Badgers have had an amazing first summer term learning. In Literacy we have written some fabulous stories about the BFG’s journey to London. We all worked hard to improve out writing and as a result produced some wonderful work for the writing wall. In maths, we have become confident in our written and mental methods, but also our knowledge or shape and symmetry has also improved. In RE, we have learnt about the Story of Jesus and what happened when he arrived in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We re-enacted this prominent scene and pretend we were the people of Jerusalem when Christ arrived. Here, we had to reflect on how we would have felt seeing him for the first time. In P.E, we have been working on our football skills including dribbling and tactical play. Dance has also been exciting as we all became wizards who got to cast spells through our expressive routine!
Moving into the last term as Badger class, it also be just as exciting but also exhausting as we have production rehearsals and sports day to prepare for. In P.E, we will work on our field and track skills ready for sports and in dance practise our choreographed routines for our play ‘Robin Hood & the Sherwood Hoodies!’ As the topic itself is Oceans and Seas, in Literacy we will be exploring Polynesian Myths and the story of Moana. Moana is a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master way finder to fulfil her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. It really is an amazing adventure and we are sure to write some amazing explanation and narrative texts as a result. In R.E, we will be exploring Judaism and their Symbols and Religious Expression. In History, we will look at historical sources to make comparisons between Captain James Cook’s ship and traditional Polynesian canoes. We will also learn more about Captain James Cook and how he discovered the Polynesian islands around Motu Nui. Finally in Art, we will explore Polynesian paintings, where they use ink to create a sea turtle in a traditional style. Also here we will create Maui’s latest tattoo which is also linked to the traditional Polynesian myths that we will read about in Literacy. What an amazing year we have had learning together Badgers and what golden memories we have made.