The Value for this term is:
Courage

Home Schooling: The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Posted by on 08:30 in | Featured, Headteacher

Home Schooling: The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Dear Badgemore Parents, The government has now announced that schools will close for the majority of children in the England. As the headteacher of Badgemore Primary School, we have been preparing for the possibility of Home Schooling for several weeks. Everyday is precious in a child’s education so as a school we have organised activities to maintain learning in the next few weeks. On Monday 16th March, my youngest son was sent home from school due to a ‘new and continuous cough’. At the time, I knew that this meant that he...

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Home Schooling Activites

Posted by on 20:43 in | Cedar, Cedar Class

Mrs Monks contact details – cedar@badgemore.oxon.sch.uk (available 10-11am and 2-3pm on weekdays) Year 6  Children need to continue using their SATs buster books. We would recommend that the Year 6 children work for 3 sessions of 45 minutes each day. Year 5 Below are activities for the year 5 children. We would recommend that the Year 5 children work for 3 sessions of 40 minutes each day. Book Report Alternatives Literacy and Maths Homework Science experiments at home Fractions-of-money-differentiated-activity-sheets Calculating the...

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Badgemore’s Readiness for Home Schooling

Posted by on 20:17 in | Beech, Cedar, Featured, Laurel, Maple

Badgemore’s Readiness for Home Schooling

As Public Health England have asked schools to close, we believe it is essential that our pupils continue to learn despite the disruption. Reading responses from the parental readiness questionnaire, we recognise that there will be several challenges including: juggling child-care and work commitments organising educational activities keeping children focused on learning relieving boredom and generally coping with a very difficult and unusual situation Our guidance to home schooling: Set up a timetable  for the day that gives you and your...

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Badgemore’s Preparations for COVID-19

Posted by on 17:51 in | Beech, Cedar, Featured, Laurel, Maple

Badgemore’s Preparations for COVID-19

Dear parents, carers and guardians,  The staff at Badgemore are following national guidance from Public Health England. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no...

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Whole School ‘Ocean’ Homework

Posted by on 16:15 in | Beech, Cedar, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple

Whole School ‘Ocean’ Homework

Between 7th and 15th March, Badgemore will be actively and, on times, energetically participating in The Henley Youth Festival. For those of you who are new to the festival, it is just brilliant! The activities are so diverse, fun and educational. As far as I am aware there are no other events like it anywhere else in the UK. Details will be coming out shortly to share the events the children are doing in school time. Each year, there are several competitions for the children to enter and the whole school homework this year is to create an...

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We are Legends!

Posted by on 20:31 in | Beech, Cedar, Featured, Internet Safety, Laurel, Maple

We are Legends!

Children at Badgemore Primary School became qualified ‘Internet Legends’ last Friday after an internet safety talk from Google. The ‘Be Internet Legends’ presentation, developed by Google in partnership with Parent Zone, gave Badgemore students the tools to be confident, vigilant, and kind when exploring online. The talk was also attended by local MP, John Howell, who accepted a completion certificate on behalf of the school. Be Internet Legends, a free educational programme created by Google and the experts in digital family life, Parent...

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Growing in the right direction!

Posted by on 18:06 in | Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Eco Warriors, Featured, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class

Growing in the right direction!

The transformation at Badgemore over the last five years has been incredible! We are proud to have received two ‘Good’ Ofsteds and our pupil numbers are increasing. One of the areas we are particularly proud of is the development in our beautiful natural surroundings. It has taken a committed group of parents, children and staff, but we are getting there slowly. Here are some pictures to show just what a difference slow and steady progress makes to our school grounds over time. Before (December 2015) After (January 2020) Before...

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Hot Chocolate With The Headteacher

Posted by on 17:22 in | Beech, Beech Class, Cedar, Cedar Class, Laurel, Maple, Maple Class

Hot Chocolate With The Headteacher

We are very proud of our children’s efforts at Badgemore and the resilience they demonstrate. As a way to show our appreciation for all their efforts, the headteacher enjoys sharing a hot chocolate and cookies with our star award winners. Below are a couple of pictures of our most recent stars:

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Loving Reading Makes the Difference!

Posted by on 21:18 in | Featured, Maple

Loving Reading Makes the Difference!

At Badgemore, we know that developing a love of reading makes a huge positive impact on children. That is why we make regular visits to the local library. Here are pictures from today’s visit by Maple Class: We think reading is so important that we shared 10 benefits to reading: 1. Children who read often and widely get better at it. After all, practice makes perfect in almost everything humans do, and reading is no different.   2. Reading exercises our brain. Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain rather than...

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A Trip To the Postbox

Posted by on 21:03 in | Featured, Laurel

A Trip To the Postbox

Children in Laurel Class (Reception) learn through play and all learning is child initiated. This year, it has been incredible to observe the children develop a love of writing. They want to, and do write about everything including: Christmas presents, games they play, their family and trips they go on. Recently, our children visited the local postbox to post a letter to their families. Parents have shared that the delight on their children’s faces when these letters popped through their letterboxes was priceless! Click on the link to...

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