Welcome to Badger class! Our teacher is Mrs Draper, who has been at Bedwell ever since she started teaching. She is really good at art and English, and she says her favourite things are meeting with friends and walking her dog, Cody. She doesn’t like unkindness very much, and is scared of being late!
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Remote learning - we went on a spy mission in our Mission Possible unit, writing some fantastic adventure stories. We then moved on to look at persuasive writing with our Gadgets and Gizmos topic. Daily live lessons with our teachers helped us to stay in contact with each other, and have also made the work much easier to understand!
English - The classic legend of Gawain and the Green Knight was the basis of our English learning. To get us hooked into the story, we took part in a fencing session at the start of term. We learned the skills of using a foil, how to stand, attack and defend – just like one of King Arthur’s knights! We competed for the silver helmet and had great fun throughout the day. From there, we explored the story in depth. We learnt it by heart, using actions to support us, and thought carefully about the language used and the way characters and settings were described.
PSHE - Chloe Co-operation has been our learning super hero this half term. Our assemblies and PSHE lessons have promoted the values of diversity, equality, trust and tolerance. Across the term we have embraced the ideals of inclusion and thought carefully about how to celebrate our differences. We have also identified our strengths and helped our friends to be proud of theirs.
English - This half-term we will be focussing on adventure stories with an Egyptian theme: the Pharoah’s precious amulet has been stolen....Can Hett track down the suspect and save the day? As always, we will begin by learning a model text, using symbols and actions to support us, and will then look closely at the way the text is structured and the language used to build excitement and tension. We will also use this as an opportunity to secure our understanding of punctuation, focussing on the use of inverted commas for dialogue and the use of the possessive apostrophe.
Maths - In Badgers, we will be learning to use formal written strategies for addition and subtraction. We will then be focussing on fractions and scaling.
Science - We will be exploring the way sounds are made and the way in which they travel. We will examine the vibrations created by a range of different instruments and think about the way that the pitch and volume can be changed on specific devices. We will carry out fair tests to check our predictions, and then investigate which materials to use to make ear defenders.
Humanities - Our next history topic will see us learning about the Ancient Egyptians. In this unit, we will look at many areas of life for these ancient people including their burial rituals and the afterlife. We will look at the role of the Pharaoh in their society, as well as the importance of the River Nile. We will also investigate what remains of their civilisation and think about the reasons why they are remembered today.