Children's Zone

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Beech Grove

Badgers

We are a Year class.

Our teacher is Mrs Whiteman.

 

Welcome to Badgers class - 2020

Welcome back to school video- September 2020

 

Home Learning

The White Rose Maths worksheets will now be emailed out at the beginning of each week.

Weeks beginning 6th July and 13th July 

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 13 and 14 

Holiday Brochure 

Mighty Muscles 

Weeks beginning 22nd June and 29th June

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 11 and 12 

Activity sheet sorting skeletons 

Design a Town

London - Questions 

Skeleton 

UK Wordsearch 

Where are our bones? 

Weeks beginning 8th June and 15th June

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 9 and 10 (pdf)

Arcimboldo Fruit and Vegetable Faces (pdf)

Food Groups Activity Sheet (pdf)

Spelling Crossword Activity Sheet (pdf)

Spelling Stepping Stones (pdf)

Word Search 08.06.20 (pdf)

Word Search 15.06.20 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Weeks beginning 18th May and 1st June

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 7 and 8 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant (pdf)

Mountain Activities Sorting Cards (pdf)

Plant and Flowers Hunt Sheet (pdf)

Seed Dispersal Sorting Activity (pdf)

Spelling Activity (pdf)

Spelling Dictation Activities (pdf)

Spelling Dictation Activity 2 (pdf)

UK Hills and Mountains Activity Sheet (pdf)

Spelling Word Search (pdf)

Origami Crane (pdf)

Origami Frog Hopper (pdf)

How to Grow a Rainbow Science Experiment (pdf)

Weeks beginning 4th May and 11th May

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 5 and 6 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Parts of a flower (pdf)

Map of Europe (pdf)

My County in England (pdf)

Paper Flower for Dissection (pdf)

Pointillist Painting (pdf)

Spellings Word Search 04.05.20 (pdf)

Spellings Word Search 11.05.20 (pdf)

UK Seas and Rivers (pdf)

Window Frame Drawing Sheet (pdf)

Weeks beginning 20th April and 27th April

Badgers Home Learning Menu - Weeks 3 and 4 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Activity Sheet - Parts of a Plant Labelling (pdf)

Blank Map of the UK and Cities for Labelling (pdf)

Blank Map of the UK for Labelling (pdf)

Blank World Map for Labelling (pdf)

Code Word Jumble Puzzle (pdf)

Parts of a Plant Word Mat (pdf)

Science Investigation Planner (pdf)

Science Sheet for Recording Results (pdf)

UK Map (pdf)

Which Word Where Activity Sheet (pdf)

Word Search - o (pdf)

Word Search - ary(pdf)

World Map (pdf)

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings (pdf)

Year 3 Summer Booklet - Questions (pdf)

Year 3 Summer Booklet - Answers (pdf)

Weeks beginning 23rd March and 30th March

Badgers Home Learning Menu - March 2020 (pdf)

Twinkl Year 3 Home Learning Resource Pack (zip)

Twinkl Year 4 Home Learning Resource Pack (zip)

Useful Websites (pdf)

SASP PE - Keeping Kids and Families Active When at Home (pdf)

Music Activities (pdf)

Music - Writing Own Melodies (pdf)

Fronted Adverbials Word Mat (pdf)

Explanations Toolkit (pdf)

Maths Revision Pack - Year 3 (pdf)

Maths Revision Pack - Year 4 (pdf)

Reports Toolkit (pdf)

Spring Activity Booklet - Year 3 (pdf)

Spring English Activity Booklet - Year 4 (pdf)

Suspense Toolkit (pdf)

Statutory Spellings Word Mat - Years 3 and 4 Word Mat (pdf)

Finding Tale Toolkit (pdf)

Autumn 2 News

We have had a busy and exciting half term in Badgers and Foxes Classes.

In English, we concluded our ‘Finding Tale’ narrative work based on ‘Adventure at Sandy Cove’ with the children independently writing exciting stories of their own. They were finding objects in a forest, the park, the school and even in the local swimming pool! They used their writing toolkit to produce some excellent stories. We then linked our writing to our history topic on ‘Prehistoric Britain’ to write instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth!

In Maths, the children developed their understanding of Addition and Subtraction and enjoyed the challenge of becoming experts as well as securing their basic skills of being able to use a formal written method.

We concluded our History topic about ‘Prehistoric Britain’ moving from the Stone Age into the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We linked our instructional writing in English about a woolly mammoth to writing about how to make grooved ware pottery which was commonly found around Stonehenge.

Linking our wider curriculum, in Science the children learnt all about Rocks and Soils. They enjoyed handling different rocks, comparing them, discussing their properties and discovering how different rocks are formed deep within the earth.

We continued our visits to the Archie Project and are looking forward to our next phase of training which will be delivered to the children during the Spring Term.

 

Autumn 1 News

Badger Class have had an excellent start to the year and have really enjoyed all the topics they have been learning about.

In English, we have been focussing on our fiction writing and have written stories about defeating a monster and a finding tale. In maths, we have been learning about statistics and place value.

We have carried out a range of exciting experiments as part of our working scientifically science unit with the children particularly enjoying investigating which surface will make a toy car travel the furthest, how to make a sycamore seed float to the ground the slowest and predicting what will happen when a paper towel absorbs two different coloured waters.

Prehistoric Britain has really gripped the children and it has been wonderful to see all the extra learning they have done at home and brought into school to share with their classmates. Sally even found a time capsule buried in her back garden complete with animal bones, a red deer skull still with the antlers attached, animal fur and a willow basket!

Year 3 and 4 have also become the first ever Archie Ambassadors at Beech Grove and all the children have enjoyed taking part in dementia awareness training and activities held at Reminiscence Learning in Tonedale. I am so proud of how the children have represented the school during these sessions and they should be very proud of themselves as well. We even had a Royal visit!

Sport has featured very highly in our curriculum and, alongside their weekly PE lessons, the children have also enjoyed swimming every week and attending the year 3 Invasion Games Festival and the Year 4 Net/Wall Festival delivered by SASP.

What has been most impressive is seeing the children continually striving to do their best. They are beginning to show greater learning behaviours and the school values are regularly shown both within the classroom and on the playground. Badger Class really are awesome!