Welcome to Hedgehog class! Our teacher is Mrs Jackson, who lots of us know really well, as she taught us in Nursery. She has been teaching for 14 years, and has worked at Bedwell for the last 4. Her favourite things are Lindt chocolate and reading her Kindle. She doesn’t like running very much, and is scared of spiders!
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Computing - We have been developing our art skills in computing this term as well as successfully learning how to login independently, save our work and print it. We have enjoyed exploring different artists and using some of their artistic techniques on the computer.
English - Over the past half term we have thoroughly enjoyed learning the story of the Magic Porridge Pot. We couldn’t believe it back in January when we came into class and found a miniature town had been flooded on the carpet in wet, sticky porridge... It was quite a sight!
History - Following on from our English unit we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We think you’ll agree that we have picked up a huge amount of information and really enjoyed retelling what happened and how it started. The houses we made for homework were fantastic and have taken pride of place in our library area and classrooms.
English - We will be learning the story of The Magic Porridge Pot at the start of the term, memorising it by heart to help us to use its structure and language to create our own stories. We will explore the original text, answering comprehension questions, looking at similarities to other stories we already know and discussing the way that the author has made key moments particularly exciting. Throughout our work, we will continue to develop our basic sentence punctuation skills, ensuring that all our sentences make sense and are grammatically accurate.
Maths - We will be focussing on division and multiplication next term, relating this learning to counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10, as well as exploring the connection between the 10 times table and place value. We will also learn how to solve two-step problems using objects and drawings to explain our thinking. In addition, we will be developing our understanding of place value, and will use this to support the addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers.
Science - We will be continuing to explore living things and their habitats. We will identify differences between things that are living, dead or have never been alive, and learn about the key features that all living things share. We will explore the places where particular animals live, and think about the ways in which these are linked to their characteristics.
Humanities - We will be finding out what ‘explorers’ are and what they do. We will also begin to find out how the way they explore (and the equipment they used) has changed over time. We will look at historical maps and use them to recognise that in the past the entire world was not ‘known’ or mapped. We will think about how these discoveries of new places might have changed the world. Building on this, we will then focus on the lives and achievements of Christopher Columbus.