Welcome to Mole class! Our teacher is Miss Smith, who has been at Bedwell ever since she started teaching, five years ago. She is very good at PE and English, and she says her favourite things are reading and dogs. Miss Smith doesn’t like beetroot very much, and is scared of spiders!
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English - We focused this term on fiction writing, and in particular on the way authors use speech to introduce characters and move stores forward. We used a scene from Mary Poppins as our model text, and began the term by exploring this thoroughly, including our Practically Perfect Tea Party! This also got us thinking about other classic children’s stories from a similar era, and we have looked at The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in our reading sessions.
Music - Learning to play glockenspiels and recorders has been a new skill that we have been developing. Not only are we learning how to play these instruments, but we are also being taught the basics of reading music. This has included learning new terminology, such as the names of the notes and the length of beat they represent.
English - We will be using our powers of persuasion this half term! Our focus will involve us thinking about our planet and specifically our oceans. We will be looking at the impact of plastic in our oceans and how it affects the wildlife. Then, we will use the features of persuasive writing such as: emotive language, exaggeration and rhetorical questions to help put our point of view across.
Maths - In Mole class, we will be learning a range of mental strategies for addition and subtraction, and then developing the ability to choose the best strategy to use to solve a particular problem.
Science - We will be exploring the range of living things that exist in the world around us, and the ways in which they can be grouped. We will learn to construct food chains and use these to help us to understand the impact that small changes can have on an entire ecosystem. Linking in with our English topic, we will finish by considering the impact that humans can have on the environment.
Humanities - Over the next half-term we will be looking at the Anglo Saxons. We will look at their origins, including where they came from and why they invaded. We will identify the areas of settlement and what affect they have had on our culture. Finally, we will discover what life was like for these warrior farmers, including how they lived, what they ate and what daily life was like.