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Children are given more opportunities to take on responsibilities for various tasks in the classroom. Examples include register monitors, assisting with preparation for a lesson and tidying up. Our classrooms are well resourced, offering a safe, exciting and stimulating environment for pupils to develop into independent learners.

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Maple Newsletter Term 1 2017

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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Pipping and hatching

Posted by on Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Featured, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

Pipping and hatching

Over the past two days, we have seen some incredible changes in our incubator. The eggs have slowly been pipped and chickens have started to hatch. We now have eight beautiful baby chicks, who are all happy and healthy. Six boys and two girls. You can tell who the boys are because their feathers are more yellow than the girls. The females are more of a browny orange colour. We are still keeping a careful eye on two of our unhatched eggs so… watch this space! Building up his strength Chirping around Huddling together...

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Living Eggs!

Posted by on Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 in Acorn Class, Beech Class, Cedar Class, Maple Class, Rowan Class | 0 comments

IMG_4505 On Monday 6th July, ten chicken eggs were delivered to school and we were all very excited. To begin with, the eggs were perfectly still and nothing seemed to be happening. We had to keep the eggs in an incubator to keep them warm, just like it would be in their natural habitat – under mother hen’s bottom. Excitedly, we all watched the incubator and, throughout the day, things started to happen. We saw cracks emerge and, when we listened carefully, we heard cheeping and chirping from inside the shells. It was incredible....

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Backstage at the Kenton Theatre

Posted by on Monday, 22nd June, 2015 in Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

Backstage at the Kenton Theatre

This afternoon, Laurel Class were lucky enough to be taken on an ‘access all areas tour’ of Henley’s very own Kenton Theatre. As our whole school topic is ‘All the World’s a Stage’ we couldn’t resist taking a look around our local theatre. We were shown around by Steve, who has worked at the theatre for over five years. He was very knowledgeable and he answered all of our questions… and we had lots and lots of them (Mrs R was very impressed)!! We sat up in the gods and then down on the front...

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Making Elderflower Cordial

Posted by on Monday, 22nd June, 2015 in Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

Making Elderflower Cordial

  This morning, the children in Laurel and Maple Class had a go at making their very own elderflower cordial. First, we collected the flowers and shook them to get rid of bugs. Then, we prepared the sugar and lemons, making sure we had just the right amount. After that, we added boiling water and, finally, we left it to infuse over night. Mrs Brooks’classroom smelt beautifully sweet so we’re all really looking forward to tasting our home made, delicious drink. We plan to serve it up during Sports Day, on Wednesday, to all of...

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Our Monday Morning Trip to the River Thames

Posted by on Monday, 20th April, 2015 in Featured, Maple Class | 0 comments

Our Monday Morning Trip to the River Thames

Our Monday Morning Trip to the River Thames Yesterday morning, our class walked down to the riverbank so that we could have a traditional British picnic, whilst watching the boats and ducks pass by. First we walked carefully, in pairs, through Henley town centre. We were all quite excited because the sun was shining and it was a new experience for us all. After about 25 minutes of walking, we arrived at our location and Mrs Rowlinson asked us to spread our blankets out. We needed to take blankets because they’re a big part of a...

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Me and My World

Posted by on Sunday, 22nd March, 2015 in Maple Class | 0 comments

Last week, Laurel Class were fortunate enough to take part in the ‘Me and My World’ workshop, as part of the Henley Youth Festival. We all had a think about what is important to us and, together, we created a very insightful list. After listening to a set of step by step instructions (algorithms), we were then able get messy. We used acrylic to paint a foam sphere which represented our globe. Then we used felt tip pens to draw the things that are important to...

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Dale the Snail

Posted by on Saturday, 24th January, 2015 in Maple Class, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dale the Snail On Tuesday after school, Dale the snail arrived in an ice-cream tub. We wanted to call him Dale because we like spotting rhymes. Last week, we began investigating different habitats as part of our science work and we thought that having a class pet would be helpful. Dale is a Giant African Land Snail and he originally comes from a very warm climate. He is not from Europe, he is from Africa which is a much warmer continent than ours because it is closer to the equator. So, this means that Dale needs a special heat mat in his...

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Fireman Oliver!

Posted by on Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 in Maple Class | 0 comments

    We were extremely lucky today because Oliver brought in the helmet that his Granddad wore when he was a fireman. Everyone tried it on and together we made a list of all of the things we found interesting. The helmet is a yellow as a banana and as bright as a daisy. It is very, very heavy and hard! It feels as heavy as a rock. It smells old and smoky. Oliver’s Granddad might have felt scared but very brave when he wore it. We wonder ‘how many fires might Oliver’s Granddad might have put out whilst wearing the...

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Golden Leaf

Posted by on Friday, 7th November, 2014 in Maple Class | 0 comments

Well done Laurel Class! This week we’ve been awarded our first golden leaf for 100% attendance. I am very, very happy! Mrs...

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We’re online!

Posted by on Thursday, 6th November, 2014 in Maple Class | 0 comments

Hello and welcome to the Laurel Class blog! We have so many exciting things going on in our classroom and school so keep checking this area to find out what we’ve been up to. I’ll be sharing wonderful writing, magical maths work, pictures to be proud of and much, much more. This week we’ve created some fantastic firework pictures using oil pastels on black paper. We experimented with colours then tried smudging and blending the pastels which made our fingers very messy… but we had fun! Have a look at Lucinda’s...

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