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We were all really excited for our first school trip to Leeds Castle. We reminded the class of the key features of a castle. The children choose who they wanted to sit with. As expected excellent behaviour from all of the children in the class. Well done Badgers 😀🌟🌟

World Book Day !

Welcome to the Badger Class Page

September 2020.

Each child has their own Tapestry learning journal which is a special record of each child's learning journey in the Badger Class. 

Photos will be added during the year for significant events which we would like to share with a wider audience. 


Floating our boats !

The Badger Class enjoyed making healthy vegetable soup.

In RE we have been talking about how Christians celebrate Christmas. We were reminded about the type of meal which is eaten on Christmas Day. We learnt that the traditional pudding to eat is Christmas pudding. We made a child friendly version of Christmas puddings. We needed to listen to instructions and follow a recipe. Practise our weighing, to make sure we had the correct amount of each ingredient. We also stirred the mixture and made a wish which is another tradition. We also used some scientific language. The chocolate started as a solid, then once it melted, it turned into a liquid. The best bit was the tasting !! Enjoy !

We made apple crumbles with locally picked cooking apples!

All of the new Badger class are settled into Stowting School life a taster of life in and out the classroom ......

Badger Class Photos of their highlights.

September 2019 until July 2020. 

We had a fantastic time at our Pirate Fun Day !

The Class enjoyed walking to the stream to try out their boats. They discovered that plastic was the most successful material to use. That holes in the bottom of the boat are not a good idea as they let in water. They also discovered that you shouldn’t have anything too heavy on your boat. Well done Badgers you made some great observations about making boats!

The Badger Class have enjoyed making some pirate ships using junk materials from home.

We'll always be together...

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Welcome to Term 5!

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Of course I meant to say that you can share your book with Mummy or Daddy. Silly Mrs.Cullen!

This week we have been learning about the different types of teeth. Also that the number two is the magic number ! We need to clean our teeth twice a day for two minutes !

We had a fantastic time with Lauren and Keith pond dipping in the River Stour. Prior to the dipping we went into the lab and predicted what we might find in the river. We checked our hands for cuts as we would have needed to covered them with a plaster. We found nine different living things in the river! To finish our morning we had a snack by the river. Mr Hygate returned us home to school in the minibus. Lauren and Keith were impressed with the class for their excellent manners and behaviour.

The Badger Class throughly enjoyed learning about the job of a policeman from PC Wade and his colleague John. They tried on different types of police hats. Then they went outside to sit in the police car. Initially some of the children were apprehensive about a policeman coming in to visit. By the end of the afternoon everyone was confident to talk and ask questions. Stephen and John emphasised the importance of children feeling that the police are a friendly face who can help anyone. A very enjoyable afternoon. A big thank you to Stephen and John!

The Badgers harvested apples from the school field, then they made apple pies.

Exploring where we live .

The New Badgers are really settled and ready to learn......

Forest School session 6. Thank you Debbie for this amazing experience the class has got so much from Forest schools

We released our butterflies into the wild at Forest School.

Forest School Session Four

We had a fantastic trip to Wingham Wild Life Park !

We really enjoyed learning from “The time travelling botanists” a fun and interactive show.

We have had a really hectic but fun week, thanks to all of our special guests who came in to work with us for Stowting Book Week!

Today the Badger Class enjoyed their first session of Forest School ! Thank you Debbie for an amazing afternoon in the woods!

The children have made their own version of “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar” They have chosen a mini beast to be the main character in the book. They have written and illustrated their books. They are very proud of their work and have all worked extremely hard. Well done !

The children from the Hedgehog and Badger class acted out the Easter story at different places in the school.

The Badgers really enjoyed their trip to Pizza Express. They manipulated the dough to make their pizza into a circle shape. Then they added tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. While the pizzas were cooking the children learnt about some of the fresh ingredients which can be put as toppings onto pizzas. It’s was special having the Badgers buddies to join the trip. This afternoon we talked about dividing the pizza into fractions.

During an interactive fun workshop the children learnt about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables to help the brain, bowel, bones and heart.

The class enjoyed a fun Science workshop with Professor Bubbleworks . They learnt new scientific concepts and carried out some experiments.

The children learnt about Shrove Tuesday being the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a Christian festival which is the start of lent. The class learnt how that there are four different countries in the United Kingdom. We looked at a map of the UK and found out that Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland follow different traditions eating various types of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We then enjoyed eating pancakes !

This week the class have been working out number bonds to 10, using numicon to help them. Some of the class have written the different number bonds into an addition sentence. Well done !

This afternoon we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year. We went on a magic carpet ride and landed in China. We made Chinese money pockets to give to each other at our celebration. We made lanterns and decorated our table making models using yellow and red constructing toys. Finally we shared a Chinese meal trying out noodles, rice, spring rolls and also prawn crackers.

We made binoculars and then tried them out on our walk. Can your child use the pictures to tell you about all the things we saw today?

Fei ended our Chinese New Year topic by kindly coming to talk to the class about the Chinese New Year !

The Badgers enjoyed working with other children in the school learning all about e safety. At the end of the day in their house group they put on a show they were either meanies or robots

Our fingers are getting so strong from our weekly sewing sessions. Mrs Joy has been working hard to teach us how to sew our own penguins.

The Badgers made a snowman with Mrs T during their playtime this morning. In the afternoon we decided to try to make a snow dog to go with him. Sadly, there wasn’t much snow despite us going on a snow hunt. We did find some in the church yard though. So we decided to add to our snowman. Rupert and Elizabeth found some snow which was camouflaged against the large white storage sacks. We added a carrot for a nose and Eva made a scarf and hat. Harry and Teddy decided that he should be called Frosty. Harry decided that stick arms would be a good addition. I was very proud at how well the class worked as a team listening to each other’s ideas. Well done Badgers fantastic team work !

We have been practising our Addition work. We are able to read an addition sentence and work out the answers using counters. We have even had a go at writing our own addition sentence. Well done !

KUW: We have been learning all about the importance of feeding birds during the cold weather. We made some bird food and counted the different birds which visited our gardens.

The Badger January Newsletter 2019

We have been Scientists today ! We started off the afternoon by asking the children what polar bears needed to keep them warm. Some of the children said fur and others said they could go their cave.  We discussed how we as humans keep ourselves warm outside. We decided that we use coats, jumpers clothes, mittens scarves and hats to keep us warm in cold weather. In our non fiction book alll about bears we found out that bears have an extra layer of fat called blubber, which keep them warm. Then we put gloves on and covered one of our hands in lard. We then put both hands into freezing cold water, and to our surprise discovered how much warmer our hands were when they were covered in lard. 
( sorry I don’t have photos of everyone as I ended up having lard on my hands!...) 

The Badgers enjoyed learning about fire safety.

The Badgers and some of the Hedgehogs dressed up and learnt about Islam from Iman Ihsan Khan.

A big thank you to the Owls for helping us to make our Christingle oranges.

This week we have been learning all about Diwali. Binu from Year 2 is a Hindu and she came in to tell us how she celebrates Diwali. We made fireworks, rangoli patterns and then finished our afternoon pretending we were celebrating Diwali. We took our shoes off and sat on the floor to eat. We listened to Indian music and finished off our celebration by saying a Hindu prayer. What a busy day we have had but lots of fun! Have a good weekend everyone!

The Badger Class enjoyed going on a 2D and 3D shape hunt all around the school.

The Badgers and some of the Hedgehogs learnt about Judisam from Rabbi Cliff to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

We enjoyed tasting the fruit from the Handa’s Surprise story with the Rabbit class.

Making Apple and Blackberry Crumbles

This week we have been making repeating patterns.

Our first day at school.

In the Badger Class each child has their own online learning journal and most photos are uploaded onto these pages. 

Our first walk of the term.