Welcome to Dragonfly class! Our teacher is Miss Pateman , who has joined Bedwell this year and is kind, calm and full of creative ideas! We are also supported by our fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Avis and Mrs Nichols. We all come to school in the mornings, and some of us also stay for the afternoons as well - if you are interested in finding out more about 30 hour provison or additional hours, please speak to Miss Pateman or the School Office.
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Child Initiated Learning - we have had the chance to try out a huge range of activities linked to learning, our own individual interests and our focus story, Owl Babies. As a result we have developed and widened our friendship circles, enabling us to engage with our environment and improve our speaking and listening skills. Many of us have made fantastic progress because of this. We always look forward to finding out what new activities and challenges have appeared in our classrooms each day and are also keen to find new ways to explore, use and play with the equipment and resources around us.
Communication & Language - We will be working hard to listen carefully to stories and remember what happens in them. As we’re talking about travelling, prepositions will be really important this half-term, so we will be playing lots of games to practice using words like over, under, behind, below, around and on top. We will also be encouraged to ask ’how’ and ’why’ questions to find out more about different types of transport. We will try to speaking in full sentences as often as possible, using and and because to link ideas together and explain what we mean.
Personal, Social & Emotional Learning - We will get ready for the transition up to Reception next year by spending more time in the Reception classroom, having story times with Mrs Eddison and reading stories about starting schools. We will also be given more responsibility around class as we work to be more like our learning superhero for the term, Isaac Independence.
Physical Development - In our PE sessions we will be developing our running and coordination, as well as learning the rules of some simple events and competing in our class races. We will also think about the effect that exercise has on our bodies. In class, we will continue to work on our pencil grips, making sure that we hold writing tools correctly, so that we can form recognisable letters.