Badger Class

Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Badger Class!

We are a class of hardworking and enthusiastic Year 5 and 6 children who love to learn.  We have enquiring minds and we enjoy finding out about new topics and learning new skills.  We learn through independent hard work but also lots of teamwork too.  We often try out practical applications for our learning and we are good at self-evaluating our results.

We have a thoughtful and compassionate attitude to those around us and we care about each other’s wellbeing.  We are building our independence as we head into our last years of primary school and are learning to become responsible, respectful and resilient risk-takers.

In Badger Class this year, we are lucky enough to have the support of our fabulous learning support assistants, Mrs Archer and Miss Jones. They are a great help to us all!

We begin each term with a new theme. This term our topic is Circles of Life.

We will start the term with a focus on Ancient Greece.  In History, we will be concentrating on the actual ancient civilisation and its legacy.  We will learn about what it was like to live in Ancient Greece, some key people (including Alexander the Great and Hippocrates), the Olympics and the culture.  We will also be exploring this topic through our English lesson during the first half term.  Our focus here will be much more on the myths of Ancient Greece.  Our class reader will be ‘The Odyssey’ (albeit an abridged child-friendly version) but we will also be reading a selection of other Greek myths.  This will culminate in the class creating their own Greek myths for their final piece of writing.

Our Science topic this half term is life cycles of animals.  We will be looking at a variety of different animal classes and how they reproduce.  We are hoping to hatch some of our own stick insects to observe this for ourselves.

We have some other fun activities to look forward to as the term goes on.  Part of our RSHE curriculum this term is looking at careers and as part of this we will be taking part in an engineering design competition and hopefully meeting with a real-life engineer!  We will also be printing some wallpaper in Art, in the style of William Morris (our focus artist for this term).

Next half term, our focus will shift as we prepare for our theatre trip to see ‘The Lion King’ in Bristol.  We will be learning more about Africa – particularly Ethiopia in Badger Class.  More details will follow – watch this space!

We are looking forward to a term full of great learning and fun!