Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Mrs J Moore

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018

Class 8 (Year 3)

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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:

    Andrew Ajazi's story:
    It was that time of the year again.

    “Summer is approaching and I don’t want you playing near the railway line. It’s dangerous and could kill you!” declared Mum. “Are you listening?” she snapped. I ignored her and kept on feeding my breakfast to my dog. My Mum didn’t half go on sometimes.

    Later that afternoon, whilst walking to the cinema with my friends, we found a shortcut. It was a small hole that led to the train line.

    “Shall we go the quick way?” enquired Missy.

    “But it’s dangerous!” I said.

    “Come on don’t be a sacredy cat,” added James.

    I thought we should try so we went through the hole but just as my foot touched the track I heard a tremendous wailing horn. We all dived for cover. Inches from death we all managed to survive, we’d had a lucky escape.

    We walked home sobbing. We were still shaking and crying as we walked through the door. We told our Mums what happened. They were furious!






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Our School Councillors:
Andrew Ajazi & Dixcie Ruddock

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 looking at how things move on different surfaces, and what forces make them move (or slow them down). Moving onto magnets, we will investigate how they work, what they are used for and what materials they attract.

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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