Welcome to Dormouse class! Our teacher is Mrs Devenish, who has been teaching at Bedwell for 15 years and loves making our lessons as creative as possible. Her favourite things are cooking and being outdoors, although she doesn’t like snow very much, and is scared of spiders.
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Reading - We take part in daily Read Write Inc sessions. This is the helping us with our phonics, reading and writing within ability groups. We have also looked at our favourite books and shared them within the class and written book reviews.
English - We have been learning a non-fiction text about How to Make a Pizza. We have been looking at the structure of a set of instructions and learning about what each section is for and how each step starts with a bossy word (imperative verb). We then changed the instructions to make a pizza of our choice. A lot of them had some very interesting toppings that not all of us were sure we wanted to try! Finally we invented our own set of instructions on how to make a new sleigh for Santa to help him at this busy time of year.
Maths - This term we have been investigating numbers to 10. We have used these to work out number bonds to 10, using tens frames and part-part-whole models to find different ways to make the same total. We have looked at more and fewer and used this to compare numbers by finding the difference and also named 2d and 3d shapes and looked at their different properties.
English - Our next topic will see us focussing on instructions, looking in particular at recipes and directions for cooking. Our key text will be How to make a Pizza, which we will learn by heart and explore - as well as using it to make our own pizzas. Across the unit, we will be looking at how instructions are structured, including the use of numbered steps and bossy words (imperative verbs) to tell someone exactly what to do. We will then invent our own set of instructions for Father Christmas.
Maths - Our maths for the half-term will focus on learning our number bonds to 10, recognising all the different pairs of numbers we can add together to make 10. To help us find and learn these facts, we will be learning to use part-part-whole models, tens frames and bead strings to represent calculations in different ways . We will also begin to record these facts as number sentences.
Science - We will be looking at how we can keep ourselves healthy. We will be looking at different food groups we should include in a balanced diet, and investigating how exercise can keep us strong. We will also be looking at the human body and discovering how different parts of the body work and why they are important to us.
Humanities - In RE we will be learning about different celebrations, including Bonfire Night, Hannukah and Christmas. We will explore the events that each of these festivals remembers or celebrates and discuss how we think people might feel during the celebrations. We will also learn about similarities between these annual events, looking in particular at the way lights are used for special purposes.