Welcome Back to Maun Infants and Nursery!
This is the web page for Badger Class which will be updated with lots of news about what we have been doing as well as useful information for parents and carers.The class teacher in Badger Class is Miss Robinson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Ramsdale.
The children in Badger Class will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. PE kits should have the appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE as they will remain in school all the time. PE kits will be sent home for washing every half term. If children wear earrings they will have to be removed before coming to school on our PE days or, as an alternative, the children will have to bring their own plasters to school and be able to place them over their earrings themselves.
Water bottles should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. They will stay in school all week and then sent home on Fridays for a good clean. Please make sure they come back to school on Monday morning.
Our First Week in Badger Class
The children have had a wonderful start in their new class. In our first three days we have created our own class rules; worked hard as a team to explore friendship by making our own friendship flower and practised lots of team building skills throughout PE. The children also had the opportunity to meet our class mascot Percy Brocklehurst. I hope everyone enjoyed receiving their child’s ‘First Day in Badger Class’ postcard with Percy. I am also very pleased to announce that Badger Class has received the first Head teacher’s sticker issued this school year for excellent behaviour. It has made me very proud as their class teacher and I can’t wait for the rest of the year!
Recruiting all Superheroes!
On Monday 11th September Badger Class will be hosting our own Superhero Day! Your child can arrive to school dressed as their favourite superhero character or one they have created themselves. We will be exploring our characters to write our own fact files and have the chance to interview the Superheroes in our class! Throughout the day the children will be able to use their superhero powers to solve lots of puzzles; I can’t wait to see all of our wonderful costumes Monday morning.
Monday 11th September 2017
Wow, what an amazing day! Badger class was taken over by a class of superheroes! We had the chance to interview lots of different superheroes including the Green Goddess and Super Sleeper as well as having lots of fun learning about their powers. We created our own superheroes, giving them lots of exciting names and powers and talking about the adventures they had been on. In the afternoon, we got invited to attend Superhero Training School in order to become the ultimate superheroes. Our PE lessons involved a very tricky obstacle course; dodging the enemies, aiming and throwing our stink bombs and balancing along paths.
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Learning all about our bodies, eating healthily and the importance of exercise.
Look at our fabulous maths learning we have done around our classroom.
This week the Green Goddess sent us some plants for us to observe! We have been learning all about the different properties of plants and their jobs. We have also been thinking about what plants needs in order to survive.
Sherwood Forest Trip!
The children loved exploring our very own forest at Maun and comparing it to Sherwood Forest. We were looking carefully for different types of trees; we investigated the life of Robin Hood and had a go at sketching the Major Oak.
To kick start our new topic 'Who am I?' the children came to school dressed up as the occupation they aspire to become when they are older. The children really enjoyed looking at one another's chosen careers.
As part of our learning, the children have been looking at the work of Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. They have been looking carefully at the different styles of their artwork and comparing the two. As well as recreating their own pieces of Van Gogh Artwork, the children have been researching and writing fantastic reports on the two artists. They have been thinking about the questions they would of liked to of asked them and the responses they may of been given. Below are a selection of the self-portraits the children have created based on the work of Van Gogh.
The children came to school dressed in spots. Here are some of our spotty pictures! Thank you for your continued support!
Here are a few of our Christmas pictures. The children were thinking about which leaves we would like to add to our Christmas wreath and then decided what it would look like as a team. We really enjoyed lighting our Christmas wreath to count down the days until Christmas. We then had a special delivery, Moz the monster! We had to take good care of him throughout Christmas. We met Santa and had a special story with him and the children had a fantastic time at our Christmas party and making Christmas snowmen.
Our new topic this half term is Pirates Ahoy! We found a treasure map inside the main hall which we had to follow. We read the map and together it led to the forest. In the forest we was searching for a hidden message in a bottle. Once we found it the message told us that Captain Hook had been stealing the fairy dust and we have to try and find him. The children made wanted posters and used adjectives to describe what Captain Hook looks like. We hope the posters help us to find him!
In PE we have been learning a pirate dance! The children have been improving lots of skills, practising lots of different dance movements, thinking about rhythm and beat, dancing in time with the music and thinking of our own dance movements in teams.
As part of our Pirate Ahoy topic, the children have been investigating materials which float and sink. The children used this information to deign and make a boat which would float on water.
We experienced a day in the life of a pirate. Here we are in our pirate parade showing off our brilliant costumes to the Butterfly classes.
We had a fantastic time reading instructions to make pirate punch!
This week Badger Class have been focusing on one particular author: Michael Rosen. We have been reading some of his stories including We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Little Rabbit Foo Foo. The children have also enjoyed watching Michael Rosen's story telling. The children were also visited by Mr Littlewood this week and have had the chance to listen to his story telling. Below are a few pictures of the children enjoying their stories.
World Book Day
We had a fantastic day dressed up as our favourite book characters! Our class focused on the author Michael Rosen. We loved reading and acting out We're going on a Bear Hunt and Little Rabbit Foo Foo. The children created their own books characters throughout the day and loved writing reviews for the different books we read.
Our children were so excited when we revealed we was going to bring our bikes to school. The children had the chance to show off their skills by riding around the course on our playground. The children had to use their maths to tally how many laps they had managed to complete in 1 minute. The teachers also decided to have a little go themselves!
Farm to Fork
Wow, such a fantastic topic! The children have loved exploring the wildlife during this topic. We started by identifying and classifying lots of different birds before heading out into the forest to see if we could spot any. We created tally charts to record which birds we saw. We also made out very own bird feeders to attract lots of different birds into our school environment. We have also planted beans and plants in our flower beds and walked across the badger trail for the very first time. A lot of our independent writing was based our the little birds eggs we found in the school grounds. We pretended that we were a little bird who has hatched out of their egg for the very first time. We thought carefully about what we saw, felt, heard and smelt in the forest once our egg had hatched. This helped us write some very imaginative stories!
We loved our skipping lesson from John!
We have loved doing some outdoor maths this week! We practised sharing objects into equal groups. We used the hoops as our groups and we had to split the balls equally into the hoops.
We have also bee looking at halving this week. We loved halving the strawberries, making sure we had 2 equal parts.
Characters For Learning
We dressed up as our favourite characters for learning; they help us to have the right attitude to work to the best of our abilities.
Our Trip to Southwell Minster
We went to Southwell Minster and had lots of fun! We looked carefully at the interesting architecture of the minster and learnt all about how the minster was built; we loved singing with the choir and we made our own stained glass windows.
We have enjoyed looking at money in Maths recently. We have learning abut the value of coins and notes and using our addition skills to add different amounts together. Miss Robinson challenged us to see if we were able to use notes and coins to make the same amount. We were Go for It Gorillas during this task!
'Drink Me' Potions
We have been reading the story 'Alice in Wonderland' and saw that Alice had found a drink me potion; we decided to create our own. We then focused on writing a set of instructions explaining how we made them. We added a lot of interesting ingredients!
We love taking our learning outdoors and taking care of our Badger trail and flower beds. We have planted radishes, sweetcorn, cucumber and courgettes. We have looked after the chickens before and collected their eggs and picked the strawberries for the school to enjoy! We have learnt how to take care of our outdoor environment with lots of help from Mr Taylor. Here are a few photos to show this (we even met some snails along the way).