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Welcome to Badger’s class page.

We are a mixed Year 5 and 6 class. Mrs Thomas teaches us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, whilst Mrs Tickner teaches us on Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Gill works in our class every Monday afternoon. There are 19 children in Badgers and we are having a fantastic year together.


Our topic for the Spring term is 'Awesome Journeys'. We will be focusing our studies on two awesome journeys - Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic, and a fictional journey - Journey to Jo'Berg by Beverley Naidoo.  Additionally we will are hoping to welcome in mountaineer Simon Yates who also made an incredible journey.  We will be writing diaries, persuasive letters and journalistic writing linked to Shackleton's adventures. We will also be listening to a range of poetry based on our Journeys theme.  In Numeracy we will be using the White Rose scheme to develop our arithmetic and reasoning skills.

Please view our topic web below for further information. 



This half-term, we will mainly have PE on a Monday (Action-Ants) and a Wednesday. However, there may be occasions when our weekly timetable will alter so a complete outdoor P.E. kit is required each day - white or yellow T-shirts, blue or black shorts, trainers and a tracksuit. All clothing / trainers need to be named.  Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or covered with tape.



Homework, in the form of Maths (times tables) and spellings, will be given each week. 

We should all be reading and recording what we have read 4 times a week.  Reading logs will be check weekly.  In addition Home Learning will be set at least once every half term.  The activities set in our Home Learning books will often be linked to our topic

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs Thomas or Mrs Tickner.


We hope you enjoy looking at our page and reading about what we are going to do and what we have been up to!

Creative Curriculum Plan - Spring 2019 (Awesome Journeys)

Creative Curriculum Plan - Autumn term (On Our Doorstep)

8th October 2018 - Badgers Trip to Carlisle Cathedral


The class were met by Cannon Michael Manley and Ruth Evans who showed us around both the outside and inside of the cathedral.  We were wowed by the wonderful ceiling and we all got a great view of it as we lay on the floor to gazed up at the stars.  We were shown the pulpit, lectern, alter, font, communion rail and choir stalls which brought our class RE lessons to life.  We learnt that Carlisle Cathedral is the second smallest in the country and that every cathedral has to have a special chair called a 'Cathedra' for the Bishop to sit.  We even found roman numerals on the clock and the choir stalls which linked into our Maths learning from last week!  Thank you to Mrs Gill and Miss Tickner for taking us.

Getting to grips with maps and atlases

We are very proud of our redecorated / refurnished classroom

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