Letter to Families - 10/06/2022

Dear Families,

We hope that you all had a lovely half term break and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. It has been wonderful to welcome our young people back to school for what we cannot believe is the last half term of this academic year! Time has flown! What an amazing week it has been, young people have returned excited and ready to learn, which is always a pleasure.

We have welcomed Dave Hardbattle who is a specialist computing teacher and also form teacher for Class Base 9. We have also had a number of Teaching Assistants join the Bader family this week. Young people have been extremely welcoming and they have enjoyed getting to know them. I am sure you will join us in welcoming Emma Jackson, Terri Gamble, Kieren Kirby and Amanda Forbes. We also say goodbye to Elliott McCreight today who has been part of the Bader team for the last year. We wish Elliott all the luck as he moves onto pastures new.

We have a busy final half term ahead and are really looking forward to celebrating achievements of all young people. Please see the dates for your diaries section for the activities planned this half term.

Lower School

Class Base 1 - We are learning all about farms, animals and crops. Our big question to explore is ‘Do cows drink milk?’ We are going to learn about what we can find on the farms and hopefully we are going to visit one, so keep your eyes peeled for a letter about this. In English, we will be learning about stories with familiar settings, traditional tales and information texts. We will continue to develop our number skills and counting in maths and are learning all about different animals in science. In art and design and technology, we will learn all about colour mixing and developing our cutting and sticking skills to make recycled farm animals. We will also be learning about where different animals and plants live as well as focusing on our throwing and catching skills in PE.

Class Base 2 Blue, 2 Green and 3 – We are learning about our big question “Do all superheroes wear capes?’ Our learning will be based around stories with familiar settings, making inferences based on our reading and using accurate punctation in our writing. We will be further developing our understanding of time and how to convert between different units of measure in maths. We will be learning all about what makes someone a hero, heroes in our community and how to keep ourselves safe both in the virtual and real world. In art, we will be looking at the work of Roy Lichetenstein and creating pieces in that style of this artist. We will also be exploring who heroes are from around the world, and who our individual heroes are.

Class Base 4, 5 and 6 – We are learning all about our big question ‘Should all trees be protected?’ This term we will further develop our understanding of mythology in English, developing our writing to include a wider range of punctuation and grammar. We will continue to develop our understanding of the four operations, properties of shapes, especially around angles, and drawing shapes with increasing accuracy. In science, we will be learning about plants, animals and their habitats thinking about different trees and parts of plants. We will further develop our art skills focussing on art that is inspired by nature, will improve our woodworking skills in design and technology and develop our knowledge around human geographical features.

We cannot wait to see what amazing learning we can achieve this term!

Upper School

This half term, our students are continuing to practice their skills within Maths, working on their specific targets and following our White Rose Maths Curriculum. In English, they are focusing on novel studies and textual analyses through the works, ‘Wolf Brother’, ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ or ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. After completing their Biology unit last half term, on cells, tissues and organ systems, we are now moving on to investigate the different microorganisms that can cause diseases. We are also looking at how the human body tries to defend itself. We are continuing with our topic, ‘Could a Potion Change the World?’

In humanities, we will be moving on from the industrial revolution to look at developments in modern medicine such as the discovery of penicillin and DNA, as well as the start of the NHS and new technologies. The theme of potions carries over into design and technology where students will be creating the branding for their own aftershave or perfume. This will include developing the product name and ‘tag line’, along with an effective advertisement campaign and packaging design. Finally, with our PRIDE week approaching, in art, students will be bringing together all the different skills they have learnt to create a piece of art for the PRIDE event which celebrates and showcases what makes them, them.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Tuesday 7th June – School reopened for Summer Term 2.
  • Monday 27th June – Friday 1st July – National Pride and Diversity Week
  • Friday 1st July – Pride festival in school - All families welcome 10:30 – 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 5th July – Whole school celebration trip (more details to follow next week via Dojo)
  • Friday 8th July – End of year reports sent home
  • Week beginning Monday 18th July – Parent / Carer consultations week
  • Wednesday 20th July – Active Day!
  • Wednesday 27th July – School closes for the summer break
  • Tuesday 6th September – School opens to pupils for Autumn Term 2022-2023

Tesco Community Grant

Just a quick reminder, the voting is still live in store and will continue until 30th June 2022 the collection for Bader is in the following areas:

  • 2028 - Armthorpe Doncaster Express - DN3 3DL Express
  • 2418 - Doncaster Edenthorpe - DN3 2JE Superstore
  • 3407 - Wheatley D/Caster Express - DN2 5NH Express
  • 5320 - Station Rd Hatfield Express - DN7 6QD Express
  • 5665 - Bessacarr Doncaster Express - DN4 7DA Express

We thank you in advance for your support with this, please share with family and friends!

Information from Doncaster Parents' Voice


Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you wish to discuss further. We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Kind Regards,
Viki Drew Head of School

Posted in Weekly Letters on Jun 10, 2022

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