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Purley Church Of England
Primary School

Let all that you do be done in love

1 Corinthians 16:14


Badger Class (Year 1 and 2) 

Hello and welcome to Badger class webpage, which we hope gives you a flavour of life at Purley in Year 1 and Year 2. 

In Badger Class the children live our values of Love, Wisdom and Courage and this gives them all an opportunity to flourish.  

Mrs Lyn Jones teaches Tuesday to Friday and Mrs Hodsdon teaches on Mondays. Mrs Hodsdon supports Mrs Lyn Jones the rest of the week.

As the children leave Hedgehog Class behind them and move into KS1, they take with them many life lessons and experiences. In Y1 we support the children to continue consolidating their valuable foundations of learning and begin building upon these as they start learning the National Curriculum. To ensure a smooth transition between the two classes, the children will continue to learn through play and guided sessions as they develop and secure their personal, social and emotional understanding along with their independent skills. Gradually throughout the Autumn term their days will become a little more structured. 
This year will be an exciting year! We assure you that the topics covered will be fun, engaging and memorable.

Autumn 1 Take Aways! 
Autumn 2 What's that light?
Spring 1 Shall we call the Doctor? 
Spring 2 Can we keep a dinosaur?
Summer 1 How does your garden grow!
Summer 2 Do I have paws or claws?

These topics have been designed to allow children to continue learning in a variety of ways and through a variety of learning styles, allowing all children to flourish as they strive to achieve their full potential. 
On a Friday we often finish the week with creative challenges. These challenges offer the children a wide variety of activities/mini-projects to get involved with. The class mix up with Hedgehog class and can choose the challenge that they would like to do engage with. 

In Year 1 children visit Basildon Park for outdoor woodland learning in the Autumn and Spring terms.   

Year 2 have swimming lessons at the Oratory school on Mondays throughout the year.

What our children say about Badger Class:

“Writing stories is fun”

“I like learning my times tables, I can get a sticker and can go to the treasure box”

“Badger class is great. You can play and do some hard work”

“We learn to be kind to everyone, not just your friends”

“I like the maths challenge group”

“We made yummy chocolate cookies in creative challenges…. and clay hearts”

“I love Zumba, it keeps us fit and healthy”

Please see below the topic overview for this term.