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 - 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 of light, including Diwali, 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.