Welcome to Ladybird 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 - This term, we have been learning write a Tale of Quest. This term's text was Little Red Riding Hood. We learnt the story and looked at how we could make the story even better, using hot-seating to explore characters. We thought carefully about finding the appropriate adjectives to describe the different characters and began to think of some similes too.
Maths - This term we have been learning to been looking at looking at teen numbers and working out they are a group of ten and … extra ones. We made the teen numbers using Cuisenaire rods, base 10 and the two tens frames.
English - We will be exploring letters of persuasion next half-term. We will begin by learning the text Dear Mr Wolf, and will then use this to explore the way we can put our ideas across as convincingly as possible. We will use this to develop our reading skills, including the effect that writing has on the reader, and will then write our own persuasive letter.
Maths - Next half-term we will be focussing on sequences in maths. We will be learning to sequence events using the vocabulary of time, and will also be learning our number bonds to twenty (17 + 3, 12 + 8 etc). We will begin by using practical methods (splitting groups of twenty ’things’ up in different ways) and then moving on to quick recall of these key facts.
Science - We will be investigating and naming a variety of wild and garden plants and flowers. We will be exploring the way that different plants grow, and learning to name different parts of flowering plants. Some of the questions we will be asking will include: Where do the plants grow? How do they change as they grow? What plants can we name?
Humanities - We will continue to explore the idea of belonging, thinking about what it means to belong to different groups, such as clubs, cubs, rainbows, school or church. We will discuss the reasons why we choose to join groups, and the way it can make us feel when we belong to a bigger group.