsters on the trees. “It was great!” he said when sharing the...

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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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Look At The Transformation!

Posted by on Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 in Eco Warriors, Featured, FOBS, News | 0 comments

Look At The Transformation!

While most of us leave school on a Friday afternoon and only return on a Monday morning, there are some of the Badgemore community who have been hard at work on the school grounds over the weekend. We would like to express our appreciation to all the dedicated parents who join the gradening club and work so hard. The transformation is amazing! 2015 – The Lonely Firepit   The Work Begins… 2017 – Our Orchard, new firepit, apiary and new shed This would not be possible without our amazing parents, thank you!...

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The Bees Have Landed

Posted by on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 in Eco Warriors, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Bees Have Landed

We are the proud owners of two beehives partially full of bees. It is week 1 and the following has happened: Extra supplies of food has been placed in the two hives (fondant – a glucose and water mixture). An insulating blanket has been placed underneath the cover to keep the bees warm during the colder months. Probes have been inserted into the main hive to monitor temperature and humidity – this information will be used in maths lessons throughout the school....

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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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Conkers, we’re collecting conkers!

Posted by on Monday, 9th October, 2017 in Eco Warriors, Featured, School | 0 comments

Conkers, we’re collecting conkers!

Listen to BBC Radio Oxford’s Interview with the Badgemore children on the link below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5wct#play The interview starts at 1:23:30 hr The Conker competition between the eager Edward and Has-been Mr Hoskins starts at 1:54hr. Guess who...

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Update on the new arrivals

Posted by on Thursday, 21st September, 2017 in Eco Warriors, Featured, News, School, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Update on the new arrivals

It seems a long time ago that some staff and parents went on the Bee Keeping Course, but the bees’ arrival date nearly upon us. May I offer a huge thank you to Andy and Kevin for their amazing efforts building (and rebuilding) the decking to mount the bees. The netting around the decking is coming on. The lower layers netting still needs to be added, but it already looks fantastic. Thank you Kevin, Andy and Tuc The Bee hives The new shed and fire pit The netting is nearly...

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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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Busy Badgemore Strikes Again!

Posted by on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 in Classes, Eco Warriors, Featured, News, School | 0 comments

Busy Badgemore Strikes Again!

  Busy Badgemore Strikes Again!     Lately at Badgemore Primary School we have been very BEEZY working on different projects to add more to our beautiful environment and protect our delicate wildlife. Our governors have been working very hard in order to make this possible:we have used the money awarded to us by Tesco to get two bee hives and a swarm of gentle bees. In the back of our field, we are going to install four bee hives, can you BEE-lieve it? We can’t! Our dedicated governor, Tuc Amhad ,has kindly arranged this...

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I’m A Spring Chicken…

Posted by on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 in Classes, Eco Warriors, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m A Spring Chicken…

Watch new life emerging right before your very eyes in the Badgemore Chicken House. Day 7: During the last few days, the chicks have taken several short holidays to Badgemore children’s house. Here are a few pictures of their stay last night.   The eggs were laid 28 days ago (end of February) and hatched on Wednesday 22nd March.   Clara and the chick! Look at me, I’m driving a truck!   Time to study!   “And…sleep.”   Day 4: Less than two days old and the chicks have already moved house!...

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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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Henley Environmental Science Competition

Posted by on Sunday, 7th June, 2015 in Eco Warriors | 0 comments

Henley Environmental Science Competition

On Wednesday 3rd June, our Eco-Warriors headed down to the River and Rowing Museum to present our school’s entry for the Henley Environmental Science Competition. We had lots of support from children, parents and friends, which is always wonderful to see. Our Eco Warriors did us proud, presenting our project confidently with smiles on our faces. Maddy, our very own future television presenter, took centre stage in introducing us to the audience, handing over to other warriors for their inputs. We had representatives from all of our classes,...

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Badgemore’s Soil Project

Posted by on Monday, 8th December, 2014 in Eco Warriors | 0 comments

In celebration of World Soil Day,  Friday 5th December, our whole school began ‘The Badgemore Soil Project’. In order to develop the biodiversity of our school we have started to test the soil within our school grounds. We are hoping to find out which plants will grow the best in the different types of soil around our beautiful, forest school environment. If we grow happy and healthy plants we believe that our school will look better and hopefully we can start to grow some of our own fruit, vegetables and herbs.   We were...

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