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Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Stevenage,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198

admin@bedwell.
herts.sch.uk

Headteacher:
Mrs J Moore


© Bedwell Primary
School, 2017

Class 10 (Year 5)
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Latest News x

  • Rugby Festival
    Year 5 and 6 took part in the first of our inter-class tournaments of the year earlier in the term, which saw us splitting into mixed teams of four or five and playing in a set of round robin matches within our groups. The victors of each group then progressed into the semi-finals with the winners competing in an all Year 5 final! We were so proud to have beaten the Year 6’s and some of us have already been highlighted as being challengers for rugby team selection next year. The morning was great fun, and lots of us who haven’t played competitively before came out as victors! Well done to the winning team of Victoria, Owen, Riley and Brandon.

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  • Socks In Time For Christmas...
    As a school we responded to an appeal from a teacher working with Syrian refugee children who are living in the Oinofyta camp in Greece. As the winter draws in, they were in desperate need of socks for the 100 children in their care. Bedwell responded magnificently, with hundreds of pairs of socks, gloves and scarves being donated. These have now been parcelled up and sent to the camp - we hope to have news upon their arrival soon!

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  • Macbeth
    Earlier this year, Year 5/6 were fortunate enough to not only watch, but take part in a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The world-famous play was brought to us by The Young Shakespeare Company and through a lively presentation, we were able to follow and understand this age-old story.

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  • Cross Country
    Our Year 5 cross-country team headed down to Fairlands Park for this year’s Stevenage Festival. With over 200 other Year 5s involved in the races, which saw us running half-a-mile around the middle lake, the competition was fierce - but our girls team, in particular, performed spectacularly, with Millie Widdows winning the bronze medal after finishing 3rd, just ahead of Amy Randall (4th), Emmie Batten (5th) and Libby Barber (7th), with Mica Smith and Victoria Renwick completing the squad. As a result, the girls won the overall gold in the team competition, and proudly collected their medals before heading home.

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What we've learnt about this term:x

  • Science
    Our science work has included lots of practical experiences this half term. Not only have we looked at the different properties of various materials, we have also investigated which materials make the best conductors and insulators of heat and electricity. Following on from this, we created questions that we would like answered relating to how quickly sugar dissolves. We explored which liquids make the sugar dissolve the fastest, if the amount of stirring speeds up the dissolving, if the temperature of the liquid makes the sugar dissolve quicker and if the amount of liquid affects the dissolvability. Our next steps are to work out why we got the results we did (and why some of us got unexpected results!)

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  • English - Superhero Biographies
    At the beginning of term, we were paid a surprise visit by Iron Man, who invited us to find out all about his life. From then on we have been totally immersed in superheroes, and have worked hard to write biographies about our favourites. To support our work we learnt an example biography (using pictures and actions to support our work), explored structure and language features, answered comprehension questions based around the text, and then used this to inspire our own writing, including action scenes, news reports and full biographies. You can see a few examples of our work here.

  • Art
    Linking with our science work, we have created some highly effective planet pictures. Using chalks we blended our colour choices together to create a spherical effect - and, as you can see from the examples below, the finished pieces were really effective:

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  • Computing
    Using our new found knowledge of different superheroes, we created challenging quizzes for the other class and published them online by using the website Survey Monkey. Class 9 created questions relating to Iron Man, and Class 10 devised their quiz about Batman. Once we had completed the survey, we collated the responses and will be analysing the results in the coming weeks before presenting the data as charts and graphs, using Excel software. You can try the surveys out yourself by following the links below:

    Class 9 Iron Man Quiz

    Class 10 Batman Quiz

 

 

 

 

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Spring Term Topic Plan - download here

Our School Councillors:
Olga Zajaczkowska & Jacob Herron

Our Spring Term Topic:
Capitals!
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Literacy:
We will be focussing on quest stories next half-term. We will begin by learning a model story by heart, so that we can use key phrases, features and vocabulary in our own writing. Our reading will link to our quest, too, giving us the opportunity to improve the way we read between the lines, thinking about how action, movement and dialogue can show feelings and personality. We will then plan out a quest of our own, linked to our topic work, which we will write over a series of sessions, focussing on varying sentence length and complexity through clever use of openers and punctuation. In spelling, meanwhile, we will be learning to add suffixes to root words and looking at how they change meaning.

Maths:
We will be focussing on measures next half-term, learning to convert quickly between metric units of length, mass and volume, which will draw on the key skill of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We will also compare metric and imperial units (miles, pints etc) and estimate quantities using both systems. Following this, we will be developing our use of tables, graphs and charts to collect and share data, carrying out our own investigations, presenting our results and using these to ask and answer questions. As always, we will also continue to practice times table facts every day.

Science:
Building on our learning over the last few weeks, we will be describing the way the Moon moves in relation to the Earth, and identifying why it appears to change shape over the course of each month. We will also explore the effect of gravity, and investigate the effect that this force can have on unsupported objects, both on the Earth and on the Moon.

Humanities:
Next half-term we will focus on geography, looking at capital cities around the world - particularly Paris, London, Cairo and Washington DC. We’ll be learning about what it’s like to live and grow-up in each of these cities, the types of homes people live in and the jobs they do there. We’ll be trying to work out why each city became (or was chosen as) the capital, and looking at similarities and differences between these 4 places. We’ll finish-off by planning new capital cities of our own.

The Arts:
Linking in with our topic, our work in DT will see us becoming architects, investigating the way that bridges are built. We will explore strong shapes and structures, and use this understanding to design our own bridges. Finally, we will select materials for our constructions, build them and put them to the test.

 


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