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Badger Class

Welcome to Badger Class!


We are Years 5 and 6 and our teachers are Mrs Spratt (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Housley (Thursday and Friday).  Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Turner (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Wingfield (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)




Home learning will be set via Tapestry (for further detail, see below) and please refer to the Blended Learning Statement regarding remote learning if your child is isolating.

Click below to see our current timetable.

Class 4 Timetable Term 5 (2023 - 2024)

Class 4 Curriculum Overview Term 5 (2023 - 2024)

Reading Scrapbooks

Reading Scrapbooks should be updated daily: all Class 4 pupils should read and summarise briefly what they have read each day.


Reading is a hugely important skill which has an impact of every child’s academic success While in UKS2 we don’t necessarily ask you to hear your child read every day for their decoding, we would love if you were able to find a few occasions over the week where you share a book with your child. It could be you reading or them reading, or a combination of the two. This gives the children opportunities to experience books and stories that are potentially above their independent reading level.


As children move into UKS2 it is really important that we ensure their comprehension skills are developing. There are example questions that you could ask your child to check their understanding stuck in their reading records. We follow this structure in class – VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Explain, Retrieve, Sequence/Summarise)

Recommended Year 5 and Reading Lists

We encourage pupils in UKS2 to read a wide variety of texts and as well as rotating the books in our book corner, we regularly visit the school library. Please see attached the latest recommended reading lists for this age group.

Home Learning

This is set regularly on Tapestry with the aim of supporting our students to be ready for Secondary school and be responsible for their learning. We encourage pupils to understand the importance of their research and presentation skills and how they will use these as they move to Secondary school.


In addition to the Daily 7, the children will be set specific tasks to the week's learning on Doodle Maths, Doodle Tables and Doodle Spell (links below).


By the end of KS2, children are expected to be able to recognise and use the spelling rules associated with the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling list (please see below).

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Document

KS2 pupils may bring a healthy snack into school each day for break time. No nuts please.

  • Plaxtol Primary School
  • School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • England, TN15 0QD
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