Welcome to the Badger’s Class Page.
Class Teachers: Mrs Howell and Ms McGuinness
Class TA: Mrs Hobbs
Our Topic for Terms 3 and 4 is
Romans in Britain
Take a look at our Topic Web to see everything we've got planned for these next two terms. In History, for instance, we'll be learning all about the Roman Empire and how, for 400 years, they changed the way the Britons lived and their lasting legacy. In Science, we'll be learning all about forces and investigating how gravity works. There are great books to discover, great art projects to get involved in and big questions to explore in RE. and so much more besides.
General Class Information
Personal Reading Books
The children should each have an ongoing book which they bring into school every day. Their books can be from home or chosen from our class collections and we suggest they try to read a variety of authors and genres over the course of the year. Our regular "I recommend..." sessions and book-swaps are great opportunities for them to hear about the books others have loved reading too.
Please don’t forget to sign your child’s home/school book whenever they read at home so that they can get their certificates and rewards. Thank you!
And, Badgers, if you're looking for some ideas for your next book have a look at these recommendations - I think you'll find lots of great new characters and some familiar faces!
50 Recommended Reads for Year 5
What books would you add to those lists?
Our Guided Reading book is the 'The Travel Diaries' by Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mysteries. In this intriguing book, the children will read about Alex and his journey back to Londinium 260 AD and his mysterious quest to bring an ancient artefact back to the present.
Have a look at the Term 3 Homework Timetable and Term 4 Homework Timetable (your child should have a paper copy in their homework folder) for all the current details. Please make sure you are organised and do your learning on time.
In Term 3 PE will be on Tuesdays (back to Mondays in Term 4) and Thursdays, but it's best if the children always have their kit in school ready. Please ensure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit (named) as they will be outside as much as possible for these sessions - they'll definitely need warmer layers for these colder days now too please. A change of socks in their kit bag is a particularly useful addition! Thank you.
Spellings will be sent out on Monday and will be tested on Friday. Please ensure your child practises these - and their tables - regularly at home. Also, in the back of your child's home/school book is the list of Year 5 and 6 words which we would like them to know how to spell. Thank you.
Please continue to make sure all snacks/lunch boxes are healthy. The school Tuck Shop is also open during break on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A quick reminder that Ms McGuinness teaches Badgers on Mon & Tues, Mrs Howell teaches them on Thurs & Fri and we alternate the Wednesdays. Thank you all, again, for your continued support in your child’s learning. Please do not hesitate to come and speak with us after school if you have any concerns or questions. We can also be contacted via the school office and, of course, the Home/School books are a good way to get information to us, too.