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Year 3 Badgers

We are the Badgers!


Welcome to our class.


We're clean and tidy, strong and protecting. We work hard and make friends for life. 


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."


'I Can Read With My Eyes Shut' - Dr Seuss

Welcome back to a new year and a new way of learning, everyone! Well done to you all for making such a great start on your Teams learning. Every week, we'll post up our celebrated work for you to look at and enjoy. 


Celebration Assembly winners 15th January

Arian has been polite, hard-working and a pleasure to have in the Badger bubble! We thought his sketch of a poison dart frog was outstanding - such attention to detail - COMING SOON FOR ALL TO SEE!


Eva has made a fabulous start in the new ‘Fowls’ bubble – a bubble formed by children from the Foxes and Owls classes! She has put a great deal of effort into every activity and her learning is presented beautifully. I was incredibly impressed with your careful and accurate drawing in art, Eva – I almost mistook it for a photograph!  Very well done for a fantastic first two weeks back in school! 


George's fact file about Brazil, a country with a rainforest, absolutely bowled us over! High quality drawings and super facts make it a joy to behold - you can see for yourselves above!


Hunter has impressed us with his commitment to home learning; his work has been of a consistent high quality and carefully presented. We especially loved the video presentation about Australia!


Lucy has put a huge amount of effort into and shown incredible enthusiasm for all our remote learning, even completing some activities twice to perfect her activities! I have been very impressed with the time and care Lucy has taken to make sure that her learning is accurate and her work presented neatly. I loved listening to your description of your 'eatwell' plate in science, Lucy - very well done for all your hard work! 



Miss Houseman and Miss Hind would like to wish all of the Badgers and their families a wonderful Christmas break and good health and happiness for 2021. We look forward to seeing you again on 5th January! Ho, ho, ho!

Special Mentions - Autumn 2

Such a tough choice for Miss Houseman and Miss Hind to make, given the wonderful start that all of the Badgers have made. This term's deserving recipients were Ivy and Albie: Ivy for her resilience and transition into a super learner and Albie for his commitment to learning. (photos to follow)

Christmas decorations

We have been busy making Christmas decorations over the last week - Christmas trees with sequins and figgy pudding tea light holders. We hope they help to brighten your houses over the festive period!

Christmas Party


Our Year 3 Christmas Party looked a little bit different this year but we had a great time playing Christmassy games, doing a Christmas quiz and of course enjoying some festive treats! Unfortunately, we still had to put up with Miss Houseman's dancing but we didn't let that put a dampener on the festivities!

Christmas Dinner fun!

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our Christmas dinner whilst wearing our Christmas jumpers and listening to Christmas songs. 

We also made some lovely Christmas cards - what a wonderfully festive start to December.

Children in Need

Well done on everyone on your efforts in dressing up! There were lots of dressing gowns, onesies and pairs of slippers on display which all made for a very comfortable morning of learning and raised plenty of money for Children in Need too!

Our new class novel

Our new class novel is Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'. Listen to Miss Houseman and Miss Hind as they juggle Norwegian accents with the rasping, shrieking tones of the Grand High Witch!

Special Mentions - Autumn 1

Well done to Jess and Noah for receiving our first Special Mention certificates for their great attitudes to learning and for being such lovely friends! All of the Badgers must be congratulated though for making such a great start to their time at Oatlands Junior School; you have settled so well and we are really looking forward to what next term has to offer too!

Our Harvest acrostics

Well done Badgers for completing your first set of homework! We were so impressed by the quality of the colour poems that it would be a shame not to share some of them here.


Orange is a falling leaf

Orange is tasty orange juice

Orange is as sweet as carrots

Orange is fluffy Garfield

Orange is hot like the sun

Orange is a carved pumpkin

By Rory Brannan

Green is a juicy grape

Green is a beautiful plant

Green is sloshy paint

Green is a tasty apple

Green is the smell of freshly cut grass

Green the powerful master Yoda is

By Hunter Chipp


Yellow is a smooth banana

Yellow is a sunflower

Yellow is a yellowhammer

Yellow is a bitter lemon

Yellow is delicious custard on apple crumble

Yellow is a burning sun

Yellow is a slice of Gouda cheese

By Faye Hambrook


Purple is a juicy grape

Purple is a beautiful lavender plant

Purple is a delicious sweet

Purple is a sparkling firework

Purple is a yummy yoghurt

Purple is the colour of a book cover

Purple is a squishy plum

By Ava McCarthy


Blue is the colour of Sonic

Blue is the vast open sea

Blue is the colour of my daddy’s uniform

Blue is the sky on a sunny day

Blue is as bright as my bed

By Flynn Penzes-Underhill


Yellow is a delicious mango

Yellow is a beautiful buttercup

Yellow is a bathroom duck

Yellow is a scrumptious cake

Yellow is a smelly cheese

Yellow is an outstanding rose

Yellow is never the colour of your nose!

By Jess Jones


Class Novel


Following our class vote, we have chosen David Walliams' 'Billionaire Boy' as our very first class novel. We can't wait to get stuck in, find out what happens and hear what weird and wonderful voices Miss Hind and Miss Houseman have up their sleeves!

PE Timetable


Our PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays this term.

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