Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Mrs J Moore

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018

Class 6 (Year 4)

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  • Reading Week
    We had an extremely busy Spooktacular Reading Week back in early November, with a packed itinerary of activities giving us some fantastic opportunities to flex our reading muscles. The week began with a Frankenstein treasure hunt where we had to work out clues and find missing pieces to create Frankenstein’s Monster. Each class successfully completed the challenge and we had tremendous fun. Next we were lucky enough to meet the whirlwind that is Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs series of books. He entertained us with his crazy ideas, non-stop energy and funny jokes.
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    Next up, each class visited Stevenage Library where we were given library cards and shown how to use this valuable, free, local resource. We came back to school clutching armfuls of books to read and share at home. On the Wednesday, local author James Mayhew (author of the Katie books), came to visit, treating us to a wonderful morning where he told us a story whilst painting a picture illustrating the different characters of his adventure. The following day Dan Freedman came to answer questions about his life as a football journalist and author. He told us how he got into writing and how he has travelled the world interviewing and meeting the world’s best footballers.



    To round off the week we all came to school in our pyjamas and we snuggled down in sleeping bags and blankets and read our favourite stories. It was a real sight to see - and over the page you can see loads of pictures of everything we got up to over the course of the week.

  • Football
    The Year 3/4 team’s second game of the season was another terrifically exciting, end-to-end game, packed with chances. In goal, Samuel impressed, showing himself to be a very safe pair hands, dealing with Giles' long shots calmly and efficiently. Raegan and George Copeland were an inspiring defence, killing-off nearly every attack, while Billy, Harvey and TJ provided boundless energy, discipline (and a lot of running) in midfield. Up front, Aleks refused to let anything get between him and the goal - even after taking a ball to the face in the warm-up that left him with a bloody nose. George Clark, however, was our man of the match, with his amazing work-rate and fantastic ball skills thoroughly impressing Mr Lester and Mr Moses. In the end, a strong Giles side won 1-0, but it was another highly impressive outing from the boys which bodes well for the rest of the year.

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  • English
    We have worked really hard to improve our fiction writing over the course of the term, writing Warning Stories insipired by our model text, The Balaclava Boys - and below you can see one of our favourite examples:

    Samuel Poulter's story:
    IIt was winter, that time of year when all the lakes were frozen over and the snow started to fall. My Mum had warned me several times not to go onto the icy lakes at Fairlands, but I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. There was no point in trying to reason with Mum, anything I said just went in one ear and out the other.

    “Please Mum! All my friends get to go to the lakes, why can’t I?”

    “No, I don’t care what your friends are doing, and that’s final.”

    Ohh my Mum, she didn’t half go on sometimes.

    The next day Mum dropped me off at Harvey and Billy’s house, luckily they wanted to go over the lakes and try out some figure skating on the lake. As we approached the lake I started to freeze, I knew what the boys were thinking. “Come on Sam, you scared or something.”

    “Course not, I ain’t scared.”

    “Well come on then.”

    That’s when it happened, before I knew it, I was already on the ice; feeling it with my toes, sliding left and right. I was having so much fun, I didn’t realise how much danger I had put myself in. That’s when it hit me, I had skated way too close to the middle of the lake, the ice was weaker... Then CRACK! My whole leg fell through, I couldn’t get it out.

    Fortunately, Billy was there to heave me back onto the solid ice and I was able to get myself back to the grass bank safely. Limping home, I wasn’t able to hide the fear in my eyes. I showed my mum my leg. She didn’t say a word, just put a plaster on the wound and sat me down on the sofa with a blanket covering me. I knew exactly what she was thinking, that’s when I promised her to never play on the ice again...






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Our School Councillors:
Harvey Rossington & Zara Taylor

Our Spring Term Topic:
Bronze Age Britain

Next half-term we will be focussing on persuasion. We will begin by learning a model text, using symbols and actions to support us, and will then look closely at different persuasive techniques, including emotive and biased language. We will also investigate the intended audience of different persuasive texts, thinking about how this affects the style and structure of writing, and the way that persuasive texts are organised, including the use of introductions and conclusions. Finally, we will have all the skills needed to write independently, producing radio adverts and persuasive letters that will (hopefully) convince listeners and readers to buy everything we have to sell and agree with every one of our ideas!

Next half-term, we will be concentrating on the area and perimeter of shapes. We will begin by finding this practically by measuring the area and perimeter of objects and places within school, before moving on to calculate area and perimeter of shapes made from rectangles. Following on from this, we will be working on statistics, collecting information to solve a particular problem and then organising and analysing it using bar and line graphs. Throughout the term, we will continue to practice (and be tested on) our times tables, aiming to complete our Star and Superstar Awards by the end of the year.

We will be learning about the different types of rock and some of their uses before investigating their properties. We will be developing our investigation skills, writing scientific predictions and conclusions and planning our own tests. We will also investigate fossils, learning what they are and how they are formed.

We will be looking at the Bronze and Iron Ages, using pictures and artefacts to help us understand the way people lived in these ancient times. We will put ourselves in the position of people living in these time periods, thinking about the way that the limited range of materials available to us (and the dangers that everyday life involved) would have changed our lives.

We will study each period in turn, creating reports, recounts and post cards to display our understanding, before ultimately deciding which was best: the Bronze or Iron Age. We will also be taking a trip into the past and visiting Celtic Harmony Camp for the day!

The Arts:
Linked to our history topic, we will be painting, drawing and constructing a range of Bronze and Iron Age inspired pieces. Across our work, we will be focussing on the key skills of colour mixing, pattern and texture. We will also be developing our sketching and drawing skills, using shading to add depth to our pictures.


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